My name is Carolee Brink, and I have been the Director of Christian Education at Lufkin First United Methodist Church for 17 years.
My areas of ministry are Women, Adults, and Senior Adults. I think with my many years of experience, I could be beneficial in helping others with problem solving and new ideas.
I have been involved in women's ministries for the past 20 years. I have leadership experience in women's ministries on every level of the church, and it has allowed me the opportunity to understand firsthand the challenges faced by women in our local congregations. I look forward to providing necessary guidance and support for women of the Texas Annual Conference.
Current roles: Local - Finance Team, United Methodist Women, Communion Stewardess, New Membership Team. Conference - Board of Pensions, Delegate to General Conference 2020. General Church - Wespath Benefits and Investments, Black Methodists for Church Renewal
Mindy has a background in psychology and has worked in ministry for over 15 years. She is passionate about helping people feel connected in the church. She loves helping people find an area to serve and plug into. She feels strongly about partnering thelocal church and families together to grow a child’s spirituality. She loves to help children understand and relate to scripture at their level.
Her experience includes leading and growing a mid-week program for the church and community for 80+ elementary aged children and a weekly worship service for children aged Kinder-5th grade. She has developed and trained multiple strong volunteer bases for Sunday morning, Mid-Week, VBS, special events and Confirmation at multiple churches. She has experience in nursery protocols and best practices along with developing and leading Confirmation classes and preteen groups.
Mindy has led dozens of bible studies for women over the years. This includes small groups in her home, intergenerational studies, prayer groups for moms and women’s retreats.