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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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Adam Richards

Office Manager

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Adam currently in the process of obtaining a master’s degree in political science from the University of Texas at Dallas, and when finished plans on attending seminary. Adam has lived in the north Dallas area most of his life and is a lifelong member of the UMC, participating in the choir as a youth at Custer Road UMC, helping lead the Synergy Wesley Foundation at UTDallas, and interning at Oak Lawn UMC during the summer of 2018

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Adam Lubbers

Youth Director

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Adam is currently a seminary student at Perkins School of Theology in SMU where he is working toward an MDiv. Adam is from Granbury, to the southwest of Dallas, and grew up in church. Adam attended Abilene Christian University where he earned a degree in the Bible and a degree in History, and where he met his wife, Courtney. Adam has volunteered and worked at many churches, mostly United Methodist. When not doing schoolwork or doing ministry, he enjoys drinking tea, playing racquetball, playing trombone, reading, traveling, fantasy football, and watching movies. If you ever want to chat, bring him tea, or challenge him to racquetball, stop by his office!

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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.