Rusty is a part-time associate pastor of the church, joining the staff in August of 2018. Rusty is a graduate of Perkins School of Theology and was ordained elder in 2012. Rusty has served as an associate pastor at Seabrook UMC and Holy Covenant UMC in Katy. The past five years Rusty has been on medical leave because of epilepsy and complications from surgery to relieve his seizures. Four years ago, Rusty and his family began worshipping at FUMC in the Open Skies community. He and his wife, Alison are members of the Kairos Sunday school class. Alison is also a United Methodist elder and works in extension ministries with the non-profit Spring Spirit in Spring Branch. Both Rusty and Alison have assisted our staff by preaching and presiding over communion services. They have three daughters, Elizabeth, Charlotte, and Norah. Rusty is excited about taking on this new role and will lead worship on Sundays and oversee our equipping ministries.