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Building Partnerships

We dream big at Peace for Pearland.  We dream about a future in which artists have space to practice, instruct, perform, and create.  We'll reach this future through partnerships.

Serving our Community

At the heart of our desire to build partnerships for the arts is our desire to serve our community.  We are committed to making Pearland a better place and bringing peace to all through the arts.  

Peace for Pearland Board Members

Scott Cummings - President

Mark Ingram - Vice-President

Susan Jenkins - Treasurer

Natascha Gotesky - At-Large Board Member

Perry Herrington - At-Large Board Member

Stacey Perez - At-Large Board Member

Mary Wilmarth - At-Large Board Member

Scott Cummings - President

Who Am I:  I'm blessed to be married to Carrie, and blessed with three terrific kids, Jake, Ben, & Caroline.  I'm so excited to be here at Peace for Pearland!  I can see great things happening here!  I'm thrilled to be part of such a vibrant, dynamic, committed, faithful bunch of friends committed to serving a burgeoning arts community in Pearland.

Where I'm from: I came to Pearland in 2010 from Conroe, where I served as an Associate Pastor.  I graduated from Austin Presbyterian Theological  Seminary in 2002.  I was born and raised in Houston and went to college and seminary in Austin.  I spent many summers at Camp Cho-Yeh in Livingston,Texas, both as a camper growing up, and as a counselor and administrator.  My wife, Carrie, grew up in Austin and we met in college at the University of Texas at Austin, where I earned a B.A. degree in psychology. 

Favorites:

Food: My homemade fajitas, my wife's cakeballs, mint chocolate brownies with Bluebell Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream, street tacos at Emma's MexMex, and the chicken nachos at Killen's TMX.
Movies: Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Mission, O Brother Where Art Thou, The Breakfast Club, Better Off Dead, Back to the Future trilogy
Books: The Bible, Missional Renaissance by Reggie McNeal, Crazy Love by Francis Chan, You Who: Why You Matter and How to Deal With It by Rachel Jankovic, More Ready Than You Realize by Brian McLaren
Music: 70s & 80s country, David Crowder, Chris Tomlin, Matt Maher, Downhere
Fun Stuff to Do: waterskiing, racquetball, camping, fishing, movies, gardening, giving blood, volunteering at Dawson High School, church, hanging out with neighbors

Where I see Peace for Pearland being a blessing in our community:  Peace for Pearland was founded to create partnerships that will bless the overall art community in Pearland and beyond.  We've already seen partnerships forming that will bring fruit in the arts community, such as the Second Saturdays for the Arts events held in conjunction with Peace Church, and the arts groups joining in events in the park like the huge Community Easter Egg Hunt held in 2019 at Southdown Park.  Local arts groups have partnered in our golf tournament in 2019 as well and the art show was a big hit!  The golf tournament benefited the Foundation for Creative Leadership arts nonprofit and we've also benefited the newly formed Pearland Chamber Orchestra in their inaugural concert in December 2019.  These partnership have served to further the goals of enhancing the arts community in Pearland in mutual cooperation and will continue to do so in the future!

Mark Ingram - Vice President

Susan Jenkins - Treasurer

Natascha Gotesky - At-Large Board Member

Perry Herrington - At-Large Board Member

Stacey Perez - At-Large Board Member

Mary Wilmarth - At-Large Board Member

Who am I: I am delighted to be a member of this group and look forward to serving in the Arts for the Community of Pearland.

Where I'm from: I moved to Pearland, Texas in 2002. I am originally from the state of Arkansas moving to Houston in 1962 to work for the in the National Aeronautics Space Administration, at Johnson Space Craft Center in the area of Personnel Administration. I retired from NASA in 1977 and opened my own business (Wilmarth's Antiques and Interiors) retiring from this business in 2010.

Favorites:

Food: Italian or French. Anything Chocolate for desert
Movies: Gone with the Wind, Forest Gump
Music: 50's – 60's – 70's
Fun Stuff to Do: Dancing, gardening, traveling, volunteer endeavors and being with my family

Where I see Peace for Pearland being a blessing in our community: Since the founding of Peace for Pearland there have been several events that have enhanced the Art Community in Pearland. I see many of these things continuing and many more partnerships being formed to benefit the Arts for the Pearland Community.

 2020 Golf Tournament Friend of Peace Sponsors 
 2020 Golf Tournament Hole Sponsors 

Susan Jenkins