Clergy & Staff

margot-perez-greene

Senior Pastor

Rev. Dr. Margot Perez-Greene

Pastor Margot’s home church is Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Austin, Texas, where she was raised by two faithful parents. Her father was the longest living member (87 years) when he died at the age of 100 in 2013. After 32 years as an educator in the public schools, colleges and universities as faculty and administrator, Margot retired from her position as Director of the National Institute for Staff & Organizational Development (NISOD) & Lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin, and enrolled at Perkins School of Theology, completing a Master of Divinity in 2011. She served as associate pastor at Tarrytown United Methodist Church in Austin for five years, before coming to El Campo, with responsibilities in congregational care, adult studies and membership. Margot’s husband, Ken Greene, is a retired UMC pastor and serves part-time at John Wesley UMC, Victoria. Margot & Ken enjoy the outdoors, travel, cooking, reading, and the arts. They have grown children and grandchildren in Texas and Arizona.

Margot was appointed by Bishop James Dorff and accepted the position as senior pastor of El Campo UMC, beginning June 28, 2015. El Campo UMC is in the Rio Texas Conference, Crossroads District. She is finding the community to be friendly and the church where she serves inspiring. There is substantial opportunity and potential, and Margot is enjoying the challenge that ministry bring each day. Since her coming, attendance has increased, finances are becoming stable and people are encouraged by new ministries on the horizon. Having said that, there is still much work to be done.

 


susan-horakAdministrative Assistant

Susan Horak

Susan was born and raised in El Campo and attended El Campo schools.  Her college career began at Wharton County Jr. College and then moved on to Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. She graduated with a BA degree in teaching in May 1977. Susan joined the FUMC staff in August 2015 after teaching elementary and middle school students in El Campo ISD for 35 years.  She is a life-long member of St. John Lutheran Church in Wharton, Texas, where she is a member of the Ergonian Society. Susan and her husband, Steve, are blessed with two sons, Ross and Reid, and a beautiful daughter-in-law, Suzanne.

 


Music Minister

Carol Labay

Carol is a retired public educator having served 28 years as an elementary and special education teacher, and as an educational diagnostician. She serves on the Methodist Child Care Board and on the SPRC. Carol also plays the piano for Louise UMC. She is married to Stan, a retired teacher, coach, and campus AD. They have two sons and five GrandBOYS! Carol enjoys keeping up with grandkids, xercising, sewing, and volunteering at the Heritage Center.

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