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Who We Are


Meet our minister! Lee Ann has served as senior pastor of First Congregational Church since December 2012. Here are a few interesting facts about our reverend:

Top Five Favorite Movies: Waiting for Guffman; Fargo; Goodfellas; Driving Miss Daisy; and Crash

Top Five Places to Eat: The Woodshed, Nonna Tatta, and Fred's Texas in Fort Worth; Potager in Arlington; and Chipotle (everywhere!)

Favorite Things to Do: cook: read; hike with her dog, Denver; anything with Lisa or their kids!

Favorite Quote: "Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don't be afraid." --Frederick Buechner

A random fact about Lee Ann: She once was on the Jumbotron at Ranger's stadium doing the Macarena!

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Chris Wilson

Chancel Music Director and 9:00 Band Leader

Chris began working at FCC in 2009 as the Music Director. He inspires us every week with his music! Get to know Chris a little better:

Top Five Movies: The Shawshank Redemption; The Bucket List; Cast Away; Gladiator; and the Transformer movies

Top Five Places to Eat: Pappasitos; Cheddars; Wing Stop; Hard 8 BBQ; and Casa Rio's

Favorite Things to Do: fishing for crappie, watching movies, and traveling

Favorite Quote: "Get busy living, or get busy dying."

One random fact about Chris: He would like to have a chicken coop in his backyard.

Laurie Dobson

Office Manager and Director of Communications

Laurie is responsible for running the church office, the weekly Comma, the monthly Comma Plus, website content, and all other communication needs at FCC. Here are some facts about her:

Top Five Movies: An Affair to Remember (the Cary Grant/Deborah Kerr version); Elf; Pretty in Pink; Hope Floats; and Return to Me

Top Five Places to Eat: Spiral Diner; Thai Select; Maharaja; King Tut’s; and Taste of Asia

Favorite Things to Do: be creative; go to the drive-in or outdoor movies with Eric; watch movies; read biographies; and grow things

Favorite Quote: "Perfect is the enemy of good." --John Jerome

One random fact about Laurie: She used to take care of two chimpanzees (one was the famous Nim Chimpsky).

Heather Goolsby

Co-Youth Director

Top Five Movies: Serenity; The Sound of Music; High Fidelity; Steel Magnolias; all of the Super hero movies!

Top Five Places to Eat: Tokyo Cafe; Clear Springs in Tyler (best onion rings on the planet!); Happy Bowl; Ol' South Pancake House; Swiss Pastry Shop

Favorite Things to Do: read; be out in nature; play puzzle games; go to museums of all kinds; and listen to local music

Favorite Quote: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has~

One random fact about Heather: She has a big love for metal music!

Analiese Hill

Director of Children's Ministry

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