OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

 
 
 
 
Jason J. Nelson
Senior Pastor
 

Jason J. Nelson is ordained elder in the United Methodist Church. Jason holds B.A., M.A., M.Ed., and M.Div. degrees  and is currently a Ph.D. in theology candidate writing within the fields of evangelism and missiology as a Polycarp Community Fellow. Jason and his wife, Tiffany, are  blessed with six children.

 
Miranda Newman
Music Director
 

Miranda has been involved in church music since the age of four. She holds a B.M. in music education from The University of Texas at Tyler and a M.M. in vocal performance from Southern Methodist University. In addition to maintaining a private studio, she has taught as an instructor at Tyler Junior College, Lon Morris College, and The University of Texas at Tyler. Miranda also had the privilege of teaching voice in the Worship Arts program at LeTourneau University. Miranda is married to Rev. Rhett Ansley, a United Methodist minister, and they have three children.

 
 
 
Jessica McMullen
Children and Youth Director
 

Jessica McMullen is a creative, energetic mother of 4 who loves the Lord and passionately works to help young people grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ.  She uses her experience to design programs and activities utilizing worship, Christian education, fellowship, and service.  She has been certified in Youth Ministry by the United Methodist Church, and will soon complete her B.A. in graphic design, and  M.A. in youth ministry.

 
Paula Chatman
Pianist
 
 

Paula has been a pianist/accompanist for many years, serving several churches as well as schools.  She leads Heart to Heart, our women’s Bible study; and serves as a mentor for our MOPS ministry.  She and her husband, Larry, have five adult children and six grandchildren.

 
Kelly Davidson
Office Manager
 

Kelly is married to David and has 3 adult children, Brett, Deana and Hanna. She grew up in Louisiana, but got to Texas as fast as she could! She has worked administratively in public and private schools, the business sector, and churches. She has worked at several churches and held various positions including Interim Youth Director, Administrative Asst in Preschool Department, Assimilations, and Interim Children’s Ministry Director. Her hobbies include reading, looking for treasures  in antique stores, junk shops, and garage sales.