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Leadership Staff

Jason McConnell

Pastor Jason is an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church and has served Prosper UMC since 2013. His experience in ministry has spanned 12 years with 10 of those as a pastor and includes leading both large and small churches, as well as starting up new church communities and fostering their developments. Prior to ministry, Pastor Jason had a career in business consulting but finally answered the call on his life to full-time ministry and stepped away in 2004.

Melissa Hatch

Melissa Hatch is the worship pastor for The Mission contemporary worship service at Prosper UMC. Melissa is a lifelong Methodist who has a passion for creating new avenues and places for worship and connection so that all people can find a place to belong, grow and be in relationship with God. She loves getting her hands dirty in mission work and looks forward to finding many places to serve in our local community.

Joel Eichler

Joel Eichler Joel was born in Dallas, Texas, but has spent most of his life in the greater Houston area. He was baptized and confirmed in the United Methodist Church and has been involved in the life of a United Methodist church his whole life. Joel got his start in professional youth ministry in 2012, but […]

Vail Keck-Rowland

Vail Keck-Rowland joined Prosper UMC in February 2016. A California native, Vail has nearly twenty years of experience working for church, community, children’s, college, university, and professional choirs and orchestras. An active clinician, guest conductor, and music educator, Vail has served as Director of Music Ministries at both large and small churches in the California […]

Bree Bakke

Bree has 10 years of teaching experience and is certified in early childhood through 8th grade. Before coming to Prosper UMC, she was an active volunteer in the children’s ministry serving on a Children’s Team, as a Sunday school teacher, co-director of VBC, and coordinator of Mission Kids. Bree was brought to children’s ministry through […]