Rev. Donna Shaw, Lead Pastor and Executive Director - "...helping people to make a deeper connection with Christ"
Pastor Donna Shaw is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. However, Donna spent most of her childhood in Tampa, Florida, and Houston, Texas, where she trained as a competitive gymnast. Throughout her years competing in gymnastics, Donna won the National Title in Toledo, Ohio, in 1992 and the AAU Junior Olympics in Rochester, Minnesota, shortly thereafter. Donna graduated in 1999 from Westfield High School in Houston, Texas. She completed her undergraduate studies at Liberty University where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Religious Studies. She completed her Master of Arts in Ministry Practice from the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in 2013.
Pastor Donna has served in many capacities of Church work and faith development. She served as the Program Ministries Director for St. Andrew's United Methodist Church in San Antonio, Texas, and later as an Associate-Student Pastor at Highland Lakes United Methodist Church in Buchanan Dam, Texas. She has also served as Pastor of Cherokee, Valley Spring and Grace United Methodist Church.
Pastor Donna is married and has two children, Kade and Kayla. Her husband, Kaleb, works as a physician in Marble Falls, Texas. Donna loves spending time with her family. She also loves caring for and rescuing animals. Her favorite scripture verse is Ephesians 3:20, "Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine" because she has repeatedly witnessed God's love and grace working, not only in her life, but in others as well.
Rev. Dr. Bradley L. DeHaven, Pastoral Team - "...helping people make a deeper connection with Christ."
Dr. DeHaven is an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church, a career which spans over thirty years, and he is currently serving as Associate Pastor at Bracken United Methodist Church, in San Antonio. He has also served as Pastor at congregations in Colorado, Nebraska, and McAllen, San Benito, San Antonio, Canyon Lake, Texas, and has served as is the former Executive Director of Oasis International Missions, Inc., overseeing mission ministry in Romania.
Brad was born in Indiana, however, he has lived in many different states across the U.S. He graduated from North Carroll High School in Hampstead, Maryland, and has a Bachelor's Degree from McMurry University in Abilene, Texas; a Master of Divinity degree from The Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
He has served on the Annual Conference Board of Ordained Ministry, the San Antonio District Committee on Ordained Ministry Committee, the Board of Pensions and Health Benefits and the Joint Distribution Committee of the Southwest Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. He is a member of the World Methodist Evangelism’s Order of the FLAME.
He has two children: Kaitlyn and Braedon. His favorite scripture reading is Isaiah 43: 1-4 -
"But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. I give Egypt as your ransom, Ethiopia and Seba in exchange for you. Because you are precious in my sight, and honored, and I love you..."
It is an ever-present reminder of the grace of God's presence in good times and bad, and a constant affirmation of God's never-ending love for us all.
Rev. Jason Teague, Pastoral Team - "...helping people make a deeper connection with Christ."
Jason Teague has been a pastor in the United Methodist Church since 2001. He has served churches in Cherokee, Valley Spring, Goliad, Comfort, Corpus Christi, and now Burnet. He received his B.A. in Communications / Public Relations from Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas and his Masters of Divinity from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Austin, Texas. Jason is married to Jana and they have three children Sheaffer, Seth, and Claire, as well as two cats and a dog.
Prior to serving as a pastor, Jason worked in retail, manufacturing, and technical support, as well as some other odd jobs. Jason has a passion for preaching the gospel, and a desire to reach the community with the love of Jesus.
Janna Courtney, Director of Administration
Sue Allen, Administrative Assistant
Sue has a BBA in Business and Personnel Administration, and she also has a Certification as an Early Childhood Director.
For many years she was the Director of the Brazosport College Children’s Center and Chapelwood Methodist Preschool.
Sue is proud to be married to Douglas Allen for 45 years, and a mother to 3 sons. She is a grandmother to 3 grandsons and 1 granddaughter. Upon retirement she and Douglas retired to Inks Lake.
Cindi Evans, Director of Outreach and His Hands Ministry -
"...helping people to reach out to others in Christ's name."
Meet Cindi Evans - here in her own words:
"Who am I?
I am Cindi Evans.
I am perfectly imperfect.
I am surviving on Grace and coffee.
I am broken.
I am winging it.
I am real.
I am thankful for God's loving forgiveness. I am pretty sure that I am like that one child we all know who is stubborn, hard headed and slow to learn a lesson, that we shake our head. No doubt, God does a lot of head shaking when it comes to me!
I am the blessed bride of Brandon, a busy, overworking high school AG teacher. We have 3 beautiful daughters, Shaylan, Miley and Remi Grace. Shaylan is a recent college graduate( What? When did that happen? ) This is an exciting time for her, as she prepares to find her way in the world. Miley is our high energy, blue eyed, tender-hearted, nine year old. Remi Grace rounds out our family at the ripe age of three years old.She is a sassy, whirlwind that has had our heads spinning since day one! These loves are my main Ministry.
I am a former teacher, turned stay-at-home mom and small business owner. I have a custom T-shirt, sign and decal business that I run from my home, under the supervision of my three year old shop manager.
My heart beat is to empower people, especially women. So many times, people get beat down by circumstances and lose hope and faith. They end up staying down, which influences their whole family. Through love and a hand up, we can help change their life and help them get back on track. I have traveled, and continue to travel, some pretty rocky paths, and I firmly believe God allows these things to happen so we can share our story and help others who are having similar struggles struggles. We are called to love one another, regardless of their past, not judge people and share our stories to help others.
I am passionate about essential oils, and homeopathic remedies. In recent years, I have realized that prevention is the best medicine. We have to take care of our bodies because they belong to God.
I pray Weakday Ministries becomes a blessing to you.
Liz Catlin, Special Events Coordinator
Liz Catlin is the Women's Pastor at Church at The Epicenter and a staff Pastor here at WDM.
She and her husband Trace are local business owners; they are the proprietors of Trailblazer Grille in the Square and the newly established Taste of Texas Fine Foods & Specialty Items... which is right next door to our offices!
Liz came to know the Lord at a very young age and loves to spend her time mentoring and telling others about Jesus!
As a Pastor here at Weakday, she is in charge of all the special events our ministry hosts throughout the year.