Meet Our Staff

Rev. Cheryl Murray

Senior Pastor

Vicki Shelburne

Lay Leader

Kim Stahl

Music Director

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.

Sue Smith


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. ┬áPrior 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.

Dianne Mason

Choir Director/Pianist

Michele Bryant