• Rev. Gary F. Turner, interim pastor


    As a third generation Methodist minister, Rev. Gary Turner has lived and served in many towns in central & north Texas and the Texas Midwest. He is a graduate of Comanche High School and was graduated from McMurry College in Abilene with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion with a Speech minor. Rev. Turner received his Master of Theology degree from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University and was ordained an elder in the Central Texas Conference. He had over 35 years of pastoral experience before retiring in 2012, then has served as a transitional intentional interim pastor appointed by the bishop for 5 churches between 2012 and 2020.

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  • Tim Hammond, business operations manager


    Tim joined the SJA staff in January 2019, and has been a member of SJA since 2014.  This is Tim's first professional opportunity to serve in a church environment.  He brings a diverse knowledge of operations management and facilities management from his 17 years in an array of businesses.  He has managed operations ranging from 25 employees to 250+.  He is a champion for servant leadership, and strives to support all the rest of the SJA staff.  Tim has served on the Council of Stewards and Council of Ministries, and is also involved in the Wednesday night Base Camp, teaching 4th & 5th grades.  You can also find him most Sundays in the Audio/Visual booth.  Tim is a life-long Arlington resident, and he and his wife, Trish, live in North Arlington with their daughters, Helena and Sophia.

  • John Moran, director of worship ministries


    John is the longest serving member of the SJA staff. He participates in all worship services: for the 9:00 Traditional services, John plays piano and directs the choirs; for the 11:11 Celebration service, John leads the Praise Band. John came to SJA in 1998 as accompanist for the Children’s Choir, and he has held many positions since then. He was named Director of Music in 2002, and in 2006 he began leading the SJA Audio/Visual Team. John is a Fort Worth native. He received degrees in Piano Performance and Percussion Performance from Texas Christian University in 2001. He has worked as accompanist for the Dallas-Fort Worth Ballet/Texas Ballet Theater, private instructor in Southlake-Carroll ISD, percussion section member of the Lone Star Wind Orchestra, and is a very active professional freelance musician in the DFW area. John and his wife, Katie, live in Arlington with their son, Jack, and golden retriever, Daisy.

  • Linda Formagus, congregational care coordinator


    Linda Formagus joined the SJA staff in January 2011. She has worked as a lay leader in missions, children, youth and hospitality over the last 40 years. Linda served as a church preschool secretary for seven years and retired from the Arlington Independent School District in 1998 as the principal’s secretary of a Junior High School. She has been married to Vincent Formagus for 50 years, has three grown daughters, two granddaughters and one grandson.

  • Joshua Warthen, minister to youth & families


    Joshua is a graduate from Howard Payne University and though he does not possess nun-chuck skills, bow-hunting skills or computer hacking skills, he does hold a degree in theology and bible. Teaching teenagers stuff like "it is in the Bible to not wrestle your neighbor" is what Joshua lives for. He and his wife, Kristin, have two daughters, Catherine and Mikayla. Joshua has served at several churches with the most recent being Saginaw UMC. Joshua looks forward to partnering with parents to provide a positive spiritual influence that inspires students to be involved in the culture changing power of Christ.

  • Sharon Schultze, director of children's ministries


    Sharon Schultze joined the SJA staff in January 2019 after retiring from the Fort Worth Independent School District as an Elementary School Principal.  Sharon spent 28 years in FWISD as teacher, instructional coach, and campus administrator.  She has always had a passion for working in Children's Ministry serving as Sunday School teacher, Choir leader, and Children's Council member at several UMC churches in the Fort Worth area since 1988.  Sharon graduated from Texas Woman's University with a BS in Education.  TWU is a family thing...both her daughters and husband have degrees from TWU.  Go Pioneers!  Sharon received her M. Ed. degree in Educational Leadership from Lamar University.  She lives in Arlington with her husband, Ron, who is also a retired FWISD Principal.  Their favorite time is spent with their beautiful married daughters & husbands and their adorable grandchildren.