Jay is married to the love of his life, Renee, and together they have three awesome children. Reagan is a graduate of Texas Wesleyan University’s Musical Theatre program and now lives and works in Brownwood, Garrin is a graduate of the Watchmaking program of the Texas Institute of Jewelry Technology in Paris and now works for Haltom Jewelers in Fort Worth, TX, and Evan attends Brownwood ISD. Jay is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University and Brite Divinity School where he received a B.S. in Psychology and a Master of Divinity. He is currently working on a D.Min through a program with Colorado Theological Seminary. Jay arrived in Brownwood the Summer of 2018 and joined the incredible staff here at First. When he isn’t preparing sermons or visiting in the community, Jay enjoys being in the outdoors and loves SCUBA Diving. It is Jay’s passion to see the church serve the community and reach those who do not yet have a relationship with Christ.
Joey serves as the Common Ground Pastor. He is a 1990 graduate of Howard Payne University and loves the opportunities he has to interact with HPU students. He also helps coordinate our Kids First Mentoring program connecting FUMC mentors to serve in all of the Brownwood Elementary schools. He enjoys helping new members connect to a small group and find meaningful community. Joey really enjoys it when he gets to know people on a more personal level over coffee. He loves to read. Malcolm Gladwell is his favorite contemporary author. He loves History. He was a social studies teacher in public schools for almost 20 years. He has 2 sons; Caleb and Josh who live in Dallas. He loves chocolate, traveling to the mountains, and college football.
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.
Youth Ministry Intern