Patrick was born in Singapore and lived in Indonesia, Texas, Saudi Arabia, and California before moving to Richardson in 2006 to attend The University of Texas at Dallas for a B.A. in Criminology with a minor in Psychology. He completed the requirements for the Masters of Divinity at Perkins School of Theology by serving as Arapaho United Methodist Church’s intern pastor. Upon commissioning Patrick was appointed as Arapaho’s Associate Pastor at the North Texas Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. He has served at VVUMC since July 2015. He and his wife Jen, a Perkins Masters of Divinity student, live in Valley View with their puppy Finn.
Tracie grew up in Pocasset, Oklahoma and graduated from Amber-Pocasset High School. She has a degree in elementary education from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Oklahoma. During college, Tracie was an intern for the Wesley Foundation and worked as a professor’s assistant. She met her husband Billy at SWOSU, and they were married in 1997. A year later, after graduation, they moved to Valley View to take teaching positions. Tracie is currently teaching second grade at Valley View Elementary. Tracie and Billy have two children, Camrie and Grady. They have been members at Valley View United Methodist Church since moving here in 1998. Tracie is currently serving as lay leader, enjoying reading, scrapbooking, shopping, watching movies, and eating out.
Kim Stahl lives in Gainesville with her husband and two sons. Their family has been a part of Valley View United Methodist church for four years, ever since they moved here from Hickory Creek, and says that this church has made them feel welcome and loved from the beginning. Kim is the music director and loves praising the Lord through music and singing with the choir.
Her hobbies include scrapbooking, singing, and digging around in her flowerbeds. Kim is a substitute teacher at her son’s school and loves working with children. Her favorite hymn is “His Eye Is On The Sparrow,” and her favorite bible verse is Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
In December of 2011, Sue was contacted by Lisa Marshall, one of the pastors at FUMC-Denton and a friend of Cheryl Murphy, who asked if Sue could play the piano for a Sunday during Christmas. She did and discovered what a wonderful church VVUMC is. Cheryl asked if Sue could come back the next Sunday, and after that, she quit asking each week as Sue just kept showing up each Sunday! Several months later, Dianne Mason asked about a repairman for the organ, and Sue has been playing the organ ever since it was repaired. In addition to serving as VVUMC’s pianist, Sue teaches private piano and organ lessons, as she has since starting in 1966, and works part time at Pender’s Music Company since 1985 as manager of the keyboard department. Prior to that, she worked in the music section of Voertman’s College Book Store.
Sue’s favorite Bible verse is “Be ye doers of the word and not hearers only,” and her favorite food is anything chocolate.