Rev. Steve Moss, Pastor

About Rev. Steve Moss

Steve came to Good News UMC in June of 2011. As Senior Pastor, Steve works with the leadership of the church in visioning how we might best fulfill our mission to “Make Disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.” He provides leadership for and actively participates in worship, education, serving ministries and evangelism for the spiritual life and growth of members. Additionally, Steve represents Good News UMC in denominational and community affairs.

Although Steve was born in Key West, Florida while his father was stationed in the Navy and also spent time growing up in Ohio before coming back to Texas in the 4th grade, Steve considers himself at heart a product of Deep East Texas, where his family has roots dating back to the founding of Texas as a state in 1836.

Before hearing his call to ministry, Steve spent 15 years working in the commercial printing industry where he worked in production and management before finally going into sales for several years. As he transitioned into ministry, he spent three years working in the residential real estate and appraisal business.

Upon hearing his call to ministry, he went back to school and earned a B.A. in Business Administration from Northwood University in 2004. Afterwards, he earned a Master of Divinity from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in 2009.

Prior to his appointment at Good News UMC, Steve served on the pastoral staff at FUMC Corsicana. Steve is an ordained Elder in Full Connection with the Central Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church.

Steve and his wife Cynthia have been married for 25 years and have one daughter, Krystine Suzanne. In his spare time, Steve enjoys jogging and finding other ways to spend time outdoors such as fishing, golfing and hunting. Steve is also an avid reader as well as a dedicated Dallas Cowboys fan.

He is passionate about the church, leading consistently to build a church family that helps people Connect with God, Grow in their relationship with God and others and Serve the needs of others in the name of Jesus. He believes this spiritual foundation is critical to the growth of Good News United Methodist Church and its ability to fulfill our God given mission in this community and beyond.


Rev. Chris Reyes, Associate Pastor / Director of Small Groups, Community Outreach & Youth ,

About Chris Reyes

Chris Reyes was born in Austin and moved around the US growing up, then ended up back here.  He is a graduate of Southwestern University in Georgetown with a BA in Business.  He also completed his MA in Theological Studies in May 2015 from Austin Seminary.  Chris is in the ordination track of Deacon for the United Methodist Church, and was commissioned in June 2016 when he was appointed Associate Pastor at Good News United Methodist Church. He anticipates full ordination in June 2019.

Chris has been serving churches in some role since he was 18, and is excited to work with the people of Good News UMC to make new disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.  Small groups are a passion of his, as that is how he encountered Christ.  

In addtion, Chris has been doing some form of youth ministry for the past ten years and was a full-time youth director before coming to Good News UMC.  He has a passion for leading and teaching people of all ages and loves helping youth grow in and live out their faith.

His wife Ellen works in Austin at TCEQ, the state environmental agency.
Lisa Grant, Director of Children

About Lisa Grant

Lisa has a passion for sharing God’s love and grace with children, families, and the community.  She has worked with children for over 20 years, and has served as a Director of Children’s Ministries for almost a decade.  Lisa also serves as a preschool teacher at Grace Episcopal School in Georgetown.  She earned her Child Development Associate Degree (CDA) and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
Lisa is married to Julian, and they have six amazing children.  She is from the Ozarks in Missouri, where her extended family still lives, and she has been a Texan for 21 years.  Lisa enjoys teaching group fitness classes at the Georgetown Recreation Center as well as hiking, biking, reading, and singing.  Lisa would love to talk with you about our children’s ministries at Good News UMC and how we can best serve you, your children, and your family.

Dan Fiero, Worship Leader
About Dan Fiero

Dan is an Arson Investigator with City of Austin Fire Department but has a passion for music that results in him spending almost as much time on it as he does at work! He started playing guitar over 20 years ago for his little girl, Robin. It all started out with songs like Thumbelina and Michael Row Your Boat Ashore. Dan has been serving as a worship leader for the past 6 years and is looking forward to beginning a new chapter with Good News UMC! 
Mary Piatt, Administrative Assistant
About Mary Piatt

Our Administrative Assistant, Mary Piatt, was an active member and volunteer at Bedford UMC in Pennsylvania for twenty years before moving to Cedar Park in 2014 with her husband and four children.  She feels very blessed to have found a wonderful new church family here at Good News UMC.  A stay-at-home mom, she is happy to be helping out in the church office.