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Meet the Staff

Meet the staff at CHUMC. While we strongly believe in the ministry of all believers, we have some gifted full- and part-time staff members who guide us along the way.

Reverend Elzie Odom Jr

Senior Pastor


Rev. Elzie D. Odom, Jr. is a native Texan. He has been married to the Rev Dr. Janet Bell Odom for forty years and resides in Dallas.

Rev. Odom received his Master of Divinity degree from Brite Divinity School, and is currently pursuing his doctoral studies at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Rev. Odom was employed by IBM for 27 years, and by Xerox Corporation for 2 years.  Recently, Rev. Odom has served the Greater Dallas Community of Churches as Executive Director for over three years. In addition, Rev. Odom was an adjunct faculty member at Brookhaven College in Farmers Branch, Texas where was a professor of World Religions.

Pastora Idalia Luna

Pastor of Children, Families, & Hispanic Ministries

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Dr. Donaleah Dedrick

Minister of Worship and Music Ministry

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Donaleah Dedrick, at the age of ten she began her vocation in music as a church musician, studying privately with Professor J Hale of Baylor University and Mr. N. Scott.

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Emily Hardwick

Secretary/Office Manager

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Emily is newly graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a degree in History. She is originally from Corpus Christi, Texas and has been in the DFW metroplex for about 6 years. She has helped develop the new Wesley Foundation at UTD and is currently serving as the House Steward for the Savannah House, a new monastic community located in Plano, Texas. She has both a call and passion for ministry and hopes to learn more about the whole church here at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church.

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Brandi Loggins

Youth Director

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Brandi has been the Youth Director here at Chapel Hill since August of 2015. She grew up in San Antonio, Texas and graduated from Texas Lutheran University in 2015 with a degree in Theology/Youth Ministry. She was recently married, and her husband is finishing his last year at Perkins School of Theology at SMU.

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I wish above all things that you may know how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ for you.