Santhia Collins

Santhia Collins

Music Minister

Santhia was born in Atlanta, Georgia. She has been on the church ”cradle roll” from birth and in a very musical church every Sunday. She started piano at age 7, toured with youth choir, “cut a record” with orchestra, and presented musicals every year. Santhia surrendered to the call to Music Ministry at age 12. Since 1995, she has been Director of Music Ministries and Worship Arts for United Methodist Churches in Texas and New Mexico.

Nancy-EvansNancy Evans

Office Minister

Nancy was born at Ft. Riley, KS, and was raised in TX, KY, VA, AL, and KS–hey, Army brat (it took a village, and five states to raise me)! She taught English, ESL, psychology, and sociology. She should invest in Whataburger or Taco Bueno stock from feeding her husband, David all the time. Nancy often argues with her computer, but seldom wins. The people she sees in the office make her smile on a daily basis. On a good day she can hit high G without a hat pin.

Kelsey and Eric

Eric and Kelsey Carter

Youth Leaders

Eric was born and raised in Altavista, Virginia. Kelsey was born in Ohio but raised in Altavista, Virginia. We have known each other since we were children. And that’s right, we were high school sweethearts. We were traditional bandies, Eric was the drum major and Kelsey, the color guard captain. What a pair! Eric went on to receive his Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautics and Kelsey, her bachelor’s degree in Psychology. We married in 2010. After Eric’s employment with American Eagle Airlines in 2011, we moved to Texas, (900 miles from our families) to start his airline pilot career. Kelsey went back to school and received her Masters of Teaching in Science Education from the University of Texas at Dallas. With her goal to be in informal science education. She is currently the Public Programs Manager at the Dallas Arboretum Children’s Adventure Garden. Kelsey received the call to youth ministry. After much discussion, Kelsey and Eric decided it would be a team effort to lead the Youth Ministry. We are so happy to be part of First United Methodist Church Cedar Hill.

Jeremy McKissack

Jeremy McKissack


Jeremy was born in Lawrenceburg, Tennessere. He is a University of Texas at Tyler graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a music minor. He has been an educator for 9 years. He has been married for 23 years to an amazing English teacher and they have 4 children. He has a passion for teaching, whether it be music or mathematics. His hobbies include… all things MUSIC! Favorite sports teams… Texas Rangers, Dallas Mavs, Houston Texans, Tennessee Vols, and Tennessee Titans.

Larry Horner

Larry Horner

Church Treasurer

Larry was born in Amarillo, Texas and has a BBA from UTA with a CPA. He has been married for 38 years to the same woman; they have two daughters. Larry started playing cello at age 10, and for 18 years he has been playing with civic orchestras. He is the CEO of Cedar Hill Shares and CFO of CityHub.Biz, Cedar Hill. He’ll take your money any time!


Cindy Largent

CEP (Children’s Enrichment Program) Director

Cindy was born and raised in Chicago and went to college at Pan Am University in southern Texas and DePaul University in Chicago. She received a BS in Commerce and major in Accounting. She also attended Dallas Theological Seminary. Cindy has been in Children’s Ministry since age 18, and loves Teddy bear parades!

Charlie Byrd

Facilities Manager

After a brief retirement and some great fishing in Florida, Charlie has moved back to Texas and is once again taking magnificent care of our facilities. He still hopes to sneak in some fishing when he is not spending time with his wife, Maria, his kids and grandkids, or playing music for his church.