Our Staff

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Rev. Kate Walker, Senior Pastor





Allison Johnson, Director of Children’s Ministries

Allison grew up in the Methodist church.  Her grandparents moved to Houston in the early 1930’s and were lifelong members of First UMC Downtown.  Her parents were married in that church, and she and her sister were both baptized there.  As a child, Allison and her family attended St. Phillip’s UMC in southwest Houston, where she was confirmed.  She and her family have been members of Friendswood UMC for over 20 years, and have lived in Friendswood for 24 years.  Allison worked for the Mother’s Day Out program at Friendswood UMC before signing on as the part-time assistant in Children’s Ministries, where she served for 10 years.  She participated in the Emmaus walk in March 2014, which she describes as a “life-changing experience of God’s love and grace.”  In January 2015, she took a part-time position as the Director of Children’s & Family Ministries at Asbury UMC, as well as a part-time job as Office Assistant to the South District Superintendent.  She is “overjoyed” to be joining the staff at Deer Park UMC on a full-time basis effective January 1!  Allison lives in Friendswood with her two sons, Hays (25) and Roger (19), as well as their three dogs, Minnie, Drake, and Skadi.



Russ Allen

Russ Allen, Director of Youth Ministries

Russ has been a part of Deer Park United Methodist Church for over twenty years. He is married to Nancy, who has been a lifelong member of the Methodist Church. They have a son, Zach, who has been an active member of DPUMC all of his life and is now attending The University of Texas. Russ began working as DPUMC Youth Director in July 2016. He shares in the mission of the church by working with youth – Forming Fully Devoted Followers of Jesus.




Susan Greer, Business ManagerSusan Greer
Susan Greer joined the staff in June 2013 as the Administrative Assistant. In November 2014, Susan became the Business Manager. She is married to Mitchell, and they have two adult children – Caitlin and Matthew. Susan enjoys ballroom and country dancing in her spare time.





Kay CoburnKay Coburn, Director of Methodist Weekday School
Kay started the Mother’s Day Out program for the church in 1981. The program has since grown, and Kay has transitioned to be the full-time director of the Methodist Weekday School. She is married to Shane, and they have two adult children – Chris and Trisha. They also have three grandchildren.






Kim Kouba, Director of Cross-Over After School Program
Kimberly KoubaKim joined the staff in 2014. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education with specializations in Reading and Kindergarten from Stephen F. Austin State University. Kim was in the classroom for 26 years, teaching students in kindergarten through sixth grade. Kim is married to Kent and has two adult children – Brittany and Corey. Their father is the late Dr. Michael Reel. She also has two stepdaughters – Candice and Kristina.





Barry TalleyBarry Talley, Director of Music
Barry has been the Director of Music at DPUMC since 1982. He is also the Executive Director of Fine Arts for Deer Park Independent School District and has been the Choral Director at Deer Park High School since 1981. Barry is recognized as a choral composer and arranger with arrangements and composition published by Alliance Music and the Hal Leonard Corporation. Barry was one of the authors for a choral textbook entitled Experiencing Choral Music, which is currently being used in schools throughout the country. Barry is married to Debbie, and they have two sons – Scott and Tyler.

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