Our Staff

  Our Staff  

Frank Rahm
Pastor
phone | 972.530.1005 extension 11
email |  frank@sachsefirst.net

 

Hello and thank you our visiting our webpage.  I hope this site has been helpful to you and I look forward to meeting you in person.
 
The First United Methodist Church of Sachse is a place where you, your family, and your friends will be welcomed immediately upon your arrival.  From the first moments you arrive, you can expect to be treated with love, respect and friendship.
 
Next, you can expect to hear about God’s grace, the love of Jesus Christ, and the power of the Holy Spirit.  Then, you can expect to be invited to be a part of the community through Sunday school, worship, missions and whatever other ways you sense that God might be calling you.  You are invited to become involved in any or all of these things at your own pace.
 
I know all of this is true, because that was the experience enjoyed by me and my family when we first came here.
 
Once in a while, life offers us an event or an adventure or a fright or an excitement, and when we tell the story later, we hear ourselves saying, "I guess I was in the right place at the right time."  Once there was a person who was right where God needed him to be because his neighbor was in trouble.  His neighbor had been robbed and beaten and abandoned on the side of the road.  When we tell that story today, we call that person, "The Good Samaritan."  
Once in a while, God puts us in place to serve in the same way.
 
See you soon.

Love,
Frank
 
Just in case you were wondering, here is where I have served previously in our North Texas Annual Conference:
First UMC Sachse, July 1, 2016-Present
First UMC Whitewright & Marvin UMC, (a two-point charge), 2012-2016, Pastor
First UMC Rockwall & FaithBridge Church (A new church start.) 2008-2012, Assoc Pastor, in charge of evangelism and Pastor of New Church Start
First UMC Coppell, 2005-2008, Associate Pastor, in charge of missions, trustees, contemporary worship
Spring Valley UMC, Dallas, 2000-2005, Director of Youth Ministries

 
Nick McRae
Associate Pastor
phone | 972.530.1005 extension 13
email |  nick@sachsefirst.net

Rev. Dr. Nick McRae grew up on a farm near LaFayette, Georgia, and moved to Texas in 2013 to attend graduate school at UNT. He completed his PhD in English in 2017. Before leaving academia to enter professional ministry, he taught college English and creative writing courses at Ohio State University and UNT. In addition to serving FUMC Sachse, he attends seminary at SMU's Perkins School of Theology. This is his first appointment as a United Methodist pastor.

Nick is married to Dr. Annie McRae, an audiologist in private practice at Advanced Hearing Center in Dallas. Nick and Annie come to FUMC Sachse from Trietsch Memorial UMC in Flower Mound, where they were married in 2015. They live in Richardson with their pet lizard, a blue-tongued skink named Moses.

 
Jennifer Fornero
Director of Children's Ministries
phone | 972.530.1005
email |  jennifer@sachsefirst.net


Jennifer Fornero joined First United Methodist Church Sachse as Director of Children's Ministries in May 2015.

She comes with a wide variety of experience in ministries with children, both as volunteer and as organizer. She worked as a Pre-K teacher for over ten years and is certified in early childhood education. Jennifer and her husband of eithteen years, Scott, live in Allen and have three 
sons.



 
Kelly Ross
Director of Music and Worship
phone | 972.530.1005
email |  kelly@sachsefirst.net

Kelly Ross is a native of Bonifay, Florida and is married to Joan Finfrock-Ross. Kelly and Joan live in Lake Highlands part of Dallas, Texas and share their home with Baylor the beagle.
 
Kelly is a veteran Minister of Music of 35 years serving churches in Florida, Alabama, Texas and Mississippi. Kelly received his education at Troy University and Baptist College of Florida. He also has done additional studies at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Truett Seminary.
 
Kelly has been active in Rotary Club for many years. He also sings with the Singing Men of North Central Texas. Kelly enjoys reading and studying presidential history and biographies of musicians and musical groups.

 
Jenny Waters
Director of Youth Ministries
phone | 972.530.1005
email |  jenny@sachsefirst.net
 
Jennifer Pittman
Office Manager
phone | 972.530.1005 extension 10
email |  admin@sachsefirst.net
 
Renate Duty
Mother's Day Out Director
phone | 972.530.1005
email |  renate@sachsefirst.net