Reboot Leadership

Emma Flores

Administrative Assistant

BA, Southern Methodist University; Pursuing MA, Temerlin Advertising Institute of SMU

Creative Outlets:
Painting, sketching, and creative computing

Sometimes Found:
Playing tennis, walking along the Katy Trail, or perusing Dallas “Foodie” blogs

Enjoys Eating:
Pepperoni pizza, bruschetta, fajita tacos, Torchy’s Tacos queso, and Whataburger

Reboot Responsibilities:
In charge of logistical support. Prepares and distributes written materials for grant programs. Manages the books and other financial work. Does social and digital media.

Greatness is measured by courage and heart

Bart Patton

Reboot Program Coordinator

Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry Education, SMU Perkins School of Theology

Prior Work:
Pastor and Youth Minister for 20+ years in three denominations. Extensive ecumenical work with churches, large and small, in rural, urban and suburban environments

One Area of Expertise:
Strategic Development for Congregational Systems

Writes articles and blogs that connect practical youth ministry with academic scholarship and pop culture. Recently wrote for the Fathom Bible Studies Curriculum, an eighteen-book project (published by Abingdon Press), which offers a deeper dive into key themes and story-lines of the Bible.

Favorite Recent Book:
Evangelism After Pluralism: The Ethics of Christian Witness, by Bryan Stone

Reboot Responsibilities:
Day-to-day manager of projects. Crafting, planning and working out details of conferences and meetings. Offering insight into church health.

Priscilla Pope-Levison

Project Director

Associate Dean for External Programs and Professor of Ministerial Studies, SMU Perkins School of Theology

PhD, University of St. Andrews, Scotland; MDiv, Duke Divinity School; BA, DePauw University

Prior Work:
United Methodist pastor who started a youth group in her first pastoral appointment, Chaplain at North Park University, Evangelism professor at Duke Divinity School, Theology and Women’s Studies professor at Seattle Pacific University

30+ articles and six books, including Building the Old Time Religion: Women Evangelists in the Progressive Era (New York University Press, 2014)

Favorite Free-Time Activities:
Traveling, hiking, and spending time with family and friends

Reboot Responsibilities:
Big picture oversight and insight. Producing resources to support Reboot projects and written work that tells these projects’ stories to a broader public.

Photos above by Jeremy Pope-Levison

Becky Stegmann

Graduate Assistant

Reboot Coaches

Lead Coach: Rev. Sam Halverson, Associate Director, Center for Congregational Excellence for the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church.
Stephen Bumgarner, Director of Youth Ministries, First United Methodist Church Waxahachie, TX
Joel Eichler, Director of Student Ministries, First United Methodist Church, Prosper, TX
Beth Johnson, Minister to Youth and Families, University Park United Methodist Church, Dallas, TX
Shanterra McBride, Founder and Chief Consultant, Marvelous University, Dallas, TX
Zach Schrick, Director of Youth Ministries, First United Methodist Church, Conway, AR

Reboot Advisory Board

Kelly Carpenter, North Texas Annual Conference UMC
Claire Condrey, Central Texas Annual Conference UMC
Eddie Erwin, Texas Annual Conference UMC
Rev. Pavielle Jenkins, First United Methodist Church Richardson, Richardson, TX
Charlie Ludden, CASA of Oklahoma County
Rev. Dr. Hugo Magallanes, SMU Perkins School of Theology
Michelle Moore, Arkansas Annual Conference UMC
Rev. Shawn Torres, Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church, Dallas, TX