Staff

Staff @ WHUMC

Below is the staff directory for Western Hills United Methodist Church. To send email to a staff member, simply click on the email address next to the envelope icon.

Senior Pastor: Rev. Raul Gutierrez
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Prior to coming to Western Hills United Methodist Church in February 2010, Rev. Raul Gutierrez had been an Assistant Pastor at Arlington Heights United Methodist Church in Fort Worth, TX where he was very active in the contemporary worship service. He is married to Elsa and they have one daughter, Jessica, who also helps with the worship service.
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Administrative Assistant: Loretta

 

Loretta has been with WHUMC for a couple of years now, but has a strong administrative background.  Her dedication is greatly appreciated here!
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Music Director: Debra Rue
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Debra Rue has been the Music Director for WHUMC since 19??. She is also the Music Director for Western Hills High School in Fort Worth.
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Hand Bell Director & Accompanist: Allen Brown
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Allen Brown has been the accompanist at WHUMC since 2000.  In 2005, he became the hand bell director as well!  He also is on the Praiz’n contemporary worship team.
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Youth Director: Amy Bailey

 

Amy Bailey, daughter of a Methodist minister, was born and raised in Illinois. She joined the US Air Force and, after a tour in Okinawa, Japan, was stationed at Carswell AFB. Although the first church attended in Fort Worth was Western Hills, a move to Azle resulted in a transfer of membership. Recently Amy and her husband, Jon, rejoined Western Hills where Amy started M.A.D. Artist Society. Now Amy divides her time between the puppet theatre and working on building a strong youth ministry here at church.

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Lay Director of Family Ministry: Terry Meyer
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Terry’s passion is connecting people to God and each other through small groups. Terry has been an active church member in several United Methodist congregations. He has served in lay leadership positions as lay leader, in youth and adult education, in evangelism, in outreach, youth group leader, in missions, worship leader, and Emmaus. Terry has a BS in Psychology from Western Illinois University (Macomb, Illinois) and MA in Christian Service from Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, Texas). Terry has four grown children. His interests are reading, movies, music, and nature photography.
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Technology: Chester, Tina  & Ashton Shaw, Jessica Gutierrez, Richard Barlow

 

Chester and Tina are a husband and wife team (and Ashton is one of their children) that have been assisting with the technology of the church since 2006. They cover all aspects of audio, video, digital, web and media.
Jessica also helps with meeting the technology needs of the church by assisting with Sunday morning presentation needs.  Richard also assists with audio needs as he can!
Tina Email icon christinashaw@gmail.com
Chester Email icon chestershaw@gmail.com