Our staff and our volunteer leadership team guide our congregation towards our mission of Touching Lives….Making Disciples for Christ. If you have a question or a personal problem, please contact the person you feel can meet your needs. For more information about our chairpersons and committees, see Volunteer Leaders and Committees.
If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Lisa, who came from the McCabe Roberts Avenue United Methodist Church in the Beaumont District, is our senior minister. Prior to that assignment, Lisa was an Associate at the First United Methodist Church of Sugar Land. She is in her 12th year at St. Philip’s. You can email Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director of Music Ministries
Daniel has a doctoral degree in music composition form Rice University. He currently is a bass player and singer for the bluegrass band Brazos River Pickers. He grew up in Columbia, Missouri, where he played piano, sang in choir, performed in plays, as well as with jazz and rock bands. He is married and has one child.
Director of Outreach and Administration
Hannah comes to us from St. John the Apostle UMC in Arlington, Texas where she served as director of Christian Education. In addition to serving at several different churches, Hannah has worked in various ministry roles such as Children’s Pastor, Youth Director, and church secretary. She has only one class left in her Master of Theological Studies program at Baylor University.
Ryan Pennington joined St. Philip’s on June 1, 2017, as the organist/accompanist. Ryan plays the organ, piano and keyboard. Ryan has a Music degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and traveled to the University of California Los Angeles for a fellowship to study Organ Performance. Ryan has been composing music for over a decade, teaches private lessons, and has been a band director.
Deanna White, a long-time member of St. Philip’s, is our part-time Treasurer. She joined the staff having served on the Finance Committee for several years and had experience working with QuickBooks, the tool used by our previous treasurer.
Marc DeRome, a member of St. Philip’s and a long time teacher, is our part-time Youth Director. Marc has a passion for working with kids and will be an asset to our church. He also holds a Masters Degree.
New Day School Director
For the past six years, Theresa Burnett has been a teacher in the preschool class. Previously, she was Director for fourteen years. Theresa’s husband James is a local attorney and they have two daughters, both of whom attended the Day School. Theresa is looking forward to the new school year with the children, teachers, and church staff.
Gume has been the church nursery coordinator for some time and is responsible for assuring we have personnel each Sunday morning and other services/meeting/events when the nursery is needed.
Ana has been with St. Philip’s for quite a while, working two days per week plus servicing the day school, all at night. She also sets up tables around the campus. You will often find her mother working at her side.