Our Staff

Serving together in heart of downtown Little Rock.

You'll see the evidence of our Christian community through our staff in our vibrant and passionate worship services, in our enthusiastic desire to build spiritual friendships, and in our commitment to serve our neighbors both near and far.

We will be with you on your journey.

David Freeman

Senior Pastor

David was appointed as Senior Pastor of FUMCLR in July of 2015. A native of Little Rock, David graduated from Centenary College of Louisiana in 1996. After spending four years as Director of Ministries to Youth and Families at FUMCLR, he began his seminary education. He graduated from Candler School of Theology at Emory University in 2003 and served as the Executive Pastor at FUMC in Springdale Arkansas for 12 years. David is married to Katie Woodruff Freeman and they have two daughters, Emily and Hannah. David enjoys running and reading.

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Donna Hankins

Associate Pastor - Students

Haley Jones

Pastor of Community Engagement

Brittany Richardson Watson

Pastor of Neighboring

Sonja Taylor-Larkowski

Finance Director

Lesley Andrews

Communications Director

Brandon Bates

Director of Youth Ministries

Jerry Carpenter

Director of Buildings, Grounds and Security

James Stanley

Director of Music and Worship Arts

Lanie Konecny

Office Manager

Chris Cone

Communications Assistant

Shelby Clark

Building Services

Sammy Moore

Building Services