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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 […]

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 […]

Kathryn Zetterstrom

Kathryn is a native Texan and life-long Methodist. She was born and raised in Big Spring, Texas and attended Texas Tech University where she received both her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education as well as her Master’s degree in Music Performance-Conducting. She taught high school and middle school choir in Lubbock ISD as well as […]

Melanie Stewart

Melanie was raised in Fayette, Alabama and was involved in church music from a very young age. Melanie earned her Bachelor’s of Music degree in French Horn performance from the University of Alabama and her Master’s in Music Education from Texas Tech University. She has served in both Children’s Ministry and Children’s Music Ministry in churches in Texas […]

Leonard Hayes

Pianist Leonard Hayes is pleased to join Prosper United Methodist Church as the church accompanist. Leonard has years of church experience including six years at the Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Appleton, WI among others. Currently, Leonard is the Head of Classical Piano Studies at the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and […]

Marissa Battle

Marissa graduated from Trinity University in 2018 with a BA in Anthropology and a minor in Religion, and is now working in Exhibit Design and Research at Billings Productions. She has been involved with music at First United Methodist Church of Allen for seven years before becoming involved with various worship groups for the past […]

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 […]

Misty Standifer

Misty Standifer joined Propser UMC in January 2018 as an Executive Assistant. She and her husband Jesse have two sons, Alex and Josiah. Originally from Louisiana, she and her family moved to Texas in 2013, settling down in Celina in 2016. She graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Accounting. […]