Church Staff

Pastors & Staff

Chad McSwain


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

Director of Youth and Music Ministries

Jake came to the 'Boro in 2020. Originally from Oklahoma, Jake recently graduated from Southern Methodist University with a Master's in Music Composition. Jake is an accomplished musician and Mr. Roger's scholar. He puts his musical talents to good use leading our youth program and Sunday worship.

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. 

Kaylyn Price

Office Manager

Kaylyn is the newest member of the staff. Kaylyn brings her knowledge and experience in Human Resources to make the office an engaging environment. If she is not in the office, she is running after her son, Ryder or holding her baby, Brooklyn. 

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.

Tom Leach

Church Custodian

Tom is the best! Not only does he serve the church, you can find Tom serving a number of organizations in Whitesboro. Tom is committed to helping all people know the love of God and that there is a place for them.

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.