Our Staff

Here at Parkway, we have an incredible staff and they are always here to help. So please, don't ever hesitate to email or call us if we can help you in any way.  Here's a little bit about each one of them . . .

  • Rev. Matt Neely

    PASTOR

    Matt Neely has been Parkway's Pastor since 2013.  He is a husband to Ginger and dad to  Jessica, Jenna, Grace and Noah.  His favorite things in life are writing songs, snorkeling and dogs that  bark a lot.  His favorite moments in ministry are when people take a major step forward in their journey with Jesus.


    MNEELY@PARKWAYUMC.ORG



  • Valerie ThrogmortoN

    childrens ministry leader

    Mrs. Valerie oversees our ministry to children ages birth through 5th grade. She loves to help children and adults alike discover the power of the Word of God and if you spend time around her, eventually you will find yourself helping to recreate the parting of the Red Sea, Jesus turning water into wine, or any number of other Bible stories that tell us about the God who loves us and wants to be in relationship with us. Valerie and her husband Dave grew up in St. Louis and found Parkway in 1996, just after they relocated here. With their closest familly a thousand miles away, Parkway became a true "church home" in helping them to raise Kaitlin and Andrew and now, she directs her energy into providing the same atmosphere for your family.


    VTHROGMORTON@PARKWAYUMC.ORG

  • Tim bird

    director of worship arts

    Tim Bird found a way to express his love of Jesus through music in high school and has enjoyed song writing and leading worship ever since. Before joining Parkway in the summer of 2015, he helped plant a church in Galveston and served as associate pastor at a church in Houston. He loves hanging out with his wife Kristen and playing tea party with daughters Macie, Sadie, and Ruby. From November until May, Tim can usually be found wearing red to show his unwavering support of the Houston Rockets.


    TBIRD@PARKWAYUMC.ORG

  • mak percival

    director of student ministries

    Mak (Mary Kathryn) serves as the Director of Student Ministries which covers grades 6th -12th. Mak has faithfully served in Youth Ministry for over nine years and has been a member of the United Methodist Church since birth. She brings a fresh and dynamic perspective to Parkway and is very excited to serve in the Sugar Land area. Mak has a deep rooted passion to serve Christ through the relation to students. She believes in equipping students to learn their identity in Christ so they can transform the world.  Mak is a newlywed and her husband, Eric, also assists in the Student Ministry.


    MYOUNG@PARKWAYUMC.ORG

  • Kathy stacy

    pastor's administrative assistant

    Kathy has been a member of Parkway United Methodist Church since 1998 and became a staff member in 2008. Kathy is married to John and they have three children, Brandon , Sean and Ryan . What she enjoys most about working at Parkway is constantly seeing the many ways God works in people's lives. She relies on God daily for guidance and courage. Kathy's favorite things are spending time with her family and watching her boys play baseball.


    KSTACY@PARKWAYUMC.ORG

  • nancy draper

    facilities coordinator

    Nancy and her husband, David, live in New Territory and have two grown kids. Kathryn graduated from UT and works for Indeed while Michael graduated from Texas A & M  and works for SHI.  They both have landed in Austin. Becoming an empty nester has been quite an adjustment for Nancy. As she was trying to figure out what she was going to do when she grew up her heart kept coming back to what can she do for Parkway? She has thoroughly enjoyed working at the church and getting to know the staff and people that make Parkway what it is.


    NDRAPER@PARKWAYUMC.ORG

  • Debbie mullen

    membership administrator

    Debbie has been a member of Parkway for over 10 years. She is a native Houstonian & lives in Greatwood with her husband, Brian, & their daughters, Laura, Pamela, & Rebecca. Debbie brings an elementary teacher's background plus her gifts for organization to her position of keeping up with who is visiting the church and reaching out to invite them to become involved in the congregation. In her free time she enjoys reading and baking.  Debbie draws strength from her favorite verse, Phil.4:13, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."


    DMULLEN@PARKWAYUMC.ORG

  • shaan tippett

    accounting Manager

    Shaan has been on staff since 2008. She is married to David and they are enjoying being empty nesters. They have a daughter, Dallas, who graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2015. Go Bearkats!!!!   Shaan considers it a privilege being on staff here at Parkway and loves being responsible for the finances of the church. She is willing and able to help with any questions you might have regarding the budget, expenses and contributions.


    STIPPETT@PARKWAYUMC.ORG

  • dina bassett

    special events coordinator

    Dina is responsible for overseeing the special events at Parkway, as well as, stage design and setup.  She's crafty and talented and we're blessed to have her on staff.  Dina is married to Brad and they have two beautiful small children, Braden and Dakota.


    DBASSETT@PARKWAYUMC.ORG

  • jodi vazquez

    facilities assistant

    Jodi works mainly behind the scenes making sure everything is functioning well with the building.  She's an excellent troubleshooter and also works part-time as a teacher with our Day School.


    JVAZQUEZ@PARKWAYUMC.ORG

  • missy pickett

    director, parkway children's day school

    Recently hired as the Director of Parkway Children's Day School, Missy has the honor and privilege of directing an important Ministry of Parkway United Methodist Church. Her love for children is the underlying motivation for her work. At PCDS, children are taught in a loving, caring Christian environment. Missy is the facilitator in making this happen. By hiring and retaining the most respected and experienced Christian teachers, our children's intellectual, physical, spiritual and social needs are met. As a team player, Missy has the opportunity to work with the other important ministries of the Church. She believes each Ministry of PUMC is vitally important to filling the needs of the community.


    MPICKETT@PARKWAYUMC.ORG