our staff

  • Lisa Callaway


    Lisa, who came from the McCabe Roberts Avenue United Methodist Church in the Beaumont District, is our senior minister. Prior to that assignment, Lisa was an Associate at the First United Methodist Church of Sugar Land. She is in her 14th year at St. Philip’s. You can email Lisa at lcallaway@spumchou.org

  • Daniel Zajicek

    Director of Music Ministries
    Daniel has a doctoral degree in music composition form Rice University. He currently is a bass player and singer for the bluegrass band Brazos River Pickers. He grew up in Columbia, Missouri, where he played piano, sang in choir, performed in plays, as well as with jazz and rock bands. He is married and has one child. You can email Daniel at dzajicek@spumchou.org

  • Ericka Harkins

    Director of Outreach Ministries
    Ericka joined the staff on September 3, 2019, as the Director of Outreach, including Children's and Youth Ministries. She and her family have been members of St. Philip’s for some time. Ericka grew up in this community and is dedicated to strengthening the Christian witness in the church and the community through our many events and ministries. You can email Ericka at eharkins@spumchou.org

  • Ryan Pennington

    Ryan Pennington joined St. Philip’s on June 1, 2017, as the organist/accompanist. Ryan plays the organ, piano and keyboard. Ryan has a Music degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and traveled to the University of California Los Angeles for a fellowship to study Organ Performance. Ryan has been composing music for over a decade, teaches private lessons, and has been a band director. You may mail Ryan at ryanwpennington@yahoo.com

  • Susan Smith

    Day School Director
    Susan Smith joined the Day School as the new Director and has been a parent and a teacher in the school as well. In addition, she assisted in the day school office. She was the director of her own church’s Children Ministry. Susan is a graduate of The University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Her husband has been the Scout Leader at of the troop at St. Philip’s for a number of years. You may email the Day School at dayschool@spumchou.org