Director of Children's
Music Ministry
 

I have always been involved with children and music. When I was in high school I did music for the elementary Sunday school kids every week.  I was in a singing group in college that toured Missouri to recruit for Central Methodist College – we wrote our own music! I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Music – Piano Performance. I married Tim Morrison and began helping him with the children’s choirs at Terrell UMC.  After we decided to come to Custer Road I began building my piano studio teaching from our apartment.  I helped with children’s choirs and tours long before I was employed by the church.  I taught music in a Montessori school for 9 years. When an opportunity came to be involved in a more professional way in the Children’s choirs I decided to stop teaching in the Montessori school and focus on piano and children’s music ministry. I have always sung and played the piano – it is a blessing to be able to do what I love every day.  I have taught bible study here at Custer Road UMC off and on in the 30 years we have been here.  I am blessed that Tim has had such longevity here. It has allowed our family to really make Texas home.  Custer Road continues to bless us and allow us to continue to serve.  I don’t know what God has planned for me in the next 10 years. I try to remain open to new opportunities and blessings. 

Favorite scripture: Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6                             

Words to live by: Always keep God at the center of everything you do (even laundry…)

Family Members: Tim (married since 1984)
daughter, Jenna (Associate Pastor at Rockwall UMC), son, Mason (Worship Leader at FUMC Sherman), grandson, Caden                            

Hobbies, Interests: I love to compose for the children’s choirs, I love to make jewelry (certified Metal Clay artist), love to read, love spending time with my hubby

What do most people not know about you? I made a CD in college of music I wrote, I was a youth minister for 2 years.

Who has inspired you the most in your life and why? My husband inspires me daily – his passion for young people is infectious. Challenges me to be better everyday

Favorite Children’s Book: Oh the places you’ll go by Dr. Seuss

Favorite Movie: A Walk to remember or twister

Favorite Television Shows: Outlander, Big Bang

Dream Vacation: Hawaii

First Car: 1970 something yellow hatchback pinto (Tim’s parents gave it to us when we got married – in 1984!)