As an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church (UMC), Linda has been happily serving the UMC for 29 years and FUMCFW for over 18 years. Linda graduated from The University of Texas at Austin, where she received a bachelor’s degree with honors. After completing an additional minor in history, Linda received a certificate in secondary education from Texas Christian University (TCU). She then attained her master of divinity degree, with highest honors, from the Brite Divinity School at TCU. She currently serves as Senior Associate Pastor at FUMCFW with primary responsibilities in overseeing worship.
Linda really enjoys teaching the Bible and engaging people in theology discussions. Beginning with Disciple Bible Study, she has led weekly study groups for more than 27 years. “I find teaching the Bible to be one of the most rewarding parts of ministry. Not only do I enjoy engaging with people who ask the deeper questions of faith, I find that my own faith is enhanced in dialogue with others who are seeking to be faithful disciples of Jesus.”
Linda’s husband, Tom, is also an ordained UMC clergy member and is the Associate Pastor overseeing the eleven:eleven celebration service for FUMCFW. Linda and Tom have been married for more than 37 years and have two sons, Tim and Matthew, a daughter-in-law, Emily, and a granddaughter, Molly. “I am loving being a grandmother and watching my family grow!” Linda exclaims.
In her spare time, Linda loves to travel and see new places with Tom — her favorite travel companion. And for the last two years, she’s been trying her hand at vegetable gardening. She also enjoys reading, hiking, cooking, and spending time in nature.