Staff & Leaders

Staff & Leaders

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Pastor

Mike Kerzee

Rev. James Michael (Mike) Kerzee grew up in Copperas Cove, Texas.  He graduated from Southwest Texas State University with his Bachelor’s in History and Speech Communications and his teaching certificate.  He taught and coached for Copperas Cove ISD for 20 years.  He is a Mandel Fellow of the United States Holocaust Museum.  He completed his theological studies through Perkins School of Theology.  He married his college sweetheart, Dianne.  She graduated from Southwest Texas State and became an elementary teacher.  She…
Director of Music Ministry

Diana Schultz

Diana Schultz is a graduate of Baylor University (music education) and SMU (sacred music). She has taught all levels of music, private lessons in piano, percussion, and voice, and she accompanies. She is married to Dale Schultz and they have 2 adult children: Wesley and Lauren. She enjoys music, reading, needlework, jigsaw puzzles, and people. What kind of pizza do you like best? 4-meat Who is your favorite singer/musician?  Too many to name What is your favorite color? I like the color…
Church Administrator / Finance

Roberta Ballester

Roberta Ballester has been with Smithfield United Methodist Church since 2006.  She is a lifelong Christian.  Roberta is married to Tony Ballester and has two sons, Jonathan and Thomas.  She enjoys traveling and taking cruises, reading romance novels and spending time with her family. What kind of pizza do you like best? Pepperoni Who is your favorite singer/musician? Tim McGraw What is your favorite color? Green What was your best-ever vacation? Our trips to Spain If you could ask Jesus…
Discovery School Director

Janet Taylor

I was born in Lone Star, Texas, and I grew up in Daingerfield, Texas. I met my husband, Larry, on a blind date. We have been married since 1991. We have one wonderful son, Jeff. We live in North Richland Hills. I have been a member of Smithfield UMC since 1997. I taught Sunday School, Children’s Church, and Vacation Bible School. I have been with SUMC Discovery School since 1997. First as a parent and then a staff member. I…
Director of Children’s Ministries

Holly Branton

I was born and raised in What kind of pizza do you like best? Who is your favorite singer/musician? What is your favorite color? What was your best-ever vacation? If you could ask Jesus a question, what would it be? Which was your favorite Ninja Turtle? When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Have you ever lived outside of Texas? If you had only sentence left to say, what would it be?…
Sunday School Superintendent

Kathy Jackson

Youth Director

Jon-Marc Harrison

Nursery Worker

Katy Cating

My name is Katy Cating and I am not only a staff member but a church member as well. I have been part of the SUMC family for almost 9 years. My husband and I were married in this church and both of my boys were born into this church. I have been a member of the church nursery staff for 8 1/2 years and have recently become a Discovery School Staff member. I love working with children and enjoy…