Shaefer is originally from the great states of Colorado and New Mexico. He came to Brownwood in 2013 to study Biblical Studies at Howard Payne University and graduated in 2016. While in college Schaefer served as a small group leader and intern at FUMC, and during that time came to love the youth group, the church, and the community of Brownwood. He then became the youth minister in the summer of 2016. Shaefer’s hope and goal is to share and model Christ’s love to the youth of Brown County and to serve his community. Shaefer is super thankful for his amazing small group leaders and volunteers who make youth ministry possible. Also, Shaefer is a major Lord of the Rings nerd and loves to rock climb!
Randee is married to Robert Green and has two amazing kids, Cooper and Kate. Robert and Randee met at Southwest Texas State University where she graduated with a degree in Early Childhood Education. Randee has led our Weekday Preschool in the past and since the Fall of 2012 has been the Director of Children’s Ministries serving families with children ages birth-5th grade. She is passionate about sharing Christ with kids, helping parents build faith at home and leading our awesome small group leaders. Feel free to call her by her nickname, Mrs. Rags.
Common Ground Worship Leader
Eric is married to Jill (for 35 years) and has three grown and married children, one beautiful granddaughter, three snarky grand-dogs and two fur dogs of his own. Eric has been the director of choral activities at FUMC Brownwood since 2014 and is responsible for the music portion of the Sanctuary services of the church family. Eric has a passion for people discovering their place of service in their spiritual journey and helping them achieve a sense of belonging. He loves potlucks, Broadway-styled musicals, dialogue about hard-to-grasp-issues-of-the-day and family!
Common Ground Technical Director
Richard joined the staff here at FUMC in 2009 after serving in school maintenance for 22 years at Richland Springs. He is married to Carolina and has 6 amazing children, 5 Girls and 1 Boy! Richard is responsible for the maintenance of the facilities and works hard to make sure the building is ready for events and worship each week. And by the way, Richard loves the Dallas Cowboys.
First Looks Coordinator
Youth Ministry Intern