What an exciting time to be at St. Paul UMC! I am originally from Buffalo, New York, but I have been in the state of Texas for almost 19 years. Here in Texas is where I began my ministry and my family. I am the proud parent of two wonderful beats of my heart, Samuel and Adam Hopkins. Samuel is a Senior at UT Dallas and Adam recently graduated from Abilene High School. I received my BSW from Valparaiso University and my MDiv from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Along this journey, I have been honored to serve several wonderful communities to include Jackson Chapel UMC, Parker Lane UMC, Wesley Foundation United Campus Ministry at University of Texas at El Paso, St. Mark’s UMC and the United States Army Chaplain Corps.