Staff

  • Rev. Thomas Irby

    Lead Pastor

    Rev. Thomas Irby began serving Mason UMC in 2019. Thomas is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church. He grew up in Panama City, FL, and attended Florida State University. He received his Master of Divinity from Duke Divinity School in 2015. His passions for ministry are rooted in liberation theology, LGBTQ inclusion, and mental health care. Thomas has two children: Judah and Mabel. Thomas loves coffee, tattoos, and all different kinds of music, but has a particular fondness for punk and hardcore. thomas@masonchurch.org

  • Emma Kelly

    Organist and Office Administrator

    Emma Kelly has played the organ for Mason United Methodist Church since 2019, and has taken on administrative duties in 2022. She grew up in Thousand Oaks, CA, and attended the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma. She enjoys dancing, exploring outdoors, and her growing collection of houseplants. In addition to working for Mason UMC, Emma also teaches piano locally and works internationally as a performer, accompanist, and music consultant.

    admin@masonchurch.org

  • Linda Queree

    Nursery Attendant

    Linda serves as the Nursery Attendant at Mason UMC. She's lived in Tacoma her entire life and was nurtured by the wonderful folks at Mason Church since she was born. When she's not at Mason, she serves as a nanny of 5 wonderful boys. In Linda's spare time, she volunteers at Downing Elementary School. She absolutely loves working with kids. Linda's favorite part about working with children is learning about each child and the stories that they share. Linda also has a deep passion for drawing and painting.