Kathryn Strempke

Senior Pastor | kathryn@fumcgp.org


Pastor Kathryn Strempke graduated from Austin College in Sherman and holds a permanent teaching certificate in Texas. She graduated from Perkins School of Theology to become a minister in the United Methodist Church. Pastor Strempke served in 7 churches before taking over the senior pastor position for First United Methodist Church in Grand Prairie, TX. Her pastorates included Westbury-on-Trym British Methodist Church, St. Andrew UMC in Albuquerque, NM and most recently Wylie UMC.


Her hobbies include traveling and a love for photography. Pastor Strempke is a self-professed TV and movie nerd who prefers “Star Wars” and "Doctor Who” to Academy Award winners. She also considers herself to be an UMCOR fanatic. 


Reverend Kathryn has been married for 30 years to Kevin Strempke. He is currently serving as the pastor at First United Methodist Church in DeSoto, TX. 


Griselda Montalban

Associate Pastor of Spanish-language Ministries | gissel21@live.com


Travis Burdett

Minister of Ignite Worship | travis@fumcgp.org


A 2004 graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Travis holds a Bachelors in Business Administration. In May 2009, the Brite Divinity School of Texas Christian University awarded Travis a Masters of Divinity. Both degrees have served him well as he leads the contemporary service, Ignite!, after leading youth for 6 years (Ennis First UMC, Rockwall First UMC, and Wylie UMC) and as Senior Service Advocate and Service Analyst with Farmers Insurance.


Travis has also served as Associate Director of the TCU Wesley Foundation, written curriculum for local ministries, created discipleship programs, mentored students and created fundraising opportunities. He is skilled in communications including the many areas of social media, PowerPoint development, newsletter and bulletin publications.


Travis and his wife, Niki, are parents the parents of two beautiful children.


Naulene Pittman

Director of Music + Pastor's Secretary | naulene@fumcgp.org


Naulene is responsible for guiding the music ministry in the church. She plans the special presentations and oversees the music programs and their leaders. As Pastor’s secretary, she handles correspondence, coordinating weddings, helps with funerals as well as taking care of daily office duties. When relaxing, Naulene enjoys activities with her six grandchildren and watching the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Longhorns play football.  

Gabe Rangel

Worship Leader @ Ignite Worship