205 James Street, Boerne, TX 78006 • (830) 249-2565 office | FUMC Preschool - (830) 249-4834

Church Staff and Leadership

Vision Team/Clergy

Rev. Dr. Ricky Burk

Rev. Dr. Ricky Burk

Senior Pastor

Email | ext. 223

A native of Lubbock, Texas, Dr. Burk received the B. A. in Theology from Southwestern University, Tucson, Arizona in 1984, the M. Th. from Liberty Bible College, Pensacola, Florida in 1987, the Course of Study School certificate from Perkins School of Theology, Dallas, Texas, in 1995, the Advanced Course of Study School certificate from Perkins School of Theology, Dallas, Texas in 1998, and the Doctor of Ministry from Perkins School of Theology, Dallas, Texas in 2000.

Rev. Dr. Russell Miller

Rev. Dr. Russell Miller

Associate Pastor

Email | ext. 225

A native of Corpus Christi, Rev. Dr. Russell Miller served two United Methodist congregations in the Houston area before moving to Boerne.  Ordained a permanent deacon in 1997, he served as Minister of Music and Worship at FUMC Boerne from 1997-2016.   In 2016, he transitioned into the role of associate pastor, where his focus is on congregational care, worship, faith formation, and missions.  Russell’s wife, Sylvia, continues to serve as Organist and Pianist for our church.  The Millers have two adult children and four grandchildren.

Karen Andrews

Karen Andrews

Director of Music and Worship

Email | ext. 229

Karen is the Director of Worship and heads up the music and worship support teams and staff. She also works with the Communications team and any part of the church that helps people “Encounter” God. Karen has been married to her husband, Kyle, since 1997 and has two beautiful, hilarious girls and two insufferable cats.

John Paul Spurlock

John Paul Spurlock

Director of Family Ministry

Email | ext. 227

Lori Balensiefen

Lori Balensiefen

Pastoral Administrator

Email | ext. 221

Programming

Misty Esparza

Misty Esparza

Wesley Nurse

Email | ext. 230

Hollie Garza

Hollie Garza

Assistant Director of Family Ministry

Email | ext. 224

Rebecca Sweet

Rebecca Sweet

Director of Children's Ministry

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Devanee Chapman

Devanee Chapman

Assistant Director, FUMC Preschool

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Meg Semm

Meg Semm

FUMC Pre-school Director

Email | ext. 245

Trish Weaver

Trish Weaver

Nursery Coordinator

Email | ext. 247

Support

Encounter Support Staff

Sylvia Miller

Sylvia Miller

Organist

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Janet O'Day

Janet O'Day

Program Secretary Worship/Music

Email | ext. 241

Ben Toalson

Ben Toalson

Communications

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Jason VanSlyke

Jason VanSlyke

Worship Support Coordinator

Email | ext. 247

Facilities and Event Management

Carl Behrendt

Carl Behrendt

Set Up Assistant

Email | ext. 228

Jack Huggins

Jack Huggins

Facilities Manager

Email | ext. 228

Alex Maresh

Alex Maresh

Set Up Coordinator

Email | ext. 228

Christi Brogen

Christi Brogen

Kitchen Coordinator - Weekend

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JoAnn Marinelli

JoAnn Marinelli

Kitchen Coordinator - Weekday

Email | ext. 239

Business Systems

Jeanan Wallace

Jeanan Wallace

Business Manager

Email | ext. 234

Marcia Mattick

Marcia Mattick

Accounting

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