Kris Bierma

Ministry Assistant

Kris Bierma

Ministry Assistant

P: (713) 354-4487

Mrs. Wizard

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Dennis Crowe

Assistant Program Director of Community Care & Connection (Mercy Street)

Dennis Crowe

Assistant Program Director of Community Care & Connection (Mercy Street)

P: (713) 827-3912

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Debra Everitt

Associate Director, Children's Ministry, Mercy Street and Administration

Debra Everitt

Associate Director, Children's Ministry, Mercy Street and Administration

P: (713) 354-4497

I oversee the Elementary and Nursery/Preschool program for Mercy Street.

Something on my bucket list:

To go to Switzerland.

My favorite summer activity:

Going to Florida with my grandkids.

If I could go anywhere in the world for two weeks, it would be:

California so I could visit my son.

What I wanted to be when I grew up:

Veterinarian

The worst place I could get stuck:

Elevator

Favorite scripture:

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” - John 3:16

Favorite food:

Mexican

The best part of my job:

Teaching children about Jesus and watching them grow spiritually. Hearing all the great stories.

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Richard Gandy

Program Director, Worship and Arts (Mercy Street)

Richard Gandy

Program Director, Worship and Arts (Mercy Street)

P: (713) 354-4462

Mercy Street Band Albums on iTunes:

Twenty Sixteen

Unplugged

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Josef Klam

Executive Pastor, Strategy and Administration

Josef Klam

Executive Pastor, Strategy and Administration

P: (713) 354-4409

F: (713) 365-2808

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Melissa Maher

Community Pastor, Mercy Street

Melissa Maher

Community Pastor, Mercy Street

P: (713) 354-4401

As the Lead Pastor, I encourage and shepherd the spiritual formation of the Mercy Street community. My responsibilities are to prayerfully discern God’s vision and equip persons to embody God’s radical grace. My hope is that each person at Mercy Street would love and be loved, serve and be served, know and be known, celebrate and be celebrated.

Something on my bucket list:

Hike the Appalachian Trail from start to finish but not all at once!

My favorite summer activity:

Hiking the mountains of Colorado

My favorite hobbies:

Fishing, kayaking, playing golf, and spending time with family

When I grew up, I wanted to:

I wanted to run my own restaurant or bed and breakfast.

My favorite movie quote:

“Remember Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” (from Shawshank Redemption)

What makes me laugh:

Silly commercials with animals who take on human characteristics.

When I drive, I listen to:

Pandora Radio (Patty Griffin, Zac Brown or Elton John stations) or NPR news

The best part of my job:

Hearing people’s stories of joy and pain then seeing how God is working in surprising ways.

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Betsie McClimans

Program Director of Community Care & Connection (Mercy Street)

Betsie McClimans

Program Director of Community Care & Connection (Mercy Street)

P: (713) 354-4419

As the Director of Community care at Mercy Street, I Work closely with Women’s Ministry, Outreach and pastoral care. My time is mostly spent with the women of Mercy Street at events, through groups and outreach projects or one on one.

Something on my bucket list:

Sell all my things and live in a small house on a beautiful beach. Live simple!

My favorite cartoon character:

Smurfette…she was so small she lived in a mushroom!

My favorite hobbies:

Anything art or movies

My favorite movie quote:

“My Precious…” from The Hobbit.

If I were famous for fifteen minutes, I would:

probably do something really stupid which would end my fame in 15 minutes

What makes me laugh:

What doesn’t? You can find humor in most things if you look.

When I drive, I listen to:

Audio Books

The best part of my job:

I love that my job gives me the chance to get to know so many interesting people.

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Tony Springer

Volunteer Spirituality and Recovery Director

Tony Springer

Volunteer Spirituality and Recovery Director

P:  (832) 677-1368

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Kevin Wilganowski

Associate Director, Student Ministry (Mercy Street)

Kevin Wilganowski

Associate Director, Student Ministry (Mercy Street)

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