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Rev. Dr. Jerome Brimmage

Senior Pastor

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Rev. Dr. Jerome Brimmage came to FUMC in June of 2015 bringing over 22 years of pastoral experience with him.  Pastor Jerome has a Bachelor of Criminal Justice from University of North Texas, a Master of Public Administration from UT Tyler, a Masters of Divinity from SMU Perkins School of Theology, and a Doctorate of Ministry from Houston Grad School of Theology. He is this devoted husband to his bride, Leslie, and the father to sons Jacob and Caleb.  In his time off, Pastor Jerome loves to read and spend time traveling with his family.

Favorite Book: Leading Beyond the Walls by Adam Hamilton
Favorite Bible Verse: John 3:17
Favorite Sport: College Basketball and High School Football
Favorite Season: Spring
My Inspiration: My Wife

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Rev. Laura Campbell

Associate Pastor

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Our new Associate Pastor, Laura Campbell, has a deep-rooted passion and love for people. She joined FUMC in October of 2016 from the Houston area and loves it here in Lufkin. She has a Masters in Spiritual Formation from Asbury Theological Seminary.

Favorite Book: Epic of Eden, The Great Divorce, Divergent
Favorite Sport: Ultimate Frisbee

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Dr. Ernest Boamah

Director of Worship Arts

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Originally from Ghana, West Africa, “Dr. E” brings his love of music to FUMC as the Director of Worship Arts. He conducts the choir, hand bells, and steel drums as well as teaching piano and guitar. 

Favorite Book: The Beloved Works of C.S Lewis
Favorite Bible Verse: Romans 8:35
Favorite Sport: Tennis
Favorite Season: Fall
My Inspiration: Maya Angelou
My Hero: Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, First President of Ghana

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Carolee Brink

Director of Christian Education

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Carolee has been with FUMC for over 12 years serving in the role of Christian Education. She is currently over the Women’s, Senior and Adult Ministries including organizing bible studies and classes. She is loves what she does as she has a caring spirit and loves the people she ministers to. 

Favorite Book: Murder and mystery books
Favorite Bible Verse: Matthew 6:25-27
Favorite Sport: Football
Favorite Season: Fall

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Lance Scott

Director of Contemporary Worship

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Lance came from West Texas about five years ago to be our Contemporary Worship and Technology Director. With his amazing voice, he leads our Contemporary Worship service every Sunday. He also works to be sure we have video and sound on Sundays. He is married to his amazing wife, Sarah, and is the father of Winston. 

Favorite Book: The Giver
Favorite Bible Verse: 2 Kings 2:23-24
Favorite Sport: Playing basketball and watching baseball
Favorite Season: The cold one…When will it ever come?
My Inspiration: Cat Posters
My Hero: Whoever invented ice cream

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Sarah Scott

Director of Children's Ministry

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Before coming to FUMC in June of 2016, Sarah shared her love of music and children as an elementary music teacher. As our Children’s Minister, Sarah works closely with parents and the nursery staff to share her love of Christ. Sarah and her husband, Lance, came to us from West Texas area and are now in love with our trees. Both sing in our Contemporary Worship Service. Together, they have cutest two-year-old, Winston.

Favorite Book: Jesus Storybook Bible
Favorite Bible Verse: 2 Corinthians 12:9
Favorite Sport: Wants to like baseball but not really a sports fan
Favorite Season: Fall
My Inspiration: My Mom
My Hero: Jesus

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Lisa Gill

Director of Student Ministires

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Originally from the Houston area, Lisa came to FUMC in the summer of 2016 to be our Director of Student Ministries. If she is not at the church with our awesome kids, she is at home with her doggies, Eddie and Cosmo, reading books. Lisa is also currently working on her Masters in Youth Ministry.

Favorite Book: Epic of Eden by Sandra Richter
Favorite Bible Verse: Ezekeil 34:11
Favorite Sport: Does watching students play dodgeball count?
Favorite Season: Fall
My Inspiration: Coffee & tea – They’re always helpful
My Hero: Jesus… and also Jon Acuff

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Susan Davis

Church Administrator

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Susan joined the FUMC staff in 2015. She brings years of experience in business administration and works to keep the church campus beautiful include oversight of building and grounds maintenance and of most building and remodeling projects. She is also responsible for the management of the church budget. Susan is married to Rick and together have three busy teenagers, Nick, Emily and Katie.
 

Favorite Book: Biographies and History Books
Favorite Bible Verse: Jeremiah 29:11
Favorite Sport: College Football
Favorite Season: Fall

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Vicki Shimer

Director of Communications

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Vicki began working for FUMC in September 2016. She worked for over 10 years as a fundraiser and event planner for the American Cancer Society and Stephen F. Austin State University. She loves to be creative and using her skills to bring the work of the church out in the community through marketing.  She is currently working on her Bachelors of Organizational Communications degree at SFA. She is married to Clint and has a daughter, Gabby, and son, Geoffrey. 

Favorite Book: The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
Favorite Bible Verse: 2 Timothy 4:7
Favorite Sport: Is there any other sport other than football?
Favorite Season: Summer and Fall
My Inspiration: Peyton Manning
My Hero: Both of my kids

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Maria Bryant

Administrative Coordinator

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Maria has been with FUMC for over 24 years. She started in the front office and is now currently our Administrative Coordinator.  She has been married for 41 years to Bill and has two children, Sabrina and Kenny, and two granddaughters, Khloe and Kayla. In her spare time, Maria LOVES to knit and cook. 

Favorite Bible Verse: Genesis 1 and Revelations 22:21
Favorite Sport: Bowling
Favorite Season: Spring

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Megan Landers

Director of My Growing Place

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Megan is new to her job but not to FUMC. She has been a part of the FUMC family since she was 8 years old. She has worked in childcare for over 7 years and brought her beautiful and loving spirit to My Growing Place in August 2016. She is married to Joey and together have Xavier, 6 years old, Aila, 3 years old, and just welcomed their son, Dempsey, in August. Megan is excited to come to work every day at the place she was raised at.

Favorite Bible Verse: Proverbs 19:21
Favorite Sport: Basketball
Favorite Season: Spring
My Inspiration: God’s redeeming power
My Hero: My Grandmother and Mom

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Claudine Kindred

Director of Christian Recreation

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Claudine has been part of FUMC for over 13 years working in the Christian Life Center working to make sure that church members and the community are well taken care of while using our faculties. She is also the manager for My Growing Place 2.0, our afterschool program for elementary students. Claudine has two beautiful daughters, Kirsten, a senior at SFA, and Kennedy, an 8th grader at Lufkin Middle School.

Favorite Book: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Favorite Bible Verse: Matthew 7:7
Favorite Sport: Football
Favorite Season: Summer
My Inspiration: My Parents

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Valerie Salaiz

Assistant Director of Christian Recreation

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Valerie has been in a couple of roles at FUMC. She started with us about ten years ago as an afterschool worker, has worked in the front office, and now loves her current role as the Assistant Director of Christian Recreation. She also manages our afterschool program for older students, Cross Court. She is married to Jesus and together have a little yorkie named Harley.

Favorite Bible Verse: Romans 15:13
Favorite Sport: Softball
Favorite Season: Fall
My Inspiration: My husband
My Hero: My grandmother, Rosa

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Jesus Salaiz

Building and Maintenance Manager

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Sherrie Luce

Administrative Assistant

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Sherrie is new to our staff but has been a member at FUMC for many years. She works in the front office greeting guests and members who come into the office as well as support the staff with their daily work. She is a newlywed to her husband, Greg and loves dachshunds. 

Favorite Bible Verse: John 14:27
Favorite Sport: Football
Favorite Season: Winter
My Inspiration: Spiritually strong women
My Hero: My mom

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Ashley Cagle

Administrative Assistant

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Jaclyn Hults

Director of Nursery Ministry

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