Our Staff Team

Our Staff Team


David Goran is the Lead Pastor at Redeemer Church, a graduate of the University of Illinois, Asbury Theological Seminary, and was lucky enough to marry a Texan. With his wife Shannon, they have four young kids: Jesse, Jeremiah, Jonathan, and Jordan. For five years, David and Shannon served as missionaries in Ukraine. In addition to his passion for Jesus, David has a pretty significant love for all things outdoors.



 Thea Curry-Fuson is the Director of Family and Children Ministry at Redeemer Church. Thea is currently in seminary at Southern Methodist University, answering a call into Ordained Ministry. Thea is married to Wayne and has the joy of adding two adult step-children, Dylan and Autumn, to her family. Thea has spent most of her professional experience in educational non-profits after completing an AmeriCorp year with Harris County Department of Education and one year abroad serving children and families in the Czech Republic. Thea believes being connected to a Christ-centered community is important and best done through authentic conversation, good food, and coffee!


 Shannon Goran is the Director of Groups at Redeemer Church. Shannon was first exposed to small group ministry at Lakewood United Methodist Church (near Tomball) where she grew up, and then led group ministry at the Wesley Foundation while attending the University of Texas, and also as an overseas United Methodist missionary in Ukraine. Shannon also is a graduate of Asbury Theological Seminary, which is where she met her husband, David (yes, the lead pastor). When not running after her four kids, Shannon enjoys planning and being prepared for whatever life brings next.



Mary Lee Stagner is the is the Connections Coordinator at Redeemer Church. She is a proud graduate of Texas A&M University and also has a Master’s degree from UHCL. She has lived in the Houston area over 10 years and has a background in Human Resources and Recruiting. Mary Lee and her husband Eric have 3 young kids; Andy, Wyatt, and Millie. She loves Jesus, coffee, reading and Aggie Football.