Jason Adams has been the Senior Pastor of our church since 2012. He has lived in Texas since he was a child. The church has always been a part of his life. At the age of 14 he heard God calling him to pastoral ministry after participating in a youth led worship service. Reverand Adams has a B.A. in Religion from McMurry University in Abilene and a Masters in Divinity from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. He is married to Kalenda and has three children (Jacob,Grayson, and Abigail).
Missy Jenson joined our staff as the associate pastor in June 2010. She is an ordained elder in the Southwest Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church. Pastor Missy graduated from Southwestern University (Georgetown, TX) with a B.A. in Religion in 2004 as well as from Duke University Divinity School (Durham, NC) with a Masters of Divinity in 2007. She is married to Ryan, who is also an ordained elder. He currently serves as the campus minister for the United Campus Ministry – Wesley at Texas State University in San Marcos. Together, they have a daughter named Addison and are expecting a baby boy in June 2013. In her free time, Pastor Missy enjoys reading, cross-stitching, spending time with her family and friends, and cheering on the Duke Blue Devils during basketball season.
I joined the staff of our church in 2002 as a part-time Associate Pastor. Before my partial retirement I served churches in Lampasas, Veribest, Austin, Schulenburg, Kingsville, Pearsall, Kerrville, and San Antonio. My last appointment before New Braunfels was District Superintendent of the San Antonio District. My family consists of my wife, Nancy, children, David, LeeAnn, and Terri, plus grandchildren, Lilly, Noah, and Braden and son-in-law Brad Hartman. Nancy retired in 2008 from school teaching. We love Canyon Lake where we live, New Braunfels where we work, and FUMC where we serve.
Tammy has been on staff here at FUMC since Oct. 2007. She and her husband, Adam, have been members since 2003. Tammy became active through MOPS, began serving on Children & Family Ministries and then accepted the opportunity to become the Preschool Coordinator. Since that time her position has expanded to the Director of Nursery Ministries. Tammy enjoys welcoming young families into our church and helping them find ways to become connected members of our congregation. She has two boys, Jacob & Jared, who keep her busy with school activities and sports. In her free time she enjoys time with her family & friends.
Childcare will be provided for the events listed on this calendar. If you need childcare for your church event, please contact Tammy Oliver.
Kristi Lindsay joined the staff as the Director of Elementary Education in February of 2013. She has 3 years of experience in public education as a primary teacher and over 12 years of experience in publishing as an author and editor for many national and international educational publishing companies. Kristi has been a volunteer on the Comal County Child Welfare Board for five years. She is married to Lynn Lindsay, who is a member of His Praise band, and they have three children, Ethan, Jadon, and Ainsly. The Lindsay family has been actively involved at FUMC since joining in 2008. When not volunteering or working at church, Kristi likes to be involved in her children’s extracurricular activities.
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Karen and her husband, Mike, have been married since 1978. They enjoy working in their home and yard, traveling together, and eating “too much good food!” They are proud parents of daughter, Monica who lives and works in
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When I was a wee-girl (a junior in high school) I felt a call to youth ministry. I became a Christian at a summer camp when I was in the 6th grade and loved it so much I went there and worked every summer they would let me. As I grew up and my call to ministry developed, I decided to pursue a degree in student ministry and attended Huntington University from 2001 – 2005. After that I had a handful of very interesting jobs, a few working with students as youth minister and a few pushing papers. But it was my love of student ministry that brought me to Texas; before I moved to Texas, I’d lived in Tennessee (born), Ohio (grew up), Indiana (college), Florida (my parents moved there 2 weeks after I graduated college), and Hawaii (internship)!
Susan Weinand has been the Financial Coordinator of our church since Spring 2009. Susan is a graduate of Texas A&M University, class of ’78. She is married to Len and has two children, Trey and Christine. Apart from church work, Susan’s’ interests include, bowling, playing bridge, traveling, and spending time with friends.
I graduated from Baptist Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in San Antonio, Texas on June 21st, 1972. I have remained active as a Registered Nurse since that time and have worked in the fields of Intensive Care, Cardiac Care, Emergency Room, Surgery, and Kidney Dialysis. The best Nursing job I have ever had is right here at First United Methodist Church, working with the members of the congregation and with the Community of New Braunfels.
I am married to Dale Hartman and have 3 wonderful grown children; Amy Bradford (husband Cecil), Jeff Smith (wife LaRhonda), and Heidi Smith. I have one Grandchild, Elliott Lee Bradford.
In my spare time I love spending time with my children and Grandson, working with my plants, and reading. I also enjoy spending time with friends and family playing games and visiting. My favorite place to be is at the beach, walking along the shoreline and watching the waves.
I try to live my life by the Bible verses Phillipians 4: 6-7. “Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Bill is a retired band director of 32 years. He has a master’s degree from NTSU. He has been a church Music Director for about 14 years, and he plays clarinet in the Comal Community Band, the New Braunfels Village Brass Band, the Boerne Concert Band, and the Heart of Texas Concert Band in San Antonio. He teaches in Schertz ISD one day a week doing clarinet master classes.
Bill's wife, Carolyn, is the pastor of Gaddis Methodist Church in Comfort, Texas. They have two sons. Chris and Kathy live in Parker, Co. with their two boys: Cole and Miller. Stephen and RaLynn live in San Antonio, TX. With their two girls: KaLy and Bryn. Bill enjoys music, gardening, sports, reading, and definitely playing with his grandchildren!
My husband, Danny, and I have been members of FUMC since 2002, and I have been on staff since Fall 2007. Although I earned a Masters Degree in Sociology from Texas State, my passion is creating visual art. FUMC afforded me the opportunity to turn my hobby into a job!
I run the projector during services. I also create the announcement slides that project before services, and the sermon slides for the contemporary service. When time permits, I create promo materials, including videos for the church. I also keep the website updated.
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