AHUMC Welcomes New Senior Pastor Jason Adams

Hello, church friends.  


It is my honor to announce to you the new senior pastor for Alamo Heights United Methodist Church.  I know that there have been many prayers as we allowed Bishop Robert Schnase and District Superintendent Greg Hackett to work through the selection process.  The Board of Stewards met with Bishop Schnase and District Superintendent Hackett on Saturday and were introduced to Pastor Jason Adams and his wife, Kalenda. We are so happy to welcome them to our church family.


Rather than my attempting to introduce him to you, he’s written you the following to do the honors himself.

Dear Friends,


My family and I are very excited about partnering in ministry with you.  I have heard so many wonderful things about Alamo Heights United Methodist Church and look forward to fellowshipping with you and growing together as disciples of Jesus Christ, as we reach out to the community and the world in the grace of God.


I was born in Downey, California—please don’t hold that against me, I got to Texas as quick as I could! At age 7, my family moved to Brady, Texas.  Growing up in Brady provided me an opportunity to appreciate the outdoors, especially in the area of hunting and fishing--not just a whole lot to do in Brady.  It was at FUMC Brady that I learned about God’s amazing grace.  The church has been an important and formative part of my entire life.  It was at the age of 14 that I heard God calling me into pastoral ministry after participating in a youth led worship service.


I have a B.A. in Religion from McMurry University in Abilene and a Masters in Divinity from Perkins School of Theology at SMU.  I have been serving churches as a pastor in the Rio Texas Conference for 26 years.  I pastored churches in San Angelo, San Antonio, San Benito, Corpus Christi, and New Braunfels.  


Kalenda and I have been married for 22 years. We have three beautiful children together.  Jacob is attending Northwest Vista College in San Antonio, Grayson is graduating high school this year and will be headed Texas Tech in the fall, and Abigail will be entering her junior year in high school.  Oh yeah, and there’s Revvy, our dog.  My wife and kids tell me he is a part of the family as well.


Again, we are excited about coming to Alamo Heights United Methodist Church and I look forward to getting to know each of you better.


Grace and Peace,


Jason Adams

The Board is working diligently to provide a smooth and welcoming transition for Pastor Adams and his family.  As we go forward, we will keep you updated of the happenings.  He will officially take the position on July 1.  Until then, we will celebrate Pastor Dinah Shelly on May 8 and then Pastor Holly Gotelli before she leaves for Austin. 


Change has been the watch word for us these past few years.  We draw strength in God’s hand in these times and ask for God’s blessings as we move forward through the love of our Savior Jesus Christ.  Blessings to our new pastor, to those departing, and to this church.


In Christ,


Kitty Meyers

Chair of the AHUMC Board of Stewards