Mary joined the staff at Grace Avenue as the Mission Minister in 2014. Her passion, source of high energy and commitment brings our missions beyond our walls to be in relationship with our neighbors both locally and globally.
Mary attended Texas Woman’s University where she received her B.S. in Occupational Therapy. After a long and joyful career as a Registered Occupational Therapist, Mary heard the overwhelming call to ordained ministry. To be obedient and to answer that call she received her Master of Divinity from Perkins School of Theology. Mary has served as Associate Pastor at First UMC Allen and as a lead Pastor at Poetry and Princeton UMC.
Mary has two daughters Elizabeth, who is attending Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Rebecca who is attending Texas State University. She likes to spend time with her daughters, cheer for the Texas Rangers Baseball team with her friends, enjoys Mexican food and loves chocolate chip cookies.