Church staff

Our Church staff is composed of a great team of individuals who are called to work together in ministry.  We stand ready to help you in whatever way we can!

  • Pastor Amy

    Rev. Amy Forsythe-Alexander is truly humbled to serve as the Pastor of Crowley First United Methodist Church! Ordained as an Elder in full connection in June 2011, Pastor Amy has served churches in the Central Texas Conference since 2007, including Acton United Methodist Church, First United Methodist Church Georgetown, Grace United Methodist Church of Copperas Cove and Dido United Methodist Church. Pastor Amy has a Master of Divinity from Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of North Texas.

    Pastor Amy is married to Bradley Alexander, who serves as the Web Designer and Social Media Strategist for the Central Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Together they are raising an energetic and precious daughter, Rilla, who is the light of their lives. 

    A story-teller at heart, Pastor Amy is passionate about bringing the stories of Jesus to life through preaching and spiritual formation. Pastor Amy also has a heart for relationship-building and pastoral care. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, writing and finding the spirit of the beach wherever she goes. 

    Pastor Amy would love to get to know you and your family, so feel free to contact her at or 817-297-4530

  • Jo Heyduck

    Director of Music Ministries

    Jo is thrilled to be back at Crowley serving as the music director.  Jo served Crowley 16 years ago as the music director while attending Brite Divinity School. Jo brings years of experience to Crowley having served several churches in the Central Texas Conference as well as the Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church (and a few Baptist churches along the way…).  Jo has led regional events for the conference as well as led several combined choirs for pre-service concerts at annual conference.  Jo received her Bachelor’s degree from Asbury University; Master’s degree from Stephen F. Austin State University; Course of Study from Brite Divinity School; and is a Certified Church Musician in the United Methodist Church having received her certificate from Perkins School of Theology.

    Jo is passionate about leading worship viewing it as a way to open people’s hearts to receive the message that God has given.  Jo is a firm believer that no one should ever know what her favorite music might be and that the Holy Spirit guides and directs the service in order to change people’s lives. Jo currently leads worship, the Chancel Choir, children’s choir and the handbell choir.  There are several occasions throughout the year for special groups such as the Christmas Choir.

    Jo can be contacted at or 254-717-9705.

  • Jeanette Burns


    Jeanette and her husband Robert (Butch) are longtime Crowley residents, having married here at 1st UMC. Their 3 children are Crowley grads, and they have 3 grandchildren, as well as a great granddaughter. 

    Having started playing piano at age 5, Jeanette has spent much of her lifetime on the piano bench as well as singing. She volunteered to play for the evening services here in 1974 and became the pianist in 1977. It brings her great joy to share in the ministry here.

    Contact Jeanette at 817-297-4530 /

  • Melissa Trigg

    Preschool director

    Melissa has served at Director of the Crowley United Methodist Preschool since the fall of 2016.   She has an MBA from the University of Houston.  She has served in children's and family ministry at several church in the Central Texas Conference, as well as being a: full-time wife and mother, PTA President, volunteer leader for Girl Scouts, Vacation Bible School leader and teacher and Mothers & More.   She is married to Rev. Lee Trigg, Senior Pastor at Aledo UMC.  They have a daughter, two sons, and a wonderful daughter-in-law.

    Melissa is committed to the Christian care and nurturing of children, especially preschool aged children.  

    To contact Melissa please call the preschool at 817-297-1485 or email at

  • Pat Esterline

    Director of Operations

    Pat is the first person you usually see when you enter the Church Offices during the week.  She oversees the Church Office and the daily operations of our church campus.   

    Pat has served in Operations and Finance in other churches and for civic and community service groups in the U.S. and overseas.     

    To schedule an event or meeting or for more information about Crowley FUMC, please contact Pat at 817-297-4530 /