Say hello to the leadership team at Granbury FUMC

Meet our leadership

Say hello to the leadership team at Granbury FUMC. Got questions for the lead team?

Cynthia Moss - Co-Senior Pastor

In the stillness and quietness of my heart, God called me to Ordained Ministry. I would never have dared to imagine this path, but God uses each of us in unique ways to further God’s message of love, grace, and forgiveness.  

In 2013, I graduated from Perkins School of Theology at SMU with my Masters of Divinity and began serving in pastoral ministry. It is a joy to be serving with my husband of 34 years, Steve Moss, as Co-Pastors of Granbury First. I am excited to be a part of all that God is doing here to transform hearts and lives as we reach out together to share the good news of Jesus Christ.  

When I am not at church, I am outdoors enjoying every aspect of nature, spending time with family, cuddling our dog, and searching for unique rocks to add to my collection.

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Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

Steve Moss - Co-Senior Pastor

God has placed a passion within me to share my faith in Christ with others. I delight in helping people deepen their relationship with Christ, identify their own unique God-given gifts and discover how they can share their faith story and serve those in need.  

I received my Masters of Divinity from Perkins School of Theology in 2009 and have served as pastor of 3 churches before coming to Granbury First. It is a joy to serve here as Co-Pastor with my wife Cynthia. We look forward to all of the things God is yet to do in our lives and in the life of the church.  

Cynthia and I are blessed to have a beautiful 30-year-old daughter with a loving and compassionate heart, that is the light of our lives. When I am not at church, I enjoy spending time with my family and time outdoors, hunting, fishing, and working in the yard.

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Luke 4:18-19 (NRSV) "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”

David Anavitarte - Worship & Music Ministry Director

I have dedicated my life to giving God all the glory through the art of music. My musical journey began at age seven. The piano was my first musical instrument. I spent many evenings in Philadelphia, watching the Philadelphia Orchestra rehearse as a child. I have a passion for music and musical excellence. 

I am supported in ministry by my love and wife, Kathy. We have two children, Donielle and Devin as well as our son-in-law William Halvorsen and a granddaughter Katelynne. Besides my ministry at Granbury First United Methodist Church, I am the Music Director and Conductor of the Brazos Chamber Orchestra and the Bosque Chorale.

I attribute my understanding of the choral and orchestral sound to my mentor, teacher, and good friend, the late Maestro Paul Salamunovich, who died on April 3, 2014.

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Psalm 44:8 "In God we boast all the day long, and praise thy name forever."

Meagan Kenny - Youth Ministry Director

Meagan was born and raised in the suburbs of Boston. Before moving to Granbury, she finished her Bachelor's Degree in Christian Ministry at a small Christian college in the Greater Boston Area and was on the Student Ministry staff at a church nearby. Meagan moved to Granbury in July 2022 in order to continue her calling to youth ministry and to serve as the Youth Ministry Director at Granbury FUMC. She is passionate about youth ministry and has also served with YoungLife and other youth ministry programs. When she is not hanging out with teenagers, Meagan can usually be found hiking or working on her Master's Degree!

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1 Timothy 4:12 "Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity."

Caitlan Leblo - Children's Ministry Director

Caitlan began working at Granbury FUMC in 2007 as the youth and children’s ministries intern. During that time, she led children’s summer camps, directed children’s choir, organized children’s musicals, helped with youth choir and Wednesday night youth activities, and went on mission trips. After graduating from TCU with a Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education, Caitlan went on to teach middle school theatre for 9 years here in Granbury. In June of 2022, she felt led to go back to the church and her elementary education roots, and became the Children’s Ministry Director here at Granbury FUMC full time. This change also blessed her with the amazing opportunity to work alongside her husband Josh, and freed up more time to spend with her wonderful daughter Aria. When she’s not working or singing on the praise team at church, Caitlan can be seen on stage or music directing at the Granbury Opera House and the Plaza Theatre in Cleburne.

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Josh Leblo - IT & Family Ministries Director

Josh joined the church family as Youth Ministry Director in 2013 and is now the IT and Family Ministries Director. Josh has been married to his wife Caitlan for 9 years and together they have a beautiful daughter, Aria. In his free time, Josh enjoys fishing, camping, identifying snakes, and being outdoors. He can also be seen onstage, from time to time, at the Granbury Opera House and the Plaza Theatre in Cleburne.

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“Do all the good you can, By all the means you can, In all the ways you can, In all the places you can, At all the times you can, To all the people you can, As long as ever you can.”

Tricia Morales - Finance & HR Director

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Wendy Valenta - Church Operations Director

Wendy joined Granbury First as the Church Operations Director in 2022. She is a graduate of Tarleton State University with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and a minor in Interior Design. When she is not at work she enjoys attending her children's sporting events, cheering on the Texas Rangers, fishing and hunting with her children, exploring the creeks and woods on her family's ranch, and cooking for family and friends.

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Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths."