staff

Please get to know our staff. If you would like to get in touch with someone, please click on an individual's name to email him or her. If no email is listed, you are welcome to email office@sierravista.org. 

  • DONNIE BOWERS

    Director of Youth Ministry

    Donnie Bowers calls San Angelo “home” and attended Sierra Vista UMC during elementary school. He is a Central High School graduate and is finishing a degree at Angelo State University. He and his wife, Maddie, married in December 2022, are actively involved in the community and a bring energy, love and compassion to Sierra Vista's Youth program. Donnie has volunteered and worked in a number of ministries in San Angelo and had the privilege to plant and grow Wyldlife, an outreach ministry for middle schoolers through Young Life 

  • KAREN BREWER

    Director of Senior Adult Ministries

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  • ETHAN CLARK

    technology

    Ethan grew up attending Sierra Vista. He is currently a computer science major at Angelo State and oversees technology for the Church. 


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  • ANN DODGEN

    administrative asst. & facilities managment

    Ann joined Sierra Vista UMC in 1992 and volunteered in various areas of ministry including the UMYF program. In 2000, after retiring from teaching, she was hired as the Church Secretary. In 2004, Ann's job was changed to Administrative Assistant. In 2014, the job of Facilities Manager was added. Ann is in charge of the facility calendar as well as church publications.

  • JENNIFER HEDGES

    nursery coordinator

    Jennifer has a long history with Sierra Vista and became the Nursery Coordinator in 2017. She has a BS in Elementary Education and an MA in Counseling. She has worked with children of all ages throughout her life. She and her husband have 5 children ranging in age from 22 to 1.

  • TRACY HERRINGTON

    Children's Development Center, Director

    Tracy's passion for early childhood and education began over 30 years ago.  Her family is fortunate enough to call Sierra Vista UMC home and has been with Sierra Vista Child Development Center for over 20 years. First as a parent, she saw the tremendous benefits of this faith-based, academic foundational program.  Tracy has also taught for the program for six years and became the director in 2014.  I have been blessed by this program and hope to continue my ministry here for many more years to come. 

  • NANCY KNIGHT

    discipleship

    Nancy and her husband, Ron, have been members of Sierra Vista UMC since 1978.  Nancy has served as the Director of Discipleship Ministries since 2008 and finds her job is to help people get connected to a small group or a ministry within the church so that they can develop a closer relationship with and within the body of Christ.

  • Hunter Mabery

    Accompianist

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  • TROI MIDDLETON

    administrative ASST.

    Troi and her husband Dale became members in 1990.  She began working at Sierra Vista in June 2016 as the Administrative Aide to the pastors after retiring from Angelo State University.  Troi is a member of the Sanctuary Choir and The Light Sunday School Class.  Her hobbies include playing tennis and Mahjongg and enjoying pool time with Dale in their backyard.  She also volunteers with the local Safe Kids Coalition helping with children’s car seat installations and child safety.  She and Dale are blessed with 4 grandchildren (Layne, Kylie, Taryn and Caitlin McCrea).  

  • Adollfo Moreno

    Custodian

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  • Alma moreno

    Custodian

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  • Lulu Ortega

    Custodian

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  • ERIC POSADA

    Director, Music Ministries

    Eric Posada is Director of Choral Activities at Angelo State University. Previous academic appointments for Dr. Posada include Visiting Professor of Choral Music at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Director of Choral Music at Tyler Junior College, and Associate Director of Choral Activities at Texas A&M University. Moreover, 2021 marks Posada’s fifteenth year serving as Director of Music in liturgical settings and eighth year in the United Methodist Church. His son, Logan Rawl, was baptized at First United Methodist Church Paris, Texas. Eric perennially strives to enhance worship and directly impact lives in every moment. His prayer is “Lord, make me an instrument”.

  • TAMARA STREHLI

    associate pastor

    Tamara came to be at SVUMC in December of 2013.  Her primary roles at the church include leading our Saturday 5:30 worship service, teaching and facilitating small groups, and providing support to our mission and outreach ministries. Tamara feels called to provide opportunities for people to experience the transforming power of God's love expressed in and through Jesus Christ and empowering them to live out that love authentically in their lives. She and her husband, Ben, enjoy hiking, cooking, and spending time at the beach together. 

  • DONNA TALLAS

    financial officer

    Donna Tallas is the Financial Director of Sierra Vista United Methodist Church. She has been employed by the Church since 1986. Donna is responsible for receiving donations to the Church, as well as for accounts payable. She and her husband are blessed with a daughter, a son, their spouses, five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Donna's hobbies include playing the piano and crocheting.

  • KYLE TOOMIRE

    Senior PAstor

    Kyle Toomire was born and raised in Odessa, TX. and received his undergraduate degree from The University of Texas at Austin. Kyle began his ministry over twenty-five years ago when he began working with youth at First United Methodist Church of Austin, TX. He went on to be the founding pastor of The Journey UMC in Kyle, TX. And he served most recently at Bandera UMC in Bandera, TX.  He and his wife, Rachael, have been blessed with two amazing sons – Elias (16yrs) and Micah (13yrs). They are so excited to see what all God has in store for this beautiful city and amazing church community!

  • DENNIS TURPIN

    Director of Saturday Night Service Praise Band


  • MADISON WOEHL

    director of children & family ministries

    Madison and her husband A.J. became members in 2011. Along with her husband and two daughters, Cambri (2 years) and Straten (6 years), Madison strives to create and nurture a welcoming and loving environment for all families ai Sierra Vista. An alumni of Angelo State University, Madison is well acquainted with San Angelo and the community. Her grandparents were educators for San Angelo ISD as well as her parents for various school districts. She thrives on hard work and dedication believing everything can be achieved. Madison’s heart for kids ministry is full of love, imagination and endless energy. Her goal for any kid that comes to Sierra Vista is to know how much they are loved, valued and cherished.