Bill Haygood - Senior Pastor
Pastor Bill Haygood has served as Sr. Pastor at Tomball Methodist since August of 2019. Being a “Near” native Houstonian (Baytown…does that count?) and the son and grandson of two Texas Conference Methodist Pastors, Bill has a rich heritage in the UMC and Southeast Texas. Bill graduated from Southwestern University in Georgetown in 1983 and Perkins School of Theology at SMU in 1987 (Pony up!). He has four adult sons, one (soon to be two!) daughters-in-law and one extremely cute, smart and talented grandson of whom he is immensely proud. Oh…and two hounds, Dixie and Daisy, to round things out.
Bill enjoys cooking, but likes eating better! He plays guitar, but has more fun listening to others. He enjoys a good cup of coffee with a donut. And he absolutely loves to travel. Through mission and vacation opportunities, Bill has been blessed to travel across five continents and to meet people from many different cultures and religious beliefs. On the fun side, he likes Kauai, Hawaii the best, but Jerusalem was not to be missed!
Rebecca Jones - Senior Associate Pastor
Rebecca Jones, our Senior Associate Pastor serves alongside the leaders of Discipleship, Missions & Outreach, and Caring Ministry areas. She believes in joining the leaders and helping them to move their ministry areas forward while serving the community and the congregation. Anyone who knows Rebecca knows that her passions involve helping others get ahead in life with a long history of working in the social service and nonprofit industry before starting her ministry here at the church.
Pastor Rebecca is currently in her last year of Course of Study with Perkins School of Theology at SMU but plans to continue her education in Advanced Course of Study to become an elder of the UMC. Rebecca spends most of her time studying and hanging out with her daughter, Cristyn and their fur baby, Ms. LunaBelle, who as a rescue, rules the house. Rebecca enjoys traveling and being with family and friends who are spread out all over the United States.
Rebecca has been a member of TUMC since 1992 joining the church on Peach Street.
Lisa Solomon - Associate Pastor, Pastor of Children's Ministries
Lisa Solomon is our Associate Pastor over Children’s Ministries and she loves to pour Christ’s love into the hearts and minds of our youngest members. Lisa grew up and was baptized in the Methodist church and has been involved in children’s ministry for 20+ years at both large and small churches. She excels at bringing the bible story to life in exciting and age-appropriate ways. You will find her most Sundays leading the children in vibrant worship with song, dance and very likely a tutu. She brings with her experience in the education industry with both special needs children and those with 504 learning accommodations.
Lisa is married (10 years) to the love of her life and has/is raising 7 beautiful kids, 2 dogs, 4 cats, a bearded dragon AND she gets to be a Gigi to 2 grandbabies and a grand bunny as well. Lisa brings energy and passion to building a thriving Children’s program and is focused on preparing kids and families in the Tomball and surrounding communities for a lifelong journey of Faith.
Randi Lanum - Interim Youth Director
BIO COMING SOON!
Meagan Cook - Director, Susanna Wesley Day School
Meagan Cook is the Director of Susanna Wesley Day School (SWDS), with 20 teachers and 96 children enrolled. She has been employed with SWDS since 2009 and became the director in 2018. She is certified as a Childcare Director by the State of Texas and is currently going to school for Social Work to obtain her certification.
Meagan lives in the community with her husband, Jake, and her three boys: Ford, Judge, Dax. They also have an incredibly spoiled dog, Torro- a pugapoo. Her and her husband enjoy cooking together and love trying all different things! Her family loves to play disc golf, going to the lake, and walking and riding their bikes every evening. She loves traveling, anywhere and everywhere, but especially loved visiting New York City. Throughout her life she has admired the Rockettes and even wanted to be one as a child! She is incredibly happy with her career now and her favorite part is building relationships with each and every one of the children enrolled at SWDS!
Lynn Brewer - Director of Traditional Worship
Lynn Brewer directs the handbells and choir at the 9:15 Traditional service and is a 2nd generation TUMC choir director. She has worked at TUMC since 2005 both as the Director of Fine Arts and Director of Traditional Worship .
She received a Bachelor of Music Education from Sam Houston State University and Master of Music in Choral Music from Arizona State University. She is also the Choir Director and AP Music Theory teacher at Tomball High School and a member of the Texas Master Chorale. Her husband, Tom, is a member of the media team and her adult children are products of the children and youth ministries at TUMC.
Chris Montes - Director of Contemporary Worship
Chris Montes is the Director of Contemporary Worship for Tomball Methodist Church. He and his wife, Sherry, have been members of the church since 2003. They have four children, and the oldest two are current members of the worship team.
Chris has led the contemporary worship service on-and-off for the past 15 years. He has been passionate about music ever since he was a young child, and has been a professional musician for over 25 years. Chris enjoys leading his team each Sunday, and is grateful for their service to TUMC through the sharing of their gifts and talents.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the worship team, and have a passion for music and service, reach out to Chris to schedule an audition… he is always looking for new members!
Jean Solomon - Organist/Pianist
Jean is a native Houstonian and moved to Tomball in her twenties. She has watched Tomball grow from a small town to a busy small city. Bill and Jean raised 5 children in the same house where she still resides. The house is full of memories and now the laughter of her 12 grandchildren. Her calling was teaching math and taught in local schools for 29 years. Music is her second calling. As Billy Joel has said, “I think music in itself is healing. I… It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.” Whether it is the resounding sound of the organ or the expressive piano, or the accompanying instrument to the choir, playing is very fulfilling for Jean. Music is so important in celebrations of births, marriages, and deaths. It has been her privilege to be a part of so many of these hallmark events for 27 years as the church’s pianist/organist. Please come join her in choir or bells, to help make our TUMC music.
Pam McKinney - Business Manager
Pam McKinney is our Business Manager, she joined the team at Tomball UMC in 2016 and has thoroughly enjoyed working in this ministry aspect. She studied business and worked in the business world prior to coming to Tomball UMC.
Pam has lived in Tomball over 20 years with her family. She enjoys watching tv and movies, listening to music, being outdoors, and crafting. She loves to work on family trees and is currently learning how to sew! She is having so much fun attending Heartfelt Stitchers workshops making prayer blankets! (She is still mastering her sewing skills and needs to keep the seam ripper handy!)
She treasures all of the amazing people she gets to meet and spend time with everyday at Tomball UMC!
Cindy Whitehead - Office Manager
Cindy Whitehead is the Office Manager at TUMC, handling the facilities, communications, reports/ records, and assists all staff in the office. Cindy has been a member at the church since 1996 and has been employed in various roles since 2010. She has learned many new skills and grown in her abilities. Cindy is an active attender in our Heartfelt Stitchers ministry, even though she does not sew very well, and has loved the relationships built from this group!
Cindy has been in the community for 30 years and resides nearby with her husband, David, and daughter. Her hobbies include antiquing, scrapbooking, cooking (she loves finding new cookbooks!), and buying purses (add to cart!). They currently have one dog and cat and look forward to adding a new puppy in their future! One of her favorite things in this world is spending time with her family and enjoys their annual cookie swap every Christmas. Cindy is very grateful for her friendships that she has made at TUMC and knows she couldn’t go through life without them
Brent Saathoff - Facilities Manager
Brent Saathoff is our Facilities Manager and has been on staff since August of 2016 and oversees our maintenance, cleaning, and other items that may come up among our facilities.
Brent lives in the nearby community with his wife, Karen, and son, Brett. They have two dogs, five cats, two turtles, a parrot, and some baby chicks. Brent often is saving the animals around the church facilities and finding them places to live. They certainly have a full house and may even be adding some goats to produce cheese and milk for their family! In Brent’s free time, he mostly enjoys going camping and fishing. His favorite go to spot is a stock pond in Buffalo but will go anywhere! Brent also enjoys singing and can be found at the church during the week working and singing loud and proud. He also sings in our church choir during our Traditional worship service at 9:15am