Our Leaders

Kurt hails from El Paso, Texas and misses Taco Tote every day. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and History from Texas Tech University, a Masters of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary and has studied Egyptology at the University of Memphis. Kurt digs deep into the historical, archeological and languages of the Bible. He is married to Lisa Borden, an attorney, and they have one son Jacen. Kurt enjoys mountain biking, and LOVES Star Wars.
Rev. Melissa Shuler, Associate Pastor
Care Ministry
Rev. Melissa Shuler is a Licensed Local Pastor who serves as a Care Minister to the congregation. Melissa also serves a dual role as administrative assistant to the Associate Pastors. She believes observing and listening are key in learning to pastor to people and is privileged to be in a position to do so. Melissa is currently attending Course of Study through Perkins Theological Seminary. She is married to Brent Shuler and they have two children, Ryan and Emily, along with two grandsons. Melissa and Brent have been members of First United Methodist Church Midland since 2006.