School of performing arts staff


  • 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 six teachers and 86 students can be heard throughout the church campus. 

  • Dave Englert, Piano / Organ

    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 Owens Theatre, and surrounding ISD high schools. 

  • Justin Craig, Piano

    Mr. Craig joined our staff in the summer of 2011.

  • Pamela Tamburello, Piano / Organ

    Ms. Tamburello joined our staff in the summer of 2013. She studied piano, oboe and organ at The University of Wisconsin as well as Concordia University, Chicago, graduating in 1984. Having served in several Houston Lutheran Parishes, Ms. Pamela now serves as Commissioned Deacon in Music Ministry at Memorial Drive Lutheran Church, Houston. 

  • Natalia Goncharova, Piano / Voice

    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. 

  • David Bock, Guitar

    Mr. Bock joined our staff in the fall of 2011. 

  • Felix Gamez, Violin / Viola

    Mr. Gamez joined our staff in January 2012.