Meet our leadership
Say hello to the leadership team at Granbury FUMC. Got questions for the lead team?
Steve Moss - 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 Pastor. I look forward to all of the things God is yet to do in our lives and in the life of the church.
My wife, 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.
(817) 573-5573 ext 112
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.
(817) 573-5573 ext 138
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.
(817) 573-5573 ext 101
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.
(817) 573-5573 ext 104
Donna Lindquist - Preschool Director
My passion for Early Childhood Education began over 20 years ago when God called me into Christian ministry. As a teacher, God impressed my heart to return to college and complete a MA degree in Christian Education and I began teaching and directing at FUMC Plano in 2008.
Over the years, I have encountered many classroom experiences, worked at several private schools and ministries, and continue to serve families in the church.
In 2018, my family moved to Weatherford and I continued to teach and serve at a local church and private school. In 2019, I felt God call me to pursue counseling with hurting families and children, and completed the certification in Biblical Counseling at SWBTS. In 2022, I completed a Doctorate of Educational Ministries at SWBTS in Fort Worth, and I know God will continue to provide ministry opportunities in the area of Christian counseling.
I have been married to my best friend, Tim for 36 years and we have 3 grown sons, Joshua, Jeff and Jason.
(817) 573-5573 ext 206
Tricia Morales - Finance & HR Director
I live in Granbury, but I'm originally from Massachusetts. Most of my career has been in finance and Human Resources in the Non-Profit sector. I have two grown children. My hobbies include travel, cooking, and gardening.
(817) 573-5573 ext 102
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.
(817) 573-5573 ext 109