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Dr. Lynne Settlemyre

Senior Pastor

Married to? John

How long? 30 years of bliss

Kids? Virginia & Tommy


B.A. (History) from Middle Tennessee State University

M.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of Florida

M.Div. from Perkins School of Theology at SMU

D. Min. (Doctor of Ministry) from Perkins

What is your favorite thing to do?

Hang out with John, my kids, and the dog!

Favorite Passage(s): There are so many!!

Isaiah 43:1-4 (I especially like to insert my name wherever the passage refers to Jacob/Israel—try it!)

But now, this is what the LORD says—

he who created you, Jacob,

he who formed you, Israel:

“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;

I have summoned you by name; you are mine.

When you pass through the waters,

I will be with you;

and when you pass through the rivers,

they will not sweep over you.

When you walk through the fire,

you will not be burned;

the flames will not set you ablaze.

For I am the LORD your God,

the Holy One of Israel, your Savior…

You are precious and honored in my sight,

and I love you…

Philippians 4:4-9

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Finally, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

Romans 8:37-39

In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Matthew 1:23: “…and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).

Favorite Songs:

Hymns: “Up From the Grave He Arose!” “Angels We Have Heard on High” “Love, Mercy, and Grace”

Contemporary Christian: “He’s Alive” by Dolly Parton and whatever Jordan sings!

Favorite Movie: Harry Potter (yes, all of them!)

When do you do your best thinking?

At the beach

Favorite book:

There are 66 of them

Favorite food:

Ice cream! Especially with nuts, whip cream, and chocolate sauce!

Dream vacation??

A cruise with my hubby! (Or Disneyworld!)

Favorite Authors:

Sue Grafton

Favorite thing about FUMC??


Married to? Dave Copeland

How long? 14 years

Kids? David age 13 and Chris age 10

Education: BS - Accounting in 1992 from Texas State University

What is your favorite thing to do? I love to travel, play games and watch movies with my family and friends.

Favorite Passage(s):

Philippians 3:20 But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ….

It’s important to remember that our real reward is in heaven and not in this world.

Favorite Songs:

God So Loved the World by Charles Billingsley and Born Again by Third Day

Favorite Movie: One of my favorite movies is “You’ve Got Mail” but I love almost any movie with Manhattan as the setting.

When do you do your best thinking? I do some of my best thinking when I’m in church. I hear one word from a sermon or a song and it helps me solve problems and make plans for the rest of the week. I also do some amazing thinking in the streets and subways of NYC. Yes…we love Manhattan and lived there during 9/11. A big piece of our hearts remain there.

Favorite book: My favorite fiction books are medical thrillers by Robin Cook. My most challenging and rewarding book to read is the Bible.

Favorite food: I love Mexican food - especially Chuy’s where Dave and I had our first date. I am also a fan of the Friday night “all you can eat” fried shrimp special at Asiel’s in Lake Jackson. Invite me along anytime and I’ll embarrass you with how much I can eat.

Dream vacation?? My dream vacation is in Bora Bora.

Favorite Author: Robin Cook

Favorite thing about FUMC?? I love the Praise Band, especially the drummer (who happens to be my husband.) I also truly love the people there - from the young kids to the seniors. Many of them have been a big part of our lives since we moved here to Lake Jackson in 2012.

Amy Henderson

Director of Children's Ministries

On Staff Since: December 2018

Kelly Colosimo

Church Secretary

On Staff Since: December 2012

Married: to John Colosimo for 25 years

Kids: Chris 24, Dan 21

Favorite Passage(s): "I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me" Philippians 4:13 (has gotten me thru many a marathon!)

My favorite things to do are: running (marathons), biking, swimming, kayaking, camping – anything outdoors

My favorite songs are: “I Can Only Imagine”; Mercy Me, “We Won’t Be Quiet”; David Crowder

I do my best thinking: on my Saturday morning long runs

My dream vacation would be: Caribbean Island Marathon Cruise

My favorite book is: “The Courage to Start” John Bingham

My favorite food is: Italian

Favorite thing about FUMC?: The people, especially working in the front office with all the wonderful volunteers!

Patti Polasek

Membership Secretary

Married: to David Polasek for 24 years

Kids: 1 Son, 1 Daughter, 1 Grandson

Favorite Passage(s): Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you", declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future".

My favorite things to do are: Spending time with my grandson!

My favorite songs are: Go Rest on That Mountain by Vince Gill & Held by Natalie Grant

My favorite author is: Karen Kingsbury

Favorite thing about FUMC?: the people

Jordan Goldman

Director of Contemporary Music

Married to: Yvonne for 7 years

Kids: Garrison, 5 and Archer , 2

Education: MA’s in Music Education and Education Administration

What is your favorite thing to do? Play music

Favorite Passage(s): 1 Corinthians 13:13

Favorite Songs:

The Inner Light-The Beatles

Rain-The Beatles

Favorite Movie: Star Wars

When do you do your best thinking? Driving

Favorite book: Mutiny on The Bounty

Favorite food: Chinese

Dream vacation?? Boating the South Pacific

Favorite Author: Tolkien

Favorite thing about FUMC??

Everyone is very warm and welcoming, and loves to hear great worship music.

Miranda Corn

Director - School for Little People

Married: to Steve Corn for 9 years

Kids: Kasen 5 years old, Kesleigh four years old

Favorite Passage(s): Proverbs 3:5-6

My favorite things to do are: Play with my kids, vacation

My favorite songs are: Generally worship songs....I listen to a lot of children's music currently:)

My favorite movie is: Girls just wanna have fun!

I do my best thinking: When I'm alone and outdoors!

My dream vacation would be: Australia

My favorite book is: Let's Roll

My favorite food is: Mexican....green sauce

Favorite thing about FUMC?: Being allowed to be yourself...to dream...to pursue what God wants for you

Cassidy Lindsey

Assistant Director - School for Little People

On Staff Since: Spring 2016

Laura Mays

Choir Director

Vannysa Vega

Youth Ministries Assistant

Bryson Wintjen

College Youth Assistant

Dora Riojas


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