Administrative Staff

Administrative Staff

Meet the Administrative Staff of FUMC Allen that works behind the scenes to support our community.
Facilities Maintenance

Ray Bond

Ray Bond, our facilities manager, was born in Mission, Texas. He graduated from Gorman High School in Eastland Country. Ray left college to join the Army. He worked his way through the construction trades, specializing in HVAC. Ray and his wife, Dee Ann, have been married for 35 years. They have two daughters, Amy and Kari, and a granddaughter, Natalie, who graduated from high school this year. He enjoys kayaking and fishing, and recently started to learn fly fishing and…
Preschool Director

Maureen Bowman

Maureen Bowman serves as the Director of Children’s Creative Playday Preschool.  As Playday director, she is responsible for providing a Christian education for children ages 18 months to 6 years while maintaining Minimum Standards for Child Care for the state of Texas.  Her educational belief is Early Childhood Education is essential for the complete development of the child.  She is passionate about providing a well-rounded education, which includes lots of exploration through play. Maureen loves helping young children learn and…
Reception/Membership Secretary

Elizabeth Fairchild

Elizabeth Fairchild is the Reception/Membership Secretary at FUMC Allen.  Elizabeth is the smiling face you see when you come into the church building and she helps keep member and guest information updated. With the tremendous support and nurturing of the FUMC Allen community, Elizabeth and her husband Brock have raised 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,…
Tech Arts Director

Melinda Cotton

As our Tech Arts Director, Melinda Cotton plans and oversees our weekly live stream church services. She also assists our staff in connecting with the congregation and community through video. Melinda has been attending FUMC Allen since June 2001. She has served as a children’s Sunday school teacher, VBS teacher, newsletter editor, and graphic designer. In 2011, she began working as a shepherd, lighting and set designer with the DARING Youth Choir. She served as DARING’s stage manager from 2013-2019.…
Music Admin Assistant

Terry Fecht

Terry Fecht currently serves as Music Administrative Assistant after 35 years as primary organist and pianist at FUMC Allen. Terry is now responsible for music administration for adult, youth, orchestra, handbells, and children as well as scheduling the times and services in which these groups play. Terry also accompanies the Project Praise children’s choir. Terry and husband Ron have three grown children, son Chris and wife Caryn, granddaughter Natalie and grandson Ryan; daughter Anne and husband Erik Hanson, grandson Asher…
Info Tech 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…
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…
Executive Assistant

Lisa Romans

Lisa Romans serves our staff as our executive assistant. She is passionate about growing as a disciple of Jesus and helping others to do the same. She has both attended and taught various Bible studies over the last three decades. Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) is one of her favorites to attend, and she loves studying Old Testament history! Lisa has been married 27 years to her husband, Brian. They met at the University of North Texas, both earning their Bachelor…
Communications Director

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, church communications, and graphic design. Alison joined FUMC Allen in 2000 as the children’s choir coordinator in the Music Ministry department. 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…
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…