Pastor Pete McNabb has been Senior Pastor of First United Methodist Church of Terrell since being appointed by North Texas Conference Bishop Mike McKee effective July 1, 2017.
Pete's heart's desire is to be an instrument of the Holy Spirit to build the Kingdom of God with you in Terrell, America, and beyond. He believes that means living out our faith beyond the walls of the church, loving God and neighbor and building a better world.
An Eagle Scout and former Scoutmaster, Pete's life has been greatly shaped by Scouting and the Church. At age 49, he felt God calling him to leave a long career in journalism and enter the ministry. An avid runner and cyclist, Pete brings energy and enthusiasm to everything he does.
MEET THE STAFF OF
Lynn Vaughan, Director of Methodist Day School (MDS)
Although she grew up in Plano, she was born in Terrell and attended Texas Tech University and graduated with a degree in Elementary Education. She returned to Terrell in 1989 to be closer to her family. Lynn is a retired educator with over 35 years of experience working with children and families. Most of her teaching career has been devoted to young children.
Lynn enjoys spending her leisure time reading, flower gardening, and with her family. Her daughter, Tori Lucas, and son-in-law, Matt, are also active in the Terrell community. Lynn delights in spending time with her grandchildren and is excited to be on staff at MDS, looking forward to the opportunities ahead.
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.
Minister of Music
Pete and his wife Daria met at Dan D. Rogers Elementary School in Dallas but did not start dating until they were students at Texas Tech University. Daria works in the Methodist Day School. They enjoy long walks through Terrell's historic neighborhoods, seeing the wildflowers and roses in East Texas, eating peach ice cream at the Ham Orchards, and just spending time together. They have two adult sons, Reagan and Austin who both live in Irving.
If Pete hasn't met you yet, he plans on it! Stop by and say hello!
Gerry Chambers, Church Secretary
After a 31-year career teaching high school Family and Consumer Sciences, Gerry explored several "new" career opportunities. Eventually, she settled in as a church secretary at FUMC Forney. After almost 5 years, God called Gerry to serve at her home church. Her service for this church began in mid-November, 2016; she continues to learn church business and to contribute to the welfare of FUMC Terrell each day.
Gerry and her husband, Terry, have 3 grown children, 6 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. In her "spare time", she enjoys working in her craft room: Bible Journaling, card making, scrapbooking, and learning to draw.
Taylor, a lifelong Methodist, has a great love for choral music. He is a student at Texas A&M University at Commerce. Taylor has been our choir director for three years and brings enthusiasm and expertise to every rehearsal and worship service. He also has a wonderful solo voice as well. Taylor has a twin sister, Kaitlyn, who also enjoys singing church and frequently sings at First UMC Terrell.
Erin Herndon, Accompanist
Erin has been the pianist and organist at FUMC Terrell since December of 2013. Before that, she was Director of Music Ministries at Good Shepherd Episcopal in Terrell and at FUMC Heath. She has also been in the music ministry at Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas and at Williamsburg Baptist in Williamsburg, Virginia. Besides keyboards, her other musical abilities include a soprano voice, perfect pitch, and the ability to both sight-read and play by ear. She holds her BA in Music (Voice and Harpsichord) from the College of William and Mary, where she met photographer Jim Herndon, whom she married in 1994. A Dallas native, Erin has acted, sung, composed, conducted, and played keyboards for more than 25 theatres in the Dallas area. Erin likes cross-stitch, chess, apologetics, and rock history. Her favorite Bible verse is Galatians 5:22-23.