Jessi Ellsworth

Office Manager

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Jessi has been apart of the FUMC Henrietta staff since October 2017. She and her husband, Lane, have two children. They recently moved to Henrietta from East Texas and are proud to call Henrietta their new home. She loves weekend road trips to visit family, crafting, and spending time with her husband and children.


Jennifer Browning

Jennifer Browning

Director of Music Ministries

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A passionate choir begins with a passionate director, and they don’t get much more passionate than ours! During the week, Jennifer teaches science at Henrietta Junior High, but it’s glorifying God through music that is truly her first love. She’s been directing our choir since 1995, and she’d love to see you in the choir loft!


Katie Eubank

Katie Eubank

Director of Youth Ministries

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Katie is in her fourth year at Midwestern State University in the Social Work program. She grew up at First United Methodist Denton and was on staff at Bridgeport United Methodist Camp and Conference Center before beginning at First Henrietta. This is Katie’s second year as Youth Director and she is doing a fantastic job with the youth of this church.


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Laura Hill

Director of Preschool

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Laura has just retired from Public Education after 31 years of service. The last 17 years Laura taught Pre-K at Henrietta Elementary School. Laura will be leading the preschool as the director as well as teaching one of the three day classes. Mrs. Hill graduated from Midwestern State University with a major in Bachelor of Science of Interdisciplinary Studies and a minor in English. Mrs. Hill also has a certification in Early Childhood and Generic Special Ed. Her certification allows her to teach Pre-K thru 8th grade.
Laura is married to her husband Eddie and they have three grown children, Brett and daughter in law, Crysta, Heath, and Megan. Mrs. Hill has served on various committees for her church. Her hobbies include reading and playing golf when she can.


Mary Wines

Mary Wines

Pianist

During the week, Mary is a professor at Midwestern State University, where she has done pioneering work Masters of Special Education program, specializing in the area of dyslexia. On Sunday mornings (since 1978!), she blesses us with her musical gifts.


Shannon Kennedy

Shannon Kennedy

Child Care Coordinator

Shannon has been caring for our children since 2007. We pride ourselves on providing exceptional care in beautiful facilities for all church events, so if you have young ones, you will have the flexibility to be as involved in the church as you would like!


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Heather Dillard

Preschool Teacher/ Children’s Ministries Director

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This will be the third year Heather Dillard has been with our program. Heather grew up in Wichita Falls where she graduated from Rider High School in 1998. She moved to Henrietta in 2000 to start a family and is married to Danny Dillard. They have two boys, Westin (13) and Brayden (7). The boys attend school in Henrietta and are active in Band, UIL, Theater, and sports programs. As a family, they enjoy spending time together camping, hunting, fishing, and attending shows at the Wichita Theater. They are members of FUMC Henrietta where Heather enjoys teaching Sunday School and directing VBS. She has seen God’s plan for her and is currently attending Vernon College to receive her degree in Early Childhood Education.


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Layce Cates

Preschool Teacher

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Layce was born and raised in Iowa Park, TX. This will be her first year working with our program. She has always been passionate about teaching children and has worked with them for nearly 7 years. Her significant other is Mathew Sullivan and they have a 4 year old daughter named Charlee who will be starting school at HES. As a family they stay busy with sports activities, working with cattle, spending time with family from out of town, and enjoying the great outdoors.