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 14th 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 Ministries
Erika joined the staff on September 1, 2019, as the Director of Outreach Ministries. She and her family have been members of St. Philip’s for some time and grew up in our area. Erika knows a lot of people in the community and area schools. She has been active in our outreach programs and has already taken over the responsibility of the Parents Night Out program.
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.
Day School Director
Susan Smith joined the Day School as the new Director and has been a parent and a teacher in the school as well. In addition, she assisted in the day school office. She was the director of her own church’s Children Ministry. Susan is a graduate of The University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Her husband has been the Scout Leader at of the troop at St. Philip’s for a number of years.
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.