Meet our Staff

Reverend Larry Cothrin

Rev. Larry Cothrin
Director of Pastoral Care

Larry Cothrin was born in Gainesville, Texas but grew up north of Dallas in Lewisville, where he graduated from high school. Larry received his seminary training and graduated from Arlington Baptist College in Arlington, Texas. He has been an ordained minister for 36 years serving in Texas and Nebraska. Through those years Larry ministered with the youth and children, served as an assistant pastor and served as a Senior Pastor for 11 years.

Larry joined the UMC staff in February 1999.

He enjoys spending time with his family, grilling outdoors, occasional golfing and fishing and a little yard work. Larry and his wife Charla have five children and seven grandchildren.

Malcolm Neyland

Fr. Malcolm Neyland, M.Div., M.C.L., J C.L.

Ordained Catholic priest of 43 years, serving as pastor for 40 years and is currently assigned as Chaplain of UMC Pastoral Care Department.

Academic degrees are held in Behavioral Science, Philosophy, Theology and Canon Law. Father Neyland serves on the board of the International Cultural Center at Texas Tech University, is the founder of the Vatican Exhibit Foundation, is acting director of Life Time Patron of the Arts for the Vatican Museums, and is a member of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem.

He has served in various positions during his ministry as a priest: the Judicial Vicar of the Diocese of Lubbock for fourteen years, served as Appellate Court Judge for 14 Dioceses of Texas, College of Consulters, Personnel Board and Vocations Director for the Diocese of Lubbock for 15 years.

He has traveled worldwide to some 72 countries on expeditions for scientific studies. Interest in archaeology, paleontology and photogeology consist of other scientific areas of contribution.


Rev. Dr. Jerry K. Hatfield, B.S., M.A., M.Div., D.Lit.

Jerry Hatfield was born in Olney, Maryland, but grew up around Westminster, Maryland where he graduated from high school in 1980. Several years later, Jerry graduated with a B.S. in Bible and Pastoral Ministry from Valley Forge Christian College, Phoenixville, PA.

Following several youth pastorate tenures, Jerry went on to pursue graduate studies at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA, where he graduated in 1994 with an M.A. in Semitic Languages and Literature, and an M.Div. Following seminary, Jerry spent a year teaching in Jerusalem, Israel.

Several years later, Jerry was awarded a Doctor of Literature for a Hebrew workbook he wrote for a seminary in Louisiana.

Jerry received ministerial credentials in 1992 with the Assemblies of God, but transferred later to the Association of Evangelical Gospel Assemblies of Monroe, LA. He has now been an ordained minister with AEGA since 1999. Jerry attends Trinity Church of Lubbock, where he has taught Bible and Hebrew language classes as well as participating in various music ministry opportunities since early 2001. Jerry is married to Melinda Grace (Pena) Hatfield who is a choir teacher at Terra Vista Middle School in Lubbock.

Jerry’s other interests are astronomy and dragonfly photography. He also enjoys reading, writing, and any chance he gets to go with his wife to the Texas Hill Country for shopping and enjoying the beautiful scenery.


Rev. Inetta Reddell, M.B.E., M.A.C.S., M.Div., BCC

Rev. Inetta Arlelia Reddell has worked for UMC, been a Board Certified Chaplain and endorsed by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship since 2013. She has served on several boards including the Board of Directors for Kairos International Prison Ministries and the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors at Deerfield, Riverwoods and Bannockburn (DBR). As well as served on their Executive Board of Directors. She has a degree in Legal Studies (Northwestern, Chicago, IL.); MA in Pastoral Counseling (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL); MA in Bioethics (Trinity Graduate School, Deerfield, IL); and a Masters of Divinity (Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston, IL).

She studied Social Work at Loyola, Chicago, IL. She speaks publicly on topics that she is most passionate about: Addiction, Aging Society, and End of Life Issues. Inetta has traveled extensively and her studies abroad are: Israel, Greece, Romania, England, France, Germany, and Italy.

Inetta’s published works are as follows: The Journal of Modern Ministry: Goals on Health and Healing; Fall 2005; Timeless Texts; Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly: A Response to Special Issue. Vol. 30, No. 3, 2012; Routledge Taylor & Francis Group. Inetta has Network are as follows: Faith Matters radio and internet broadcasting programming KTTZ-FM,”Pain & Suffering,” 2016. Inetta currently serves as senior pastor for First United Methodist Church of Sudan. Prior to serving on the APC™ Board of Directors, Inetta was APC™ State Representative for North Texas State.

Inetta and her husband, Glen, combined have 5 children, 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

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