Our Pastoral Staff

Rev. Jim McClain

Rev. Jim McClain

Jim McClain and his wife Kercida have been in ministry together for almost 30 years. They share three wonderful children, six fantastic grandchildren. Reverend McClain received his M. Div. from the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest in 1991 and his Bachelors from Texas Tech. He has continued studies in Leadership...

Rev. Jim Carr, Minister of Pastoral Care

Rev. Jim Carr

My name is Jim Carr. I recently retired after being a chaplain at Methodist Hospital for over 13 years (1998-2011). I spent six years in Methodist Children’s Hospital and over seven years in Methodist Hospital. I earned the credentials which enabled me to serve competently in the specialty of hospital...

Our Programming Staff


Suzanna Frey

Suzanna has been working with children and families in church, camp and children’s museum ministries for the past 10 years. Prior to serving on the Laurel Heights staff she served as Assistant to Christian Formation at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in San Antonio for 3 years. She has a BA...

Kelley Sonnen

Kelley Sonnen

Our Youth Minister, Kelley Sonnen, is from Castroville, Texas, a quaint, historic community about a half-hour drive from downtown San Antonio. Kelley has been with Laurel Heights UMC since March 2015. Prior to coming to Laurel Heights, Kelley served as the Youth Minister for her home church, Medina Valley United...


Susan Holloway

Susan Holloway was born in Ft. Worth, Texas, but has lived in San Antonio since she was very young. She is a graduate of Alamo Heights High School and Trinity University and did graduate work at The University of Texas at Austin. In 1968, Susan married Henry Holloway, Director of...

Geoffrey Waite

Geoffrey Waite

Geoffrey Waite began his music ministry at Laurel Heights UMC on March 26, 2008 as church organist and music associate. In April of 2010 Geoffrey became full-time staff when he was named Director of Music following Jerome Malek’s retirement. Geoffrey is an experienced choral director, as well as an accomplished...


Laurie Miracle

Laurie Miracle has worked in Early Childhood for over 25 years. She has worked as an early childhood interventionist, classroom teacher in Coppell I.S.D. and Alamo Heights I.S.D., and as a private consultant and coach providing staff development for San Antonio area preschools as well as parent training and private...


Yvonne Garcia, R.N.

My name is Yvonne Garcia and I am blessed and honored to be the Wesley Nurse here at Laurel Heights UMC. I am a native San Antonian and an RN for over 30 years. I am married to my husband Norm and we have 3 children, Josh, Caitie and Cami...

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