Our Team

Say hello to the staff at Lake Houston UMC

Meet our leadership

Say hello to the staff and leadership team at Lake Houston UMC. Got questions for the lead team at Lake Houston UMC? Contact us by clicking here.

"Welcome to Lake Houston UMC" - Pastor Russell

Russell Martin - Lead Pastor

Russell Martin began serving Lake Houston UMC in December of 2021. He is passionate about equipping, encouraging and empowering people to use their gifts so serve God and others. He is married to his beautiful wife Meagan and they have one child and two dogs.

"Do it Live, Do it for Jesus" - Pastor Ken

Ken Burns - Associate Pastor / Student Ministry

Ken Burns has been at Lake Houston UMC for over 5 years. Ken loves creating a place for students come to know each other and to know the God who loves them so much.

"It keeps on getting better... always." - Hannah

Hannah Pray - Church Administrator

Hannah Pray joined the Lake Houston UMC staff in 2018. Hannah is the person to talk to about church calendar, facility use, and anything else to do with day to day business of the church. Hannah loves spending time with her family and sings with the praise team.

"Come JAM with the Kids..it's soooo much fun" - Christen

Christen Thibodeaux - Director of Kids Ministry

Christen Thibodeaux has a special heart for kids and families. Christen directs ministries focusing on children from nursery through 5th grade. When not at the church she enjoys spending time with her family and hanging out at the beach.

"Make a Joyful Noise" - George

George Wilkinson - Worship and Tech Director

George Wilkinson has served at Lake Houston UMC for many years in the arena of worship and tech. From musical ensembles and the praise team to screens and online feeds, if you see it or hear it on a Sunday morning, you can thank George and his teams. George enjoys spending time with his family and friends.

Diana Smith - Financial Administrator

Diana is the Financial Administrator at Lake Houston UMC. She oversees our collections, pays bills, and can help you with any questions you may have.