Susan Agnew

Ministry Assistant, Recreation Ministry

Susan Agnew

Ministry Assistant, Recreation Ministry

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Alba Aguilar

Scheduling Coordinator

Alba Aguilar

Scheduling Coordinator

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

Director, External Communications (Press/Media)

Whitney Allen

Director, External Communications (Press/Media)

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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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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, Toddlers

Katherine Armstrong

Lead Teacher, Toddlers

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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Corbin Ayres

Media Tech, Audio Visual Production

Corbin Ayres

Media Tech, Audio Visual Production

Sarah Barnett

Pastor, Student Discipleship

Sarah Barnett

Pastor, Student Discipleship

P: (713) 827-3996

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Trevor Barnett

Hurricane Harvey Recovery Construction Coordinator

Trevor Barnett

Hurricane Harvey Recovery Construction Coordinator

Paul Beveridge

Associate Director, Security

Paul Beveridge

Associate Director, Security

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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Joanne Buchwald

Motor Teacher, Chapelwood School / Director, Camp Chapelwood

Joanne Buchwald

Motor Teacher, Chapelwood School / Director, Camp Chapelwood

P: (713) 354-4460

When I wear my Sensory Motor Teacher Hat, I challenge children with motor activities that provide experiences that help their bodies develop while sharpening their perception skills and maturing their neurological systems.  Some of the life skills learned in motor class are listening skills, thinking skills, self-control and social growth.

My favorite summer activity

Working at Camp Chapelwood.  As Director this requires me to create and implement programs for elementary age students to learn new skills, develop new interests and develop spiritual awareness.  The best part of this position is that we have a reunion with former students.

My favorite hobbies

Gardening, cooking and reading.

I think children are the happiest when . . .

They are allowed to be active. They learn best when they are doing!

If I could be anyone for a day, I would be . . .

My granddog Bella. She gets to eat, sleep, swim in the lake and play ball all day and have people loving her hourly.

My worst place to be stuck

In a snowstorm in Colorado.  I backed out of a driveway and could not see the dam that was made by a snowplow. I was not even able to open my car door.

My favorite childhood memory

I was an only child so my favorite childhood memories were when I went to friends’ houses and we played board games.

My favorite children’s book

The Little Engine that Could.

The best part of my job

Watching children grow from the seeds planted in preschool, elementary, high school and sometimes college to responsible young adults.

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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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Joe Celedon

Bookstore Ministry Assistant

Joe Celedon

Bookstore Ministry Assistant

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Gabriel Chapa

Graphic Artist, Creative Arts

Gabriel Chapa

Graphic Artist, Creative Arts

P: (713) 354-4417

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Caroline Clay

Associate Director - K - 2nd Grade, Children's Discipleship

Caroline Clay

Associate Director - K - 2nd Grade, Children's Discipleship

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Lisa Clayton

Accounting Assistant

Lisa Clayton

Accounting Assistant

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Cameron Cody

Director, Music Ministry and Organist

Cameron Cody

Director, Music Ministry and 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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Claudia Crane

Associate Executive Director for Iconoclast Artists and CFO/ Project Management for Project Curate

Claudia Crane

Associate Executive Director for Iconoclast Artists and CFO/ Project Management for Project Curate

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Maryanna Cuevas

Lead Teacher - 2-year-olds, Chapelwood School

Maryanna Cuevas

Lead Teacher - 2-year-olds, Chapelwood School

My favorite summer activity

Going swimming

My favorite cartoon character

Eep Crood from The Croods. The reason is because she is very adventurous and curious. She is not afraid to explore new things.

My favorite subject in school

Language Arts in eighth grade. The reason was my teacher, Mr. Mieres. He introduced me to great books like Tiger Eyes and Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret, by Judy Blume, which are some of the best books I've ever read.

When I was a child I always wanted to be . . . 

A nurse, because I've always wanted to help people in need.

My favorite childhood memory

The summer that I went bike riding with my best friend and her older brother. That day we rode all through Memorial Park and Spring Branch, which was very fun.

My favorite scripture

“Treat others as you want to be treated.” If everybody did that every day all day long I think this world would be a better place.

Something that makes me laugh

A person – my younger sister Melissa. She’s very funny and charismatic.

The best thing about my job

Working with children. Every day what I am teaching them will help them in the future.

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Andy Cunningham

Community Pastor, Fair Haven Worship Community

Andy Cunningham

Community Pastor, Fair Haven Worship Community

P: (713) 354-4467

What is the best part of your job?

The best part of my job is getting to walk beside people at Chapelwood through the ups and downs of life and see how the Gospel works in the best and worst of times. It is a privilege that I do not take for granted and appreciate the chance to get a glimpse of true life-change and discipleship happen daily.

Who is your favorite cartoon character, and why?

The Peanuts characters, particularly Linus. He seems to be the theologian of the group that has to have his security blanket at all times. Somehow, that resonates with me.

If you could go anywhere in the world for two weeks, where would it be, and why?

Iona, Scotland. The most beautiful island and abbey that I have ever seen is a must for any Christian pilgrim wishing to reconnect with their ancient Christian heritage

What are your favorite hobbies?

Playing guitar, listening to records, flyfishing, outdoor activities & reading

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

An archaeologist (thanks to Indiana Jones movies) or a cardiologist. My high school guidance counselor said I had to choose between working with the living or the dead.

What is your favorite movie quote?

“I’m going to pray for you and I want you to hold on to God’s unchanging hand! It helped Joshua fight the battle of Jericho…it helped Daniel get out of the lion’s den…it helped Gilligan get off the island!” from the movie “Coming to America”

What do you like to listen to when you drive?

Mostly Podcast sermons or TED talks to work and Spotify streaming music on the way home from work. I spend two hours on I-10 daily driving, and I use that time to learn, pray, and worship

What is your favorite scripture?

Ephesians 2:10 (ESV) For we are his workmanship (Greek “poems”), created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

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Rachel Cushing

Teacher Assistant, Infants

Rachel Cushing

Teacher Assistant, Infants