Pastor Paul Mussachio
Lead Pastor, ext. 233
Pastor Paul grew up in Wichita Falls, TX, and
graduated from Midwestern State University in 2000. He received a degree in
English which served him well when he started his Divinity studies at Trinity
Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, OH, that same year. In 2005, Pastor Paul was
called as our Associate Pastor, and in February 2011, he accepted the call to
become our Lead Pastor. He has a passion for sharing God's Word in worship and making Christ known in outreach to our
community and world.
He loves all kinds of music -- especially jazz, alternative rock, and blues. He
married his wife, Susan, in 2004. They are the proud parents of Caleb (4yo) and Joshua
(3yo). A Bible verse that keeps him centered in life is: "With God,
all things are possible" (Matthew 19:26). We apologize, in advance, for
his repeated references to the Texas Longhorns.
Pastor Jackie Linden-Schade, Doctor of Ministry
Pastor for Adult Discipleship, ext. 223
Pastor Jackie was born in Jamaica, New York, and raised in Seaford, Long Island, just outside of New York City. She moved to the Plano area at the end of September, 2011. A graduate of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, she has served as pastor of both St. John Lutheran Church, Otoe Nebraska, St. John Lutheran Church Mt Pulaski Illinois, and as Interim Pastor, Trinity Kankakee Illinois. From 2000 to 2011 she served as Assistant to the Bishop of the Central/Southern Illinois Synod. Pastor Jackie joined the staff of Preston Meadow Lutheran Church in October of 2011 and currently serves as Pastor for Adult Discipleship.
Pastor Jackie has been married to husband Henry for 41 years and together they have one son, Christopher, married to daughter-in-law Ericka. They have two grandchildren, Hunter aged 18 and Auron aged 8. Pastor Jackie enjoys scuba diving with husband Henry, and is Secretary for Adventure Dive Club in Plano. She also loves cooking Hungarian food and hosting dinner parties in her home and losing herself in a good book.
She has many favorite scripture narratives and verses, including John 1:1-5: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it."
Pastoral Intern, ext. 222
Director of Youth Ministry, ext. 226
Jay was born in here in Plano, TX and graduated from Plano Senior High School in 2000. He attended the University of North Texas and graduated with a degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies in 2004 which served him well when he started working at Summer Camps and Retreat Centers. Jay has served Briarwood Lutheran Retreat Center and Ebert Ranch Camp before he joined us here at Preston Meadow Lutheran Church in August of 2011 as the Director of Youth Ministry. He has a passion for Christ and enjoys the focus the youth group has on service and mission.
Jay loves music and even loves to play guitar and sing praise and worship songs. He has been married to René since 2006 and is the proud father of daughter Ginny, born in October of 2011. Jay’s favorite bible verse is: “Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. “I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he said will happen, it will be done for him” (Mark 11:22-23).
A transplant from WI, Chadwick moved to north Dallas in 1999
with his wife-to-be Christina. Shortly
thereafter, they married and moved to Plano and found a church home in PMLC in
2002. He graduated from Northeast
Wisconsin Technical College with a degree in Prototype Design and Fabrication
and has worked with Fortune 100 and 500 companies, creating designs and
prototypes of many of the products you have seen and used in your everyday
He is an active volunteer in the Amateur Radio world, and his
acquired his license, KD5UMO, in 2002.
He enjoys supporting many community events and causes such as the Plano
Balloon Festival, Multiple Sclerosis Society, Best Buddies (Autism),
Make-A-Wish, Scottish Rite, Methodist Hospital, and Meals on Wheels. He is also a severe weather and overall
nature enthusiast (when thunder roars, he's outdoors!). He holds the position of Assistant Emergency
Coordinator with the Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES). Through this capacity, he serves as the
National Weather Service liaison for the Fort Worth office to the Collin County
ARES SKYWARN weather spotting team and volunteers. Having a passion for planning, logistics, and
helping people, he enrolled at the University of North Texas and obtained a
degree in Emergency Administration and Planning with a Minor in Business.
Over the years, Chadwick has volunteered his time with the
youth, Green Team, Habitat for Humanity, church softball teams, and special projects. He joined the PMLC staff in 2016. Chadwick's wife, Christina, works for the
Plano Independent School System as an Instructional and Dyslexia Specialist,
and they have a daughter, Clara, who enjoys her time at the PMLC preschool.
PMLC Preschool Director, ext. 236
Elizabeth was born in Havana, Cuba but grew up in Miami, Florida since the age of 7 months. She moved to Texas in 1979 after getting married to Tony. She has been living in Plano, Texas since 1981. In 1984, she received a degree in Elementary Education from University of North Texas. She taught math at Schimelpfenig Middle School in Plano for 2 years. After her son, Anthony, was born, she taught at King of Glory in Dallas in their Mother’s Day Out program. She was a stay at home mom for a while after the birth of her daughter, Ashley.
In 1992, Preston Meadow Lutheran Church started their Kids’ Day Out program, where she became its director. She enjoys all sorts of arts & crafts … scrapbooking, sewing, and decorating. Favorite verse, "Train up a child in the way he should go: And when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6.
Sanctuary Choir Director & Organist
Anne Abercrombie grew up in rural Minnesota. She
received a degree in piano performance from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN,
where she also met and married her husband Russ in 1982. The couple moved to
Texas, where Anne taught high school choral music for eleven years in large
programs in Killeen, Richland Hills and Plano,Texas. She studied choral
conducting as the graduate assistant accompanist for Dr. B.R. Henson and is
still active as an accompanist and clinician for area choirs. Anne and Russ
have two children, Ben, 23, and Hannah, 19. Anne has served as PMLC’s organist
for the past 18 years, and is active with a private piano studio. She
assumed leadership of the Sanctuary Choir in 2011.
In her spare time, Anne enjoys the study of Italian, musical composition,
reading, word games and gardening. Romans 8: 38-9 is a present help in all
kinds of times: “For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels,
nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor
depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the
love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Office Administrator, ext. 224
Linda Bland was born in in Columbus, Ohio and moved to Plano in 1993 with her husband, Tom and her son, Jason. This was the family’s 4th move with the JC Penney company and Plano is the city that they have lived in the longest. Linda has been married to Tom 1 son, Jason.
Linda joined the staff of PMLC in 1994. She serves as the Office Administrator and her current responsibilities include Book-keeping; Membership; Payroll; and all office related duties.
Linda enjoys bargain hunting, watching college football and drinking her daily Starbucks Coffee!! The scripture verse that helps keep her grounded is John 15:5: "I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing."
Communications Coordinator, ext. 221
Growing up as an “oilpatch” kid, Melissa spent most of her childhood overseas in London, Norway and Scotland. She attended Rhodes College where she earned a degree in International Relations in 1995. Her passion for writing and marketing lead her into the fields of advertising and publishing. In 2000, Melissa earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in Web Design & Multimedia which resulted in the discovery of her ideal field: Communications! She spent the next seven years managing corporate graphics & communications departments in the technology and oil & gas industries.
Melissa married Kirk in 2005, and they moved from Houston to Plano in 2007 to be closer to family. She put her career on hold when daughter Grace was born in 2008, followed by daughter Faith, just 14 months later. In August 2011, Melissa began working as PMLC's Communications Coordinator. Melissa’s favorite bible verse is Ephesians 2:8: “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.”
Audio/Visual Coordinator and Webmaster
Rick Grady serves as our Audio/Visual Coordinator. He’s often found in the sound booth on most Sunday mornings and makes sure that our choirs, worship leaders, and pastors sound great. Of course, he’s not responsible for their content!