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A Little Background: Born in Atlanta, Georgia and came to Texas ASAP (5 years of age). Grew up in the Houston area, attended Memorial High School (Class of '75) and practically lived at Chapelwood UMC. Educated at Lon Morris College, Stephen F. Austin State University, and Southern Methodist University (Perkins School of Theology).
Family: Married to Susan (my Best Friend) and have 1 daughter (Elizabeth Webb - married and thriving in Belton along with our son-in-law, Danny and 2 amazingly wonderful precious grandchildren, Alice and Andrew), 2 stepsons (Nathaniel and Nicholas: Nathaniel will be attending U of H beginning this fall and Nic is still at home attending Oak Ridge and 3 dogs (Grace, Toby and Max...thriving crazily is an understatement!)
Passion in Ministry: Seeing lives be transformed and people get connected/re-connected with God. Love to preach as long as it is 1) Biblical; 2) Relevant; 3)Understandable.
Love to Do When Not at Church: Spending time with family. Running. Playing Tennis. Watching sports and playing fantasy sports. Reading. Writing. Music. Spending time with others within our broader community.
The Last Word: "Until he comes again or calls me home, you can find me filling, not killing time, so that one day he will pick me out in the lineup of the ages as one of his own. And then...it will be worth it all...to hear these words, the most precious words I can ever hear: Well done, thou good and faithful...Out-of-Control Disciple." (Leonard Sweet)
I was raised in South Louisiana, near New Orleans, and spent many years in Lafayette before moving to New Zealand where my family spent many years. We came to Texas as soon as we could, and have been here for nearly ten years. I graduated from the University of Louisiana in Lafayette with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications. I am currently in Seminary at Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University, pursuing a Master of Divinity.
I bring over twenty-six years of corporate communications and marketing experience to Faith UMC, along with many years of ministry experience. Most recently, I worked at Lakewood UMC as Director of Communications. I am a certified Stephen Minister. and very active in the Emmaus community. I have worked with Habitat of Humanity, various homeless initiatives, helped to lead the Harvey Disaster Recovery team, and have led a Women's Bible study group.
Married to Scott for twenty-six years, we have three children. Our oldest child is Hannah Gros, and she is attending the University of Mary Hardin Baylor pursuing a degree in Communications. Our son Patrick is attending Texas A&M this fall, pursuing a degree in Computer Science. Parker is our youngest son, and he is in the eighth grade We also have two dogs, Lily and Roxy, and a sweet cat named Ella.
My Passion in Ministry:
I love to be a part of a thriving congregation, seeing God work in people's lives. I love to help guide people to a deeper understanding of the presence of the Holy Spirit in their lives, so that they may encounter the living God. It is my joy to see the Holy Spirit lead people into a more beautiful and grace filled life. I also have a passion for missions, teaching and preaching.
Love to Do When Not at Church:
I love to spend time with my family, and to spend time outdoors connecting with nature. I also love art, reading listening to music, baking, and spending time with friends.
A Favorite Quote:
"Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone's face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits, here in this world and the world to come." - Henri Nouwen