Our latest new members

Get to know the newest members at Lord of Life.

What can you do to be welcoming?
Say hello. Invite them to join you.  Include them in your conversation.  Ask questions.  LISTEN. Pray for them.
WINTER 2022
 
 
Linda McKimmey  I’m a recently retired widow and have moved to this area to be close to my daughters. I enjoy doing puzzles and reading. I’m looking forward to getting involved in some of the church activities.
 
 
George and Marilyn Posey

Both of us grew up on farms in Texas and were high school sweethearts.  We have been married for 60 years and we have three children.  George graduated from Texas A&M and pursued a career in oil & gas working for Enron and its predecessor companies.  Marilyn graduated from Texas Women’s University in Denton and taught high school homemaking at Bellville High School and New Caney High School. 

We have always been active in church such as Women’s Circle and Children’s activities.  We have also been active in Meals on Wheels, delivering meals in NW Houston area for about 30 years. We enjoy the fellowship of a cooking group and meet Sunday afternoons.  We have been doing this also for about 30 years. We are involved in an initiative that supports children’s scholarships and women businesses in Africa.

Some of our pastimes are traveling, and Marilyn enjoys working in the yard, growing flowers to support bird habitats.  In addition, we belong to a book group and enjoy reading historical fiction.

Barbara Maurice
I was born in Philadelphia and grew up mostly in Tucson, AZ. It is a small world. As I was attending Ladies Bible study here at Lord of Life, I met someone from a very small town near Sedona, AZ. It is the same rural area I came from.  My husband Nils and I were married for 44 years before he passed away. I moved here to be close to my daughter, Rita, who lives here in the Woodlands.  I hope and plan to move into the Village at the Waterway when an opportunity is available there. I helped raise Niles’ four daughters and my reward is a group of sons-in-laws and 10 grandchildren who I love dearly.  Speaking of love, I can honestly tell you I love my new church, Lord of Life!  It was hard to leave Arizona and I miss the beautiful views.  I am now getting adjusted to viewing the forest and trying to figure out what’s behind all the trees.
Ted, Teddy & Maria Krein
Ted was born and raised in the province of Edmonton, Alberta Canada. In his pursuit of higher education, Ted found himself at Tulane University in New Orleans. Upon completion of grad school, Ted moved to The Woodlands for work and met his true love, Maria. Together they have one son, Theodore (Teddy) William. In his spare time Ted likes cooking, golfing and hunting. 
Maria is a Houston native, growing up in the Tomball area. She graduated from Sam Houston State University with a degree in History and now teaches 8th grade U.S. History at Tomball Junior High. Her life passions are teaching, spending time with her husband and son and traveling. Ted and Maria are excited to grow in their faith and to be joining Lord of Life church.
 
Theresa Sievert

I am from Spokane, WA and moved to Houston in 2018. I grew up as a Lutheran and I’m excited to continue my faith journey at Lord of Life. I am a biomedical engineer for a medical device company and outside of work I love to travel, hike and be creative.

 
 
 
Valerie Oden
I am a life-long Houstonian and Lutheran. I am a charter member of Advent Lutheran.   I have 4 daughters and 5 grandchildren. I enjoy cooking, reading, and spending time with my grandchildren.
 
 
 
 
 
Kathy Burns
I was born in Buffalo, NY and moved to Houston in 1980 for a teaching job. I retired in 2008 but I have been a tutor for 13 years. I enjoy gardening, cross-stitch, reading, tutoring math, and babysitting my grandchildren. 
I was active in my kids Scouting endeavors, sports and choir. I have been active as a worship assistant  and served on council at Hosanna Lutheran for many years.
 
 
 
Fall 2021

CAROL GHENT

I was raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan where I was a fifth-generation member of Zion Lutheran Church.
My future husband, Jim, and I met as students at Michigan State University. Besides a trip to the altar, my time there also prepared me for a career in graphic design and advertising.
 
We were blessed with two daughters, Kelly and Jennifer who now have families of their own including our 5 grandchildren. Having shared 41 years of marriage, Jim passed away in 2009). In 2015, by sheer coincidence, both daughters’ families moved to The Woodlands (one from MI and one from OH). I followed in 2016 and we now live within 3 miles of each other and enjoying the Texas life.
 
I enjoy the challenges of TX gardening and dabbling in watercolor.
WE ARE THE FIELDS FAMILY!
 
Kirk, Lindsay, Zachary and Andrew.
 
We have lived in the Spring for 6 years and we are excited to have found a church home at Lord of Life.
JACKIE SOLICE
 
I am originally from Shreveport, LA and have lived in the Houston area since I was a small child. I have one daughter, married, and an 8 yr old grandson. They recently moved to Goldthwaite, TX. I am the accounts payable specialist for a custom home builder in Spring. I’ve been with them almost 4 years. My hobbies and interests include: spending time with family and reading. I am a member of women’s non-profit charitable organization. We support children in Houston and surrounding areas.
RALLS FAMILY
 
We grew up on the East coast of central Florida where we met in high school. 
 
We settled in Houston where our family grew with 2 childrend and a goldendoodle. We love spending time outside at parks, playgrounds, and pools. 
 
See you around!
Summer 2021
Osmar, Katja, David & Victor Bastidas
Osmar was born in Venezuela and Katja was born in Germany. They met in Houston in 2004, married and had two children, David and Victor. The live here in The Woodlands in Panther Creek.
Their son David will be entering 7th grade at Knox Junior High and Victor will be entering the 5th grade at Collins Elementary this fall.
Osmar works in the Oil & Gas industry and Katja works as an Educational Diagnostician and will be joining the Magnolia ISD this fall.
The family loves to travel. Other interest are music, soccer, tennis and hiking.
Bill & Sue King
Bill & Sue are native Coloradoans. Bill is from Denver and Sue is from Fort Collins. They met while attending Colorado State University, and recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. 
Bill is a retired engineer and Sue is a retired Pre-K, Kindergarten teacher.
They are blessed with three adult children who live in Friendswood and Webster along with our 8 grandchildren.
Hobbies include gardening, road trips, and spending time with family.

Ron & Heda Christ

Ron is retired from accounting and finance. Heda is a retired RN, born in Germany and came to the US when she was 12 years old. They have been married for 34 years and met teaching Sunday school. They raised a blended family of 5 children. They served together as missionaries for two years in Southern Africa with the ELCA. They look forward to the Fellowship and outreach programs at Lord of Life.
Tara Converse
Tara is a native of The Woodlands and recently relocated back to The Woodlands from the Montrose area.
She is currently working to become an AVA (Approved Veterinary Assistant) and employed as a Kennel Technician.
Outside of work she likes to walk her rescue pup, Hannah. Other activities are working out, strength training and running; baking & cake decorating; cooking and home organizing.

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