The Story of St. Catherine’s
Since we began worshiping on Saturday nights at the founding priest’s home in Sienna Plantation in July 1999, St. Catherine’s has grown and flourished. We quickly moved from our priest’s living room to a storefront location on Cartwright Road in Missouri City, holding our first service there on Palm Sunday of 2000. Sadly, our founding priest, the Reverend Vincent Uher, suffered from medical complications that forced his resignation from active ministry shortly after our storefront move. God blessed us with an incredible interim priest, Father Karl Choate, who led the faithful people of St. Catherine’s during a time of transition.
In June 2001, the Reverend Stacey Fussell accepted the call to St. Catherine’s and led us for eight glorious years. During her ministry, the church grew to the point that it became necessary to purchase a large piece of property in Sienna Plantation. It was not long before we were dedicating our new building in 2006. After Mother Stacey’s departure in January of 2010, the Reverend Lacy Largent served as interim priest during another important time of transition.
In November of 2010 we welcomed, Father Mike Besson. St. Catherine’s continued to grow under his leadership. On February 9, 2013, St. Catherine’s realized its dream of moving from “mission church” to “parish church”. This meant that our church was now fully self-sustaining. Here are pictures of our congregation standing before the Diocesan Council to celebrate this big event. We know that there is nothing that God cannot do when we act on our faith.
In February of 2019, Fr. Mike accepted the position of Archdeacon of the Diocese of West Texas. In March of 2019 we welcomed Fr. Mark Crawford as our Interim Rector. In August of 2020 we welcomed Fr. Andrew Ellison as our new Rector. Our Sunday attendance averages 200 each week. Each service offers new and exciting opportunities to grow in your relationship with Jesus Christ through our ministries and mission opportunities every week.