Debra came to SAUMC in June 2013 following her service as Senior Pastor at Wellspring UMC in Georgetown, TX. She has a strong background in offering the life-changing love to the community and has also served the Central Texas Conference in various positions.
Debra has a Masters of Divinity from Perkins School of Theology at SMU (2000) and also has a Masters in Theological Studies from Brite Divinity School at TCU (1992). In addition to serving at Wellspring, Debra has served St. Stephens UMC here in Arlington, FUMC Burleson and Benbrook UMC.
Debra says she received her call to ministry in a dream, “as in the days of old.” She was told she was going to be a preacher when she was 12 years old – in elementary school, which was unusual as growing up in a Baptist family she had never heard of a woman preacher!
Debra worked for many years for the City of Fort Worth prior to answering her call and attending seminary. She enjoys reading, biking, walking and gardening on cool days.