LEADERSHIP & STAFF

The pastors and staff of JWUMC are blessed to be able to serve their community.
To get in touch with the staff, please use the contact form below or call the church office at 281-444-2112.

Rev. Dr. Marty Dunbar

Senior Pastor

Senior Pastor Dr. Marty Dunbar came to John Wesley Church in July of 2015 from Marvin UMC in Tyler, Texas. His 20 years in local church ministry include 8 years at Marvin UMC in Tyler, Texas, and 11 years at White’s Chapel UMC in Southlake, Texas.

After graduating from Southlake Carroll High School, Marty received a scholarship to play football for Baylor University, where he was the starting center. He lettered in football and track and received his degree in Radio, TV, and Film from Baylor, then followed his call into the ordained ministry by receiving his Masters of Divinity at Brite Divinity School at TCU. He received his Doctor of Ministry degree from Graduate Theological Foundation in May of 2013, and has been ordained in the United Methodist Church since 2002.

He is the author of a devotional book titled STOPS: 40 Encounters to the Cross. Marty loves to play golf, watch movies, and build the Kingdom of God through growing the local church. His greatest witness is his marriage and his children. Marty lives in the Klein area with his wife, Jami, a Registered Nurse. They have three children: Jillian, Noah, and Grayson.

Rev. Trish Woodruff

Reach Pastor

The Reverend Trish Woodruff joined the JWUMC pastoral staff in 2022, and comes to us from Lakewood UMC, where she served as the Pastor of Missions and Outreach. Trish previously served for two years as an Associate Pastor at Cornerstone UMC in Houston, where she served in discipleship, missions, care ministries, and stewardship. Trish is a graduate of Asbury Theological Seminary in Kentucky with a Masters of Divinity, and Texas A&M University with a Bachelors of Business Administration.

Trish serves several ministries in Houston, including the Children’s Activity Center in the Bellaire area, Neighbors in Action (Port of Houston), and Rescue Houston. Trish loves the outdoors, hiking, kayaking, and working in her yard. God has given her a love for people and a love for Jesus. She feels like ministry as a vocation is living in the sweet spot. Trish considers her biggest blessing to be her family.

Rev. Dr. Eric Pugh

Executive Pastor

Rev. Dr. Eric Pugh is a native Ohioan who became a Texas transplant in 2002. He is married and has three daughters.

Eric is an avid outdoor enthusiast, travel junkie, and an Eagle Scout. He and his family enjoy spending time together and visiting new places where they can experience the beauty of creation.

Eric holds a BS in Biological Sciences from The Ohio State University. He earned an MTS from SMU Perkins School of Theology with a concentration in Practical Theology. He has recently completed is Doctor of Ministry in Preaching through the ACTS DMin Program and Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary.

Eric has been serving in full-time ministry in the UMC since 2005. He is an ordained deacon who loves to help others discover their gifts and talents.

CORE LEADERSHIP TEAM

In order to function at the highest level of ministry, the Pastoral Team, a lay leader, the chairs of the Church Council, Finance Team, Missions Team, Trustees Team, Staff/Parish Relations Council, the Vice-Chair of the Church Council, and 3 at-large members, make major decisions in collaboration with the Senior Pastor. Contact the Core Leadership Team.

Scott Chenoweth

Church Council Chair

Dick Francis

Long Range Planning Team Chair

John Tyler

Finance Chair

Pam Burk

Missions Chair

Kristin Leard

Staff Parish Relations Council Chair

Josh Fuchs

Lay Leader

Don Pine

Endowment Chair

Alex Miller

Trustee Chair

Stephanie Bruce

At-large Member

PROGRAM STAFF

Louis Adams-Diaz

Director of Production & Modern Worship

Adrianne Adams-Diaz

Director of Worship Ministries

Steven Bayless

Director of Choirs

Chris McCarthy

Director of NextGen Ministries

Lisa McCarthy

Associate Director of NextGen Ministries

Lisa Trewin

Director of JW Kids Music

Tricia Wagner

Reach Director

Priscilla Novak

Director of Strategic Ministries

Kim Hall

Director of JW Christian School

OPERATIONS STAFF

Arlene  Rollins

Pastoral Coordinator

Natalie Moralles

Director of Facilities and Maintenance

Michelle Messer

Director of Communications

Bonnie Shows

Operations Coordinator

Judith Nelson

Pianist/Organist

Jill Oliver

Treasurer

Rachel Atkins

Financial Administrator

Chris Rincon

Director of Safety & Security

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