• Dr. Jonathan Bynum


    Dr. Jonathan Bynum is the son and grandson of Methodist preachers and he wants to help you get to know Jesus more and more. Jonathan married his high school sweetheart, MarLea, the week after he graduated from Texas A&M (he was an engineer before becoming a pastor). They have four children and two grandchildren.

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  • Larry Bouriaque

    Choirmaster, Organist, Administrative Assistant

    Larry Bouriaque is originally from Creole, LA. He studied organ at Louisiana College and McNeese State University and privately in Denver Colorado.  Larry has been with the United Methodist Church for over 25 years.  

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  • Jennifer Kiely

    Youth Director

    Jennifer Kiely has worked with youth for the past 10 years. She has a BS from Sam Houston State University, is a certified teacher, and is currently working towards a PhD in Forensic Science. Jennifer is married to Darren Kiely and has three kids: Jyliane, Myah, and Ayden. 

  • Jennifer pluff

    Children's Director

    Jennifer brings joy and creativity to her work with our children. And she has a personal interest because she and her husband, Barry, have three kids of their own: Sarah, Samantha, and Sabrina. We can always count on Jennifer - she also works in accounting.

  • Paulette WElls


    Paulette Wells has been with Willis First United Methodist Church for over 38 years. She has served as Choir Director, Organist and Pianist during that time. Paulette and her husband Mike reside in New Waverly. She has 2 grown children and 2 grandchildren.

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