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.

Kaelan Starks

Director of Family and Children Ministries

Kaelan grew up in Whitesboro and attended First Baptist Church in Whitesboro with her family. She graduated from Whitesboro High School and completed her college education at Texas Woman’s University, with a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education for Early Childhood through 6th grade, along with a Certification in Special Education for Early Childhood through 6th grade. For the past 3 years, she has been a Special Education Teacher, until the summer of 2023 when she welcomed a new baby girl to her family.
Kaelan and her husband, Dustin, live in Lake Kiowa with their 3 children. Bentley (13),  Briley (11), and Bailey (4 months old). She enjoys traveling to places where her family can enjoy hiking, hunting, fishing, mountain biking, and many other outdoor activities.

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.