MEET OUR AMAZING STAFF
Pastor Rob Grant came to Alvarado Methodist in July 2022 from the First United Methodist Church of Columbia of the Brookhaven District of the Mississippi Annual Conference. His wife, Erin, is also an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church and was Co-Pastor at the church in Columbia. Previously, he served three other appointments, the last of which was pastor of three small churches in north Mississippi for eight years.
Born and raised a Roman Catholic in Savannah GA, Pastor Rob has a BA in English from Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville GA. There The Wesley Foundation (United Methodist) campus ministry became a large part of his college experience. As he approached graduation, he knew God had been preparing him for the work of ministry. In February of 2000, Pastor Rob joined the United Methodist Church and served as an intern at the Wesley Foundation. After graduation he attended Asbury Theological Seminary in Kentucky where he earned his Master of Divinity (MDiv). More importantly, that is where he met Erin. They married in 2004 and served in Mississippi beginning in the summer of 2007. Pastor Rob is an ordained Elder of the United Methodist Church as of June of 2014.
Pastor Rob has a heart for hands-on ministry, reaching beyond the local church and being connected to the community, helping with disaster relief and in local community food pantries. His love for campus ministry encouraged his participation in Methodist Conference boards.
Pastor Rob and his wife have three beautiful children, two daughters and a son, who now call Alvarado home and are enjoying small town life and involvement in school activities.
Josie graduated this year from Southwestern Adventist University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Minor in Music. She is excited to become a nurse and hopefully pursue a career in Women’s Health. Josie has played the piano for 14 years and enjoys accompanying and participating in worship services. She is originally from Wimberley, Texas, and often spends time there visiting her parents and two younger siblings. In her free time she enjoys cooking and eating (the best part!), watching a reality TV show, or doing a puzzle. Josie enjoys being a part of our worship experience and getting to meet everyone!
Remington Hill is a recent graduate from Southwestern Adventist University where she majored in Music Education. Originally from Colorado, Remington loves everything Texas has to offer, including the heat! Her favorite hobby is singing but she also enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, spending time with friends, anything in the sunshine and taking care of her cattle on the ranch. Remington's desire is to inspire and lead others to Jesus through the ministry of music.
Lee Ann Clay
Lea Ann has worked in the Alvarado Methodist nursery since 2012. She was raised in the Methodist Church in Mansfield, Texas. She moved to Alvarado in 2002. Lea Ann’s twin children have been raised in Alvarado Methodist Church. She has been an administrative assistant for Alvarado ISD’s athletic department for 11 years. She loves all
sports and the rodeo.
She is Alvarado ISD’s biggest sports fan!
Suzanne was blessed to be adopted into a loving Christian family at 2 months of age and raised in that atmosphere. She accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior at the age of 6. Suzanne began her career at 18 and has enjoyed office work all of her life. She especially enjoys working with numbers because they always make sense! In 1991, she wrote the manuals, titled "Freedom Ministry". Through this ministry, Suzanne has led groups and individuals find freedom in Christ. This has been a very rewarding part of her life.
She has two grown children, 8 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter. Family is an important part of her life. She treasures the time she spends with them. Suzanne strives to represent the Lord in all that she does.
Melissa has been the Administrative Assistant since March of 2020. Married for 35 years, she and her husband, Joe have two daughters who have blessed them with 3 grand-daughters. Melissa and her family own and manage Angel Path Christmas Tree Farm in Burleson.
She feels very blessed to be a part of the Alvarado Methodist Family!