Rev. Heather Patriacca Tolleson – Senior Pastor

It is so wonderful to be back in the area that I grew up in, and serving a congregation committed to creating justice and equality in our community and beyond.  Katy is a growing, diverse community. It is a great place to be.
I graduated from Cypress Falls High School in 1998 and headed to Texas Christian University to Study Religion and Psychology. Immediately after TCU I headed back for my M.Div at Brite Divinity School.  It was in December of 2005 that I was ordained and begin my ministry in Kentucky.  I have served congregations in Texas, Kentucky and most recently Arizona.  I have also served as the Regional Staff for Youth and Children’s ministries in Arizona.
It was the time in Arizona that most changed my life as it was there that I met my husband, got married, and had our first child.  In 2014 we welcomed our second child into the world! We are excited to be here in Texas, serving this wonderful church, around good friends and family, and we look forward to seeing you soon!  If you have any questions please contact us at

Dr. John Weinel – Director of Music


John Weinel is an active musician who enjoys everything from singing opera to playing the blues on the piano.   Dr. Weinel is the director of voice studies at Lee College and sings in the chorus at Houston Grand Opera.  He has sung with a number of organizations in the Houston area including Ars Lyrica, Moores School of Music, Mercury Chamber Orchestra, and the Houston Symphony.  Besides music, the other love of his life is his daughter, Quinn.   John is looking forward to being a part of the FCC Katy team.