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Interim Pastor:  The Session & Interim Pastor Search Committee are pleased to introduce our New Interim Pastor Melinda Hunt.  Her first Sunday as Interim was May 5.  Her unique experience and training will allow her to guide us through transition and calling a new pastor.

     Melinda Hunt retired from Solar Under the Sun as Executive Director in December 2018.  Prior to joining SUS, she spent almost 14 years as Director of Development and Ministry Services at Texas Presbyterian Foundation.  Ms. Hunt belongs to Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church in Richardson, Texas where she serves as a ruling elder.  She has been involved with the Presbyterian Church at the local, regional and national levels, including serving as a Commissioner to the 223rd General Assembly in St. Louis in 2018.  Additionally, Melinda attended Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, where she currently serves on the Austin Seminary Alumnae Board.  In her spare time, she and her husband, Homer Brown (and their little Carin Terrier, Abbey) enjoy traveling and hiking especially in our national parks.

 Music Director:  Dr. Jeffrey Schleff is First Presbyterian Church's new Director of Music.  After earning music degrees

from Arizona State, Northwestern University, and The University of Illinois, he served churches in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago.  Upon retirement as a school principal, Jeff and his wife, Rita, relocated to Ardmore, Oklahoma where they enjoy life and their 5 dogs.


Administrative Assistant:  Sarah Loewen

Child Care Provider:  Lydia Ansley

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Gainesville, Texas  76240

P.O. Box 751

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