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 amy@crowleyumc.com or 817-297-4530


  • Tim Clifford

    Director of Youth Ministries

    Tim Clifford has felt called into ministry from a young age. The calling was nurtured by a loving church and youth group which gave him opportunities to explore ministry in the form of youth preaching, teaching, and worship leading. After graduating from Southern Methodist University with a BA in Religious Studies in 2018, Tim went straight into his seminary education at Perkins School of Theology, graduating with his MDiv in May of 2021. His passions include Greek, music, digital ministry, and community building.


    Tim married his high school sweetheart, Katie, in 2019, and together they are raising two tuxedo cats named Daisy Rose and Dandy Lion.


    In his free time, Tim enjoys reading, playing video games, and homebrewing beer.

  • 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 joheyduck@gmail.com or 254-717-9705.

  • Jeanette Burns

    Church Pianist

    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 / jeanette@crowleyumc.com.

  • Sheri Holley

    Preschool Director

    Sheri has been fortunate and blessed to be in amazing schools that provide nurturing, loving environment for the past 20 years. She is excited to be at CUMP where children can learn and experience an amazing environment while learning about God and His love.


    Sheri is native Texan and has been living in Fort Worth for the past 12 years. She has a BS from Abilene Christian University and has spent the last 20 years working in private, Christian preschool settings. Sheri and her husband, Mike have two young adult children who will both be entering their respective careers since graduating from college.

  • 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 / pat@crowleyumc.com.