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Welcome Rev. Don McAvoy

05.26.21 | Articles, Bethany News

    Announcing our new Executive Pastor of Worship and Music!

    The SPRC of Bethany UMC is happy to announce that Bishop Schnase has appointed the Rev. Don McAvoy to the position of Executive Pastor of Worship and Music, effective July 1, 2021.

    Don is an ordained Deacon of the Rio Texas Annual Conference. He has served in executive, worship and music leadership roles in churches, church agencies and community agencies. Some churches which may be familiar to Bethany members are: Coker UMC, San Antonio; FUMC, Kerrville; and McFarlin UMC Norman, OK. He has also worked with the Hill Country Youth Orchestra, the Methodist Children’s Home, CASA, and the Brazos Valley Chorale. He provided leadership on the Board of Ordained Ministry in the training of provisional clergy seeking ordination. Rev. McAvoy holds a BA from Southwestern University, Ministry Certification from Perkins School of Theology and a Master of Sacred Music from Luther Seminary.

    Rev. McAvoy’s appointment creates some realignment in staff and pastoral responsibilities that provides greater focus on Bethany’s worship and music experiences. We are excited to have him join our pastoral staff and look forward to warmly welcoming him to our Bethany family.