Our Team

Rev. Dan Harrington

Senior Pastor

Dan has been our Senior Pastor since July of 2017. He and his wife Maria were married in 2007 and have three curious and energetic children; Lyla, Jonah and Jesse, and a Maltipoo named Ringo. Dan is passionate about reaching others with the Good News of Jesus Christ through sermons, stories, songs and creative prayer. Dan sings and plays guitar and banjo, collects vinyl records, and loves discovering and sharing all kinds of music.

Rev. Dan Harrington
Senior Pastor

Rev. Aaron Carter

Associate Pastor

Aaron has been our Associate Pastor since 2017. Aaron is married to Earind and they have a Boxer named Ali. Aaron is passionate about helping people relate to God and Jesus in practical and sincere ways. He enjoys sharing life with his wife, NBA basketball, Thai food and coffee.

Rev. Aaron Carter
Associate Pastor

Debbie Head

Associate Pastor

Rev. Debbie Head
Associate Pastor

Brandi Carnes

Nursery Director

Brandi Carnes joined the staff as Nursery Director in July of 2013, after attending and volunteering for the 2 previous years. She has been married to her husband Casey since 2009, and they have 2 children, Briana and Tyler. She is passionate about taking care of and showing Gods love to children. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Brandi Carnes
Nursery Director

Amy Howell

Director of Children and Family Ministries

Amy has been our Director of Children and Family Ministries since 2017. She is married to Phil and they have two daughters, Emma and Cara. Amy is passionate about leading the church in partnering with parents to raise kids with a faith that will last long after they graduate and walk out of our doors. In her free time, you can find Amy enjoying life with her family, spending time outside, or deep in conversation with a friend.

Amy Howell
Director of Children and Family Ministries

Rebecca Gossens

Director of Gruene Tree Learning Center

Rebecca has been our Director of Gruene Tree Learning Center since 2014. She has bee married for 14 years to Danny and between the two of them have 5 kids, 4 dogs, 3 cats, 2 bunnies, and 1 bird. Rebecca is passionate about serving with a happy heart to not only children, but to all those who cross her path. She enjoys exercising, cooking, and laughing!

Rebecca Gossens
Director of Gruene Tree Learning Center

Nadia Hoffman

Administrative Assistant

Nadia has been our Administrative Assistant since July 2013. She joined us after working for a year as an Assistant Teacher at Gruene Tree Learning Center. She has a Bachelors Degree in Communications from Coastal Carolina University and worked in tv/radio broadcasting and public relations for 15 years prior to coming to Gruene UMC. Nadia and her husband Chris have been married since 2002 and have two boys Liam and Blake. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, Mexican food and ice coffee. Born and raised in New Hampshire she's a fan of the Boston Red Sox, Celtics, Patriots, and Bruins!
Nadia is passionate about making sure all who walk in to Gruene UMC feel welcomed and loved by Christ.

Nadia Hoffman
Admin Assistant