Lisa has been serving as FUMC's graphic designer since Spring 2011. Lisa's background is in Architecture, and she has worked in building design for clients such as Randall's/Tom Thumb supermarkets, Whole Foods Market, and other commercial developers. Lisa then transitioned to Graphic Design for these clients, creating interior signage and wayfinding packages. In 2004, the diverse and ever-changing life of freelance design called, allowing her to expand her clientele to design graphics for law firms, resorts, financial institutions, and special events. She is grateful for the opportunity to also serve her church with her skills in design. Lisa lives in Georgetown with her husband and two children, and enjoys mid-century modern art, Craftsman-style architecture, music, hiking, and travel.
Leigh is a longtime member of FUMC and a teacher of more than 20 years experience at The Learning Tree. Her daughter also teaches at the Learning Tree and now her grandchildren attend the school. She has a huge love for children and it is evident in the way she cares for them. She understands how to approach children with a developmentally appropriate curriculum and is a caring, talented teacher.
Administrative Assistant, Children's and Student Ministries
Jill joined the support staff in September 2006 as Administrative Assistant in Student Ministries, and just recently began providing support for Children’s Ministries as well. Prior to moving to Georgetown in 2002, she worked 18 years as a legal assistant in Tampa, Florida and Jackson, Mississippi. She enjoys her behind the scenes role as assistant in these two ministries. Jill has been married to Chris for 29 years, and they have two sons, Kevin and Eric. Kevin is married to Samantha, and they have a 2 year old daughter, Kayleigh. Eric is married to Lauren, and they live and work at Frontier Camp in Grapeland, Texas. When she's not helping plan mission trips, buying food and supplies for mission trips, or making sure medical release forms are turned in, Jill and Chris enjoy college sports, movies and spoiling their granddaughter, dogs and grand dogs.
Mary Ann Reed
Administrative Assistant to the Pastors
Mary Ann has been designing the weekly Worship Guides for two years. Her favorite part of the job is choosing the art work for the covers each week. She tries to be very creative, using the weekly scripture readings to coordinate the images on the covers. Mary Ann retired in 2009 from AT&T after 34 years of Management. She has two granddaughters, Bristol 8 and Hazel 4, and she loves to spoil them every chance she gets. Mary Ann and her Husband Terry are Native Texans and like to travel. Lake Tahoe is one of their favorite places to visit.
Director, Learning Tree
Emily joined the Learning Tree staff as a teacher ten years ago. Prior to that all three of her children attended Learning Tree. She realized through her experience as a parent that her passion is for The Learning Tree to remain a place where every child feels loved and secure. Her classroom experience gave her a deep understanding and knowledge of developmentally appropriate practice. Now, as the director it is clear that her gift of teaching is a true balance of art and skill as she leads the preschool teachers in providing a nurturing environment for the children each day. Her leadership style is also seen in how she relates with the parents of the little ones who come to The Learning Tree - she is consistent in extending that nurturing welcome to all.
Administrative Assistant, Business Office
Shawna joined the administrative team in 2012. She brought five years of experience with a Q/A Software Company with her and is currently studying at ACC towards a degree in Software Testing Specialization. She enjoys working with the team here and helping people in their discipleship process by maintaining the church calendar of events. Her favorite day to work is Sunday, because she gets to see all the fun people here at First United Methodist Church. When she is not working, Shawna enjoys reading and working out at the gym.
Doris has had the pleasure of caring for our beautiful church for the last 13 years. She feels blessed to care for and maintain God's home. Being a part of this wonderful church family has been an amazing experience for her. Through the years, she has come to know and love this congregation. They have become her friends and her church family. Caring for the Sanctuary and the Learning Tree brings her such joy, because it is her way of showing how much everyone truly means to her.