Our Staff

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  • It is an honor to be the pastor at St. Johns UMC! Being a pastor in the Annual Conference for 19 years, I’ve had the privilege to serve churches of various sizes and settings and enjoyed the uniqueness each church offered the communities they serve. In 2004 I met and married my beautiful wife, Kim who continually amazes me with her love. We share our house with a Chocolate Lab named Grace and a cat named Lila. Kim and I are excited to be part of St. John’s rich history and diverse ministry.


    I completed my undergraduate work in Sociology and Psychology at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches. After that, I received my M.Div. from Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.


    When not at the church you will find me enjoying several hobbies including pottery, gardening, knitting, working in my garage, camping/ hiking, and playing guitar (badly). But most likely I will be kayaking Matagorda Bay or the Brazos River, chasing after that perfect fish to bring home for dinner.

  • Tim Benson

    DIRECTOR of Music Ministries

    Having grown up at St. John's, Tim joined the staff as Youth Director in 1991 and became Director of Music Ministries in 1996. Since that time Tim has developed an exciting and growing music ministry touching all ages from children to adults. Tim has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Texas A&M University and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Houston Baptist University.

  • William Murphree

    Director of Youth Ministries

    William Murphree grew up attending Cornerstone United Methodist Church in Tupelo, MS. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from the University of Southern Miss in 2008. He moved to Texas in 2010 and has been attending St. John's ever since. He began volunteering with the youth and helping out with the Alive program before becoming more involved by teaching Jr. High Sunday School and teaching lessons for members of the church attending college locally. In June 2013, William was hired as the Youth Director. His favorite parts of the Bible are David and Goliath, Psalm 23 and the character of Barnabus.

  • Nancy Volding

    Director of Children's Ministries

    Nancy joined our St. John's staff as Director of Children's Ministries in the summer of 2016. She brings with her a love of children after retiring from a 30 year career in the field of Education. Nancy is a proud graduate of Texas A&M University's class of '86. She obtained her Master's Degree in Education from Houston Baptist University in 1999.


    Nancy's family has been attending St. John's for 18 years. She has taught many levels of Sunday School, directed Vacation Bible School, attended camps and assisted with the youth group alongside her daughter, Katie. She has led Bible Studies with adults and has always been involved with the ministries of this church.


    Upon retiring, Nancy's biggest goal in finding a new niche was to "make a difference" in lives. She absolutely LOVES spending time sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with the children of St. John's. She sits on the Board of Directors at Women InSpirit, a nonprofit organization that educates women and children in Ghana, Africa. Nancy lives each day smiling and grateful for the blessings she enjoys. And she loves to pass this grateful spirit on to others.

  • Claudia Dyle

    Organist/pianist & Handbell Choir Director

    Claudia joined the staff of St. John's in 1999. An accomplished organist and pianist, Claudia brings to St. John's many musical gifts that add to the worship experience. Claudia also serves as the Worship Coordinator at another church and directs music at several Houston-area theaters.

  • Melissa Rocha

    Office Administrator & Wedding Coordinator

    Melissa joined the St. John's staff in 2005. As a former Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army, she runs the church office very efficiently. In addition to coordinating office activities, she functions as a receptionist, always welcoming anyone and helping them find what they need.


    Melissa also serves as our wedding coordinator, helping ensure that couples choosing St. John's as a wedding site have a great experience. Melissa enjoys spending time with her family and supporting her daughter in various activities.

  • Connie Scroggins

    Financial Administrator

    Connie came to St. John’s in February 2014 after serving as church administrator, ministry assistant, financial secretary, and administrative assistant for 15 years at other UMC churches in Texas. She is a 2008 graduate of the Professional Association of United Methodist Church Secretaries at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.


    Raised as a Navy brat, Connie saw the world as a child – traveling all over the U.S., Iceland, and Europe before settling in Texas. She joined the Army after high school and was stationed in Germany and Texas.


    Connie has three grown children, ten grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

    In her spare time, you can find Connie “playing” in the yard/garden, walking/playing with her two “fur babies,” scrapbooking, and collecting snowman cookie jars. There are 115 of them that share her home with her in Katy!

  • Bunnie Moore

    Nursery Coordinator

    Bunnie brings that loving grandmother spirit of caring to St. John's nursery. Having worked in the nursery since 2002, St. John's families can always count on her for the special love that every child deserves.

  • Lupe Garcia

    Head Nursery Attendant

    Lupe, who joined the St. John's staff in 2008, has a special way of showing her love for children. She retired from the Richmond State Supported Living Center as a Home Supervisor after twenty eight years. She still goes and visits with the patients.  On weekdays you can find her taking care of little ones at Gingerbread House in Rosenberg.

  • Felipe Munoz

    Custodian

    Felipe joined St. John's staff in 2006 and has the difficult job of maintaining the entire church facility. He is always willing to help any way he can on special projects and events and does it with a cheerful spirit.