Keith Payne Boone
The Rev. Dr. Keith Payne Boone is a native of Dallas and comes from a long line of United Methodist clergy. He is a graduate of Bishop Dunne High School in Dallas and Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. He received a M.Th., and a D.Min. from Perkins School of Theology, SMU, and completed a Certification in Leadership from the Perkins/Cox School of Business in 2011. Keith's wife, Dianne Day Boone, grew up in Garland. They met at Southwestern University and have been married for 34 years. She teachers 8th grade English Language Arts at Highland Park Middle School. Their son, Mitchell, is lead pastor of White Rock UMC. He and his wife, Elizabeth VanOort, live in East Dallas. Keith and Dianne's daughter, Becca, works for the Food Bank of the Rockies in Denver. Keith has served at FUMC, Mesquite; FUMC, Leonard; Trinity UMC, Denison; Whaley Memorial UMC, Gainesville; FUMC, Rockwall; District Superintendent of the former Paris-Sulphur Springs District; Center Director for Leadership Development; and Suncreek UMC, Allen. Keith attended the Dallas Walk to Emmaus #5 in April 1989 and has served on numerous teams in the Dallas, Texoma, NET and Denton communities. He enjoys reading, gardening, iconography, traveling, and tending his 90 gallon saltwater/reef aquarium.
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Pastor for Union
Mike Baughman is an ordained elder serving as the lead pastor for Union--a new church start / coffee house in Dallas, TX. Mike has served congregations of varying sizes in the North Carolina, Greater New Jersey, Central Texas and North Texas Annual Conferences. His undergraduate degree is from Duke University, and he holds two masters degrees (M.A. in Adolescent Ministries and M.Div.) from Princeton Theological Seminary. Mike is married to Rachel Baughman, who serves as our executive pastor.