Meet the Staff

First UMC Mesquite Staff


Rev. Tom Palmer

Jessica Perez

Gary Wayne Pyland

Angela Marien

Communications Director
[email protected]
(972) 285-5456

Lyn Edwards-Singletary

Children’s Director
[email protected]
(972) 285-5456

Claudia Howe

Sylvanus Chapman

Associate Pastor, Ebenezer Fellowship
[email protected]
(972) 285-5456

First UMC Mesquite Chairpersons


  • Church Council

    Steve Cook

  • Lay Leadership

    Tom Palmer

  • Finance

    Kathy Bell

  • Staff Parish Relations (SPR)

    Jeff White

  • Trustees

    Ken Burris (through July)

  • Delegates to Annual Conference

    Peggy Akins
    Anita Bassinger (alternate)

  • Stewardship

    Elizabeth Falco

  • Sanctuary Renewal

    Jerry Dittman

  • The Table

    Anita Bassinger, Richard Patterson

  • Love Neighbor/Serve Community

    Tim Graves

  • Ministry Assessment Team

    Christy Robinson

  • Academy Kids Board

    Lois Dandridge

  • Congregational Care/Stephen's Ministry

    Judy Hooper

  • Worship Committee

    Laura Thompson, Rick Griffith