Pastor Brett is passionate about following Jesus Christ and helping others grow in their faith journey with Jesus! He was appointed to serve the Mt. Olivet UMC Charge in July 2019 after sensing a call into pastoral ministry and being licensed by the Missouri Annual Conference.
Prior to being appointed to our charge, Brett served on staff for five years as Worship Ministry Director at Ozark UMC and Music Director at Houston UMC for two years, both in the Ozark’s region. He has a background in finance from working for Silver Dollar City in Branson. Before that, he worked in a local funeral home and is a licensed funeral director in Missouri.
After spending his childhood growing up north of Chicago, Brett relocated with his family to Houston, Missouri, where he graduated high school. He married his best friend, Bethany, who’s studying to be a Secondary Education English teacher. They have two elementary-age children, Connor and Savannah.
When not working Brett loves to explore new places and traveling with his family. He also enjoys playing the piano and singing, attending musical theatre productions, shopping at Hobby Lobby (dangerous), and binge-watching shows on Netflix. His favorite shows include West Wing, The Office, Schitt’s Creek, and Madam Secretary. His favorite food…crepes and bacon. Favorite holiday…Christmas of course!
“I am excited for the opportunity to be partnering with Mt. Olivet, Durham, and La Grange UMC in this journey we are on with Christ! I’m looking forward to getting to know the people both within the church and around the community and can’t wait to see where God takes us! As a child of God, I pray you will experience the overwhelming love, grace, and peace of Christ in your life.” – Pastor Brett