Rev. Heather Sims, Pastor
I joined Fairbanks UMC on July 1st, 2019.  I have been a United Methodist pastor since 1999 after earning my BS from Texas Tech University and my MDiv from Asbury Theological Seminary.  I previously served as a university campus minister at West Texas A&M University, an associate pastor at Faith UMC, Richmond and Chapelwood UMC, Houston, and a co-pastor at Spring Wood UMC, Houston. 

I am married to Jon (also a UMC pastor), and we have 3 sons:  Noah, Daniel, and Michael.  If you can’t find me at church I am usually on an adventure with my family, snuggling with my Golden Retrievers, or collecting eggs from my backyard chickens.  I am delighted to join the work God is doing at Fairbanks United Methodist Church.

Jennie Kelly, Treasurer

I am a native Houstonian.  I have two children, Scooter & Diane and 2 grandchildren, Jake and Madison. Steve and I have been married for 14 yrs. I have been a member of Fairbanks United Methodist Church for about 60 years.

I have had my own bookkeeping company for 20 yrs and am also a Texas Real Estate Agent.  We have recently moved back to Houston to be near our family and our church.

Jane Parra, Childcare Provider
Jane joined Fairbanks United Methodist Church in the fall of 2010.  She loves working with children and has worked with children for over 20 years.  Jane has raised 4 of her own children and loves to spoil her 7 grandchildren.  When she is not working, she enjoys gardening and spending time with family.


Marilyn Klander, Administrative Assistant
I am very blessed…I am married to my high school sweetheart, John. Our children and grandchildren are: Daughter Lisa and Timmy and their children, Tristyn and Trypp. Son Johnny Jr and his children, Aubrey, Ashlynn and Ainsley. I love hanging out with my family, whether it be at soccer games, school functions or just having dinner at the house.