Meet the Staff

John Peel

Pastor Emeritus

Rev. John Peel


Katie Klein

Associate Pastor

Rev. Katie Klein
associate@lakecitiesumc.org

Associate Pastor’s Blog

Pastor Katie is a longtime Dentonite, moving to the area when she was in elementary school. Her family attended Blue Mound UMC in Denton. She was active as a young person in lay speaking becoming a Certified Lay Speaker at the age of 13. She then began serving as a youth sponsor until she worked up to become a Youth Director. Eventually Katie finally answered God’s call to ministry and graduated from Brite Divinity at TCU.

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Tricia Notte

Children’s Director

Tricia Notte
childrensdirector@lakecitiesumc.org
(940) 321-6100

Tricia comes to us from Footprints Preschool where she has been employed for eleven years. She and her husband Mark, daughter Taylor, and son Noah live in Corinth.


Dave Ekstrum

Music Director

Dave Ekstrum
dave@lakecitiesumc.org

Dave Ekstrum became the Music Director at Lake Cities UMC in June 2014.


Suzie Miller

Administrative Assistant

Suzie Miller
secretary@lakecitiesumc.org
(940) 321-6100

Suzie was born and raised in California, but has called Texas home for almost 10 years. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies from California State University Bakersfield, she met and later married her husband, Grant.

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Bry Kenney

Preschool Director

Bry Kenney
footprints@lakecitiesumc.org
(940) 321-6100

Bry Kenney is the director at Footprints Preschool. This will be her sixth year on staff at Footprints, serving one year as a Pre-K teacher and five years as the director.

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1 John 4:16

So we have known and believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them.