Pastors and Staff

Rev. Robert Hasley, Jr.

Senior Pastor

Rev. Robert Hasley is a 1974 graduate of Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas, and received his masters of theology and doctorate of ministry degrees from Perkins Theological Seminary in 1977 and 1978, respectively. He served as associate pastor of Highland Park United Methodist Church in Dallas from 1978-1986, prior to becoming organizing pastor at St. Andrew United Methodist Church of Plano in 1986, where he continues to serve as senior pastor today.

A strong commitment to leadership in civic organizations is an extension of Robert’s dedication to the principles of faith which often inspire and guide community service. Robert currently serves as chairman of the Committee on District Superintendency for the Dallas Northeast District of the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Methodist Hospital System and also serves on the Pastoral Care Advisory Committee of Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. He is a member of the Diversity Advocacy Committee for the Plano Independent School District and is a past chairman of the Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry of the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Rev. Hasley served as a member of the Creating Congregations Task Force for the North Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church in 1995. His leadership roles for the Plano Independent School District included responsibilities as a member of the Curriculum Advisory Committee during 1993. That role followed work begun in 1990 with the Citizenship Advisory Committee for the Strategic Visioning Effort to make Plano ISD a World Class School District. Contact: 214-291-8029.

Rev. Steve Robertson

Executive Pastor

Rev. Steve Robertson is a native of Dallas, graduating from Dallas Sunset High School. His undergraduate degree was earned at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. He received his seminary education from SMU’s Perkins School of Theology. Prior to his appointment to St. Andrew, Steve was the Senior Pastor at the Floral Heights United Methodist Church in Wichita Falls, Texas. Before going to Floral Heights, Steve was the Executive Pastor at the University Park UMC in Dallas for seven years. Steve has also served as Senior Pastor at the Wesley UMC in Wichita Falls and The First UMC in Forney, Texas. He and his wife, Connie, met while Steve was an Associate Pastor at First United Methodist Church in Plano. They have two children, Jacob and Erin. Contact: 214-291-8029.

Rev. Edlen Cowley

Associate Pastor, Lead Pastor of Frisco Campus

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Rev. Edlen Cowley
is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church. Prior to coming to St. Andrew, Rev. Cowley served on the staff of St. Luke Community UMC, led a conference initiative and was the founding pastor of The Foundry Church of the North Texas Conference. He last served as Senior Pastor of Owenwood UMC before coming to St. Andrew. He received his bachelor's degree from The University of Texas at Dallas, and his Master of Divinity from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. He has done further work on new church development in The Fitzgerald Academy, and he currently teaches the United Methodist School of Congregational Development. Contact: 214-705-6070.

Rev. Arthur Jones

Associate Pastor, Lead Pastor of The Well

Rev. Arthur Jones is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church. Arthur received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas and his Master of Divinity degree from Duke Divinity School. Having grown up in a family of preachers (Arthur is a fifth generation Methodist preacher), he has been around the church his entire life and is ready to see it engage his generation in a new way. Facebook: www.facebook.com/arthurdjones, Twitter: @arthurdjones. Contact: 214-291-8018.

Rev. Jennifer Arnold

Associate Pastor

Rev. Jennifer Arnold is a Licensed Local Pastor in the United Methodist Church and serves as the Director of Missions and Outreach.  She previously served as the Director of the Nursery program at St. Andrew for eight years,  Associate Director of Pastoral Care for two years, and Minister to Children and Families for four years. Jennifer was also instrumental in founding the Gary’s Angels Ministry at our church. Jennifer has also received training in the Clinical Pastoral Education program at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. Contact: 214-291-8092.

Rev. JoNell Lindh

Pastor, Saturday Night

Rev. JoNell Lindh was born in San Antonio, Texas, grew up on a farm in Kansas, and taught elementary music for almost 20 years before she was called into ministry at a Walk to Emmaus women's retreat in 1980. JoNell has a Master of Music from Texas Women's University and a Master of Divinity from Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University in Ft. Worth. Prior to coming to St. Andrew JoNell served as an Associate Pastor at University Park UMC, and served as a Chaplain at Children's Medical Center and Charlton Methodist Hospital. She most recently retired from full time ministry after serving Chapel Hill UMC in Farmers Branch for six years as the Senior Pastor. She is married to Jody Lindh and they have two grown children, Katrina and Eric, and six grandchldren. Contact: 214-291-8040.

Rev. Pam White

Associate Pastor

Rev. Pam White is a Licensed Local Pastor in the United Methodist Church and is finishing a Master of Divinity degree from Perkins School of Theology at SMU. Prior to joining our staff she served as Pastor at Poetry United Methodist Church. Pam was born and raised in Dallas and attended the University of North Texas. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and before entering the ministry had a general counseling private practice. She is married to Chris and they have two daughters, Elisha and Kayla. Contact: 214-291-8039.

Chris Crook

Minister of Music and Worship

Chris Crook joined the staff of St. Andrew in 1998, immediately upon completion of his MM in choral conducting. His responsibilities include the administration of the music staff, overseeing the St. Andrew Academy of Music, planning and leading worship, and directing the youth and adult choirs. Chris received degrees in voice, organ and choral conducting from Mississippi College and Baylor University. He is an active member and clinician with American Choral Directors Association, Texas Choral Directors Association and Choristers Guild and has led music camps for the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Chris is a member of the advisory board for the Center for Christian Music Studies at Baylor University. He has been a church musician since the age of 9; and prior to this position at St. Andrew, Chris served several churches in Mississippi and Texas.

Reese Popst

Youth Ministry Director

Reese Popst was born in Dallas and grew up attending St. Andrew. After graduating high school from Plano West, he attended Texas A&M, earning degrees in both accounting and finance. During his time in college, Reese served as the Youth Pastor at First United Methodist Church in Caldwell, Texas. After A&M, he earned his CPA license and since then has worked in public accounting, performing both financial audits and acquisition due diligence work. All the while, he has stayed connected to ministry, looking for the right opportunity to respond to what he has always loved and feels called to do: teaching others about Jesus.

While in the 9th grade on a trip with the youth group at St. Andrew, Reese came to know the Lord in a personal way and quickly fell in love with both studying scripture and teaching others about Jesus Christ. This love for teaching has grown since high school from a passion and into a calling into ministry. Reese believes that the time between the 6th and 12th grade is when young people begin to further critically develop their understanding and beliefs about both themselves and the world around them. He believes that these years are also the most crucial times for spiritual formation, where we learn to see everything, including ourselves, through the lenses of the gospel of Christ. Reese married Marynell Popst on May 4, 2013.Contact: 214-291-8035.

Kim Meyers

Minister to Children and Families

Kim Meyers accepted the position of Minister to Children and Families for the church beginning January 2 of this year. While working full-time at St. Andrew, Kim is continuing her studies at SMU’s Perkins School of Theology pursuing her ordination as a Deacon in the United Methodist Church. Prior to her accepting this position, Kim served at Crossway United Methodist (a new church start sponsored by Grace Avenue UMC of Frisco), as Ministry Coordinator. In this role, Kim was responsible for over seeing the entire education ministry of the new church, including nursery, children, and youth ministries. Before accepting the position at Crossway, Kim was the Director of Rainbow Center, the large and successful pre-school program at Grace Avenue. As Director, Kim was responsible for classroom management, teacher recruitment and development, curriculum, managing the annual budget process, overseeing staff, and all communications to parents. Prior to working in Christian education, Kim taught elementary school in Richardson, Plano, and Frisco. Kim is married to Dan, and they have two sons: Cody, age 9 and Dylan, age 6. Contact: 214-291-8008.

Dr. Scott Engle

Teaching Pastor

Dr. Scott Engle joined the St. Andrew staff in 2002 and has led St. Andrew’s Bible teaching ministries since then. Scott teaches a variety of popular classes during the week and a large adult class on Sunday mornings. Scott has also written more than 500 weekly Bible studies over the last ten years, having made these an integral part of St. Andrew’s commitment to teaching Scripture. In the fall of 2007, Scott took on the role of Teaching Pastor, inaugurating a teaching service each Sunday at 9:30 a.m., in which Scott continues to be the primary preacher. Scott holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Texas, in addition to an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BA from Louisiana Tech University. Scott is also a certified lay speaker in the United Methodist Church. Contact: 214-291-8009.

Staff

Janie Morse ~ Executive Assistant to the Senior Pastor (214-291-8029)

Adult Ministries

Dr. Scott Engle ~ Teaching Pastor (214-291-8009)
Kay Richardson ~ Senior Adults (214-291-8093)
Rev. Arthur Jones ~ Young Adults (214-291-8018)
Rev. Pam White ~ Connectional Ministries (214-291-8039)
Connie Robertson ~ Administrative Assistant (214-291-8004)

Youth Ministry

Reese Popst ~ Director (214-291-8035)
Jeanne Smith
~ Confirmation Director (214-291-8030)
Alex Casado
~ Praise & Worship Leader
Mackenzie Abernathy
~ Middle School Director (214-291-8097)
Michael Agnew ~ Media & Creative Director (214-291-8098)
Toni Poulain ~ Program Coordinator (214-291-8086)
Laurie Reavis
~ Administrative Assistant (214-291-8034)

Children’s Ministry

Kim Meyers ~ Director (214-291-8008)
Claire Stewart ~ Assistant Director (214-291-8057)
Christine Bergh ~ Program Coordinator (214-291-8072)
Jon Garrard ~ Elementary Ministry Coordinator (214-291-8095)
Defae Weaver
~ Early Childhood Ministry Director (214-291-8024)
Alicia Erickson ~ Administrative Assistant (214-291-8042)

Children’s Weekday Program

Pride Mersbach ~ Director (214-291-8025)
Susan Bills ~ Admissions, Administrator (214-291-8023)
Jackie Walker ~ Marketing Assistant (214-291-8032)
Terry Hamrick ~ Administrative Assistant (214-291-8047)
Heidi Hanna ~ Administrative Assistant (214-291-8048)
Staci Widner ~ NAEYC Coordinator (214-291-8041)
Kelly VanBoven ~ Financial Operator (214-291-8074)

Communications and Media

Diana McKnight ~ Director of Communications (214-291-8076)
Kyle Focht ~ Director of Media (214-291-8017)
Greg White ~ Assistant Director of Media (214-291-8013)

Inviting and Hospitality

Kate Huber ~ Director of Inviting (214-291-8021)
Kay Richardson ~ Director of Hospitality (214-291-8093)

Missions

Rev. Jennifer Arnold ~ Minister of Missions and Outreach (214-291-8092)
Jacque Devonport ~ Missions Office Manager (214-291-8038)
Shirley Larson ~ Administrative Assistant (214-291-8038)
Deborah Hill ~ Director, Project Hope (469-385-1824)
Terry Breedlove - COO/General Manager, Seven Loaves Food Pantry & Community Center (214-291-8085)

Music Ministry

Chris Crook ~ Minister of Music and Worship (214-291-8037)
Terry Metzger ~ Instrumental Director (214-291-8036)
Bradley Reznicek ~ Organist (214-291-8026)
Sarah Ford Brammer ~ Assistant Youth Choir Director (214-291-8002)
Claire Stewart ~ Director, Children's Music (214-291-8057)
Brooke Gibson ~ Associate Director, Children's Music (214-291-8019)
Scott Ayers ~ Music Office Administrator (214-291-8002)

Caring Ministries

Bill Brewer ~ Director, CareerCare, FinanceCare & Crown Financial Ministries (214-291-8082)
Jenny Gomez ~ Director of Counseling Center, MS, LPC-S, RPT-S (214-291-8033)
David Ashburner ~ MA, LPC, CSAT, CMAT (214-773-6201)
Ruben Gomez ~ LPC Intern (214-477-3913)
Donna Fenwick ~ Administrative Assistant (214-291-8011)

Weddings

Kay Richardson ~ Wedding Coordinator (214-291-8093)
Nancy Drew ~ Wedding Director (214-336-3739)

Memorial Services

Kay Richardson ~ Memorial Services Coordinator (214-291-8093)

Business Office

Amy Fuller ~ Business Administrator (214-291-8012)
Traci Hughes ~ Finance Manager (214-291-8014)
Angela Stange ~ Finance Assistant (214-291-8010)
Kayla Hayes ~ Finance Assistant (214-291-8015)

Scheduling

David Marchus ~ Building Scheduling Administrator & Outside Event Coordinator (469-385-1811)

Building

John Sharpe ~ Building Supervisor (214-291-8022)
James Birkholz ~ Mechanical Supervisor (214-291-8096)

The Well

Rev. Arthur Jones ~ Lead Pastor (214-291-8018)
Micah Peacock ~ Worship Leader
Claire Crain ~ Creative Director (214-291-8094)
Matt McNeill ~ Video and Lighting Specialist
Luke Harnden ~ Projection Specialist and Resident Artist
Joaquin Aguilar ~ Media Tech
Donna Fenwick ~ Administrative Assistant (214-291-8011)

Connection UMC

Rev. Edlen Cowley ~ Lead Pastor (214-291-8083)
Jana Jones ~ Children's and Administrative Minister (214-291-8084)

 
 
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