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Prosper United Methodist Church
The Mission Contemporary Worship
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Staff & Leaders

Welcome to Prosper United Methodist Church. Our Leadership and Staff have a heart for ministry and fellowship which beats throughout our outreach programs, discipleship opportunities, and regular church-wide activities. The staff works through these programs to strengthen our relationship with Jesus Christ, and also with each other. We celebrate a rich church history while embracing change and growth along with our thriving community.

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 […]

Allee Gomulka

Allee Gomulka has been singing and directing the Joyful Noise Children’s Choir at Prosper UMC since the Fall of 2014.  A Michigan native, Allee has been an active church musician and music lover her entire life. It wasn’t until moving to Shiner, Texas, in 2008 that she discovered her passion for teaching. As a high […]

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 […]

Mia Gutierrez-Woods

Mia Gutierrez-Woods became the director of PUMP in August of 2012. She manages the daily operations of the preschool and is committed to seeing PUMP grow with Prosper UMC.

Antonia Howard

Antonia Howard, a woman of faith, relocated her three beautiful children, Antonisha, Tasia, and Ta’Jon from Modesto, CA, to Frisco, TX, last year. She joined the church staff as the Finance Manager in September 2012.

Sharon Boswell

Sharon Boswell joined Prosper UMC in May 2016 as the Office Administrator. She is married to Evan Boswell and has two sons, Kevin and Tim. She is a graduate of the University of Texas in San Antonio. She worked in Retail Management for 11 years with JCPenney before taking time to stay home to raise […]

Robyn Bitner

For the past 20 years, Robyn’s career has been spent in marketing and communications, including several years as the Communications Director at Christ United Methodist Church in Plano, TX. She is a lifelong Texan and lifelong Methodist, and feels privileged to serve the congregation of Prosper UMC. Robyn and her family moved to Prosper in […]