Anna Aghasandyan

Teacher Assistant - Toddlers, Chapelwood School

Anna Aghasandyan

Teacher Assistant - Toddlers, Chapelwood School

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Susan Agnew

Ministry Assistant, Recreation and Sports

Susan Agnew

Ministry Assistant, Recreation and Sports

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Alba Aguilar

Accounting Associate

Alba Aguilar

Accounting Associate

P: (713) 365-2817

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Arsineh Allahverdian

Teacher Assistant - Toddlers, Chapelwood School

Arsineh Allahverdian

Teacher Assistant - Toddlers, Chapelwood School

I am a teacher assistant and I help out the lead teacher in any way I can. I clean the tables and the mats every single day. I monitor the kids when they are playing together. I also change diapers and help them wash their hands. My job allows me to be involved in the kids’ daily routine.

My favorite cartoon characters

Mickey and Minnie Mouse, because they are classic and wholesome.

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

Armenia because it is my homeland and I would love to see my family.

As a child, I wanted to grow up to be a . . .

Nurse or police officer

I think children are happiest when . . .

They are allowed to be themselves and play together.

When I drive, I listen to . . .

Sunny 99.1 on the radio

My favorite childhood memory

Going to the beach with my family every summer.

My favorite food

Hamburger

The best part of my job

Working with children, seeing them grow up, and being a part of their developmental stages.

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Whitney Allen

Creative Strategist, Creative Arts and Production

Whitney Allen

Creative Strategist, Creative Arts and Production

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Caris Altimore

Assistant Director, Chapelwood School for Young Children

Caris Altimore

Assistant Director, Chapelwood School for Young Children

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Lori Anderson

Associate Director, The Center for Christian Spirituality

Lori Anderson

Associate Director, The Center for Christian Spirituality

P: (713) 354-4410

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Martha Arce

Lead Teacher - 3-year-olds, Chapelwood School

Martha Arce

Lead Teacher - 3-year-olds, Chapelwood School

As a lead teacher, my job is to implement meaningful lessons that cover a curriculum rich in experiences that nurture the whole child, and to ensure physical and emotional safety.

My favorite thing to do during summer

My kids and I get to go to Mexico City where we were born, and where my family lives; we get to immerse in our culture and be pampered by all our relatives. 

My favorite cartoon character

Has always been the Pink Panther because of the different kinds of trouble he would get into, and because as a young spectator I had to pay more attention to the story and the actions, rather than the spoken language.

If I could go anywhere in the world for two weeks, I would go to . . .

Greece, because I have always been amazed by what the Greek philosophers accomplished just by using knowledge and observation. 

I think children are happiest when

They PLAY, PLAY, PLAY. 

If I could trade lives with anyone for a day, I would be . . .

One of my three kids, because I think being “in their shoes” would give me a better perspective and understanding of how they see life and its many challenges.

When I drive, I like to listen to . . .

A variety of music, such as classical, 80’s pop, 90’s rock, Latin jazz, among others.

My favorite food

Any kind, what matters to me is the company.

The best part of my job

That I get to spend part of my day building a very important relationship with each and every one of my students, by coaching them, listening to them, helping them be proud of all the good things they can do, and helping them work on those big and small challenges that are part of being at school and making friends. Being a Preschool teacher makes me feel more, way more important than any CEO, because I get to nurture little kids’ minds - to me, no other job can be more important than that!

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Katherine Armstrong

Lead Teacher, Infants

Katherine Armstrong

Lead Teacher, Infants

Bonnie Arnold

Teacher Assistant - 3.5-year-olds, Chapelwood School

Bonnie Arnold

Teacher Assistant - 3.5-year-olds, Chapelwood School

 My favorite subject in school

Texas History and European History. We learn from the past.

I think children are happiest when . . .

They are loved unconditionally; given boundaries; taught respect, control and independence.

 If I were famous for fifteen minutes, I would . . .

Visit a children’s hospital and cheer up the boys and girls as time permitted. 

My favorite movie quote:

It’s from the movie Fried Green Tomatoes.  The actress, Kathy Bates, plays Evelyn, an unhappy housewife with low self-esteem who is learning to be more assertive.  One day in the parking lot of a grocery store, some mean teenage girls rush in and steal her parking space.  When she confronts them, they laugh at her and say,” Face it lady, we’re younger and faster,” so Evelyn crashes her car into their car and says with a big smile, “Face it girls, I’m older and have more insurance.”

If I couldn’t be a teacher, I would probably be . . .

A psychologist.  Both my father and brother were psychiatrists and I love to figure out people’s problems.

My favorite scripture:

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13. This is something I tell myself a lot, and it really helps.

If I could trade lives with anyone for a day, it would be . . .

Princess Kate of England because I would be able to be with Prince George who I think is the most adorable child in the whole world!

The best part of my job

As an assistant teacher of three and a half and four year olds at Chapelwood School, it is interacting with and nurturing the children on a daily basis.  It is also earning their love and watching them learn and grow.

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Zrubabel Ashine

Ministry Assistant, Kitchen Ministry

Zrubabel Ashine

Ministry Assistant, Kitchen Ministry

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Nomik Assatouri

Teacher, 3.5-year-olds, Chapelwood School

Nomik Assatouri

Teacher, 3.5-year-olds, Chapelwood School

My name is Nomik Assatouri. I have been in the United States for 29 years and I have been working at Chapelwood for 17 years.

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

I would like to go to France and Germany to visit my brother and sister.

My favorite hobbies

Walking and cooking

When I was young, I wanted to be a . . .

Teacher

My favorite music

Christian music

My favorite food is . . .

I love Mediterranean food.

The best part of my job

Being around the children and teaching them. 

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Trevor Barnett

Hurricane Harvey Recovery Construction Coordinator

Trevor Barnett

Hurricane Harvey Recovery Construction Coordinator

Margaret Bedell

Ministry Assistant, Membership/Database Support

Margaret Bedell

Ministry Assistant, Membership/Database Support

P: (713) 354-4432

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Paul Beveridge

Associate Director, Safety

Paul Beveridge

Associate Director, Safety

P: (713) 465-3467 Ext. 240

I am responsible for the safety and security of Chapelwood, its property and its people. I schedule our off duty security, and also assist with reviewing the physical security of our buildings, schedule first aid training, and try to be helpful where ever I’m needed.

What is the best part of your job?

The best part of my job is the people I work with and the people of this church.

Name something on your bucket list.

Travel to Scotland, and hopefully play The Old Course at St. Andrews

What is your favorite summer activity?

Swimming

What are your favorite hobbies?

Golf and Fishing

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

First a chemist, then an airline pilot, then a disc Jockey. My junior year in high school I decided I wanted to go into law enforcement and that’s what I did.

What is your favorite movie quote?

“Go ahead, make my day”

What do you like to listen to when you drive?

Sports talk radio, or classic rock

What is your favorite scripture?

Matthew 5:9, Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

What is your favorite food?

Any Italian food 

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Kris Bierma

Ministry Assistant, Mercy Street Worship Community

Kris Bierma

Ministry Assistant, Mercy Street Worship Community

P: (713) 354-4487

Mrs. Wizard

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Naomi Black

Music Teacher, Chapelwood School

Naomi Black

Music Teacher, Chapelwood School

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Luke Brawner

Curate, Holy Family Worship Community

Luke Brawner

Curate, Holy Family Worship Community

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Jacob Breeze

Community Pastor, Holy Family Worship Community

Jacob Breeze

Community Pastor, Holy Family Worship Community

P: (832) 639-4670

@fatherbreeze

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Haley Brown

Associate Director, Children's Discipleship (Grades 4 - 5)

Haley Brown

Associate Director, Children's Discipleship (Grades 4 - 5)

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Teresa Cannon

Ministry Director, Chapelwood Foundation/Giving Ministry

Teresa Cannon

Ministry Director, Chapelwood Foundation/Giving Ministry

P: (713) 354-4485

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Allison Carter

Story-teller, Creative Arts and Production

Allison Carter

Story-teller, Creative Arts and Production

P: (713) 365-2822

As a part of the Creative Arts and Production team, my work includes writing, editing, proofreading, working on the website, collaborating with co-workers, and dozens of other smaller tasks.

Something on my bucket list:

A two-week bicycle tour through the (non-mountainous) heart of Europe.

The worst place I could get stuck:

Deep underground - in a cave. Upside down. 

My favorite summer activity:

Relaxing on a sunny beach in Mexico with a stack of paperbacks (Nelson DeMille, Michael Connelly), a spiral notebook, pen, and unending supply of cold Diet Coke.

What makes me laugh:

Good parody.

Favorite food:

Chicken Bryan, from Carrabbas.

Favorite movie quote:

“Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary,” from Dead Poets Society

My favorite cartoon character:

Foghorn Leghorn. (Because he’s funny to watch, not because I identify with him.)

The best part of my job:

That every day, I get to interact with all the dedicated, smart, funny, perceptive, forward-thinking, creative, sincere people at Chapelwood – clergy, staff, and laypeople – for the best of causes.

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Maria Carter

Teacher Assistant - Toddlers, Chapelwood School

Maria Carter

Teacher Assistant - Toddlers, Chapelwood School

My job duties include assisting the lead teacher, making copies, and having the classroom ready.    

My favorite summer activities

I love to spend time with my family, my daughters and my grandchildren.  I also love yoga, walking and meditation. 

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

The Holy Land of Israel. I would like to learn more about the places there. I would like to visit the temple, the sorrow place, and the place where Jesus was baptized. 

When I was a child, I wanted to grow up to be . . .

I always wanted to be a doctor because I love to take care of and help people.

When I drive, I like to listen to . . .

Classical music and Gregorian Choirs. The music makes me feel very relaxed and cautious when I drive, ready to go work.

My favorite childhood memory

Sitting at a big table for dinner with my mother, father and ten siblings. We would talk, laugh and spend time together.

My favorite scriptures

St. Paul’s letter to the Corinthians, Psalms 23, 55 and 91.

My favorite food

I love international food, but my favorites are Mexican food, salmon, and fish.

 

The best part of my job

The best part of my job is interacting, educating and taking care of the children at school.  I love being with them every day. 

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Gabriel Chapa

Graphic Artist, Creative Arts and Production

Gabriel Chapa

Graphic Artist, Creative Arts and Production

P: (713) 354-4417

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