Meet our Staff …

Cathy Partridge, Pastor …

One thing you will quickly learn about Cathy is that she is passionate about her faith, leading others in their faith journey, her family, and the community.  Cathy joined Caddo Mills United Methodist Church as the pastor in November, after having served as the lead pastor for over two years at Christ United Methodist Church in Princeton, which was a new church start.  Prior to Princeton, Cathy served for six years at First United Methodist Church in Frisco as an Associate Pastor and then Executive Associate Pastor; and two years prior to that at First United Methodist Church Royse City as an Associate Pastor.  Yes, you can see that she has been in ministry with various responsibilities and contexts for over ten years. 

She describes herself as a “people person” and is passionate about missions and ministries that impact the way people live, learn, 

lead and love.  Therefore, the opportunity to meet you  is, well “super exciting” in her words.
 
Cathy is a Texas native who grew up in Royse City and graduated from high school there. Her college career is long and diverse, having attended courses at Texas A&M Commerce, Whatcom Community College, and Liberty University. Cathy 
completed her Course of Study classes at Perkins School of Theology in July 2014. Though she isn’t carrying around textbooks anymore, she continues to learn and grow both mentally and spiritually.

Outside of the walls of the Church, Cathy has served for a long time in the Dallas Emmaus and Chrysalis Community, in addition to serving on the leadership team for the Clergy Women of the North Texas Conference, Chair of the Fellowship of Local Pastors for the North Texas Conference, the Board of Ordained Ministry and on numerous Disaster Response teams.  She truly believes the connection between the local church​ and the broader mission field is intertwined, interdependent, and life giving.

Cathy and her husband Brad have two sons, Mitch Murray and Lance Partridge, and a precious grandson, Isaac. They also have a daughter, Heather and her husband Jimmie, and two grandchildren, Shaun and Jaiden.  And we can’t fail to mention their beautiful and loving fur baby, Annie, a rescued Goldendoodle.  Cathy and Brad are both very active, enjoying attending sporting events, long walks, bike riding, golfing, and just about anything else that keeps them on the move.

​Alongside you, Cathy look forward to loving and caring for the people of Caddo Mills through teaching, preaching, missions, and ministry.

Teresa Whitney, Children and Family Minister …

Teresa is a Caddo Mills native and is excited to share her passion for Jesus Christ with the children!
Email Teresa at kids@caddomillsumc.org
 

Jackie PayneJackie Payne, Musician

A native Oklahoman, Jackie is a retired first and second grade teacher as well as a life-long professional musician. A former choir director, organist, and church musician, she is now in full time music ministry presenting programs and events in Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas and she directs our Sunday music,  contemporary AND traditional, on Sundays.  She is an active member of the Emmaus, Kairos Outside, and Chrysalis communities of the Greater Dallas Area and attends First United Methodist Church of Allen.  A composer, singer, songwriter, and poet, she enjoys her grandchildren, horses, and performing her original music.  She and her husband live near Princeton.