Weekday School Ministries




Rev. Brandy Stevens

Hello! My name is Brandy Stevens, I’m from a small-town in Southeast Texas.  I graduated from Lamar University, Beaumont and continued my education of studies for a Master of Divinity degree at Southern Methodist University, Dallas. I love introducing people to Jesus and seeing lives changed by the grace and mercy of God. I have served as a Children’s and Youth Director at First United Methodist Church, Nederland and I currently serve as Pastor at Fairwood United Methodist Church, Tyler. 

Throughout the past twenty years I have served in children and family ministries. I can assist in setting up new or refreshed vibrant children, youth, and family ministries. I am also familiar with licensed weekday school ministries. I absolutely love making Jesus known to young children, while fostering an environment that is fun and soaked in the Spirit!

Renee Templer

I have been blessed to have taught children most of my life. Now I am retired, but still am happy to offer any insights I might have from my experiences.

When my children were small, I was a pre-K teacher for five years at Moody Methodist in Galveston, Texas. For the next five years I was a teaching aide in an elementary school. My church, Moody Methodist, asked me to start an after-school program and the next year a full day program for infants through 13-year-old. That was my enjoyment for the next 23 years. For several years during those 23 years, I also was the Director of Children’s Ministries for Moody Methodist Church. What a blessing I have received.