Deana, our own home-grown pastor at First UMC- Denton, followed her faith journey at this church from adolescence to present day, developing a passion for its ministries. Joining our staff as a Children’s Director in 2002, she moved into a Program Director position in 2009.
Now a Licensed Local Pastor appointed at First Denton in July of 2010; Deana serves our church as an Associate Pastor to Children, Youth & Families. Deana oversees our children’s programs (including our preschool daycare and elementary/middle school after school care programs)and serves as their pastor. As a youth pastor, Deana works with the youth in every aspect of their ministry. Deana has been serving as a Mentor at Rivera Elementary for 5 years and serves as a liaison to the missions we do with that school. Deana considers herself blessed her husband, parents, daughter and son-in-law and two grandsons are members of this church.