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 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. thomas@masonchurch.org. 

  • 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. admin@masonchurch.org

  • Christina Nelson

    Director of Music Ministry

    Christina has been involved in music since she was a little girl and could often be found performing around the house, singing or learning piano. Her love for music continued to grow and it was never a doubt in her mind that she would study music in college. She earned her Associate of the Arts in 2015 from Lower Columbia College in Longview, WA. Christina then attended her dream school, Pacific Lutheran University, where she studied choral conducting with Richard Nance and Brian Galante, earning a Bachelor of Music Education with a concentration in secondary choral studies in 2018. She now teaches elementary music in the Auburn School District and is a proud member of PLUs community chorus, Choral Union. Christina loves to perform and when she is not singing, practicing or teaching, she can often be found reading, dancing, or somewhere outside (most likely near water).

    ChristinaN@masonchurch.org

  • Emma Kelly

    Organist

    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.