Photo: Woody is the one on the right, along with church members, reaching out to folks in the community with warm greetings at the Soybean Festival.
Woody arrived in Mexico as our Interim Pastor on June 1. Woody has pursued special training to help churches transition from a long-time pastorate to a new beginning that is healthy for the new pastor and the congregation. Woody and his wife Jan have served churches in Texas, Colorado, and Kentucky, and are happily pursuing their first work in the great Midwest. Woody loves preaching, teaching, and most of all being a pastor; so he is doing all of those things for us while helping us chart our way forward.
Woody grew up in Texas, received a B.A. from The University of Texas at Austin, and Master and Doctorate degrees from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. At the same time Jan completed a B.A. and M.A. in library science from The University of Texas at Austin. They have a grown son and daughter, both of whom now live and work in Austin.