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.

Dan Harrington

Senior Pastor

Michael Rodriguez is the Director of Youth Ministries here at Gruene United Methodist Church. You can email Michael below for more information about our Youth Ministry, 5:32.

Michael Rodriguez

Director of Youth Ministries

Cheri Heldstab is the Director of Children and Family Ministries here at Gruene United Methodist Church. You can email Cheri below for more information about our Children and Family Ministries.

Cheri Heldstab

Director of Children and Family Ministries

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

Rebecca has been working for Gruene Tree Learning Center since 2010.  In 2014 she became Director and the rest is history.  She has been happily married to her husband Danny for 17 years and between the two of them have 5 kids, 3 dogs, 4 cats, 1 bird, and 1 bunny!  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, gardening, and laughing!

Rebecca Goossens

Director of Gruene Tree Learning Center

Aiden has been working in the Media & Technology field since 2010. Over that time he has worked for newspapers, non profits, other churches and as a freelance videographer and photographer. He is also a second year Seminarian at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and is on the management team for HEB Curbside in Austin. He enjoys podcasting, the great outdoors, and live music.

Aiden Diaz

Creative Media