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JFON DFW Regional Executive Director

Dean Reed became the full-time Executive Director for JFON DFW in January 2013. He has been involved with the ministry since 2007 as a member of the Board, has a passion for ministry with migrants and has been integral in the process of moving JFON DFW into a more secure present, and a brighter future!

Dean has helped build or expand immigrant-related ministries in several cities, with the advent of programs like English as a Second Language (ESL), Citizenship classes, and support for Justice For Our Neighbors. He has served in leadership in numerous roles at the local, regional and national levels. Dean grew up in Arlington, earned his bachelor’s degree at UT-Arlington and his Master’s degree at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Dean can be reached at or 254-485-5832.

JFON DFW Regional Attorney

Graham Bateman joined the JFON DFW team in October 2016. She brings a depth of experience to her role, having practiced law since 1986 and served several years as the Attorney and Director of a faith-based, non-profit immigration legal services organization in Louisiana. Graham likes to be an active part of the community of which she is a part and has a natural gift for connecting with those around her.

She brings an enthusiasm to her work, a compassion for the people she serves, and a desire to have an impact on a community through a not-for-profit organization. She says, “This is my dream job!” She offices on the Grapevine First United Methodist Church campus, and may be reached at or at 817-310-3820.

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