ABOUT US

Our Leadership Team

We know that picking a church home isn’t always an easy decision. We invite you to spend a moment browsing our website to get a glimpse of who we are and our ministry at home and abroad. We invite you to visit us in worship on Sunday morning or contact us for any pastoral needs.

Rev. Cathe Evins, Senior Pastor

 
Rev. Cathe Evins was appointed to serve beginning in July 2017.
Cathe was ordained an Elder in the Southwest TX Conference of the UMC in 2003 and has previously served Cedar Creek UMC and FUMC McAllen. She holds a Master of Divinity degree from Perkins School of Theology, Dallas, TX., a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from UT Pan American, McAllen, TX., and an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice from Clinton Community College, Plattsburgh, NY. She is married to Jerry Evins, who is an Insurance Agent. They have 3 grown children and two Standard Poodles. Cathe and Jerry enjoy music (especially Classic Rock) and hiking in Colorado with their Poodles. Cathe also enjoys cooking and trying new recipes.

Rev. Ray Perales, Senior Associate Pastor

 

Pastor Ray Perales was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley, as well as in The United Methodist Church, and graduated from Raymondville High School. He served as a layperson on various committees, as a worship leader, and youth director before going into full-time ministry. Ray previously served as the pastor at Christ United Methodist Church in Stockdale, and First United Methodist Church in Donna, Texas. Ray and his wife, Faly, have been married for 11 years. They are a blended family, with five children in total: Carlos, Elisa, Briana, Victoria, and Miguel. Miguel will be a senior this coming school year. Tori moved back to the Valley where she is working. Briana just graduated from McMurry University. Elisa will graduate in December from Texas A&M-Kingsville. Carlos and his wife, Chloe, are expecting their first child within the next month, and Faly and I are excited about being grandparents! We look forward to serving our Lord in Seguin, working shoulder-to-shoulder with you.
 

Rev. Melissa Lind, Associate Pastor

 

Melissa joined the staff as an Associate Pastor in July of 2017. She completed License Local Pastors School in May of 2017 and will begin with Course of Study in the summer of 2018. Melissa has 3 adult children and 2 dogs she loves to spend time with. Her hobbies include hiking, camping, reading and cooking.
 

Keith J. Robinson, Director of Music, Choir Director

 
Keith serves FUMC-Seguin as Director of Music and Adult Choir Director. He says, “Learning more about our relationship with God through music is a great gift. One that I feel very fortunate to share with our congregation; with children and adults alike.” In addition to his work at FUMC-Seguin, Keith also teaches for the Seguin School District, a position that allows him to encourage and nurture young students on their path to a lifetime of loving music.
Keith is a 1985 graduate of Texas A & I University – Kingsville, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education. He has taught music from elementary ages through high school and performed as tubist in the Air Force Band of the West. He also served a year with VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America), in Oregon, overseeing the coordination of volunteer readers and young children. Keith is currently the tuba player for Hill Country Brass.Keith is married to Nelwyn and has a daughter, Jillian, who came to join their family from India at age two. He loves to laugh, sing and play the tuba – not necessarily all at the same time!
 

Scott Wilkinson, Seasons Music Director

 
Scott Wilkinson has been a musician basically all his life. From piano lessons at 6 to guitar to playing trumpet through high school, music has always been a part of life, especially church music. Scott was a music major at Houston Baptist University with a concentration in vocal performance. He began leading worship at 19 at several part-time church music positions in Victoria, Houston, Hallettsville and Yoakum. Leading worship is a passion for Scott. Leading God’s people in worship is not only a great honor and responsibility, it is also amazing to Scott that it is also so much fun! Scott and his wife, Nena have lived in Seguin since March of 2016 with their two dogs (Ziva and Elphie). They met back in college at Houston Baptist University and 28 years later, they were married in 2011. Together they have 5 children.

Michelle Belden, Weekday School Director

 
 

Lauren Schumann, Children’s Ministry Director

 
 

Melissa DePalermo, Office Manager

 
Melissa has been serving the church since 1999. She is responsible for all church publications, maintaining membership records, scheduling the facility use, to name just a few of her job areas. Melissa attended Angelo State University, is a Certified United Methodist Church Secretary, is a member of the Professional Administrators of the United Methodist Connectional Structure and has been a member of FUMC all of her life.
 
Melissa and her husband Troy have three children, Colby, Kacey and Kaitlyn. When not working, she enjoys camping and tending her butterfly garden.

Bonnie Dixon, Financial Administrator

 
As the Financial Administrator of the church since 2006, Bonnie performs FUMC’s accounting services such as bookkeeping, payroll, IRS reporting and other financial and budgeting services.
 
Bonnie is a long time resident of Seguin (since the mid 1970’s). She has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from TLU and a Master’s in Business Management from the University of the Incarnate Word. Bonnie worked for twenty five years with Motorola as an Accountant. She has previous church experience at St. Andrews Episcopal.