Meet the team!
Rev. Tom Palmer
In 34 years of ministry, Pastor Tom Palmer has helped guide people from all walks of life into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. He leads us all on this faith journey as a church family and would love to connect with you!
Rev. Beth Kellner
Pastor of Community Transformation
Pastor Beth Kellner has served multiple churches over the last 15 years. She enjoys working with others as they grow in their Christian faith. She is looking forward to her continued ministry at FUMC Coppell.
Rev. Sumesh Jacob
Pastor of Discipleship and Care Ministries
Pastor Sumesh joined First Coppell last year. With more that a decade of ministry experience–first in India and now here–he serves families and individuals as they grow in Christ.
Senior Leadership Team
Executive Director of Administration
Bentley is a fearless leader who helps Pastor Tom’s vision come true. He keeps us all on track and is here to help point you in the right direction.
Kids Ministries (Birth-5th Grade)
Director of Children’s Ministry
Kathy has a kind heart and a passion for teaching kids about God’s love for them. She’s here to help the little ones in your family, birth-5th grade, connect with God and would love to connect with you!
Student Ministries (6-12th Grades)
Director of Student Ministries & Technology
Christy leads students (grades 6-12) with compassion and helps parents get involved and connected with opportunities to serve. Reach out to her if you’re looking for a place to serve in Student Ministries.
Music + Arts
Director of Traditional Worship
Anastasia Markina leads our choirs, orchestra, and musical ensembles. She can help you get connected to the Music Ministries of the church!
Kay helps keep everything at First Coppell running smoothly. Get in touch with her if you need any information about membership or any upcoming opportunities!
Kathy leads by serving in the front office. She’ll be there to help you find your way throughout the week!
Looking for more?
Be sure to check out the Events Calendar for opportunites to connect.