Brenda Coltharp

Organist, Early Service

Brenda grew up in Russellville, AR, where she earned a BA degree with a double major in music and mathematics from Arkansas Polytechnic College, now Arkansas Tech University. While in college, she served First United Methodist Church in Russellville as the early service organist. She has an MS degree from The University of Tulsa in Applied Mathematics and taught in the Mathematics Department there until her retirement in December 2006. She lived in Tulsa, OK, for 35 years and was a member of Memorial Drive United Methodist Church there for that entire time, serving as full-time organist for about five years and then as half-time organist for another five years.  She and her late husband Roy moved to the Houston area in 2007 to be close to her older son Jeff Roberts, daughter-in-law Dianna, and four grandchildren, and her younger son Daniel Roberts. She stays busy teaching piano and math lessons.