Our Staff

Here at Parkway, we have an incredible staff and they are always here to help. 

Please, don't ever hesitate to email or call us if we can help you in any way.

  • Rev. Russell hall

    senior PASTOR

    Russell came to Parkway from Tomball UMC, where he served as the Senior Pastor from 2014 to July 2019.  He has served as both an Associate and Senior Pastor at congregations across the Texas Annual Conference.  Russell is a native Houstonian, while his wife, Erica, was born in Duluth, MN and got to Texas ‘as quick as she could.’  They married in January of 2002 and welcomed their daughter, Bailey, into the world in August of 2007.  They love the outdoors and traveling.  He also enjoys hunting, geocaching, Astros and Skeeters games, and collecting sports memorabilia.

    Russell currently serves as the Conference Secretary for the Texas Annual Conference.  He has served on District Leadership teams, Apportionment Task Forces, as a mentor pastor for Perkins students, and a number of other committees at both the conference and district levels.

    Russell has an AA from Houston Community College, a BS from the University of Houston, and a M.Div. from Perkins School of Theology. As well as additional training that includes NCLI, GCFA officer training, Right Now Media Conference, Academy for Adaptive Leadership, a weekend workshop for pastors following planting pastors, and many more.


  • REv. mak percival

    Associate Pastor

    Mak (Mary Kathryn) serves as Parkway's Associate Pastor. Mak faithfully served in Youth Ministry for over fourteen 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 and her husband, Eric welcomed their first child in November 2018.


  • Valerie ThrogmortoN

    director of children's ministry

    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 family 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.


  • 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.


  • Matt miller

    director of student ministries

    Matt Miller oversees our ministry to youth from 6th through 12th grade. He grew up in the Dallas area and graduated from Oklahoma State University in May of 2020 with degrees in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Matt has had a passion for youth ministry since he was a student himself, and spent all four summers of his time in college working in different kinds of ministry. On a normal evening, you can find Matt either on a disc golf course or on his couch watching any sport he can find on TV.



  • 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.


  • 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 daughter, Rebecca. Debbie and Brian also have two older daughters, Laura and Pamela. 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."


  • 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.


  • missy pickett

    director, parkway children's day school

    Missy has the honor and privilege of directing an important Ministry of Parkway United Methodist Church, our Parkway Children's Day School. 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.


  • carol mcclelland

    facilities assistant