Dr. Lynne Settlemyre
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…
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.
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”).
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
There are 66 of them
Ice cream! Especially with nuts, whip cream, and chocolate sauce!
A cruise with my hubby! (Or Disneyworld!)
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.
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.
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.
Director of Children's Ministries
On Staff Since: September 2016
Originally from Oklahoma
Married: to Jacob Pulido
Child: Preston age 3
Education: Brazosport College - Associates in Early Childhood Education; University of Houston, Clear Lake - Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies and Texas Educator Certificate. Former 2nd grade teacher.
Our family enjoys fishing, gardening, and camping.
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!
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
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
The Inner Light-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.
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
Assistant Director - School for Little People
On Staff Since: Spring 2016