School of performing arts

We Believe a Community That Supports the Arts is a Richer Place to Live


Each one of our teaching staff is carefully selected based upon the following criteria:

*Have a passion and love for the arts, demonstrated through active support of community cultural events

*References have indicated a strong motivation for the caring of and encouragement of student's artistic growth

*Eagerly participates in the faculty team effort towards helping students excel in all areas of the performing arts

*Demonstrates Christian values and have earned a reputation of strong ethical standards

*Have educational training and professional experience in their area of expertise


If you are interested in Accelerated Learning Through Private Instruction

please call us at 281.353.4413x228 or email vern@churchthatcares.org

to find out more information about our school or to enroll

  • Vern Richert, Director of Performing Arts

    Mr. Richert holds a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Music Performance. He founded the School of Performing Arts in the fall of 2009, beginning with one teacher and one student in a classroom. Today nine teachers and 86 students can be heard throughout the church campus. 

  • Dave Englert, Organ Instructor

    Mr. Englert joined our staff in the fall of 2009. He was active in the development and organization of the music school. A graduate of Oberlin Conservatory and Clevland Institute of Music, with Doctoral studies at USC. Mr Englert assumed the Church organist position of Resurrection in 2003 and serves on the faculty of Sam Houston State University, while also serving as Music Director/keyboardist for Conroe's Owen Theatre, and surrounding ISD high schools.

  • Felix Gamez, Violin / Viola Instructor

    Mr Gamez joined our staff in January 2012. A graduate of Houston’s Moores School of Music

    Were he held principal violin in the school symphony and chamber orchestra. Current

    engagements include the Texas Music Festival orchestra and Brazos Valley Symphony.

  • Natalia Goncharova, Piano / Voice Instructor

    Ms. Goncharova joined our staff in the spring of 2015. She holds a Bachelor's and Master's Degree of Music from Nizhny Novgorod State Conservatory, Russia. Many of her Musicology articles have been published.

  • Karin Hall, Arts Instructor


  • Kirk Jimenez, Piano Instructor


  • Joshua Pillows, Piano Instructor


  • Michelle Willey, Piano Instructor