2016 Front Desk Hours
Monday: Volunteer basis, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Please note that staff members are present in the building during some hours other than those listed. We recommend that you contact us ahead of time and schedule an appointment with the staff member you would like to see.
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Anna, a native of Vicksburg, Mississippi, was educated in the Roman Catholic School System there by the Sisters of Mercy. Anna is a 37-year resident of Texas and is married to Dallas businessman Ted R. Butler; they have two adult children, John-Geoffrey Butler of Oklahoma City, OK, and Kate Butler Regan (and her husband Charlie) of Austin, TX.Anna has spent nineteen years serving in parish pastoral ministry and was ordained an Elder in full connection in the North Texas Conference in 2007. Before she arrived at Oak Lawn in 2013, Anna served as Associate Pastor at First UMC Allen (1996-2004); Executive Pastor, Spring Valley UMC (2004-2008); and Senior Pastor at First UMC Sachse (2009-2013). She is a founding member of the Advisory Board for the North Texas Conference Center for Leadership Development’s Conflict Assessment and Resolution Team, which assists the Bishop and Cabinet with managing conflict in area churches. She is also a member of the North Texas Conference Board of Ordained Ministry and served as the chair of the North Texas Conference Task Force on Women in Ministry in 2014. Anna is a member of the Community Advisory Council for the Perkins Center for Preaching Excellence.In college, Anna studied Communications and English at Mississippi State University. She had careers first as a journalist and then as a professional actor before returning to school at SMU in 1993 to pursue her Master of Divinity. She earned her Doctor of Ministry from Brite Divinity School at TCU, where her dissertation focused on preaching as an act of pastoral care with a focus on adult survivors of childhood abuse.
Director of Oak Lawn Child Development Center
Director of Outreach
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Associate Minister of Music and Worship
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Mike has served as the Facilities Administrator at Oak Lawn since June, 2014. This was the beginning of his lay ministry in church administration as a paid staffer at Oak Lawn, but 2014 was also his 21st year as a member of this church. As an adult churchgoer, he has always been interested in helping to secure the financial resources needed to fund the ministry and mission of the church, and to protect the assets of the church. Now, he has been blessed to do this as his vocation!
Before God led him to work directly for the church, Mike was a tax accountant for 28 years, primarily working for national and regional firms in the practice of individual income taxation. The experience of being a CPA is serving him well in the business aspects of his role as Facilities Administrator by giving him keen insight into the business functions of the world in which a non-profit organization operates.
When Mike is not at the church, he enjoys collecting coins and stamps, reading about American history, and following college sports – especially his beloved Texas Longhorns. Most of all, he enjoys the company of and playing with his two-and-a-half year old bloodhound/shepherd mix, Ranger.
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Eva has been the Administrative Coordinator at Oak Lawn since November 2013. Prior to her arrival at OLUMC, she worked in retail and spent a long time in school, earning a B.A. in History from McGill University in Montreal, Master of Education from SMU, and M.A. in Medieval History from the University of Leeds in England. Her time as a student allowed her to hone her communication skills, which she uses daily at Oak Lawn by running the website and all on-line communications (in addition to answering the phone, the front door, and all e-mail inquiries).
In addition to her job at Oak Lawn, Eva serves as Office Administrator at Lakewood UMC in Dallas and is a member of a book club with friends from high school and their parents. She enjoys photography and spends time taking pictures of her cat, Max, and of her friends’ babies.
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