Amber Warner, Church Administration
I was born in raised in the “big” city of Shreveport, Louisiana where Mardi Gras and crawfish go hand-in-hand. I met my husband of 18 years Michael “Mike”, while he served in the United States Air Force and was stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base. He served 13 years and was medically retired in 2013. We have 4 daughters; Dixie who is 22, Ashlee who is 20, Zoe who is 15, and Grace who is 6. We also have a 3-year-old grandson named Jaxon.
In Shreveport, I worked as the Church Administrator at Christ United Methodist Church. We moved to Texas in 2015 for my husband’s job. Moving to Texas was a big change for us, especially moving to Mesquite and being so close to Dallas. It was amazing to me to see how fast things were here compared to my hometown. Once in Texas, I worked as the Director of Communications at First United Methodist Church in Irving. This is where I had the great honor and privilege of working with Pastor Pete. In 2016, I decided to join corporate America and started working at a company in Sunnyvale.
We no longer live in Mesquite but have settled for the country life close to Elmo where we have numerous chickens, dogs, and a pig named Bacon. I so look forward to working with you and helping meet the needs of the church and surrounding community.
Jerry Jones, Pastor
Jerry was born in Tulsa Oklahoma but moved with his family to Lewisville Texas, in 1973 where he grew up and graduated from Lewisville High School. He has served as a pastor for 22 years in Flower Mound, Sherman, Wichita Falls, Sulphur Springs, Nocona, and Gainesville before coming to Van Alstyne. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma where he majored in Sociology and minored in Psychology as well as a Master of Divinity from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He enjoys camping, traveling, being outdoors, and is an avid sports fan. Jerry and his wife, Jeribeth, are blessed with three wonderful children, Brandon, Autumn, and Lexi, as well as a daughter-in-law, Leslie, son-in-law, Shelby, and five beautiful grandchildren; Granddaughters, Cerina, Brynleigh, Jaxlynn and Paislee; and two grandsons , Killian and SJ.
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Stephani Randall, Director of Methodist Day School (MDS)
I was born and raised in Texas. I have lived all over this great state and settled in Forney about 15 years ago to raise my children. I am married to an amazing Godly man, Stuart and we have 2 beautiful almost grown children. We are active members at FUMC Forney and look forward to seeing ways we can serve here in Terrell as well.
I have been in childcare in Preschool settings for 19 years. I am an active Girl Scout leader and volunteer. I am on the Booster clubs for both North Forney Soccer, Football and Theater. I go every year to camp and mission trips with our youth. If my kids are involved in it, so am I. I am active in the women’s ministries, missions’ ministries and lead an adult Sunday school class at FUMC Forney. My heart is in teaching all children, regardless of their age, the love of my God who has richly blessed me in so many ways. I look forward to meeting each of you, and serving the children of this community.
Melody Kennedy, Accompanist (Bio Coming Soon)
Kim Pfaff, Director of Parents' Day Out (PDO)
Kim grew up in and graduated from high school in Dallas. She and her husband, Ron, moved their small, but growing family to Terrell in the fall of 1995. Now, they have 3 daughters and 2 grandchildren.
Her 13-year career as Director of the Parents' Day Out program at FUMC Terrell began when she was hired as a teacher in February of 2000. She loves working with the little ones and watching their little personalities grow.
When not taking care of children, Kim enjoys baking, camping and spending time with her family.