Pastor Clay Smallwood

Director of Student Ministries

Clay and his wife moved after almost 8 years at University UMC in San Antonio so he could join the staff at Lakewood UMC in March of 2018. Clay has 12 years of experience in student ministry and is a graduate of Texas State University and has a Master of Arts in Youth Ministry from Asbury Theological Seminary. Clay is a commissioned Deacon in the United Methodist Church and will be an ordained Deacon in 2020. Clay is passionate about student ministry and helping adolescents and their families to become disciples of Jesus and grow in holiness so that they can change the world!

Amy Parker

Student Ministries Assistant

Amy joined our staff in 2014. She was born and raised in Houston, Texas and attended the University of Houston. She is the wife of Steven and mom of four amazing, beautiful daughters. She has been an active volunteer with the youth since her oldest started attending the program in 2007. She focuses mainly on our incoming 6th graders in the fall and heads up our Confirmation class in the spring. She's a huge fan of reading, reality tv, 90s hip hop and road trips. She's also may be just a teeny tiny bit obsessed with football.

For hire: Full time assistant student ministry director

Lakewood United Methodist Church in the Cypress/Tomball area is seeking an energetic, committed disciple of Jesus who has a call to help students in grades 6-12 know and follow Jesus. This position will work with the rest of the Student Ministry team to encourage students to become committed disciples of Jesus through weekly programming as well as annual trips and events. Lakewood UMC is a high functioning, active congregation with an average worship attendance of 1100 that consistently works to make an impact for God’s Kingdom both in its community and all over the world.

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