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First Presbyterian Church, Conroe
 Staff 2022 

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 husband, 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 police 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 manager 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 management 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 Finance and Communications: Sharon VanSchuyver

Phone: 936.756.8884

Sharon is a native Houstonian, having called Montgomery County “home” for 20+ years now. She has been associated with First Presbyterian Church since 2012, where she began as the Church Administrator. After seven years of administration, she now serves as the Director of Finance and Communications for the church.

Sharon considers herself blessed to do life with her wonderful husband of 25+ years and their two amazing sons. Prior to FPC, she was able to work in various capacities, as well as being actively involved with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) of Montgomery County, which eventually prompted she and her husband to become foster/adoptive parents. Her interests beyond FPC life include long outdoor walks, tennis and cooking.

Office Manager - 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.

Interim Music Director, Organist and Pianist: Stephanie Cooke 

“Stephanie Cooke is the Choir Director at Cryar Intermediate School. For the past five years, she was Assistant Choir Director at The Woodlands High School. She has taught in both public and private schools, from pre-K to college. Ms. Cooke has performed as an accompanist for a variety of performers and ensembles, including Texas Region and Honor choirs, and SWACDA Honor Choirs. She studied choral music with David Stocker at Arizona State University, and piano with Dalton Baldwin and Glenn Parker at Westminster Choir College. Her service as a church musician began when she was in high school in Arizona.”

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. 

First Presbyterian Church Conroe
8:30 a.m. Communion and Prayer Service (Sanctuary)
9:00 a.m. Fellowship (Bistro)
9:30 a.m. Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Fellowship (Narthex)
11:00 a.m. Worship Service (Sanctuary / Live Streaming)

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