Office ManagerContact Gandy
Gandy has been with FUMC since April, 2016. She is very organized and keeps everything up to date. If you have any questions at all, Gandy is a great place to start. If she doesn’t know the answer, she’ll get you in contact with the person who does. Gandy lives in Bowie and has a degree in Business. She is married to Ocie and together they have 2 sons, Ocie III (16) and Kodah (12). She and her family enjoy spending time together going to Ocie III’s Motocross races and watching movies.
Director of Music MinistriesContact Jennifer
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!
Associate PastorContact Ryan
Ryan is a recent resident of the Henrietta area after retiring from the Air Force a couple of years ago. He has been a Methodist for over 15 years in multiple churches following his military assignments. Ryan is married to his high school sweetheart and they have five great son’s they are raising from elementary school age to college age! He has always been active in the church while walking an amazing Christian journey. That journey has led him on multiple mission trips to include Africa with his family this summer and has also led him to recognize his call to ministry. Ryan finished licensing school during the summer and became a Licensed Local Pastor and was appointed to FUMC effective September 1. Ryan is always on the watch to see where the Lord is at work and where the Lord is leading him.
Director of Youth MinistriesContact Katie
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.
Director of PreschoolContact Laura
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.
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.
We were delighted to have Dean officially join the staff, effective May 2012. Believe it or not, Dean has been playing the organ for 50 years! (He started playing as a very young man!) Dean also serves as organist at First Baptist Church of Burkburnett, doing double duty every Sunday.
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!
Preschool TeacherContact Heather
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.
Preschool TeacherContact Ashley
Ashley was born and raised in Vernon, TX. She attended Tarleton State University and earned her Bachelors in Science in Economics and Masters in Business Administration. She later earned her teaching certificate where she found her love for working with children. Her husband, Oat, and her have three daughters; Darlynn (4 yrs), Dalleigh (18 mnths) and Daycie (4 mnths). They attend the First Baptist Church of Henrietta where Ashley is the Children’s Ministry Director. As a family, they enjoy the outdoors, animals and traveling. ashley has taught at FUMCP previously and is excited for the opportunity to be teaching here again.
Preschool TeacherContact Layce
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.