Rev. Eric Folkerth
Eric Folkerth is Senior Pastor at The Woods UMC. He loves preaching, worship, and pastoral care. He loves to push people to connect their faith with the issues of the day, and to "follow their heartbreak" as a way to finding their passions in life.
Eric was Senior Pastor at Northaven UMC in Dallas for seventeen years before coming to The Woods. While there, he and the congregation built an entirely new sanctuary and church campus, and welcomed hundreds of new members. He started ministry at Highland Park UMC in Dallas, where as Ministry of Outreach, he led hundreds of adults to mission trips around the world, and helped build homes for Habitat for Humanity.
He's also an award-winning singer and songwriter, and an avid writer and blogger. His wife, Dennise Garcia, is a State District Judge in Dallas County.