The Rev. Laureen Suba is acting moderator for the Saint Paul Presbyterian Session (the group of elders guiding Saint Paul). Guest ministers preach sermons on Sundays while we search for a new pastor.
Ministry for Laureen became a second career after she retired from her banking career with JPMorgan. Before receiving her M.Div. from Austin Presbyterian Seminary in May 2014, she earned a MBA from Thunderbird in Phoenix, Arizona and a BA from Hood College in Frederick, Maryland. Laureen was ordained by the PCUSA in February 2015. She served for two years as executive director of United Campus Ministries of Greater Houston, serving students at the University of Houston. She was interim minister for Heights Presbyterian Church in 2016. Laureen serves as a trustee for the Texas Presbyterian Foundation. She is married to Lad, who is a ruling elder at St. Philip Presbyterian Church in Houston. They have one son Daniel, who lives in Austin. Laureen likes to say that sometimes it takes a while to find our vocation and hear Christ’s voice saying “follow me.” She is grateful for this “launch” into ministry, knowing that it is Christ at work in all and it is far more than we can imagine.
Christine Anderson has been office administrator for Saint Paul since early 2017. Born in Freeport, she moved at age 5 to Los Angeles, where she graduated high school and married. She moved to Houston in 1995 to care for her disabled mother and continue her education. She was certified as a business office specialist from Success Institute of Business in 1998 and began studying for an associate degree in business administration at Lone Star College, after her eldest son graduated from high school. She plans to finish her degree in the near future. In 2002, she started as a contract employee with the City of Houston as an administrative assistant for the Engineering, Construction and Real Estate Division. Her determination and hard work gained her a full-time position within a year and she was promoted to administrative assistant II in the Traffic & Transportation Division, where she served as an executive administrative specialist for the city at Houston TranStar. Christine has four children: Craig serves in the U.S. Navy and is married with a young son; Christopher and Alvin, both of whom live in the north side of Houston, and daughter Alley, who attends Marshall High School in Missouri City. Christine’s hobbies include cooking for loved ones, traveling to foreign destinations, finishing her book about women’s empowerment (through Christ, you can sustain anything), being with positive people and shopping.