Caroline grew up at FUMC—including graduating from the confirmation program in 7th grade to become a member here—and joined our staff in the Fall of 2019.
She grew up performing in our church children’s musicals and could be found singing and dancing at our local theater, Orange Community Players, most of her adolescent years. She studied Vocal Performance at both Louisiana State University and Loyola University New Orleans. At LSU, she was a member of the A Cappella Choir, was a chorus member in LSU Opera’s production of New Moon, and participated in LSU’s opera studio program that brought children’s operas to elementary students in the city of Baton Rouge. While in New Orleans, in addition to performing in university productions, she worked professionally as an assistant stage manager for Loyola Opera, as well as New Orleans Opera Association for their 2014 and 2015 seasons. She made her professional opera debut in New Orleans Opera Association’s Spring 2015 production of Le Nozze di Figaro, as a chorus member and soloist.
Along with organizing and directing our choir, praise band, and bell choir, with the events of early 2020 and the pandemic, Caroline has learned a great deal about audio and video recording and editing, and is instrumental in making our online worship experience happen.
Caroline met her husband, Blake Dennis, singing in a choral Evensong service at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Beaumont, Texas, and they married there in the Fall of 2018. Blake, himself, has a Bachelor of Music from Baylor University and you will find him leading worship with Caroline every Sunday. Together, they enjoy traveling, cooking, and hanging out with their dog, Roman.E-mail Caroline Dennis
Born and raised in Orange by Elafay and Anna Bergeron, Norma graduated from West Orange-Cove High School in 1973. She has been employed by First United Methodist Church Orange since 2000. She enjoys her work and is part of the Christian family at FUMC.E-mail Norma Bergeron
Mike has been a member of FUMC Orange since July 2019. He has plenty of experience with construction and repair as well as with computers and networks.E-mail Mike Cordell
Ms. Mary was born and raised in Orange and is the mother of two sons. She has been watching over our little ones for 29 years. When she is not working in the nursery, she is a caregiver.