Church Staff

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Senior Pastor -Rev. Brady Johnston, Wife Annie,
         Daughters Kinsley & Emerson
 
Brady and his family joined FUMC Midlothian in July 2016.  Brady has served in the United Methodist ministry since he was 19.  He has served as a youth minister, associate pastor and senior pastor.  
 
In addition to his call, Brady is a proud husband and father to 3 beautiful women. Annie is a speech therapist and also works in the area.  Together they spend most of their time chasing their 2 girls: Kinsley and Emerson.  When the girls do settle down it’s typically to watch their favorite movie, Frozen.  If you were wondering, yes, Brady has all the songs memorized too and no, he does not sing them on Sunday morning.
 
The Johnstons are proud residents of Midlothian.
Associate Pastor – Dr. April Fehler
 
April and her family joined FUMC Midlothian in July 2017.  She has served as a part time associate pastor in the United Methodist church since 2014. Passionate about serving the local community, she specializes in identifying the needs of the local community and in facilitating the development of programs that meet those needs.  April is also a professor at the University of North Texas in Denton, teaching courses on research and community engagement.
She is married to Damon Fehler, a local attorney, and has two sons, Ian and Drew. As a family, they enjoy participating in FUMC Midlothian’s Scouting program, Scarborough Faire, the Ellis County Children’s Theater and Cook Children’s Hospitals Magic Club.
The Fehlers have been residents of Midlothian since 2006.
20Youth Director Jason Westbrook
 
Jason Westbrook is the Youth Director of First United Methodist Church of Midlothian. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Sam Houston State University and has been with us the past 4 years after 7 years of working with Youth at Carolina Creek Christian Camp in Huntsville, Tx. Jason handles all of the Youth activities including development of curriculum, planning events, recruiting and taking care of volunteers, creating opportunities to reach the Youth of our community and helps lead worship on Sunday mornings. Jason is married to his beautiful wife, Raquel who works alongside him in ministry and they also welcomed a daughter in late December!
21Children’s Director Keelee Allen
 
Keelee Allen is the Children’s Minister of FUMC Midlothian. Children’s Ministry is her passion and she has been with us since January of 2008. Keelee is passionate about children and passionate about Jesus, so Children’s Ministry is where she has found her fit in the Kingdom of God! Her bright smile and love for people helps children feel welcomed and wanted in our church family.
 
Keelee is married to her handsome Husband, Seth who is a US Marine. They have four children: Bailey, Charlize, Tyler, and Truett. You will often find the kids on campus kicking a soccer ball around, dancing in the hallways, or helping in a classroom. They are an active family in our community and are involved in various organizations. Her kids make life fun, interesting, more blessed, and BUSY! In Keelee’s spare time, you will find her taking pictures, hanging out with her family and friends, cooking, volunteering, and usually, barefoot. 😉 Despite her energetic attitude and busy life, her favorite verse is Psalm 46:10, “Be still and know that I am God.”
 
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Music Director Billy Pritchett
 
Billy has been in Music Ministry for 25 years, serving at Methodist churches in Mesquite, Cedar Hill, and Mansfield.  He received his Bachelor’s in Church Music from Asbury College in 1990 and his Master’s in Choral Conducting from SMU in 1992.  He also is an active teacher, teaching Music at Tarrant County College and high school Geography at Village Tech in Cedar Hill. 
 
Billy grew up in Duncanville, graduating from Duncanville High School in 1986 and marrying his High School Sweetheart, Lisa, in 1988.  They have four children; Jonathan, a recent graduate of UTA,  Anna, a musical Theatre major at Sam Houston State, and twins Luke and Leah, Seniors at Mansfield, High School.
 
He enjoys music history, jazz, travel, Texas Rangers Baseball and the SMU Mustangs, and often performs in theatrical productions around the area, especially with the Waxahachie Community Theatre.
 
23Administrative Assistant Mary Beth Mayo
 
I am blessed to be able to live and work in my passion: serving and teaching others. I am in my third year at First Midlothian and arrived with eight years prior experience as a church administrative assistant. I am fond of reading, love a wide variety of music, and enjoy being outdoors, whether it be gardening, hiking or relaxing near the water. I have two grown children, one lives in Waxahachie and the other lives in Austin. I have two grandchildren in each of those cities (a total of four) and enjoy watching them participate in their elective sports activities, school projects and learning to love and live. My six year canine companion is Dashielle and “Yes” – he is a rascal. Of course he is, he’s a ShihTzu.
24Financial Secretary Babette Maxwell
 
25Facilities Matt Sanders
 
Being been a member of the church for 15 years, I have always enjoyed using my God given construction abilities to serve our church and try to create a wonderful place to worship.
 
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God’s Garden Preschool Director Michelle Coffin