Joe Hodges has more than 30 years of experience in ministry and over 25 years of pastoral experience. He was ordained in the Christian Church Disciples of Christ, in the Southwest Region. He has served congregations in three regions. He has served as a senior minster, associate minister, interim minister, and in music ministry. Joe is a fourth generation member of the Christian Church.
Joe started his Master of Divinity Degree, at Phillips Graduate Seminary (Disciples) and finished at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Joe is also a graduate from the Institute of Organizational Management.
Prior to full time ministry, he served non-profit organizations as an Executive Director. Joe also has experience in corporate ministry in the oil and gas industry. Joe has served various boards and currently serves on the Juliette Fowler Apartment Board, a retirement community in Dallas affiliated with the Christian Church DOC.
The Rev. Kim Johnson is a commissioned minister with standing in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Kim is an elementary school teacher by day and our minister to young adults when she’s not at school. Kim has served on the staff of Oaks Christian Church in Houston before coming to The Woodlands Christian Church. She has been both the coordinator of young adults and the youth leadership convener for the Coastal Plains Area of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
Rev. Kim Johnson
Family Life Minister
Mikhail Smigelski (Misha)
Mikhail Smigelski (Misha), Music Director at TWCC, was born in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. He is an operatic bass-baritone, conductor, and multi-instrumentalist. Director Smigelski brings a knowledge of many genres to our church: opera, oratorio, early music, musical theatre, and contemporary music. As a soloist, Director Smigelski has performed on the world most prestigious stages, including Carnegie Hall, and has collaborated with established European and American opera, music theater, and concert companies, including the Miami Lyric Opera andThe Cleveland Opera. Mr. Smigelski holds Bachelor’s degrees in Vocal Performance and Choral Conducting from Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory (Saint-Petersburg, Russia), a Master of Music degree in Opera Performance from Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln (Cologne, Germany), a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from Sam Houston State University, and is currently finishing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Texas at Austin.
Misha, as he is affectionately known to the church, the choir, the handbell choir, and the praise team is a gifted and patient instructor, gifted in bringing wonderful music from non-professionals and even from people who consider themselves non-musicians. He loves welcoming newcomers to the music ministry and helping them to blossom with their own gifts and talents.
Shanna Perez joined the staff at TWCC as the Office Administrator in 2018. She has an extensive background in Customer Service and Administrative experience as well as 21 years in ministry. Shanna has served in Children, Youth, and Young Adult Ministries and is currently an active member of Lakewood Church with Pastor Joel Osteen Ministries and serves on the Lakewood Host Team. Shanna and her husband Jesse married in 2008 and share four beautiful children together as a happily, blessed, blended family. Together, Shanna and Jesse share a heart and passion for blended families and share the wisdom, comfort and victories that God has given them with others.
Maryann is the Director of God's Kids Pre-school, where she also teaches Chapel and Music. Maryann has worked in the Early Childhood Development field for over 10 years in the state of California before moving to the Houston area in October 2014. She has served on Mission trips overseas and loves to share the love of God with others. Maryann and her husband James have a son, Josiah. She loves to cook, read and spend time with her family.