Scott Cummings - Pastor
Who Am I: I'm a fun-loving, adventurous, outdoor-loving, faithful, flawed yet redeemed child of God! I'm blessed to be married to Carrie, and blessed with three terrific kids, Jake, Ben, & Caroline. I'm so excited to be here at Peace Church! I can see God is really moving here! I'm thrilled to be part of such a vibrant, dynamic, committed, faithful bunch of friends.
Where I'm from: I came to Peace Church in 2010 from First Presbyterian Church of Conroe, where I served as Associate Pastor. I graduated from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in 2002. I was born and raised in Houston and went to college and seminary in Austin. I spent many summers at Camp Cho-Yeh in Livingston,Texas, both as a camper growing up, and as a counselor and administrator. My wife, Carrie, grew up in Austin and we met in college at the University of Texas at Austin, where I earned a B.A. degree in psychology.
Food: My homemade fajitas, Carrie's cakeballs, mint chocolate brownies with Bluebell Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream, street tacos at Emma's Mex Mex, maple bacon donuts at Pena's Donut Heaven.
Movies: Lord of the Rings trilogy, Signs, The Mission, O Brother Where Art Thou, The Breakfast Club, Better Off Dead, Back to the Future trilogy
Books: The Bible (of course!), Missional Renaissance by Reggie McNeal, Crazy Love by Francis Chan, Evangelism Without Additives by Jim Henderson
Music: 70s & 80s country, Dolly Parton, George Strait, Billy Joel, David Crowder, Chris Tomlin, Matt Maher, Sidewalk Prophets, Zach Williams
Fun Stuff to Do: waterskiing, racquetball, camping, fishing, movies, gardening, giving blood, volunteering at Dawson High School in the RISE mentoring program, hanging out with neighbors & friends & family.
Where I see God at work at Peace Church: I truly believe God is calling us to be different. We've always been different, so why stop now! God is calling us to be a fully missional church, a church that sees the role of EVERY member to be a missionary, living out our faith and blessing people wherever we are. The church is not a building or what we do on Sundays, but the church is God's people, working for His purpose, wherever they may be in life - at home, school, work, with family, friends, in our neighborhoods, & serving those in need.
Rick Conrad - Worship Leader
Who Am I: I am a retired church planter who loves Jesus, His church, His people (especially the little ones – 7 adorable grandkids) and the 88 black and white keys of God’ favorite instrument, the piano. My life mission is to obediently and joyfully serve wherever God “plops me down” and then watch in amazement as His Spirit transforms lives.
Where I'm From: My wife Sherry and I have lived our married lives like a pair of windblown west Texas tumble weeds. Beginning our journey in Western Pa and then being blown further south and west over the intervening years by God’s wind. We are now happily planted in Pearland, Texas.
Food: Chinese and Seafood
Movies: The Apartment, Gettysburg
Books: The Great Divorce – C S Lewis, An Autobiography of Paul – NT Wright, Miracles – Eric Metaxas, Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad
Music: Cocktail to Concert Hall (and everything in between)
Fun Stuff to Do: Watching grandkids, Playing tennis/ Disc golf, Bird watching, Learning
Where I see God at work at Peace Church: Welcoming others into God’s Forever Kingdom through acts of outreach, kindness and love.
Cathryn Cummings - Choir Director
Who am I?: I am a new covenant partner at Peace, who, after a long break from church, began watching Peace services online and attending the Big Questions discussion group. It wasn’t very long before I was attending services in person and soon knew I HAD to join Peace. I am also Pastor Scott's sister and I’m thrilled to serve at Peace alongside my little brother! I enjoy time with my sweet (and crazy!) Boston terrier, Gus, attending the Houston Symphony as often as possible, and watching the Houston Astros!
Where I’m From: I grew up in Houston and studied at the University of Texas at Austin, but ultimately earned my bachelor's degree in music performance (French horn) at Boston University. I also earned my master’s in arts administration at Boston University. I then went on to earn a master’s in horn performance and a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Horn Performance at The Hartt School in Hartford, CT. I served in the US Navy Band for ten years and taught at several universities in New England before returning to Houston to begin performing with orchestras such as the Symphony of Southeast Texas, teaching private lessons, and serving as a band director in Klein ISD.
Food & Beverages: Mole enchiladas, my homemade queso, my homemade salmon, prime rib, Killen’s TMX brisket nachos, Star Pizza, cheesecake, Bluebell ice cream sandwiches, St. Arnold beer, Glenmorangie Scotch
Movies & TV: Bull Durham, The American President, The English Patient, Star Wars Trilogy, Field of Dreams, When Harry Met Sally, The West Wing, ER, MASH
Books: Letters to a Young Poet – Rilke, The Neapolitan Novels – Ferrante, The Art of Possibility – Zander, Flow – Csikszentmihalyi
Music: Gustav Mahler, Johannes Brahms, Richard Strauss, Empire Brass, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, The Beatles, Buddy Holly, Lyle Lovett, Poi Dog Pondering, Beth Ditto
Fun Things to Do: Walking and playing with my dog, waterskiing and generally being out on the lake, swimming, reading, listening to music, hiking and exploring nature, spending time with family, going to baseball games, traveling, hanging with friends
Where I See God at Work at Peace Church: God is at work helping us to build open and honest relationships with each other at Peace. He is reminding us to be vulnerable with our church family so we can help each other gain strength to better serve Him and our community. The numerous outreach events we embark on at Peace are only possible because He makes us a strong church family.
Osvaldo Hernandez - Worship Leader
Who I am: I am a serious but loving person who will always greet you with a smile. I tend to always listen before talking to understand the current situation. My biggest passion is music and I always try to connect with people with music. Grateful to be part of peace church and exited to be able to share gods love with some good melodies.
Where I am from: I was born in Monterrey mexico. When I was about 5 destiny brought me to Houston, Texas where I have been living ever since. I love living in Houston, but I try to visit Monterrey every once in a while to remember old memories.
Favorites: Food: sushi, tacos, steak Movies: Miracles from Heaven, Now You See Me Books:Any philosophy book Music: Cody Johnson, Grupo Mazz, Luis Miguel
Fun things to do: I like to Visit the beach on a sunny day. I am very open to any outdoor activities like fishing and hunting. I also like to cook.
Where I see God at Peace Church: I truly see God in all aspects of Peace Church. When people come in I see God in them, the way they smile at me, the happiness I see in them, and their gratefulness to be there every Sunday. I also see God in the music Rick and I play. I believe the music makes us feel a sense of peace and understanding that derives from God.
Michelle Hurt - Bookkeeper