Staff & Leadership

  • Rev. Marsha Engle Middleton, D.Min.

    senior pastor

    Rev. Marsha Middleton, D.Min. serves First United Methodist Church Grand Prairie as Senior Pastor. Previously the Board of Ordained Ministry Officer for the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church, Pastor Marsha served as a preaching pastor/pastor-in-charge of congregations throughout North Texas for 29 years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and Religion from Austin College, a Master of Divinity degree from Perkins School of Theology, and a Doctor of Ministry degree in Evangelism also from Perkins. Pastor Marsha is passionate about church renewal and has a heart for sharing Wesleyan faith with others. She is married to Blake, a software engineer. They have two young adult children, Hannah and Ben.

  • Rev. Griselda Montalban

    pastora de comunidad cristiana multicultiral

  • Jayme Jones

    Director of children and youth ministries

  • Naulene Pittman

    Director of music | Pastor's Secretary

    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.  

  • Julie Harding

    Director of contemporary worship

  • rita cleghorn

    Business Admin.

  • rick cleghorn


  • eric shirey