Associate Pastor of Congregational Care and Grief Support
Brenda serves as our Associate Pastor of Congregational Care and Grief Support. Having been a teacher and an administrator at the University of Arkansas, she received a calling into ministry in 2008. She began her service at FUMC as an intern during her final year of seminary at Perkins School of Theology at SMU in Dallas, TX. She implemented a grief support ministry during that internship. Since her graduation in May of 2015, she has continued to serve with us, expanding the grief support ministry and now assuming responsibilities for congregational care. Brenda is a certified candidate for ordination and was commissioned as a provisional deacon at Annual Conference in June of 2016. She lives in Fayetteville with her husband, Bob, a retired University of Arkansas professor. Brenda and Bob have 3 grown children, two sons and a daughter, and two delightful grandsons. She loves to gather with family, travel, hike, read, and enjoys college football.
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