Rev. Molly Hayes, Lead Pastor
Pastor Molly Hayes brings variety of ministry experiences to the Church of the Good Shepherd such as her experience as a large church associate and a pediatric hospital chaplain. She has a heart for mission and reaching people with the love and grace of Jesus Christ. She serves as the Central Texas Conference Secretary for Global Ministries, helping local churches and people connect with the missionaries and ministries around the globe. Pastor Molly also is a co-founder of Water to Life, a non-profit that provides access to clean water as a way of inviting people to the transformational power of Christ’s love in their life.
Molly grew up in Fort Worth, TX as a lifelong United Methodist. She studied Social Work at the University of Oklahoma. She received her Master’s of Divinity from Boston University School of Theology with an emphasis in Global and Community Engagement.
Molly is married to Chris who serves as senior pastor at First United Methodist Church in Arlington. Aside from juggling two churches, the two spend their time with their family of four boys Ben, Aaron, Reid, and Elliott. Some of her favorite things include: their two dogs, Sophie and Sammie, traveling, grilling out, family game nights, all things Disney, and working out (so she can chase after four boys).
Rev. Eldon Reynolds, Associate Pastor of Congregational Care
Pastor Eldon retired from full-time ministry from Church of the Good Shepherd, but couldn’t stay away long. Shortly after being appointed to Good Shepherd, Pastor Molly asked if Eldon would return to share his love of the people here. Pastor Eldon makes home visits, hospital visits, takes communion, and helps the congregation to care for one another, especially in their times of need.
Jane Moore, Administrator
Jane has faithfully served, organized, some may even say babysat, the people and pastors of Good Shepherd since November 1, 2005. If you’ve got a question, she’s always got the answer or can find the person who does. She keeps the day-to-day operations running smoothly so the church can keep sharing the love of Christ with all they encounter.
Elliott joined the office of Good Shepherd at 2 months old in November 2018. When we say we love kids, we mean it. More days than not, you can find him oscillating between Pastor Molly and Jane’s desks delivering papers and paperclips, helping put out the chairs for our weekly chair yoga class, or on his rough days...playing in the water fountain.