Chad McSwain

Lead Pastor

Chad McSwain came to First UMC 'Boro in July of 2020. Chad has served in ministry for 16 years as a Youth Director, Associate Pastor and Senior Pastor. Chad has served at Creekwood UMC, St. Andrew UMC and most recently at Christ UMC in Plano, Texas. Chad has a Masters in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary and a Master's of Divinity from Perkins School of Theology at SMU. Chad is married to Brandi and they have three children: Abbie, Xander and Lia and a pug named Jarvis. 

Jake Dickerson

Associate Pastor / Director of Youth and Music Ministries

Jake is a graduate of Southern Methodist University holding a Master's Degree in Music Composition and he is in progress to complete his Master of Divinity Degree. He puts his musical talents to work in the youth and music ministries of our church. He enjoys Wesleyan studies and teaching music to high school and college students.

Erin Blankenship

Director of Family and Children Ministries

Erin is the most recent addition to the staff. She comes from 10 years teaching public school specializing in American Sign Language. She has a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and a Master's Degree in Linguistics. She is married to Brennan and has two children, Beckett and Bastian. She likes reading and watching science fiction movies and documentaries. 

Jamie Garriott

Office Administrator

Jamie has an associates degree in business management and is currently working on her bachelor's degree . She has worked as on office admin for E.G Enterprise before coming to FUMC Whitesboro. For her, it has been a blessing and a great change. Jamie loves  to bake and grill. She is married to Erin Garriott and has three children: Pepper, ParsLee, and Sage. They love to live on their ranch and ride around,  spending time as a family.

Sherri Smith

Volunteer Coordinator

Fun stuff about Sherri coming soon! 

Chris Knight

Facility Director

Fun stuff about Chris coming soon! 

Carol Pike 

Worship Coordinator

Carol is our worship coordinator which means she makes everything happen! From Scripture readers to organizing Communion servers, Carol makes the worship service run smoothly. She would love to meet you and help you get connected to worship.

Linda Harris

Director of Bell Choir

Linda has a number of roles at the church. She currently  serves by leading the Bell Choir, which performs regularly in our worship services. She is also a Stephen's Minister, helping others by being a listening ear when they need it most.