Brenda Swindle came to Faith United in June 2011. A native Texan she attended UTA where she majored in business. She brings with her much experience as she has worked in Product Development and the Marketing Department for a major cosmetic company in New York, a medical supply company in Plano, and several real estate companies in the Dallas area. Most recently, she was on staff at First Presbyterian Church of Richardson for over 10 years.
She draws on her varied experience as she wears many hats while performing her duties as Business Manager at Faith United. Her passion and hobbies are in music where she sings in her church choir and rings with several church and select handbell groups. When she is not “in the music” as they say; she enjoys spending as much time as possible with her three adult children, John, Sarah and James.
David K. Pierce has been Music Director at Covenant, now Faith United Presbyterian Church since 1993. He graduated from NTSU’s School of Music with two degrees in organ performance, and built pipe organs for a decade. He was staff accompanist at SMU, played and taught at Booker T. Washington High School, and taught music appreciation at Brookhaven Community College for many years. A past President of the Denton Bach Society, David has been Managing Director for Music Theatre of Denton since 1995 and has been the audition pianist and/or Music Director for numerous shows. In 2005 he was honored to receive the CARA (Community Arts Recognition Award) from the Greater Denton Arts Council.
Rev. Dr. Jim Johns begins his leadership at FUPC on June 1, 2016. He attained his Bachelor Degree in Business Administration. Prior to attending seminary, he had careers in retail management, sales, and construction. In the summer of 1995, he began studies at Union Theological Seminary and the Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Richmond Virginia where he received his Master of Divinity Degree. In July, 1998 he was ordained in the Coastal Carolina Presbytery where his first call was to Montpelier Presbyterian Church, in Wagram, North Carolina. To date, the churches he has served have been in North Carolina. In 2008 he began work on his Doctor of Ministry degree at Union Presbyterian Seminary and was awarded this degree in 2011. He and his wife, Terry are excited to be in Texas for the next part of their journey.
Michael began serving Faith United in 2012. He serves in a part time capacity and brings many talents and abilities to this position. He is the owner and founder of his own cleaning business, Michael's Cleaning Service (since 1992). He serves Faith United in many areas such as yard work, minor repairs, carpet/floor cleaning and maintenance, custodial duties, and more. He and his wife, Lisa live in the north Dallas area.
The elected leadership for Faith United Presbyterian Church consists of 12 men and women who are ordained as ruling elders, within the Presbyterian Church (USA). These 12 are divided into three classes, each committed to three years of active service to the congregation. A clerk of session, elected by the session, serves as clerk and ruling elder for his or her term of service. The pastor serves as moderator. Rev. Dale Patterson serving as Interim Moderator of Session.
Class of 2016
Bob Hinkle, clerk of Session
Class of 2017 Clark Penfold Wayne Saunders Gerry Shotswell Susie Wing
Class of 2018