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Rev. Tami Gallaway is a lifelong United Methodist who has a passion for spiritual formation and adult discipleship.  PastorTami graduated from Perkins School of Theology in May 2016 and is a certified spiritual director.  She is currently serving as the founding director of Tree of Life Spiritual Ministries, where she teaches Spiritual Formation classes at Perkins School of Theology, leads weekly covenant discipleship groups for several congregations, facilitates workshops on spiritual disciplines and contemplative prayer, and provides retreats for area churches and community organizations.  Tami previously served as an intern pastor at FUMC Allen and, prior to that, was actively involved as an Adult Bible study leader and adult ministry team lay leader at her home church in Missouri.  Her family has attended Christ UMC in Plano since moving to Texas in 2012.

Tami and her husband, Steve, will have been married 20 years this June, having met at the Wesley Foundation Campus Ministry at the University of Missouri-Columbia.  They have two children:  Katie, who is a sophomore at Clark high school in Plano and enjoys playing the oboe; and Collin, who is a 7th grader at Schimelpfenig and likes to play soccer and go on campouts with his Boy Scout troop.  When not busy with ministry or family, Tami enjoys reading, travelling, and photography.