Rev. Dr. Wes Magruder
Senior Pastor

Appointed to Kessler Park UMC in 2014
Previously served churches in Texas and Great Britain
Previously served as Director of Cameroon New Mission Initiative, GBGM
Married to Leah, father of Rachel, Chloe, and Mallory
Loves the Texas Rangers, U2, Bob Dylan, Radiohead, documentary film, and improv
Serves on the Board of Directors of Refugee Services of Texas


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Ken Kelley
Pastor of Congregational Care

Joined KPUMC staff in 2017
Served in various lay leadership positions for four decades
Married to Colleen, father of Shannon


Eva Englert-Jessen
Minister to Youth

Joined KPUMC staff in July 2017
Graduate of Hendrix College in 2012 and
Boston University School of Theology in May '17
Served in young adult faith & justice community in Boston and churches/nonprofits in
Dallas, Arkansas and Massachusetts
Married to Chris
Loves food & urban farming, the outdoors, coffee, good conversations


Yvonne Boyack
Administrative Assistant

Started with KPUMC in the summer of 2016
Served as conference manager for the American Heart Association
and other nonprofits for 15 years
Married to Pat, mother of Savannah, Sarah, and Pace


Rebecca Creighton
Finance Manager

Started with KPUMC in the summer of 2017

Dr. Jonathan Palant
Minister of Music

Graduate of Michigan State University, Temple University and University of Michigan
Founder and director of Credo Choir and Dallas Street Choir
Former Artistic Director of Dallas’ Turtle Creek Chorale
Serves on Board of Directors of the Intercollegiate Men’s Choruses
Author of Brothers, Sing On! Conducting the Tenor-Bass Choir, published by Hal Leonard Corporation
Married to Mark, father of Noah


Jim Spruill
Maintenance Manager

Contact: 214.942.0098

Jill Peyton
Director, Parent's Day Out