Dr. Leah Hidde-Gregory
 District Superintendent and Missional Strategist
“STORM THE GATES!” – Matthew 16:16-18
Dr. Hidde-Gregory is the District Superintendent of the Central District and was appointed as Dean of the Cabinet in June of 2017. She served as pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Hillsboro, TX from 2013 to 2016. During her 17-year ministry, she used her tireless energy and a passion for helping people experience Jesus Christ’s love and transforming grace.
Previously, Pastor Leah served as pastor of Frost UMC. Through her leadership, the Frost congregation was recognized for the missional outreach through the Central Texas Conference.  Prior to coming to the Central Texas Conference, she served in the North Texas Conference at Buckingham United Methodist Church in Garland and at First United Methodist Church Wylie as associate pastor of Children and Families.   She holds a Doctor of Ministry in Leadership degree from Wesley Theological Seminary, Master of Divinity degree from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Texas A&M-Commerce. She is a native Oklahoman who now calls Texas home. She is married to her sweetheart, Stan Gregory and they have three children, Maddie; Caroline; and Will. 
In 2010, she received the Harry Denman Evangelism Award for the Central Texas Conference. She is eager to embrace new ministry challenges, storm the gates, build new memories, serve the church and make a difference for the glory of God.
Spencer Driver
District Administrator
Spencer grew up United Methodist  in Victoria, Texas.   He is a graduate of Baylor University with a Degree in Religion and a minor in Business Administration.   He is called to church administration and enjoys helping our district churches with their administrative needs.   He is married to Rachel –  a lifelong Methodist – and they have one son named Owen.
Central District Office
Mailing Address: 
P.O. Box 20755  
Waco, TX 76702 
Office Phone:    
(254) 776-8740 
Street Address: 
Austin Avenue United Methodist Church
1300 Austin Avenue, Suite 209
Waco, Texas 76701