Our interim pastor, Wilma Harris, has a direct and practical approach to religion that is refreshing and causes us to rethink how we live Christian lives in today’s world. Before becoming a pastor, she spent 36 years in the chemical industry in the field of human resources and retired as Vice President, Human Resources at Innophos Inc. in Cranbury, NJ. She graduated from the New Brunswick Theological Seminary and served as a pastor in New Jersey before relocating to Texas. Prior to joining St. Thomas Presbyterian in Houston, she served as pastor in Ballinger, Brazoria and Bay City, Texas.
Director of Music
Jon M. Miller, a lifelong church musician and a resident of the Houston area since 1979, has continuously served as conductor, teacher and performer in public schools, opera, oratorio, and places of worship. He is a native of Fort Worth, and has earned degrees in music from Texas Christian University (BME) and Southwest Texas State University (MM). Jon is an avid fisherman, and he lives with his wife Angie, and his two children, Savannah and Dylan, in Pearland.
Cathy Chism was born in Birmingham, AL. Her family moved to Bitburg, Germany in 1968 and she was fortunate to visit many countries in Europe. She moved to Houston in 1976. Cathy has worked in many fields including computer, financial planning, oil and gas, environmental and for SBISD. Cathy joined St. Thomas staff in May of 2015. Her daughter, Adrienne Mullen, became a member of St. Thomas in 1995. Cathy has a grown son and two granddaughters in the Austin area.
Dr. Elizabeth Fletcher
Elizabeth Fletcher has enjoyed piano and organ her entire life. She earned her Ph.D. in Operations Management from the University of Houston in 1992. She is currently a faculty member in the Bauer College of Business and the Hobby School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston. She teaches courses in operations management and supply chain; her research interests are focused on the human capital side of supply chain, with a specific focus on emergency management and public health logistics. She also serves as a firefighter with Cypress Creek Volunteer Fire Department. She and her husband, Mark, live in Cypress, Texas with their two Jack Russell terriors, Abigail and Artemis.
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