Rev. Dr. Javier Q. Escalera

Pastor Escalera has been pastor at Casa Emanu-El UMC since July of 2015. He has many years of pastoral experience  in chuches in Texas , Mexico  Washington State and Oregon.  he received his Doctorate of Ministry from Perkins School of Theology at SMU.  He is a very passionate and energetic pastor who brings messages filled with inspiration  passion and enthusiasm for the Gospel message. he and his wife  Lidia  have 4 grown children and  2 grandchildren  He would be very excited to meet  you and get to  know you. 

Karen Eaker Connections Coordinator

Karen has been a member since 1996.

She is currently enrolled at Perkins School of Theology at SMU in their Masters in the Arts of Ministry Program.  Karen is assigned to CEUMC as part of her internship training.  She has been married to Lloyd Eaker for 43 years and they have one daughter, Della.  Karen has a passion for peace, justice, and the environment.

Ryan Lake  Director of Music

Ryan has been the Director of Music at Casa Emanu-El UMC since July of 2011.

He graduated from McMurry University in Abilene Texas in 2011 with a Bachelor of music in Vocal performance  with a minor in Religion and Organ.  Ryan also completed the Church Music Summer Seminar program through Perkins school of theology at SMU.  Ryan's passion is leading people in worship through music to  help them experience God's love through music. Ryan  would also love to get to know you  especially if you like to sing or play a musical instrument.