Nancy Kurkowski grew up in central Africa as the child of United Methodist missionaries. She graduated from Vanderbilt University and, after a career in the investment industry, spent her time raising two daughters and volunteering for several non-profit organizations. She served on the Regional Board of Directors for UNICEF USA for over 10 years and worked as a child advocate for CASA of Collin County. In 2013, Nancy was an Honoree at the Each Moment Matters Award Luncheon in Dallas, TX. She was one of the founding volunteers for the Seven Loaves Food Pantry (part of the Storehouse of Collin County) and now serves as the Dean of Job Skills for the Storehouse Academy. Nancy and her husband, Hal, are active members of St. Andrew Methodist Church in Plano, Texas.
Rev. Jimmy Decker began his career as a government software tester for Accenture before moving into systems analysis in the healthcare industry. During this tenure, he felt a calling to military ministry and began pursuing ordination through United Methodist Church. He attended Perkins School of Theology with the hopes of becoming a military chaplain. His ADHD diagnosis medically disqualified him for military service, and he instead joined the staff of St Andrew in Plano. Being ordained in 2019, he has served as the Pastor of Worship and Pastor of Adult Ministries. He now holds the role of Pastor of Connectional Ministry, overseeing discipleship and spiritual development for children, student, and adult ministries. A graduate of Texas A&M, he is an avid football watcher, and cherishes time with his wife, Kristin, and two-year-old son, Max, most in life.