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A Bit About Meredith


Meet Meredith Bell, a thriving, spiritual based coach, who helps young adults develop a Christian mindset and strong leadership qualities in their lives and through campus ministry programs. She is ready to use her knowledge and experience to direct others into a pathway of success for the future. A native of Texas, Meredith Bell was raised in the small town of Graham. Before her most recent work at the UCF Wesley Corsicana, she served as Pastor for Women’s Ministry at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church, Southlake, Texas. Other ministry roles include serving as an associate pastor in youth ministry, evangelism and pastoral care in other churches in the Central Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church.In addition, Meredith worked as a hospital chaplain for 5 years in the Texas Health Resources system, specifically at Texas Health Harris Downtown Ft. Worth, Texas Health Southwest and Texas Health HEB. In 2020, Dr. Bell worked alongside the leadership of Navarro College to create Bulldog Life-a holistic approach to student development at Navarro College. Bulldog Life focuses on student experiences through Learning, Living and Launching. 

She graduated with a bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University in 1999, completed her Masters of Theological Studies degree in 2001 and her Doctorate of Ministry degree in May 2018 from Perkins School of Theology/SMU (Dallas, TX). She is an ordained Deacon in The United Methodist Church as well as Spiritual Director. Meredith, her husband Rev. Dr. Steven Bell, and their two daughters currently reside in Louisiana. 


A highlight in the success of Dr. Bell’s ministry has been the recognitions received for her evangelism. In 2020, Meredith was awarded the Francis Asbury Award, named for early American Methodist Bishop Francis Asbury. This award honors his call to establish a school in the vicinity of every church. “We must,” he said, “… give the key of knowledge to your children, and those of the poor in the vicinity of your small towns and villages.” Today, the award recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution to fostering United Methodist ministries in higher education at the local, district or annual conference level. It is awarded annually to one honoree per annual conference.

Most recently, in June of 2021, Meredith received The Harry Denman Evangelism Award at the Central Texas Annual Conference. This award is given to recognize those whose lives exemplify the Great Commission through word and deed, as well as the ministry of evangelism consistently bringing people into a life transforming relationship with Jesus Christ.


Areas of Coaching

Grant Writing & Coaching

Spiritual Direction

Grant writing can become a complex process when facing writer's block or frustrations with specific elements of your grant. Coaching for proposals and grants will provide helpful feedback, ideas for customized writing, and guidance through each stage of creating your content.


Campus Ministry is near to my heart, and coaching student ministry leaders to collaborate and effectively create strong programs on campus provides many opportunities for the student body. Check out the Harvest College Ministry Colaboratory to connect with our regional campus ministry network.

Campus Ministry Coaching

Christian Leadership for Young Adults

Christian Leadership for Young Adults is designed for your youth group or campus ministry. Through guidance and support, my goal is to help your students become the Christian leaders we need today and tomorrow. This program focuses on Leadership, Service, Social Justice and Spiritual Practices.


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"Getting adjusted to new places and transitions has been part of my journey for as long as I can remember. Every transition has allowed me to grow as an individual and a professional. In March 2021 I moved from Maryland to Texas to serve as the Executive Director of the UCF Wesley at Navarro College. Dr. Bell's coaching has helped this transition feel a lot smoother than others. She has walked with me in introducing me to key partners to the ministry, connecting me to the local community, assisted me in grant writing, and supported me with all that I needed in order to succeed in my new role. Having Dr. Bell as a coach has definitely made my transition be one of personal and professional growth and finding how to lead in this new role instead of figuring out all the little things alone in the midst of a transition like the one I just made."


-Paola Lemus Bustillo

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