Before Southminster became the church that it is today, members began meeting in homes in 1982 to dream about how God was calling them to be a family of faith in Fort Bend County. After many years of meeting in homes, multiple schools and even shared spaces with other churches, Southminster was chartered on October 6, 1985 to help spread the good news of Jesus Christ to Fort Bend County. 150 people became the first family members of Southminster, with an additional 143 joining that first Sunday. Even though some family members have been called elsewhere and new family members have joined us, our commitment remains the same – to exemplify Christ’s love to children, the community and each other through education, service and outreach.
The staff and leadership at Southminster is comprised of men and women who love and care for both our church family and our school family. If you have any questions for our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call the church office to speak with them. You can contact the church office at (281) 499-2310.
Kent and his family faithfully responded to God’s call to full-time ministry in 2001, attending Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary (Austin, Texas). At APTS, Kent was elected by his peers to serve as Student Body President during his senior year, and received his Master of Divinity in 2004. Upon graduation, Kent accepted a call to serve as Pastor of Leland Presbyterian Church in Leland, Mississippi, and was ordained as a Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (USA) on June 13, 2004. Kent accepted a call to serve the Southminster church family in March 2009 and is glad to return home to Texas.
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Andrew was called to Southminster in June of 2013. A graduate of Texas A & M and Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, he has years of experience in church camping and recreation. His areas of major responsibility are family ministries (youth and children), leading Chapel with Southminster School, overseeing Upward Sports, assisting in worship and other discipleship ministries of Southminster. Andrew is passionate about helping families at Southminster take their next steps as disciples of Jesus.
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David has 46 years experience as a pastor, campus minister, chaplain in V.A. and mental hospitals, and US Air Force Auxiliary chaplain with special training in Critical Incident Stress Management. His primary responsibility is pastoral care, which includes visiting in homes and hospitals, counseling, and working with the Deacons.
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Tiera first joined the Southminster School family in 2013 as the teacher of the inaugural sixth grade class, after having taught various content areas in the public sector for six years. In 2015, Tiera was named Head of School. She holds a Master's of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of Saint Thomas and is a member of the National Association of Elementary School Principals. Tiera is dedicated to building a strong rapport with students, teachers, and parents through engagement in every facet of the school day, and believes in providing a challenging curriculum with a Christian focus, coupled with small class size, is what truly makes Southminster School a gem in the Missouri City area.
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Kate Whaley joined Southminster School as a second grade teacher in 2015. In 2016, she was named Director of Preschool. Kate attended Texas A&M University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Education. She taught public school for seven years and served as Director of a Parent's Morning Out Program in Tennessee. She earned her Texas Director's License through the State of Texas in 2016. Kate enjoys engaging with and encouraging students to learn and grow academically, socially, and spiritually in the warm and loving environment of Southminster School.
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Mrs. Drake has been the administrative assistant/secretary at Southminster Church for over 30 years. She and her husband are charter members, and her two children are members of Southminster Church. She is blessed to have three of her four grandchildren attending Southminster School at this time.
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Scott started his career as a golf course superintendent, growing in a golf course in Florida in 1995. He began investing in real estate and moved to Texas in 2007. Southminster brought Scott on in 2009 as the Facilities Manager. That remains his title, but his role is now as much the Technology Coordinator as it is the Facilites Manager. Scott loves the Lord and his family; his greatest joys come from being a husband and father. He has been married to Wendy since 1998 and they are proud parents of four children: Adia, Noah, Truett, and Micah.
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Ms. Kay Zeck has been with Southminster School since January of 1994. She began her journey with Southminster when Susan Evans, the preschool director at that time, called and encouraged her to come and teach a preschool class that she was starting. She then continued to teach preschool for 3 more years and, then grabbed the opportunity to move to the office as an office assistant. She became the School Registrar in 2010. Ms. Zeck feels truly blessed to be a part of the Southminster School family. She feels even more blessed that 3 of her 5 grandchildren have attended this wonderful school.
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