Staff

Rev. Collin Taylor (left), pictured at his ordination with his father, Rev. Bill Taylor and brother Rev. Dr. Dawson Taylor

 


 

 

 

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Rev. Collin B. Taylor
Position:  Pastor
E-mail:  CollinTaylor@GraceInTheHeights.org

Rev. Collin B. Taylor was appointed to Grace United Methodist Church in July of 2014.  Collin was ordained as an elder in the Methodist Church in June of 2012.  Previously, he has served as an associate Pastor at Memorial Drive UMC, and on staff at First UMC in Plano, TX and Greenland Hills UMC in Dallas, TX.  Collin is married to Abby Taylor, who serves as the Assistant Superintendent for Talent Development & Performance in Houston ISD.  They have two daughters, Riley born on April 6, 2010 and Paige, born on December 24, 2012 and one son, Brooks, born on December 7, 2015.  Collin is an avid runner, having completed several half marathons.

Sharon Cloer
Position:  Office Manager
E-mail:  Sharon@GraceInTheHeights.org

Sharon was born and raised in Everett, Massachusetts.  I moved to Houston when I was 27.  I married my husband Billy at 35.  I have two step sons, Nick and Ethan, who are 21 and 19. (I wish I could claim them as my own!)  We have 2 children, Jacob, 11 and Emily, 4. I love my family with all I have in me.  Being a parent and a wife is a gift to me.  I enjoy having my kid’s friends come over our house to play.  I love watching them build friendships.  I also believe in teaching my kids to do the right thing no matter who is looking. 

I love to take yoga classes at YogaOne studio.  I want to stay healthy and strong to enjoy my life today and in the future.  Yoga is my happy place.  I also like to run and ride a bike. 

My favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:8-15
 

Justin Langham
Position:  Director of Music Ministries
E-mail:  Justin@GraceInTheHeights.org

Justin Langham is an active freelance musician, composer, arranger, and teacher in Houston. Originally from Mobile, AL, Justin earned a double Bachelor’s degree in Trumpet Performance and Composition from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, and earned his Masters in Trumpet Performance at the University of Houston. He is a member of the Houston Civic Symphony and has performed frequently with the Houston Ballet Orchestra. Past teachers include Dr. Peter Wood, Dr. Eric Yates, and Jim Vassallo. 

As a composer and arranger, Justin has written for all instrumentations in all styles.  Some notable works include his Concertino for Euphonium was premiered by virtuoso soloist Kyohei Ando in Tokyo, Japan in 2013, and a transcription of “Cantate Domino” by composer David Ashley White.  Justin is also a founding member of Deux Voix, a nationally recognized, Houston-based trumpet and organ duo known for their “exciting performance style and virtuosity.” 

 

Corbin Young
Position:  Organist
From an early age, Corbin has always had a love for church music. Originally from Port Arthur, Texas, Corbin began piano lessons at the age of 8 with being a church musician as the end goal. His first position as church musician was with St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church and out of necessity, taught himself to play the organ. From there, he became principal organist and choir director for Holy Cross Lutheran Church. Currently, he holds 2 positions as a staff accompanist for St. Anne's Catholic Church and principal organist for Grace United Methodist Church. 

In addition to his church duties, Corbin is self-employed as an interior designer and is principal in his own design firm.