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Our Team

Get to know the leadership team at Living Word.

Meet Our Leadership Team

Say hello to the leadership team at Living Word Lutheran Church. Got questions for the team? Contact a team member by clicking on their picture below.

Doug Dommer - Lead Pastor

Doug Dommer is a creative and innovative pastor that spent much of his ministry at Salem Lutheran Church in Tomball Texas. Having served as Youth Pastor, Worship Pastor and Teaching Pastor in this 170 year old historic church, his passion for the Word and connecting people’s lives to God’s story has continued throughout his ministry. He loves building great teams and dreaming big dreams, and God continues to ignite his pursuit for transformational teaching and leading.

Doug has degrees in Psychology and Sociology, and a MDiv from Concordia Seminary in St Louis. He is a consultant in Ancient Future Worship, Team and Personality Formation, and Strategic Direction. He and his childhood sweetheart, Delo, who met in fourth grade, live in Tomball, Texas.

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Jill Carter - Executive Assistant

Jill Carter joined the Living Word team in February 2020 as Doug Dommer’s assistant. She enjoys taking care of tasks to free Doug up to do what God has called him to accomplish. She fervently loves her husband, Tim. Together they enjoy serving God’s people and sharing life with their fur children. With much gratitude, Jill cherishes being a Child of God most of all!

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Bev Childs - Preschool Director

Bev Childs joined Living Word as the Preschool Director in August 2016. She knew from an early age that she wanted to make a difference in children’s lives and earned her BS Degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education. Prior to coming to Living Word, Bev had been the Education Coordinator at The Woodlands Children Museum and also taught at The John Cooper School. Bev and her husband, Jeff, moved to The Woodlands in 2005 with their two children, Nathan and Lindsey, who are now grown. Mrs. Bev, as she is called by the children, feels blessed to be doing what she loves and enjoys building a trusting relationship with each child.

In her spare time, Bev enjoys spending time with her family and friends, exercising, traveling and cooking.


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Melony Quinn - Director of Music

Melony Quinn joined the Living Word team five years ago as the Director of Music. She loves directing the Adult Choir, Children's Choir, Hand Bell Choir, and working with the pastor selecting hymns, vocal and instrumental music for the worship service. Her degree is in Education, Music and Math, from Concordia University in Nebraska. Her principal instrument is Trumpet, which she enjoys playing at church. She also works at Salem Lutheran School teaching instrumental lessons to fourth through eight graders. She enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, camping, kayaking, traveling and singing in the Texas Master Chorale. 

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Mark Schneider - Communications/Publications

Mark received a BA degree in Ministry and Leadership from Vanguard University in California, and was a researcher at a Christian apologetics ministry for 15 years before coming here to LWLC in 2008. He performs secretarial duties and aspects of communications and publications (e.g., Service Bulletin, Newsletter, Prayers, Website).

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Lisa Dupree - Finance

Lisa and her husband Billy have been members at Living Word for 23 years. For 20 of these years, Lisa has served in the finance department. She’s continually lifted up by serving with a wonderful staff and enjoys the people of the congregation most of all. 

God has brought together many friends over the decades. They have two grown children who were confirmed at LWLC and their beautiful grandsons were baptized here too! By Grace their family continues to grow!

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