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 Staff 2019 

First Presbyterian Church Conroe Staff

Senior Pastor:  Reverend Dr. David H. Green

Phone: 936.756.8884

In January 2013, the First Presbyterian Church of Conroe was pleased to welcome the Rev. Dr. David H. Green as our new Senior Pastor. Dr. Green is a native Texan – born and raised in San Antonio – with a wealth of experience. 

Dr. Green holds degrees from Austin College in Sherman, Texas (Bachelor of Arts), Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Virginia (Master of Divinity and Master of Theology) and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Doctor of Ministry).  

Dr. Green and his wife, Leigh, have been married for more than 20 years. They are the very proud parents of their three sons, Josh, Daniel, and Matthew.

Before becoming a Presbyterian Minister, Dr. Green worked for 10 years as a legal assistant in Dallas. Much of this career was focused on working with individuals and small businesses in tax and bankruptcy matters. Since then, Dr. Green has been privileged to work with congregations in Virginia, North Carolina, and Texas.  

You can learn more about Dr. Green and find audio recordings of previous sermons at his personal website,

Director of Christian Education: Dena Williams Sowden

Phone: 936.756.8884

Dena grew up in Conroe and attended Conroe High, class of 1990. She and her fiancé, Mark Sowden, are active members of FPC and have been Youth Leaders since 2016. She attended Blinn College where she studied Criminal Justice and Psychology. In August 1993, she graduated the po-lice academy and began a career in law enforcement. She became a SWAT team member at the Central East Texas Narcotics Task Force and earned an Intermediate Peace Officer Certificate with over 800 classroom hours in Law Enforcement studies. Before starting her family in 2001, Dena began a career in banking and finance where she was a branch man-ager for Klein/Amegy Bank for 3 years and then Production Manager for Infinity Funding Mortgage, LLC who merged with Crystal Clear Mortgage. Dena’s vast experience in law enforcement lead to her position as Chair of the FPC Emergency Response Team and her leadership and manage-ment will be instrumental in helping FPC Conroe develop and maintain the Christian Education Ministry. She loves volunteering with the FPC Youth Group and spending time outdoors with her two teenage sons, Kyle and Alex. 

Director of Music: Brandon Folts

Phone: 936.756.8884

Brandon earned his degree in Music Education from Sam Houston State University and has served as Director of Music at FPC since October, 2001. Growing up, he attended several CISD schools and graduated from Willis High School, where he met and sang with his future wife, Amy. They get to spend lots of time with their two small children, Chloe and Dylan. Along with singing, playing, and providing a shared leadership for the Bridge band, he also directs the choirs and hand bell choir.  

Church Administrator: Sharon VanSchuyver

Phone: 936.756.8884

Sharon is a native Houstonian and has been associated with FPC since 2012. She and her family have resided in Montgomery County for 20+ years. She is grateful to be a part of the FPC Conroe staff and enjoys spending time with the office volunteers, who have become like a second family: Jacky Cannon, Jane Corbit, Donna Stewart, Judy Lucas, Margaret Hill, Janis Gill, Al & Lorraine Bosse, Martha Haines, Polly Miller and Robbie Ganek.

Part-time Office Assistant - Yvonne Rose

Phone: 936.756.8884

Yvonne is a widow that retired from nursing after 32 years as an LVN. She has raised five children and has six living grandchildren. She joined First Presbyterian Church 5-1/2 years ago and became active in Presbyterian Women and other volunteer church activities.

Organist and Pianist: Nadine S. Wilkinson 


Nadine S. Wilkinson, Organist and Pianist, holds music degrees from Weber State University and Arizona State University.  Having lived in Conroe for 30 years, she was Director of Music here at FPC from 1983-1990.  She is a Certified Choral & Instrumental Teacher, as well as a handbell soloist and director, having taught public school music for 15 years.  She was also Piano Instructor and Department Accompanist at Lone Star College for five years.  She spent many years doing Broadway musicals, both as rehearsal accompanist and music director, at high schools and community theater, including the Crighton Theater.  She has been an active pianist and professional accompanist since she was in her teens. 


Parish Nurse: Shirley Dukes


Shirley is a graduate of Texas Christian University where she received  her degree in Nursing.  She spent  her nursing career  working in the Operating Room  beginning  at Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth before relocating  to Houston.  Her career took her to Texas Children’s Hospital, St. Luke’s Hospital, Methodist Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital.   After moving to Conroe she was employed at Conroe Regional Medical Center.  She retired from Memorial Hermann The Woodlands in June 2016.  She has served as Parish Nurse since 2002. 

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First Presbyterian Church Conroe
2727 N. Loop 336 W. | Conroe, TX 77304 | PH: 936-756-8884