Whether you're new to Trietsch or you've just never met the pastors, this is a great chance for you to get to know them better. We will offer several opportunities to get to know Rev. Daniel Humbert as well as the other pastors throughout the year. Join us so that you can ask any questions you might have and get to know the pastors better.
2023 Coffee With The Pastors
Rev. Daniel Humbert, Senior Pastor
Daniel is a native Texan and has served as a pastor for over 20 years in Oklahoma, the U.K., Argyle, DeSoto, and Trophy Club, TX before Trietsch. He has a BBA in Organizational Behavior from the Cox School of Business and a BA in Religious Studies from Dedman College as well as a Master of Divinity from Perkins School of Theology, all of which are at Southern Methodist University.
He enjoys snow skiing, traveling, reading and yard work. Daniel and his wife Kay are blessed with two amazing children, Josiah and Sadie.
Connect with Daniel by phone at 972-539-8547 ext. 210 or by email at email@example.com.
Rev. Doug Meyer, Associate Pastor of Caring Ministries
Doug is an Ordained Deacon in the United Methodist Church and a graduate of Perkins School of Theology. He received his BA in Christian Education from Centenary College of Louisiana. Doug has a deep passion for Recovery Ministry and has a Professional in Residence certificate from Hazelden Recovery Center. As Associate Pastor of Caring Ministries, Doug understands the need for community and connection when dealing with addiction, grief, mental illness, divorce, physical illness, and all of the obstacles life throws at us.
Two of Doug’s favorite hobbies are photography and painting. He loves sharing his abstract creations with friends on Facebook and asking for their interpretations of his art. Friend him on Facebook and see for yourself! Doug also enjoys traveling and playing with his grandkids. The staff kids at Trietsch often wander into Pastor Doug’s office to feed his fish and chat.
Connect with Doug by phone at 972-539-8547 ext. 242 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rev. Karen Chraska, Associate Pastor of Worship Arts
Karen manages and directs all things centered around music at Trietsch. She has BAs in both Vocal Performance and Communication with a minor in Theater from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She also has a Masters in Sacred Music from SMU. Karen is a member of the United Methodist Church 2020 Hymnal Committee, Choristers Guild, The Fellowship of United Methodist in Worship Music and Arts, and American Guild of Handbell Ringers.
She loves to sing and has a deep passion for using music to make a divine connection to God. When Karen isn’t singing, selecting music, or simply being a rock star, she spends time traveling, cooking, reading, working outside, and doing service projects. Don’t be surprised if she gives you a dozen eggs as a gift because she also keeps chickens as pets!
Connect with Karen by phone at 972-539-8547 ext. 211 or by email at email@example.com.
Rev. Gracie Millard, Associate Pastor of Serving Ministries
Gracie is a cradle United Methodist, having been baptized in, confirmed and grown up at HPUMC in Dallas. She's been exploring her call to ministry since she was 18. After high school, She went to Baylor University (and remains a very loyal fan!). She worked in youth ministry at HPUMC and FUMC Rockwall during her time at Perkins Seminary.
This past year, She's done her pastoral internship at Rockwall. She graduated from Perkins School of Theology in May 2022 and became commissioned in the NTC in June! Two of her favorite things in the world are dogs (especially her own) and Dr Pepper.
Connect with Gracie by phone at 972-539-8547 ext. 302 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rev. Don Kirsch, Senior Adult Ministry Coordinator
Don served Trietsch as interim pastor for 4 months in 2014. During that time, he shepherded us through a difficult transition and experienced the love and hope that can only come from Christ. Pastor Don has now returned to us as a church member and staff member at Trietsch, leading our Senior Adult Ministry!
He received his calling to ministry later in life after a full military career. Although he didn't know how to sustain a life of ministry, God knew. Throughout his time in seminary and serving churches, God made it clear that Don was where he was supposed to be with community support, opportunities, and a heart for serving others. Don retired from senior leadership, but could not stay away from serving churches in any way he could.
Connect with Don by phone at 972-539-8547 or by email at email@example.com.