Meet the Staff
Luke Baio

Luke Baio

Director of Youth Ministry

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Luke Baio grew up in Howe, Texas, and attended FUMC Howe since 6th grade, being very involved in both youth and Sunday school. He has an associate’s degree in Criminal justice from Grayson College & a Bachelor of Science with a focus on child and family studies from A&M Commerce.

Luke felt the call to youth ministry when he was 20 years old. He was formerly a youth director a FUMC Trenton, in Trenton, Texas, for a little over four years before accepting the youth ministry position at FUMC Howe in July 2016. Luke has a passion for working with youth and children of all ages. He has coached peewee football and worked at Tom Bean Elementary and High School as well as Wakefield Elementary in Sherman, Texas.

He currently lives in Sherman and likes to spend his free time with his wife Shelby, son Evan, and daughter Caroline Marie. Luke provides an active and sustaining atmosphere to help the youth mature in their faith and grow closer to God, that includes games, worship, devotions, and outreach.

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Summer DeLavan

Director of Wee Care

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Summer has been the Director of the Wee Care since June 2017. More info coming soon.

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Melanie Schroder

Church Secretary

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My name is Melanie Schroder and have been the Church Secretary since August 1, 2017. While I am not a Texas native, we have recently planted our roots here in Howe. I was born and raised in Illinois about an hour southwest of Chicago in the town of Morris, it was home for me for 24 years. On May 14, 2002 I married my high school sweetheart, Brett. With my husband’s prior military service we’ve led a pretty adventurous life so far by living in six different states (Illinois, Missouri, Mississippi, Georgia, Delaware, & Texas) as well as four years in Germany. I have four kids, each born in a different state. Colvin was born in my hometown in Illinois in 2004. Cailey was born in Georgia in 2009. Molly was born in Wittlich, Germany in 2012. Luke was born in Delaware in 2013. I was fortunate enough to be able to stay home with my kids for the past 9 years. The timing was perfect for the secretary position opening and I knew it was just right for me, and here I am. My hobbies include travel (which sadly has declined in recent years), and also sewing. I would consider myself a novice and I have a lot to learn, I am intimidated by patterns and my approach is more of a “just winging it” style. Haha! Someday I hope to expand on my sewing skills and learn to quilt.