The staff at FUMC Beeville stand ready to help you with your needs. Feel free to contact us at any time, or just stop by to say "hello!"
Dean received his call to ministry after establishing a successful career as a business litigation attorney in San Antonio with an international law firm. Dean is a graduate of Asbury Theological Seminary. His wife, Martha Beth, also graduated from Asbury and serves as a hospice chaplain for Amedysis, a home hospice agency in San Antonio.
Dean received his B.B.A. in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin; his J.D. from the University of Houston College of Law; and his M.Div. from Asbury.
Dean & Martha Beth have three adult children and three "furry" children, Brock & Lilly, their Anatolian Shepherds, and Red, the unofficial greeter of FUMC Beeville. When time permits, Dean enjoys playing golf. Dean & Martha Beth also love to travel.
You may contact Dean as follows:
Office: 361-358-3350 (Ext. 301)
Bonnie handles all pertaining to financial stewardship and membership at our church.
Bonnie has worked in a variety of industries, including merchandising, postal work, notary and more! She has sons and their families in California and Oregon, with more family in Missouri.
"but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."
You may contact Bonnie as follows:
Office: (361) 358-3350 (Ext. 302)
Cassie has been a church musician in one way or another since she was 8 years old, having sung in and directed many church choirs, both children's and adult. She comes to us from Beloit, Wisconsin, to be near her sister and far away from the harsh Wisconsin winters ... and for the food!
Cassie taught Public School Music for 30 years in Michigan and Wisconsin, teaching students from kindergarten through High School. This included 16 years working with the high school musicals and four years with the middle school musicals. She taught Elementary Music, and Middle School Choir, General Music and Special Education Music. She still teaches piano and voice in her home studio.
Cassie has two grown children, Kim (a college professor) and Jason (an airline pilot) and four beloved granddaughters.
In addition to her musical duties, Cassie takes care of three cats and one spoiled dog. Well, the cats are spoiled, too.
You may contact Cassie as follows:
Phone: (361) 542-4545
Maria Velasquez has been at FUMC Beeville for over 30 years, and she knows this church better than anyone. If you ever have a question about the church, its history, or its structure, she should be your go-to person. We are as grateful as can be to have someone take such loving care of our campus.
You may contact Maria as follows:
Mary Martinez, R.N. is a graduate of Victoria College, and now serves in ministry with us as our church's Wesley Nurse.
As stated on the Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas website, "A Key Component of the work Wesley Nurses undertake in their communities is providing health education, health promotion, and facilitation of resources."
Mary has been married for 29 years, and has a total of 4 children and 5 grandchildren with her husband.
She has served in public health work for over 10 years, and is happy to serve FUMC Beeville and our community.
You may contact Mary as follows:
(361) 358-3350 ext. 305
The Forgiven praise team formed in the summer of 2012 when First United Methodist Church of Beeville had the opportunity to host youth interns from the Lydia Patterson Institute. “The Lydia Patterson Institute is a Methodist Christian college-preparatory school located in El Paso, Texas, United States. Founded in 1913, it offers programs for Spanish-speaking children, primarily from Juarez, to attend high school in the United States and attend an American undergraduate university. All high school classes are taught in English, and the school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.” (Cited from The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools)
The students were musically gifted and several played instruments, so they joined with a couple of adults from FUMC and began playing a few songs on Sunday mornings. After their return to El Paso the church was left with a guitar player and lead vocalist, so the search began for musicians, and within a few months The Forgiven Praise Team became a regular part of Sunday morning worship! Now, the band is blessed with enough musicians to allow for some rotation of worship schedules every week. They are active in the Coastal Bend area and participate ecumenically with local churches and the Windmill Emmaus community.
Band members include: George Fiegel- Lead Guitar and Vocals, Tori Shay - Vocals, Alexis Rodriguez- Vocals, Mike Fox – Percussion, Paula Sands Morgan - Bass Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Auxiliary instuments, and Vocals, Wally Tegge - Keyboard/Piano, Todd Fuller- Guitar and Vocals, Richard Webb- Guitar and vocals, Leanne Fox- A/V Tech, Troy Draper- Sound Tech
Susan recently retired after serving thirty-six years as an educator. She served as a teacher, coach, counselor, and principal. Susan holds a B.S. from Texas Lutheran College, a M.S. from Texas A & I University, and a M.S. and a Doctorate of Education Degree from Texas A & M University- Kingsville.
For the last five years, Susan served as the Director of a Christian School where she found her true passion of serving the Lord while serving children. Susan wanted to continue serving the Lord by working in and for a ministry. She is very blessed to have been given the opportunity to work at FUMC with an awesome group of colleagues.
Susan has no children of her own, but has helped raise thousands of children during her career. Every child has left footprints on her heart. She has so many fond memories of all “her kids” and all the awesome educators she is now blessed to call her friends.
Susan was raised in Elgin, TX. She has two sisters, one niece, one nephew, and five “greats” who she all loves as her own. She has three Feline Fur Babies named Beanie, Dexter, and Penny who are all spoiled rotten!
You may contact Susan as follows:
(361) 358-3350 ext. 312
Jack Cochran is a graduate of Riviera Kaufer High School and Tarleton State University, with a degree in Professional-Relational Communications. He has graduated as of May 2017, and jumped right into work with the United Methodist Church as the Director of Connecting Ministries in First UMC Azle.
He took a new job at the turn of the new year as the Youth Director of our own home church, FUMC Beeville. He seeks to apply energy and scriptural learning to match the energy and desire to learn the youth of Bless Up have shown.
He has one cat, named Nebby, who is the unofficial mascot for Bless Up.
Office: (361) 358-3350 Ext. 305 Cell: (361) 296-5615