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Adult Ministry

Then Jesus said ... “If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” - John 8:31-32

Leadership Development

LeadershipFirst  is a movement that provides sustainability, growth and leverage for the future of FUMCR by fulfilling its mission of equipping Christians to be passionate servant leaders in the Church and community.

FUMCR's LeadershipFirst  process includes:
  •  Relationship building;
  •  Practical education and resources; and
  •  Interactive leadership experiences that promote continued success of FUMCR's ministries.

LeadershipFirst  provides an ongoing resource for intentional, purposeful leadership that fosters sustainability for the future of FUMCR by offering faith-based opportunities for personal growth in the areas of self-discovery, leadership development, networking and education.

The Overview Experience

Approximately 25 individuals participate in 5 separate learning opportunities which are designed to:
  •  Help build relationships;
  •  Provide education about personal leadership; and
  •  Foster discernment about where talents and passions align with opportunities at FUMCR.

Classes are held each spring and fall.

Project Moses

The Pilot was held in 2015-16 with 12 participants. It encompassed deeper leadership discernment and experiential leadership through a group projects. Relationships were formed and strengthened. The next Project Moses class will be held in 2017-18.


Adult Ministry Staff

Pavielle Jenkins
Pastor, Faith Formation; Interim Director, Student Ministry
972.996.0132
Rich Rindfuss
Pastor, Access Modern Worship, Men of Faith, School Partnerships
972.996.0136
Julie Klossner
Pastor, Access Modern Worship, Group Life, Young Adult Ministry
972.996.0117
Dan Flanagan
Pastor, Senior Adults, Caring
972.996.0148
Beth Smith
Director, Welcoming Ministries & Leadership Development
972.996.0156
Karen Varner
Assistant Director, Leadership Development
972.996.0157
Matt Walker
Leadership Development Associate
972.996.0134
Jonathan (JB) Bryant
Welcoming Ministries Associate, Liaison to Men of Faith
972.996.0158
Mary Collins
Administrative Assistant, Welcoming, Faith Formation, Missions, UMW
972.996.0101
Jennifer Rawlinson
Administrative Assistant, Caring, Group Life, Senior Adults, Young Adults
972.996.0146