Administrative Staff

Administrative Staff

Meet the Administrative Staff of First Allen that works behind the scenes to support our community.
Church Administrator

Larry Wright

Larry Wright serves as the Church Administrator for FUMC Allen and has responsibilities including facilities management, financial oversight, HR, risk management, policies and procedures, as well as anything else needed to help the pastors and church members be as effective as possible …to be a church that embraces all generations on a life-changing Christian journey to change the world. Larry graduated from Rice University in 1987 and served as a pilot in the United States Marine Corps before God called…
Director of Communications

Alison Thomas

Alison Thomas has been the director of communications at FUMC Allen since 2009. She is responsible for our website, social media, printed materials, and graphic design. Alison is the daughter of an Air Force pilot with roots in Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. She has known she was going to be in the word business since she was 17 years old, when she first studied journalism as a high school. She was editor of the school newspaper and advertising director of her…
Executive Assistant

Teresa Gray

Teresa Gray has served as the Executive Assistant for over 17 years.  In addition to her responsibilities as admin for the senior pastor, Teresa creates worship media, serves as wedding coordinator and helps with all areas of the church.  Her husband Bruce, is quite the chef and shares his gifts at many church functions.  Bruce and Teresa love to serve together.  They have organized and managed Thanksgiving Day meals for over 900 for the past six years and youth summer…
Administrative Assistant/Receptionist

Pam Brant

Pam Brant serves as the receptionist for First United Methodist Church of Allen.  Through active listening and a friendly smile she directs visitors and church members to the person or ministry they are looking for.  Pam has been a member of First United Methodist Church of Allen for over 20 years and is active in her Sunday School class.  Pam and her husband Mark have been married for more than 30 years and have two beautiful daughters, Laura and Alyssa.…
Financial Secretary

Jim Ragland

Jim Ragland serves as the Finance Secretary where he is executes the multiple financial tasks necessary to support the church.  As a retiree from the corporate world, his desire has become serving the church and using his experience and skills as a ministry that empowers the pastors and staff to focus on bringing people to Christ.  While his past corporate career provides experience in business, his Christian life provides the guidance and character required to be a follower of Christ…
Membership Secretary

Elizabeth Fairchild

Elizabeth Fairchild is the Membership Secretary at FUMC Allen.  Elizabeth helps to keep members’ and guests’ information updated.  With the tremendous support and nurturing of the FUMC Allen community, Elizabeth and her husband Brock have raised their three children, Brennan, Ashlyn and Sabrina.  She can often be found hanging with the youth or with her Sunday School class. Fun Fact:  Elizabeth loves all furry pets, gardening, reading, snow skiing.  Her education is in Engineering which has made her pretty good…
Information Technology Administrator

Alan Quick

Alan Quick has been the Information Technology Administrator since the days of Windows 95. He believes technology should enhance worship and ministry without distracting from them.  He leads a team of other volunteers to ensure cost-effective technology efficiently and reliably serves the missions of the church.  Major systems supported include Wi-Fi, classroom TVs with laptop connectivity, office and volunteer computers and servers, large area projection systems, office phones, security cameras, closed circuit broadcast of Sanctuary, hallway digital signage and photo…
Facilities Maintenance

Jeff Horne

Jeff Horne oversees and does Facilities Maintenance at FUMCA. Jeff was a third generation farmer, where he learned many of the skills that help him in his maintenance ministry at the church. Jeff is married to Crystal. They have three adult children, and four grandchildren. Jeff plays many different stringed instruments, including guitar, mandolin, and steel guitar. Fun Facts:  In his spare time Jeff enjoys restoring vintage motorcycles, camping, bicycling, and kayaking.