Jan Call

Director of Music Ministries

I am a lifelong United Methodist and have experienced the joys of making music for God since my youth director in our small church encouraged me to lead our youth group in music. In 10th grade I also joined the adult choir, and became the church organist in my senior year.

In school, I was in band and jazz band, along with a couple years of choir and orchestra. I guess you could say I was ‘all about’ the music! 

In my university years, I found my true love to be singing in choirs of all kinds. I earned Bachelor and Masters degrees in Music Education from ASU, and began teaching high school and junior high choir. Through these years I always held part time church positions of organist or choir director.

I believe that God calls us into service by putting a passion in our hearts. One year a pastor encouraged me to attend church choir camp at Lakeview Methodist Conference Center near Palestine, Texas. It was a ‘mountain top’ experience for me, and each year that I went back I felt a passion growing in me to make Music Ministry my life’s work. In 1991, my husband and I, along with our two young children moved to the Dallas area so that I could attend Perkins School of Theology at SMU. While there, it was my privilege to serve as the graduate assistant, as well as on the Dean’s Curriculum Revision Committee. In 1994, I received the Master of Sacred Music degree, along with the Sacred Music Award for Scholarship and Service. 

I have served Flower Mound UMC since 2013, after leading the music departments at Sierra Vista UMC in San Angelo, Texas as well as FUMC, Rockwall and FUMC, DeSoto. There is a special bond that forms between people when they make music together, and my life has been enriched by each of these church music families.

I continue to attend the Texas Methodist Choir Camp each year, and encourage musicians of all ages to go with me!  I have served on the board of directors for over 20 years and was the Dean in 2017 and 2018.

A highlight for me was singing in the Dallas Symphony Chorus for 9 years. I have a particular love for joining choir and orchestra together. This was a great learning experience for me, and I savored every moment!

My spare time is all about water: water aerobics, floating a river, and taking our camper to the lake (water views only) with my husband, Keith, a retired high school band director. We have 2 grown children, Chelsea and Brad, and delight in spending time with them and our 4 grand children; Sera, Seth, Keith and Arlo.


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