Rev. Adam Young is a pastor who is committed to bringing diverse people together to live out the story of God’s grace in a transformative community of faith. Pastor Adam earned his Master of Divinity degree from Perkins School of Theology, graduating with honors. He has almost 15 years of ministry experience ranging from youth ministry to adult discipleship to cultural intelligence and racial reconciliation work. Pastor Adam is really interested in innovative ministry ideas, but above all in following Jesus. He grew up in a different denomination and was drawn to the United Methodist Church’s (UMC) message of grace and openness.
“I was able to ask questions and learn and grow in a way that I had not experienced before and it energized my relationship with God. The Social Principles of the UMC gave me confidence that the people of the UMC cared about living a vibrant, rich faith in the reality of the world. I think we can have a deep impact on the world when we allow the Holy Spirit to combine our spiritual lives with Jesus Christ’s mandate to love neighbor.”
Pastor Adam is married to Mallory Young, and together they are raising four rambunctious boys. Mallory is a Senior Pension Analyst at Pension Strategies, LLC. She loves to host people in their home and enjoys playing piano and flute. Adam also plays the violin and they love to perform duets together. Their boys are Kaden, 12, Colby, 9, Carter, 5, and Kai, 3. Many weekends are spent at the baseball fields, out on the lake with friends and family, or in the backyard by the barbecue. Come on over!
Director of Music Ministry
Laura serves as Music Director at First United Methodist Church The Colony (FUMCTC). She leads the Chancel Choir and the Children’s Choir – cultivating skills for expressing faith in Christ through music. Laura learned to worship through song at her childhood church while growing up in Arlington, Texas. She attended Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, where she earned both a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance and a Master of Arts in Teaching. Since college, serving in a church choir and leading music at church has been an important part of Laura’s faith journey. Her professional career began with teaching middle school choir for eight years, first in Mesquite, Texas and then in Carrollton, Texas. Since 2012, she has grown a private voice studio at several middle schools in Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD and in her home for singers of all ages. Prior to joining FUMCTC, Laura directed the Joyful Noise children’s choir at Spring Valley United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas. Laura loves helping children and adults develop their voice and musicianship in a positive and healthy way. When she isn’t singing, teaching, and leading worship music, Laura enjoys spending time with her husband, Tim, and their children Leah, Hannah, and Noah.
Director of Student & Young Adult Ministries
oston has been in The United Methodist Church her entire life. She grew up in Princeton, Texas and graduated high school in 2011. After graduation, Boston attended Collin College, where she completed her Associates of Arts Degree. She continued her education at Southeastern Oklahoma State University majoring in Communications with a minor in Psychology, graduating last year with her Bachelors of Arts. Currently, Boston attends Brite Divinity School at TCU where she is working towards her Masters in Divinity. Boston received her call into ministry over 5 years ago and feels called to be an Elder in the United Methodist Church. She is currently a certified candidate for ordained ministry in the North Texas Conference and has been a part of youth ministry for 6 years. She loves working with and for the youth of the church. She believes our youth are the future of the church, but they are also the present and we as the church and body of Christ must always remember that. In December 2019 Boston and her fiancé Jared will be getting married! “Let no one despise you for your youth, but set an example in speech in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” 1Timothy 4:12
Director of Children's Ministry
Amy Reddoch is our Director of Children’s Ministry. Be fore taking the position in January 2020, she volunteered in Children’s Ministry for 10 years in many different aspects. Amy has a Bachelor’s of Music from Baylor University (Go Bears!), and a Master of Music from Eastman School of Music. Along with working at the church, she is also a percussion instructor in Plano ISD and a Director with Thirty-One Gifts. Amy lives in Frisco with a husband, Mark, and two daughters, Allie & Sasha. Amy is always looking for new ways to work with the Kids of First Church, and loves new ideas as well as simply being with the kids and sharing God’s heart.
Martha joined the staff of First Church in 2003. Martha and her husband, Michael, moved to The Colony in 1989 and joined First Church in 1991.