Staff of Faith UMC

The staff of Faith United Methodist Church is excited to be serving such a great community of Faith. 

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  • Rev. Harry Vein, Lead Pastor

    A Little Background: Born in Atlanta, Georgia and came to Texas ASAP (5 years of age). Grew up in the Houston area, attended Memorial High School (Class of '75) and practically lived at Chapelwood UMC. Educated at Lon Morris College, Stephen F. Austin State University, and Southern Methodist University (Perkins School of Theology).

    Family: Married to Susan (my Best Friend) and have 1 daughter (Elizabeth Webb - married and thriving in Belton along with our son-in-law, Danny and 2 amazingly wonderful precious grandchildren, Alice and Andrew), 2 stepsons (Nathaniel and Nicholas: Nathaniel is a Senior at the University of Houston and Nick is a Junior at Sam Houston State University) and 3 dogs (Grace, Toby and Max...thriving crazily is an understatement!) 

    Passion in Ministry: Seeing lives be transformed and people get connected/re-connected with God. Love to preach as long as it is 1) Biblical; 2) Relevant; 3)Understandable.  

    Love to Do When Not at Church: Spending time with family. Running. Early morning walks.  Watching sports and playing fantasy sports. Reading. Writing. Music. Spending time with others within our broader community. 

    Books I Have Recently Read or Am Reading or Have Recently Purchased to Read:  Live in Grace - Walk in Love by Bob Goff (or anything by Bob), Ordinary Grace by William Kent Kruger, I Think You're Wrong But I'm Listening by Sarah Stewart Holland and The Common Rule: Habits of Purpose For an Age of Distraction by Justin Whitmel Earley. 

    The Last Word: "Until he comes again or calls me home, you can find me filling, not killing time, so that one day he will pick me out in the lineup of the ages as one of his own. And will be worth it hear these words, the most precious words I can ever hear: Well done, thou good and faithful...Out-of-Control Disciple." (Leonard Sweet)

  • Rev. Jennifer Gros, Associate Pastor

    My Background:

    Raised in South Louisiana, Jennifer and her family spent many years in Lafayette before moving to New Zealand for three years. They moved to Texas as soon as they could, and have been here for nearly ten years. A graduate from the University of Louisiana with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications, Jennifer is a Local Pastor currently attending Seminary at Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University, pursuing a Master of Divinity. 

    She brings over twenty-six years of corporate communications and marketing experience to Faith UMC, along with many years of ministry experience. She is a certified Stephen Minister. and is active in the Emmaus Walk spiritual retreat community. She has worked with Habitat of Humanity, various homeless initiatives, helped to lead a Harvey Disaster Recovery team for several years, and led an ongoing weekly women's Bible study group.

    Married to Scott for twenty-six years, they have three children. Her two oldest children attend Texas A&M, and her youngest is entering high school. She loves to spend time with her family, as well as reading, art, baking and spending time outdoors with friends.

    My Passion in Ministry:

    I love to be a part of a thriving congregation, seeing God work in people's lives.  I love to help guide people to a deeper understanding of the presence of the Holy Spirit in their lives, so that they may encounter the living God. It is my joy to see the Holy Spirit lead people into a more beautiful and grace filled life. I also have a passion for missions, and teaching.

    A Favorite Quote:

    "Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone's face?  Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love?  These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits, here in this world and the world to come." - Henri Nouwen

  • Vicki Wood, Pastoral Intern

Administrative & Program Ministry Staff