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Meet the Staff

Rev. Kristin Galle, Interim Senior Pastor


Rev. Kristin Galle began as Interim Senior Pastor on October 2nd, World Communion Sunday. She has just completed an interim call with Plymouth United Church, UCC in Spring.  As an interim minister, she works with churches  during times of transition as they prepare to call their next installed minister. She has served congregations with the PC(USA), Disciples of Christ and Lutherans (ELCA).  She holds a B.A. in Religion and Literature from St. Edward’s University in Austin, an M.Div. from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and is pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree at Brite Divinity School in Ft. Worth. She spent a January term studying with the World Council of Churches in Geneva, Switzerland and loves inter-faith dialogue. She is married to Dr. Brent Hampton, pastor of Brenham Presbyterian Church. They have three daughters. Kristin loves wildflowers, cooking, games, travel, music and movies. Kristin can be contacted at pastor@springbranchpres.org or (713) 464-7659.


Jorida Vakiari, Business Administrator

Jorida earned her BS in Economics in 2000. She has over ten years of experience in accounting, financial planning, analysis and banking.Ms.Vakiari has worked among others, as Advisor/Accountant Manager at Crescent Real Estate LLC, Personal Banker at IBC BANK, etc. Jorida performs all duties as business administrator, accountant and newsletter editor. With her smile, devotion and good communication skills, she is happy to help with any enquiries. Her inspiration is serving One by serving many. To contact Jorida by e-mail, jorida.vakiari@springbranchpres.org, or contact her at 713-464-7659.

Kathryn Dethloff, Secretary

As our Office Assistant, Kathryn’s voice will be the one greeting you with your questions.  If she doesn’t know the answer, she’ll direct you to the right person.  To contact Kathryn by e-mail, simply email her:  secretary@springbranchpres.org.  And as always feel free to give her a call at the Office: 713-464-7659.

Gabe Perez, Director of Music

Gabe Perez is from the Houston area and received his BA in Vocal Performance from Sam Houston State University. In addition to being the Music Director at Spring Branch, he teaches choir at Northbrook High School, and sings with the Houston Grand Opera. He also gives private lessons. In 2000, Mr. Perez moved to New York City to pursue a singing career as well as teach music throughout the New York area. While in New York he sang with Connecticut Opera Alliance and performed the role of Alfredo in Die Fledermaus with the Danbury Symphony.  Mr. Perez was also accepted into the Caramoor Opera Festival in Katonah. Mr. Perez belongs to TCDA and TMEA and is listed in Who’s Who Among American High School Teachers as well as Who’s Who Among American Classical Musicians.  Click here, to make hymn and special music requests. To contact Gabe, email: gabe@springbranchpres.org.

Dr. Eanju Lee, Organist

Born and raised in Korea, Dr. Ean Ju Lee-Davis received a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Myong-Ji University, Seoul Korea (Valedictorian), a Masters of Music in Piano Solo Performance from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Doctorate in Musical Arts in Piano Performance, With Emphasis in Collaborative Arts from the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston. She has served as Staff Accompanist both at the University of St. Thomas and the University of Houston. For the past several years, Dr. Ean Ju Lee-Davis was Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Houston.


Ethan Mitchell, Director of Audio-Visual Resources

Ethan Headshot ColorEthan is a graduate of Texas State University with a BFA in Theatre with an emphasis in Stage Management. In addition to being on the church staff, Ethan is a third generation member, and has been Baptized, Confirmed, and Ordained as an Elder at SBPC. He is also currently chair of Communications. Outside of SBPC, Ethan works as a freelance Stage Manager at Theatre Under The Stars in downtown Houston. To contact Ethan, please email: ethan@sprinbranchpres.org. Click Here to submit an Audio-Visual Request.



Ethan Lakey, Audio-Visual Technician

Ethan (yes, another Ethan!) was born in Littleton, Colorado, and he has  lived in 6 other states, and Malaysia too at one point!   He has been very interested in technology since he was very young.  Right now, Ethan is currently enrolled at Stratford High School as a senior.   He is also taking classes at the Guthrie Center, where he has been learning skills for IT, computer maintenance, and computer networking. 

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Service Times & Directions

Weekend Masses in English

Saturday Morning: 8:00 am

Saturday Vigil: 4:30 pm

Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:45 am,
12:30 pm, 5:30 pm

Weekend Masses In Español

Saturday Vigil: 6:15pm

Sunday: 9:00am, 7:15pm

Weekday Morning Masses

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:30 am

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Wonderland, AK 45202
(513) 555-7856