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Lay Leadership

The early Methodist movement grew through the efforts of laity who led small groups, taught Bible study, provided outreach ministry, and led the administrative life of the church. Those efforts continue today with the lay leaders who serve our church community in so many ways. While we nominate leaders as a congregation each year, some committee nominations are approved by the Charge Conference as required by the United Methodist Book of Discipline.

Contact: Dr. Mike Marshall | mmarshall@myfumc.org | 817-339-2409

2022 Officers and Members
The Board of Stewards and The Charge Conference
First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth, Texas

Church Council

  • Approve budget
  • Create and monitor long-range planning
  • Approve other program and worship matters as they occur
  • Meet 6 times per year or as needed
  • Serve 3-year term

Church Council Members

Council Chair: Danica Knight
Council Chair-Elect: Kyle Wagner
Board of Stewards Chair/Lay Leader: Kyle Wagner
Board of Stewards Chair-Elect: To be elected in 2022
Finance Chair: Dave Alvarado
Finance Chair-Elect: Sandra Bembenek
Foundation President: Henry Paup
Trustees Chair: Chris Lokey
Staff Parish Relations Chair: Julie Compton
Staff Parish Relations Chair-Elect: To be elected in 2022
Lay Leadership Committee Member: Jim Catching
Youth Representative: Sav Kennedy
UMW President: Sarah Harris
UMM Representative: Fred Cantu
Treasurer: Pat Hayward
Co-Senior Pastor: Dr. Tim Bruster
Co-Senior Pastor: Rev. Lance Marshall
Executive Director: Allison Alvarado

Class of 2022
Kayla Seeling
Jennifer Bond

Class of 2023
Ann Dunkin
Scott Walker

Class of 2024
Jim Whitton
Carol Popp

Staff Parish Relations Committee

  • Establish structures of support and accountability for pastors and staff
  • Help staff set priorities that strengthen our congregation’s total ministry
  • Provide annual evaluation of pastors and other staff
  • Recommend candidates to Charge Conference for ordained ministry
  • Meet monthly or as needed
  • Serve 3-year term

Staff Parish Relations Committee Members

Chair: Julie Compton
Chair-Elect: to be elected 2022

Class of 2022
Julie Compton
Laura Arbour
Bob Herchert

Class of 2023
John Cockrell
Cindy Moon
Sammye Dunn

Class of 2024
D.D. Holmes
Hunter Semple
Tim Burch

Lay Member to Annual Conference: Dan Darr
Lay Leader: Kyle Wagner
Staff Representative: Dr. Tim Bruster & Rev. Lance Marshall
Executive Director: Allison Alvarado

Personnel Committee

  • Act as small sub-group of Staff Parish Relations Committee
  • Meet as needed for specific projects related to policies and personnel issues

Personnel Committee Members

Chair: Susan Barley
Megan Fahey
Michelle Gann
Jim Whitton

Lay Leadership Committee

  • Match people — and their gifts, abilities, and experience — to committees, task forces, boards and commissions, etc.
  • Meet 4 or 5 times in fall
  • Serve 3-year term

Committee on Nominations & Lay Leadership Development

Chairs: Dr. Tim Bruster & Rev. Lance Marshall
Staff Representatives: Allison Alvarado & Mike Marshall
Recording Secretary: Rhonda Gaber

Class of 2022
Jim Catching
Lynn Cockrell
Danielle Walker

Class of 2023
Carol McCarthy
Bill Lanford
Samantha Morgan

Class of 2024
Kelly Grossman
Amber Shive
Bill Lebo

Lay & Reserve Members to Annual Conference

  • Attend and participate in Annual Conference
  • Meet 3 days in June
  • Serve 3-year term

Lay & Reserve Members to Annual Conference Members

Carol Hampton Kelly Fox
Bliss Dodd
Dan Darr Tim Burch
Martin Reid
Steve Fagan
Jeanne Cochran
Dave Alvarado

Reserve Members
Carol Harrell, Carolyn Stephens, Pat Jamison

Committee on Finance

  • Set budget, see that it is followed, and amend quarterly as needed
  • Inform congregation of church finances
  • Meet monthly
  • Serve 3-year term

Committee on Finance Members

Chairs: Dave Alvarado Chair-Elect & Sandra Bembenek

Class of 2022
Krista Roberts
Bob Hood
Dave Alvarado

Class of 2023
Ken Seeling
Sandra Bembenek
David Kostohryz
Gina Bruner
Michael Duckworth
Murphy Parks

Class of 2024
Dr. Michael Morris
Connie Beck
Janann Cowden
Clint Cockerell
Nathan Vasseur

Ex-Officio Members
Board of Stewards/Lay Leader
Trustee Chair
Church Council Chair
Secretary
Treasurer
Assistant Treasurer
Stewardship Chair
Foundation President
SPRC Chair
Lay Member to Annual Conference

Staff Representatives:
Dr. Tim Bruster
Rev. Lance Marshall
Steve Fagan

Board of Trustees

  • Supervise and maintain all property and physical aspects of FUMCFW
  • Report annually to Board of Stewards on state of property
  • Maintain adequate insurance coverage and develop appropriate management policies
  • Make annual inspection of property and submit budget
  • Meet monthly or as needed
  • Serve 3-year term

Board of Trustees Members

Chair: Chris Lokey

Class of 2022
Chris Lokey
Fred Cantu
Carol McQuien

Class of 2023
Mike McCoy
Barbara Duckworth
Russ Hughey

Class of 2024
Steve Fahey
Andrea Rankin
Lindsay Childs

Trustee Emeritus: Don Stegall & Larry Ammerman
Accessibility Advisory Task Force: Joan Gaspard
Hospitality, Safety & Security: Ron Hicks
Staff Representatives: Dr. Tim Bruster, Rev. Lance Marshall, Mark Sorley, & Sandy Williams

Program Area Chairs

  • Lead as nominated by committees and councils
  • Serve the needs of our ministries and programs

Program Area Chairs

Children’s Council: Amber Shive
Youth Ministries: Linda Kennedy
Young Adult Ministry: Kelly Grossman
Adult Education: Joy Brandon
Mission Teams Council: Beth & Dan Cooper
Christian Mindfulness & Spiritual Growth: Aimee Larson
Library: Carolyn Grieser
Archives: Lucille Pumphrey
Congregational Care Ministries: Jeanne Cochran
Senior Adult Ministry: Carol Harrell

First Street Methodist Mission Board

  • Advise Mission Staff
  • Approve annual budget
  • Hear reports from Mission ministry activities
  • Strengthen existing Mission ministries and assist with development of new ministries as needed
  • Meet 6 times per year
  • Serve 3-year term

First Street Methodist Mission Board Members

Board of Directors
Chair: Dr. Tim Bruster & Rev. Lance Marshall
President of the Board: Pat Jamison
Executive Director FUMC: Allison Alvarado
Director: Linda Murphy

Board Members

Class of 2022
Cathy Moates
David Moore
Steve Christie
Bette McDowell
Jacque Wolf

Class of 2023
Jamie Peebles
Pat Jamison
Mitchell Moses
Bill Lebo
Jenni Shield

Class of 2024
Mary Kato
James Patterson
Kara Bell
Bridget Karr
Natalie Martin

First United Methodist Church Weekday Ministries Board

  • Update and maintain current policy handbook
  • Approve hiring of School Director, annual budget, and any major policy recommendations or changes such as tuition and/or hours of operation
  • Meet quarterly
  • Serve 2-year term

First United Methodist Church Weekday Ministries Board Members

Board of Directors
President: Emily Mundt
Amber Shive
Rosanne Sherrieb
Sara Walters
Angela Gaither
Jody Sanders
Carrie Wall

Ex-officio Members:
Nina Burrows: Preschool Director
Paula Wagstaff: PDO Director
Steve Fagan & Ralph Green: FUMC Business Office
Mike Marshall: Supervisor of Preschool & PDO

Methodist Justice Ministry Board

  • Develop strategic plan for growth and continuity
  • Raise awareness and capital
  • Strengthen existing programs and develop new ones
  • Meet about 2 – 3 times per year when called
  • Serve 3-year term

Methodist Justice Ministry Board Members

Chair: Nelson Holm

Jade Bailey
David Tutt
Laura Arbour
Jim Herd
Lars Berg
Jerry Colwell
Mike Moncrief
Bob Haslam
Courtney Holm
Gayla Scheideman
Cindy Mendoza
Roy Brooks
Nelson Holm
Greg Monroe
Sandra Garcia
Carol McQuien
Ken Seeling
Monica Vasquez

Ex Officio
Treasurer: Ralph Green
Co-Senior Pastors FUMCFW: Dr. Tim Bruster & Rev. Lance Marshall
Legal Director: Jodie Connaughton

Building Committee
Chair: Barry Hudson

Lay Persons
Daniel Roe
Amy Sorley
Fred Cantu
Tom Burchfield
Gaye Fuller
Jack Benson
Debbie Whitton
Richard Fate
Ken Devero
Ben Klipfel
Ryan Laudermill
Kirk Millican
Larry Ammerman
Lee Bloemendal

Staff
Dr. Tim Bruster
Rev. Lance Marshall
Mark Sorley
Sandy Williams
Nancy Fisher
Allison Alvarado

First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth Foundation, Inc.

Foundation Members

President: Henry Paup
Vice President: Ashley Johnson
Secretary: Pat Hayward

Board Members
Lou Ann Blaylock
Lee Bloemendal, M.D.
Chris Choate
Richard DeBerry
Michelle Holloway
Alicia Rattikin Lindsey
John Maddux
David Moore
Jim Peterson

Advisory Directors
Jenny Johnson Holman
Jeremy Jackson
Mandi Johnson
Gregory W. Monroe
Whit Perryman
Thomas C. Sturdivant

Directors Emeriti
Vernon Bryant
Earl Cox, III
Kenneth Jones, Jr.
Don Stegall
John R. Thompson, Jr.
Bob Watt, Jr.

Building Committee

Building Commitee

Chair: Barry Hudson

Lay Persons
Daniel Roe
Amy Sorley
Fred Cantu
Tom Burchfield
Gaye Fuller
Jack Benson
Debbie Whitton
Richard Fate
Ken Devero
Ben Klipfel
Ryan Laudermill
Kirk Millican
Larry Ammerman
Lee Bloemendal

Staff
Dr. Tim Bruster
Rev. Lance Marshall
Mark Sorley
Sandy Williams
Nancy Fisher
Allison Alvarado

Dementia Friendly Fort Worth

Dementia Friendly Fort Worth Board

Chairs: Dr. Tim Bruster & Rev. Lance Marshall
President: Linda Abel
Secretary: Carolyn Grieser
Ex-Officio: Ralph Green

Board Members
Pam Brandon
Ellen Munsterman
Charlene Ernst
Jennifer Jurado Severance
Paige Wolk
Beth Noah
Michelle Kimzey
Kay Wills
Cheryl Mart
Shelly Young
Misti Powell
Wes Alderete
Don Gasser
Myra Gasser
Rev. Debra Crumpton

Board of Stewards

  • Hear reports from program activities
  • Function as Annual Charge Conference
  • Serve as two-way communication channel with congregation
  • Serve on work groups that address issues such as visitors, new members, and members facing transitions
  • Meet four times per year
  • Serve in 4-year classes and as ex officio members

Board of Stewards Members

Chair: Kyle Wagner
Chair-Elect: To be elected in 2022

Ex-Officio Members
All Appointed Clergy
All Members of the Church Council
All Members and Reserve Members to Annual Conference
All Program Area Chairs
Secretary of the Board
Dir of Children’s Ministry
Dir of Communications
Dir of Music Ministries
Dir of Youth Ministries
Dir Weekday Ministries
First Street Mission Chair
Justice Ministry Chair
Parish Nurse
Usher Coordinators

Class of 2022
Debra Atkisson
Kim Bird
Norma Chinn
Kelly Fox
Carol Hampton
Kayla Seeling
David Moore
Meg Bryant
Michael Duckworth
Kathleen Potter
Sheryl Preston
Ken Seeling
Neva Williams

Class of 2023
Linda Brown
Nancy Nabozny
Patti Cockerell
Chrissie Nemeth
Dennis Schmersahl
Charlotte Mashaw
J.D. Harris
Michael Dixon
Curt Larsen
Russ Moore
Malcolm Teague
Misty Kelley
Beverly Maynard
Julie Fagan
Mike Blanchard
Hector Aldape
Terri Nabozny
Karen Hunn
Anthony Bridges

Class of 2024
Robert Hester
Dawn Potter
Beverly Morgan
Kay Baker
Charlene Toulouse
Jim Reeves
Hennon Gilbert, Jr.
Lauren Walter
Sheri Dewar
Glenn Estes
Jon Sparks
Carol Henry-Crowell
Sarilyn Lucas
Claire Wood
Aric Short

Class of 2025
Wendy Crowley
Cathy Moates
Leigh Ann Vaughn
Darrell Kennedy
Sandi Kennedy
Rosanne Sherrieb
Linda Duncan
T.W. Brown
Narnie McCahan
Julie Mudry
Kyle Roderick
Alissa Stafford
Greg Anderson
Janet Anderson
Melody Shepherd
James Patterson
Nancy McCann
Charme Robarts
Lance Will
Eric Bembenek

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