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I hope that I will have the opportunity to welcome you into the life and ministry of this wonderful church family. Each week is filled with exciting activities and events that all come together on Sunday morning as we offer praise and give thanks to the Still Speaking God of Grace and Love who has come to us in Jesus the Christ. If you have any questions about Grace UCC, about your own spiritual journey, or a prayer request, I would be happy to visit with you and pray with you. I look forward to being with you in worship. May the love of God, the peace of Christ, and the power of the Holy Spirit surround you and lift you up as on eagles' wings. Isaiah 40:31 Yours in Christ, Pastor David
Rev. David Pantermuehl, his wife Esther, and their two daughters, Rachel and Leah came to Houston from Corpus Christi, Texas. Pastor David served St. Paul UCC of Corpus Christ for thirteen years and Redeemer UCC in Zuehl, Texas for five years following his graduation from Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. Esther teaches music at Deborah Brown Alexander Elementary School. Rachel graduated from TAMU and received her Master's degree from the University of Houston and is a behavioral pyschologist working with Autistic children and clinics in Texas and Arizona. Rachel is married to Chad Kowalski. Leah also graduated from TAMU and teaches second grade at Cummings Elementary School. She is married to Sonny Plagens.
It is the prayer and hope of Pastor David that with the people of Grace and by the power of Holy Spirit, we will build on the strong legacy of this faithful church. God has placed us in a prime location for mission. Alexander Elementary School is across the street and Beechnut Manor Nursing Home almost borders our parking lot. We are supporting members of: the Christian Community Service Center, the Houston Association of the UCC, the South Central Conference of the UCC, Interfaith Ministries of Houston Texas, Church World Service, Care Van Immunization Project, Alief ISD and mission work in the Philippines. We are on the edge of one of the fastest growing counties in the country and within the International District of Houston. We are grateful to be in covenant with our Houston UCC churches and invite your continued prayers and support as we journey into a very promising future. Thanks be to God!
We are excited to welcome our new grandchild, Luke Allen Plagens, born on July 26.
Welcome Pastor Tim - Association Minister of Outreach and Faith Formation
Pastor Tim is originally from Manila, Philippines. Born to a Christian Parents and grew up in the church. He came to know the Lord when he was in High School and after graduation went to FEBIAS College of Bible where he took his basic Bible College course. Then went on to finish his formal theological seminary training at Silliman University Divinity School, an institution founded by the Presbyterian Church. He also took a graduate course in Clinical psychology. Reverend Tim Marquez, is an Ordained Minister (Teaching Elder) who was blessed to serve in the different capacities and ministries of the church. Namely judicatory leadership, school & hospital chaplaincy, program coordinator, director for Christian Education and senior pastor of local churches. When he came to the United States in 1999 he served as an Ecumenical Associate in Columbus and Plain City, Ohio. Then became a chaplain at Sutter Medical Center in Sacramento, CA from there moved here to Houston to pastor Evangel United Church of Christ in 2004. Pastor Tim and his wife, Tricia, have been married for 11 years. They are blessed with two sons, Jacob Kahlil and Jericho Ishmael. In addition to doing the Lord’s work, he is a sports fan cheering for Houston’s home teams (the Rockets, the Astros and the Texans), walking, listening to Podcasts and Biking (Road and Mountain Bike) are his hobbies. Last spring, he joined the MS150 2017 – Bike Ride benefiting patients suffering from Multiple Sclerosis (MS) a 150 miles Bike Ride from Houston to Austin, Texas.