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  • 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 and ancient Christian spirituality. Thomas has been married to Leah since 2007. They have two children: Judah and Mabel. Thomas loves coffee, tattoos, and all different kinds of music, but has a particular fondness for punk and hardcore. 

  • Christina Haver

    Office Administrator

    Christina Haver began working at Mason UMC in 2019. She grew up in Virginia Beach, VA. Christina has a diverse employment background which includes working as a chef for 15 years, and as a licensed medical massage therapist. Christina moved to Tacoma in 2018 with her husband, son, and two cats.

  • Alonso Brizuela

    Director of Music Ministry

    Alonso is a Tacoma native, having grown up and gone to school in this area. He attended Pacific Lutheran University where he earned a Bachelor of Music Education with an emphasis in Secondary Choirs. After finishing at PLU, he taught choir and guitar for two years at Ridgeline Middle School in Yelm. Most recently, he is currently pursuing a Masters of Music in Choral Conducting at the University of Washington in Seattle. He also conducts the Men’s Choir and Concert Choir with Tacoma Youth Chorus. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, cycling, and playing guitar. Alonso lives in the Spanaway area with his wife, Katie, and two dogs and two cats.

  • Emma Kelly


    Emma Kelly has loved and studied music for the majority of her life.  In 2018, she graduated from the University of Puget Sound, having there studied organ with Joseph Adam, Paul Thornock, and Wyatt Smith, as well as studying piano with Duane Hulbert and Tanya Stambuk, and participating in all three of the school’s choirs.  She has worked as an accompanist, performer, and teacher in the local area, as well as in her hometown of Thousand Oaks, CA. In addition to her musical pursuits, Emma enjoys dancing, acting, and singing in her free time. 

  • 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.