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Pastor Rev. Brandon Austin

Children’s Youth Ministry Director Megan Houpt

Music Director, Tracia Barbieri

Children’s Choir and Drama Megan Houpt

Office Manager Chris Vincenti

Nursery Supervisor: Sophia Kim

Nursery workers are retained as needed throughout the year.

Pastor Brandon

Rev. Brandon Austin is a graduate of the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia (Master of Divinity, 1990) and transferred from the Tennessee Conference to the California-Nevada Conference at the invitation of Bishop Melvin Talbert in June 1990. Since arriving he has served as pastor in Carmel, Lake County, Sacramento, Hayward,…

Megan Houpt

Megan developed a lifelong passion for church music and drama at her home church in Schenectady, NY where she sang in the children’s and adult choirs, played in the bell choir and performed with the Dramatic Players. Additional choir experience in high school included the District Youth Chorale and Madrigals. Her BA is in Theatre…

Chris Vincenti

Chris Vincenti is the Office Manager and Assistant Treasurer. He is a New Jersey native who moved to California to pursue a career as a musician. Chris plays trombone in ensembles throughout the Bay Area and Central Valley, performing with groups as varied as the Stockton Symphony and the McAvoy-O’Hara Mortuary Band.  When not running…

Davis UMC Ministries and Officers

Scroll down to see a contact list of our ministry chairs and staff members Committee or Ministry Presiding Officer(s) E-mail contact Children’s Ministry and Music Ministry, Director    Vacant (TBD) Church Council    Rev. Brandon Austin, interim Finance Joyce Smuda Grace Garden    David Woods  (Jim Tischer, alternate) Prayer Shawl    Zora Fowler Service & Justice   …

Davis UMC Staff

DAVIS UMC STAFF: MINISTERS ONE AND ALL! Pastor Rev. Brandon Austin Music Minister Vacant (TBD) Children’s Ministry Vacant (TBD) Children’s Choir and Drama Megan Houpt Nursery (Lead and Staff) Vacant (TBD) Office Manager Chris Vincenti