Rev. Mitchell Boone has served as our Senior Minister since July 2022. Prior to his arrival he served White Rock United Methodist Church in East Dallas and Lone Oak United Methodist Church in Lone Oak, Texas. He graduated with a BA in Religion from Hendrix College in 2007 and his MDiv from The Iliff School of Theology in 2012. He completed a two year fellowship with Hendrix College and the Lilly Foundation focused on Clergy Civic Engagement, a certificate in Spiritual Entrepreneurship With The Columbia University Business School and CLAL, and was awarded the Henry Denman Evangelism Award in 2020. In 2012, Mitchell Married Elizabeth VanOort who works at Citysquare as a Senior Director overseeing their AmeriCorps program and organizational education and training. They have two amazing boys, Cashel and Declan, and love living in East Dallas. Mitchell is passionate about Dallas sports teams, learning to smoke the best brisket, hacking away on Dallas golf courses, and finding good deals on vinyl records.
Anna is an ordained Deacon in The United Methodist Church and serves as our Associate of Communications and Community. She is passionate about clear and inviting communication, making sure that we are building faithful community for those inside and outside of our church community. Anna has a degree in Communication Studies from Appalachian State University and a Masters of Divinity from SMU. She is married to Kyler, although their dogs, Jax & Juno, run their house. Anna loves quilting (and buying fabric!), watching Gilmore Girls, and drinking iced lattes with the people she loves.
As the Senior Associate Minister of Discipleship and Culture, Elizabeth is passionate about helping our congregation grow in their faith, while supporting our staff as they care for each other and the congregation well. She has a degree in Theology with a minor in History from Boston College, a Masters of Theological Study from Perkins School of Theology at SMU, and is an ordained Deacon in the North Texas Conference of the UMC. Elizabeth has served on various committees and boards of the North Texas Conference, including the Board of Ordained Ministry and the Metro District Committee on Ministry, has participated in numerous leadership cohorts, and is a Reconciling pastor. She is married to Neil Moseley, and they have three children, Nathaniel (10), Evangeline (8), and Josephine (6), and two dogs, Violet and Basil. Elizabeth loves eating good food, reading a good book, and enjoying good company, preferably in the mountains.
Pastor Anthony will be working with our administrative committees; with our missions and advocacy teams; and with our teams exploring strategy, vision, direction, and values. He has a Master of Divinity degree from Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary and an Executive Master of Business Administration from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the General Council on Finance and Administration of the global United Methodist Church. Pastor Anthony is married to Pastor Katherine, the Director of Pastoral Services for the Methodist Health System of Dallas. Their son, Jack, was born in 2006 and died in 2008 from a rare genetic disease. He loves movies, board games, and exploring different restaurants.
Rev. Roy Atwood is the Associate Minister of Online Community, where he oversees the church’s videos, podcasts, and blogs. He has a BBA in Business Administration and a BS in Political Science from Emory University, as well as an MDiv from Perkins School of Theology at SMU. Roy lives in Uptown with his boyfriend Jacob and their beautiful dog Annie. In his free time, he enjoys advocating for affordable housing and playing fantasy baseball.
Rev. Courtney Mitchell is the Associate Minister of Congregational Care and a provisional Elder in The United Methodist Church. Courtney is passionate about bearing the healing grace of Christ to individuals, groups, and communities who may be longing for greater peace, hope, or affirmation. Courtney holds a Masters of Divinity from SMU Perkins School of Theology where he graduated summa cum laude with a Concentration in Pastoral Care, a Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law, and a Masters of Business Administration from Fordham Graduate School of Business. Courtney is married to Sarah and together they have two wonderful children, Rose and Ian. Courtney loves exploring biblical and theological scholarship written from perspectives that are too-often overlooked and sharing these perspectives with others. Courtney also loves reading hard sci-fi novels, hiking, golf, playing guitar, and scouting for guitar gear he claims is cool and necessary.
Joe is a retired UMC Elder offering assistance in spiritual growth and formation through the practice of spiritual disciplines. He has a degree in Philosophy, a Masters of Divinity, and a Masters in Spanish. Joe is married to his wife, Suzanne, who is a teacher and author. They have four children and nine grandchildren. Joe and Suzanne are co-founders of Life in the Trinity Ministry. They also love vacationing together at the beach or in the mountains and gathering with their grandchildren.
Pastor Angela Williams is an ordained elder of The UMC and serves as an Associate Minister of Missional Engagement and to St. Paul UMC Dallas as an Executive Pastor. She has received with honors a Master of Divinity Degree from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University, a Master of Education in School Counseling from Dallas Baptist University, and a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Fashion Merchandising from Paul Quinn College. Angela is married to Alvin. They are the
proud parents of Ambreal and Allika. These four are the proud humans of Coco Chanel, their cocoa brown miniature poodle. Angela likes to see and hear ocean waves as often as she can.