Ferris Heights United Methodist Church
Friday, June 05, 2020
In God's name... Build, Belong, Serve. It's Our Legacy!

Pastor and Staff

Meet the Pastor - Rev. Bayard Pratt


Rev. Bayard Pratt was appointed to serve Ferris Heights UMC in June 2017.

     Rev. Pratt completed his undergraduate work at TCU and received his Masters of Theology degree from Perkins School of Theology.  He has served churches in Ft. Worth, Georgetown, and Arlington.  He was a founding board member of Tarrant County Habitat for Humanity and has served on various hospital boards for Texas Health Resources.  His hobbies include reading, listening to jazz and golfing.  

Rev. Pratt and his wife, Louann Teel-Pratt, have been married for 39 years and have two adult children, Adam Pratt who is married to Emily and Hannah who is married to John Flanagan.  Adam and Emily have a child. 



Dawn Davis, Organist

 Dawn is very active in the Music Ministry of Ferris Heights as the Organist and Pianist.  She has a great personality and loves her church.  She has been with Ferris Heights since January 1996.   We are blessed to have Dawn with us as the Organist!

Dawn has two children, Colleen, and Keira, and three grandchildren.


Angie Heck, Administrative Secretary

Our church has really been blessed to have Angie in the office.  She is the first face most people see when they come to the church during the week.  She is responsible for the church calendar, entering and maintaining financial data and also for editing as well as printing material produced in house. 

She is married to Bob and they have a daughter Rachel. 



Our Custodian - Abby Machuca - January 2019 to present

The church is blessed to have Abby become the church custodian as well as one of our nursery care workers.  Abby is always smiling and is wonderful to be around.  She keeps the church very clean. 

Abby is married to Marco Machuca and they have two children, Nick and Kaylee.


Ferris Heights Nursery Care Workers

Melanie Marrs & Abby Machuca are loved by children and their parents alike.  We seek to provide a safe, comfortable environment for small children and babies.  We encourage parents to visit the nursery and to talk with them about their child.  The nursery is open during each worship service and special event.


Youth Director

Shannon Goretska is Ferris Heights Youth Director.  Shannon is a School Teacher for WISD and loves kids.  She is married to Kyle Goretska and they have 3 boys.   Shannon is excited to be the Youth Director here at Ferris Heights, she has many things planned for the Youth.  Please join us on Wednesday evenings at 4:30 for UMY.