Monday - Thursday 8:00am-4:00pm
Monday - Thursday 8:00am-4:00pm
Mike Mayhugh grew up in Arlington, Texas, and graduated from Lamar High School. He then went to Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky, and received a B.A. degree in Christian Ministries. He then furthered his studies at Southern Methodist University, where he received his Master of Divinity degree. Mike has been in ministry for 30 years and has served churches in Tyler, Galveston, Emory, Bullard, Richmond, Livingston, Sugarland, Alvin, and in 2020 was appointed to Henderson. Mike has a passion for ministry that incorporates discipleship, nurture, and enhancement of ones’ gifts in ministry. Mike loves the synergy of the fellowship of believers where steel sharpens steel as Proverbs 27:17 tells us: “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”
Minister of Congregational Care & Children
Debbie Tipps grew up in Ocean Springs, MS but she got to Texas as soon as she could! She graduated from Ocean Springs High School before moving west to attend the University of Texas at Arlington. She graduated in 1987 with a Bachelor’s degree in business administration. Debbie worked in the investment industry until she heard God’s call to ministry through her work as a volunteer with family ministries at FUMC Houston. Debbie graduated from Perkins School of Theology in 2013 with a Master’s of Divinity degree. During her time at Perkins, Debbie also became certified as a Spiritual Director. Debbie is married to Woodie Tipps, a native of East Texas. They have two daughters, Annabelle and Mary Margaret. The family moved to Henderson, and began attending FUMC in July of 2011.
Music & Art Director
Jon Starling grew up here in Henderson, and is an alum of Henderson ISD. After graduation, he continued his education at Kilgore College, and Texas A&M University-Commerce, where he graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Music Education with focuses on Vocal Music and Organ Studies. Jon has continued his education through Boston University, and will be completing his Masters of Choral Music at Stephen F. Austin University. He is currently leading the choral programs for Henderson High School, and oversees the Middle School Choir program. Jon also operates a private piano studio each day after school. Jon believes that the music ministries of the church and school should be Christ-centered, uplifting, and progressive. Holding on to the truths that brought us to where we are, while looking forward to where we must go.
"How much and where does the money come from?" are the words heard most often from our Church Administrator, Betty Tyson. Betty began working at FUMC in June of 1985. Over the years, she has served as Director of Children and Adult Ministries, FUMC Preschool Director for 19 years and now has been serving in her current position since 2006. Betty also taught in the public schools for 13 years before starting at FUMC. Although she loves her job, most important in her life are two children, two WONDERFUL grandsons, her family and all of her friends. When at home, she enjoys needlepointing, crocheting and watching TV. When she has the opportunity, she especially enjoys traveling with friends.
Lay Ministries Director
Brenda is married to Scott Lee. She has lived in Henderson her entire life and can’t imagine living anywhere else. She and Scott are blessed to have a wonderful daughter and son-in-law and two precious grandchildren. Brenda received her Bachelor of Arts Degree and Master of Arts Degree from Stephen F. Austin University and became part of the FUMC staff after her retirement from the public school system She enjoys painting, home remodeling, attending programs and events that her grandchildren are involved in, traveling and taking walks. She has been on the FUMC staff since 2004.
Josh grew up in Pilot Point, TX, and has been a part of FUMC Henderson since July of 2019. He and his wife Morgan met in McPherson, KS at Central Christian College, and both have Bachelor degree’s in Youth Ministry. Josh played Basketball and ran Cross Country, while Morgan played for the Softball Team at the college. Josh is currently on track to receive his Master’s Degree in Youth Ministry through Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He is also receiving training through the Center for Youth Ministry Training (CYMT).
Karrie Clark grew up in Henderson and graduated in 1998. She moved to Waco to attend Texas State Technical College, and graduated in 2000 with an associates in Digital Media Design. She worked at IBM in Austin for 3 years, and Kilgore ISD for 8 years. While working for Kilgore ISD, she attended Lamar University and worked towards a degree in Communications and Marketing. She began at FUMC – Henderson as the Communications Director in December 2013. She is married to Ben Clark, and they have two daughters Corley and Chesney. She enjoys spending time with her family, baking, planning events, photography, and marking things off her to-do list.
Pam Brown is a Louisiana native and a graduate of Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana, with a B.S. and M.S. in Business Education. After teaching at TJC for a number of years, she spent quite a few years being a mother and all of the involvement that brings. Pam and her husband, David (a Henderson native,) are the parents of one daughter, Kendra, and one son, Paul. During the past few years the family has expanded to include Esther, daughter-in-law, and a precious grandson, Samuel. David and Pam enjoy traveling and marked off the last of the fifty states a few years ago. Now they are enjoying revisiting some places, as well as enjoying trips overseas. Pam also works at David’s law office and spends her “spare” time with reading, needlework and genealogy. She has been church librarian since 1999.
Leesa Green is a 1982 Henderson High School graduate. After graduation, she earned a Bachelor of Science and a Masters in Education from UT Tyler. Following graduation, she taught in the elementary grades at Henderson ISD for 20 years and then was employed at Region 7 Education Service Center in the areas of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, and State Accountability for 15 years. Coming full circle, she is now the director of FUMC Preschool where her own sons, Brady Green and Bret Green, attended as toddlers and pre-kindergarten students and where her own grandchildren now attend as well. She is married to Greg Green who is 4th generation watermelon farmer in Rusk County. They attend Good Hope Free Will Baptist Church in Henderson.