Tina Box is the Administrator at Light on the Hill. She has been an employee of Kerrville First United Methodist Church for 17 years. Tina has had many roles at KFUMC, but her most favorite is sharing Christ with people she meets. Her role now is to oversee the day ins and outs at Light on the Hill. Tina sets the calendar of events for LOTH, she makes sure rooms are ready for every event, the bottle washer in the kitchen when needed and helps with our wonderful volunteers for Mustard Seed Ministry and our Mega Food distribution for our community.


Tina’s heart is for the underserved, she loves when she can help others in need. It brings warmth to her heart to see the joy in their eyes when LOTH and KFUMC can help them. We are the church with no walls. All are welcome.


Tina came from the Houston area over 17 years ago with her loving husband, Troy of 32 years and their son Jacob and daughter Paige. Paige is married to Toby, and they have two fun loving boys, who has their MeMe wrapped around their fingers.


Tina and Troy’s favorite pastime is going to the beach. They love to fish, walk along the shore, and see the beautiful sunsets that God has created.




Rosalyn moved to Kerrville from northeast Ohio in 2011 and is happy to live in the Hill Country. She is a graduate of The Ohio State University and worked in accounts payable, accounts receivable, and accounting for most of her career. She has served as the church’s database coordinator since 2012 maintaining all the records for people in our congregation, visitors, and Bright Beginnings families. She is glad to be using her God-given administrative abilities to serve the church in this way. Rosalyn is married to Brad, a retired pharmacist. They enjoy traveling, scenic rides on backroads, walking on the River Trail and relaxing on their porch watching the birds, deer and other wildlife.    




Cheryl graduated from Tivy High School and pursued a banking career graduating with an American Institute of Banking degree. She has worked ion the financial field for 40 plus years and the human resource field for 10 years. She lived in Montana for 7 years and Alaska for 14 years. She is married and has two married children, one as an elementary school teacher and one as an Alaska Wildlife Trooper.

She sings in the traditional church choir and plays the handbells. She enjoys gardening, playing piano, making handmade cards and traveling when possible.

She is glad to be a part of KFUMC and excited to see the church grow in ways that helps our whole community and beyond. 




Sarah Hartgraves is the coordinator of Bright Beginnings Playschool. She has taught the 1s-2s class at Bright Beginnings for the last few years; and loves those sweet babies. Before that, Sarah worked at the Early Childhood Center. She has always loved working with children, they are so joyous.

Sarah has two wonderful children of her own; Silas is very into art and theater, and her daughter, Sasha, loves to draw like her big brother. In her spare time, Sarah loves to make things. She bakes, sews, crochets, knits, paints, and uses Cricut. .

Sarah feels blessed to work here teaching children about the love of Jesus, and is so grateful to be a part of the KFUMC family!




Sara and her 3 younger brothers grew up in Kansas on a farm where her parents still reside. She has been in church administration for over 30 years.  She first worked at Highland Park Presbyterian Church in Dallas for 15 years where she held positions of Administrative Assistant, Human Resources, Payroll, and Accounts Payable.  She then worked at First Presbyterian Church in Kerrville as the Office Administrator for 8 years before coming to work for KFUMC in 2016, also as the Office Administrator.  Sara has also enjoyed teaching children's choir for over 10 years.

She has 2 adult children, Kate Neymour (husband Jonathan), and Will.

Sara attended Wichita State University in Kansas, where she studied music education.  She loves music and is privileged to sing in the KFUMC choir.




I grew up here in the Hill Country and graduated from Ingram ISD in 2014. I then attended Schreiner University and studied Nursing and Public Health. I have been involved in some sort of childcare since I was a camp counselor at the age of 17. My husband, Shane, and I have been together for 7 years and have two beautiful children.  I have been a member of KFUMC since 2018. In 2021, I began working at Bright Beginnings Playgroup and quickly became involved in several ministries. I now teach at Bright Beginnings Playgroup, teach Children's Church, and am the Nursery and Little Stars Coordinator. 


When I started college, this was not where I saw myself being 10 years later. I am so thankful that God showed me the path I was meant to be on and that he helped me to see my true passion was teaching the awesome kids in our congregation his word, and how to live in his light. I have found such joy and a relationship with God I never knew was possible. I am so thankful.




Haley Montoya is the director of traditional music at KFUMC. She has spent most of her life working in music and music performance; from operatic roles to singing old favorites with local care facility residents…and all the things in between. Haley loves to help people grow in their musical abilities and passions and is honored to work with enthusiastic, Good-News-sharing volunteers. The KFUMC music ministry offers a wide variety of opportunities for people to enhance and share their musical gifts and their love of Jesus through song, both inside and outside the walls of the church. Haley’s husband Ben is also involved with the music ministry as a drummer, and he helps run the audio visual boards on Sunday mornings. Their son Elias is a book and video game enthusiast and their daughter Isla loves to play with friends and swim…and keep everyone in line. The Montoya’s have a great love for KFUMC and its people and are delighted to be a part of this remarkable church community.




Beth Palmer is the Outreach Director at the Kerrville First United Methodist Church and Light on the Hill at Mount Wesley. As Outreach Director, Beth’s main role is that of a connector. She links people to hope and needs to resources. Beth recruits and engages unpaid servants (volunteers), organizes projects and events, provides education and training, mobilizes resources, collaborates and networks with other nonprofits, and writes, implements and manages grants.

Beth loves Jesus and feels privileged to get to share the love of Christ with others. Beth is a life-long learner and has a desire to continuously grow and improve. She sees failure as a learning opportunity and not the end to a dream. Beth is a motivator. She uses her positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage others to work hard and succeed. Beth will be the first to tell you that she is blessed to be a small part of a great team of staff and unpaid servants that work so hard, with such joy, they inspire her every single day!

Beth graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in kinesiology in 1984. She taught and coached in Ingram ISD for 16 years prior to becoming the Youth Director at KFUMC in the summer of 2000. In 2013, she stepped into the role of Outreach Director at KFUMC and in the fall of 2018, she became the director of Light on the Hill, as well.

Beth and her husband Grant have been married 38 years and have two awesome sons, one amazing daughter, two incredible daughters-in- law, an absolutely delightful granddaughter and a fabulous grandson!



Grant Palmer has just completed his first year as the Recreation Director at Kerrville First United Church (KFUMC) and at Light on the Hill at Mount Wesley (LOTH). As the Recreation Director, Grant’s main responsibility is to provide recreational opportunities for adults. Some of these opportunities have included pickleball, volleyball (sand & indoor), open gym basketball, and trivia game nights at KFUMC. The activities offered at LOTH have been weightlifting, low ropes challenge course, swimming, hiking the trails, and organizing a 2.5 mile Fun Run for the annual Harvest Festival.

Grant’s ministry encourages building relationships with others while exercising and having fun. Grant is a passionate coach and a great encourager!

Grant graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in health and physical education at Texas A&M University in 1980. He taught and coached for 40 years in Kerrville ISD and has positively influenced thousands of young people. While coaching at Tivy High School, he was a Fellowship of Christian Athlete’s (FCA) sponsor for 22 years and in 2009, he was named FCA Coach of the Year for South Texas.

Grant has been married to his wife, Beth, for 38 years and have 3 grown children: Ty, Colton, and Jillian and 2 grandchildren, Hayden and Braxton.




Kendra is thrilled to be a part of the KFUMC team as the Director of Youth Ministries. She has loved volunteering with the Forge Youth Group and is excited for all that the program can be! In 2019 she and her husband Spencer returned from the mission field in Costa Rica. He started as the Contemporary Worship Leader & Director of Young Adult Ministries while she stayed home with their newborn baby boy, Forrest. Tractor enthusiast and lego engineer, Forrest keeps them on their toes.

After graduation from Lubbock Christian University with a BA in Youth and Family Ministry Kendra spent four years as Youth Ministry Coordinator at Bandera UMC. Shortly after getting married in 2015 she moved with her husband to Costa Rica and taught 7th grade and preschool bible classes as well as led small groups with her husband for students in the secondary at Colegio Metodista.

The KFUMC family is special and their family loves being part of this amazing community!