ur pastors, ministers, and lay volunteers at Oak Hill UMC work together to serve the pastoral and caring needs of the church community. We strive to be the hands and feet of Christ, caring for each other as He taught us to do. Our Caring and Hospitality Ministries provide a variety of services, offered by several different persons and groups. Contact the church office at office@oakhillumc.org for more information.


Caring Ministries


GriefShare is a faith-based video seminar and support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them. At GriefShare, you learn valuable information about recovering from grief and renewing your hope for the future. Our next GriefShare cycle will be offered in Spring 2023. However, if you’re in need of a group now, please visit the national GriefShare website and use their “Find a Group” tool to locate current, local offerings: https://www.griefshare.org/findagroup. For more information, please contact Diane Merwarth at griefshare@oakhillumc.org.

Homebound Ministries

We love to stay connected with our homebound members. We make friendly visits and are also able to bring communion elements to them. If you have a loved one that you’d like us to visit OR if you’d like to serve in this capacity on behalf of the church, please contact the Pastor Missy Jenson at (512) 288-3836 or missy@oakhillumc.org.

Agape Meals

An outreach team of volunteer individuals that provides meals to other church members who are experiencing various temporary crises (e.g. birth of a child, death of a family member, sickness, hospitalizations, etc.). Please contact Rae Barho at (512) 589-5871 or raebarho@gmail.com.

Prayer Chain

We have an active network of persons who pray for concerns as they come in. Contact the church office  office@oakhillumc.org to request prayers.

Hospital Visitation

If you or a family member or a friend is currently hospitalized and would like to have a visitor from the church, please contact the church office at (512) 288-3836 or office@oakhillumc.org.

Hospitality Ministries

Greeters and Ushers

Greeters and ushers serve visitors, guests, and church family alike, helping each person to find a place that meets their needs, offering a program, a friendly handshake, and a warm welcome. Our purpose is to serve those in attendance and to exemplify the fruit of the Spirit to everyone that enters our doors. Contact Brad McMahon at bemcmahontx@gmail.com for more information about becoming an usher. For more information about serving as a greeter, contact Susan McBride at maddygin@austin.rr.com.