Cameron Cody

Sanctuary Organist

Cameron Cody

Sanctuary Organist

I am the Sanctuary Organist - I accompany our 8:25 and 11:10 worship services and serve as the accompanist for the Chancel Choir. As the accompanist on staff I work with our soloists, instrumentalists, and wedding coordinator to support their music needs, as well. I also make sure that all of our instruments are maintained and in performance-ready shape year round. I’m available and in the office Monday-Thursday each week and would love the opportunity to work with you in any way I can to support worship in our church.

Name something on your “bucket list”

I would love to see my production of “Carols and Keyboards” performed at Carnegie Hall.

What is your favorite summer activity?

Traveling to my parents' condo in Destin, Florida.

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

I’ve wanted to be a musician since the age of 4.

Where is the worst place you could get stuck?

In a pipe organ chamber or elevator

What’s your favorite childhood memory?

My relationship and the love I received from all of my grandparents.

What is your favorite scripture?

We Walk by Faith, Not By Sight 2 Corinthians 5:7

What is your favorite food?

South Georgia BBQ!

What is the best part of your job?

The organ is considered the "King of Instruments” and there is no greater experience than to command our pipe organ in worship with our magnificent choir and congregation.

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Scott Endress

Pastor, Pastoral Care/ Senior Adult Ministry

Scott Endress

Pastor, Pastoral Care/ Senior Adult Ministry

P: (713) 354-4470

Our Seniors Ministry serves to assess needs and to develop multi-faceted ministry initiatives with this growing demographic.

What is the best part of your job?

Reaching frail and homebound adults and their families for worship and study in our neighboring senior communities.

Who is your favorite cartoon character, and why?

I’ve always liked Peanuts and especially Snoopy, because he doesn’t say a word but has so much personality.

What are your favorite hobbies?

I enjoy drums and music, reading, and skiing.

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

A forest ranger.

What is your favorite movie quote?

What About Bob: “Is this a fake hang-up?”

What would you do if you were famous for fifteen minutes?

Go home and watch me on the CNN

Where is the worst place you could get stuck?

A blizzard on I 90 in January

What’s your favorite childhood memory?

I got a drum set for my 10th birthday and played for everyone. Pretty cool.

What is your favorite scripture?

James 1:26-7: If any think they are religious, and do not bridle their tongues but deceive their hearts, their religion is worthless. Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world. 

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Karen Firenza

Executive Assistant to the Senior Pastor

Karen Firenza

Executive Assistant to the Senior Pastor

P: (713) 354-4411

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Craig Gilbert

Ministry Director, Worship and Music Ministries

Craig Gilbert

Ministry Director, Worship and Music Ministries

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Tammy Heinrich

Pastor, Connect Ministries

Tammy Heinrich

Pastor, Connect Ministries

P: (713) 354-4424

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Peter Johns

Associate Director (The Center for Christian Spirituality and Sanctuary)

Peter Johns

Associate Director (The Center for Christian Spirituality and Sanctuary)

P: (713) 354-4449

Using my creativity to help people encounter God through worship, small groups, retreats, and creative experiences.

The best part of my job:

Using my gifts to help other people awaken to God’s presence.

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

I’ve always wanted to visit Japan or New Zealand. I have been fascinated by their cultures since I was a boy.

My favorite hobbies:

Playing and collecting Euro style board games, cooking and baking, and knitting prayer shawls

When I grew up I wanted to be:

A Magician or a Computer Systems Analyst???!!!

The worst place I could get stuck:

A crowded airport departure lounge.

When I drive I listen to:

The BBC World Service

My favorite scripture:

“The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.” - Zephaniah 3: 17

My favorite food:

Anything involving Carbs and Cheese ☺

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Bob Johnson

Executive Pastor of Discipleship

Bob Johnson

Executive Pastor of Discipleship

P: (713) 354-4431

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James Kelly

Ministry Assistant, Sanctuary

James Kelly

Ministry Assistant, Sanctuary

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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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Bob Lindsey

Business Administrator/Director of the Wesley Choir

Bob Lindsey

Business Administrator/Director of the Wesley Choir

P: (713) 354-4495

As Business Manager, I am responsible for managing the finances, property, facilities, risks, and security of the church. As Music Manager, I direct the Wesley Choir, plan for the 8:25 a.m. Sunday morning worship service, and coach all of Chapelwood’s various musicians on how best to work within their worship communities.

My favorite summer activity:

Wesley Choir Camp

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

Australia. I’ve always wanted to go, but have never been.

My favorite hobbies:

Fishing in Galveston, really just being in Galveston.

My favorite movie quote:

“Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary,” Robin Williams, in Dead Poets Society. Also, Jim Carey in Batman Forever: “Tell the fat lady, she’s on in five.”

The worst place I could get stuck:

Some place where I might have trouble breathing. I can’t even watch the escape scene from The Shawshank Redemption.

What makes me laugh:

My sons. Most of the time.

My favorite childhood memory:

A disastrous camping trip in a tent with my father to Galveston. We had 14 inches of rain and two tornadoes in a three-day span.

The best part of my job:

I get a front row seat to all the great things about Chapelwood including our wonderful ministries, our dedicated staff, our passionate and generous members, and of course an incredible group of teenagers that are willing to get up early every Sunday to serve their God.

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Joe Mishler

Ministry Assistant, Upper Room and Sanctuary

Joe Mishler

Ministry Assistant, Upper Room and Sanctuary

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Heather Sims

Directing Pastor, Family Discipleship

Heather Sims

Directing Pastor, Family Discipleship

P: (713) 827-3979

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Bill Stell

Assistant Pastor, Pastoral Care (Retired Elder)

Bill Stell

Assistant Pastor, Pastoral Care (Retired Elder)

I am so privileged to be a part of the pastoral team and to have the honor of representing Christ to individuals and families as they struggle through the difficult times of life such as hospitalization, losing loved ones, and becoming homebound. I also enjoy being with them during the happy moments of life like weddings, graduations, and major life accomplishments.

The best part of my job:

Is being on this staff and having the privilege to love and server this awesome congregation.

Something on my bucket list:

Racing in the Indy 500.

My favorite summer activity:

Fishing.

My favorite cartoon character:

Popeye - for two reasons. We both love spinach, and my wife Norma reminds me a lot of Olive Oyl. I will tell Norma if I want her to know this.

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

The Cayman Islands because it is beautiful and they have a sea turtle rehabilitation facility that is amazing.

My favorite hobby:

Restoration of classic and antique cars and trucks. I have a beautifully restored 1955 Thunderbird and I am presently working on a 1955 Ford pick-up which is a radical custom sporting all the features of a late model automobile.

What makes me laugh:

Mostly watching people. It reminds me that I am not the only one in the world who does stupid things.

When I drive, I listen to:

My wife giving me direction and driving advice....NOT! When I'm not listening to my sweet wife I enjoy classic rock and country.

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John Stephens

Senior Pastor

John Stephens

Senior Pastor

P: (713) 354-4443

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Wick Stuckey

Senior Associate Pastor, Pastoral Care

Wick Stuckey

Senior Associate Pastor, Pastoral Care

P: (713) 354-4430

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Wayne Watson

Ministry Director, 9:45 Contemporary Worship

Wayne Watson

Ministry Director, 9:45 Contemporary Worship

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Dani Wojcik

Ministry Assistant, Worship and Music Ministries

Dani Wojcik

Ministry Assistant, Worship and Music Ministries

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