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Ministry Staff

Seth Thornton
Lead Pastor/Elder

Robbie Cortez
Discipleship Pastor

Sharon Davis
Director of Administration

Ross & Jordan Cuellar
Student & Children’s Ministry Directors

Weston Schnetz
Pastoral Resident & Communications Director

Lay Elders

Brent Stanfield
Lay Elder

Chris Henson
Lay Elder

Jim Cone
Lay Elder

Jordan Beakley
Lay Elder

Wheeler Sexton
Lay Elder

Ministry Staff

Seth Thornton

Lead Pastor / Elder

Seth grew up in the Texas Hill Country on a ranch near Llano, TX. While playing collegiate golf at the University of North Texas, Seth came to faith in Jesus Christ and began serving and growing in his faith at Denton Bible Church.

After graduating from UNT, sensing the Lord’s call to full-time ministry, Seth attended Dallas Theological Seminary while serving on staff at Denton Bible. Since graduating from DTS in 2002, Seth served as a full-time Student Pastor in central Houston for almost ten years and then helped plant and serve as a Pastor & Elder at a growing church on the west side of Houston for seven years. Seth has been serving as the Lead Pastor of C3 since 2019.

Seth & Melanie have been married since 2002 and have three children: William, Claire, and Samuel. Outside of ministry, Seth enjoys spending time with his bride and kids, playing golf, working out, and just about anything that involves being in the great outdoors.

Robbie Cortez

Discipleship Pastor

Robbie was born and raised in Houston, TX and has a great love for his hometown. He grew up playing almost every sport, but nothing compared to his passion for baseball.

While having a religious bent at an early age, he still walked in rebellion that led to dark times in his life. Being lost and a wretch at the age of 19 the Lord was pleased to reveal himself to him. “This is when I put aside all hope in self-righteousness and trusted in Christ alone – I experienced the grace of 2 Corinthians 5:17 that ‘if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold the new has come’” Things never looked the same again for Robbie and he grew a tenacious desire for the word of God and for serving in many church areas including youth ministry, young adults, preaching, and outreach.

In his 20s Robbie felt the Lord leading him deeper into the ministry and sought various forms of training with internships and church institutions. The Lord began to shape his heart for pastoral ministry and after leading various bible studies for years, he and a group of men planted a church in 2022 where he would serve as a pastor/elder.

Robbie and Courtney met while he was serving in young adult’s ministry in 2014 and they were married in 2021. Robbie and Courtney are described as being “passionate people.” They live to be active and have a fierce desire for sports, hiking, and anything outdoors… and of course great food! Together they have a vision to give all their life to pursuing the Lord and doing ministry together. They are thrilled to be expecting their first born in August 2023.

Sharon Davis

Director of Administration

Sharon joined the C3 staff in July 2018 as the Director of Administration. She has served in church administration for over 20 years. Sharon desires to use her gifts of administration and hospitality to serve at C3 as we share the Gospel and reach the community for God’s glory.

Sharon is a CCA (Certified Church Administrator) through The Church Network, a national organization for church administrators.  She attended the certification center at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Before being called into church ministry, Sharon was an elementary teacher and Assistant Principal.

Sharon is married to Wayne and are parents of 4 sons and 1 daughter.  She especially enjoys being “Mimi” to their 7 grandchildren. Sharon also likes cooking (trying new recipes), hunting, fishing, and antiquing.

Jordan Cuellar

Childrens Director 

Jordan has served as the Children’s Ministry Director at Christ Community Church since December 2020. Before then she worked as the Children’s Ministry Intern and has served in C3 Kids since 2012. In 2009 Jordan began attending a large youth ministry in The Woodlands, Texas. It was at the youth winter retreat that she came to faith one night. Since then, Jordan has been serving as a volunteer in student, college, and children’s ministries, as well as on the mission field with YWAM. Jordan has a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies with minors in Religious Studies, Psychology, and Health from the University of Houston. In addition, Jordan has over a decade of volunteer experience in various ministries.

Ross Cuellar

Student Director

Ross has served as the Student Director at C3 since December 2020. In 2010 he came to faith in Jesus Christ. Since then, Ross has been serving as a volunteer in student, college, and children’s ministries, as well as on the mission field with YWAM. Ross has a bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies with a Minor in Communication for University of Houston. In addition, Ross has served as Children’s Ministry intern at C3, Youth Ministry Intern at The Woodlands United Methodist Church, and over a decade of volunteer experience from various Ministries. He is also a full time High School teacher in the community.

Ross and Jordan have 3 beautiful kids. They love exploring, reading together, and wrestling on the trampoline. Ross enjoys art and is working towards becoming a Children’s book illustrator.

Weston Schnetz

Pastoral Resident + Communications Director

Weston grew up as a pastors kid in the Pacific Northwest. It was through this that his love for the church and ministry grew. He went on to attend a Bible college in Wyoming, and is currently working towards an M.Div.

Weston met his wife, Darragh, the first day of Bible College and have been together since. They’ve been married for 8 years and have one son, Oliver.

After spending four years in Utah leading a young adults ministry, he and his family moved back to Texas in pursuit of future pastoral ministry and church planting. He works in a number of capacities at C3.

Worship Leaders

Luke Lengl, Sheridan Henson, and Bo Barron

Christ Community Church’s worship ministry is led by a team of worship leaders who collectively bring over 60 years of experience in various churches. They are devoted to leading C3 in a way that is Christ-centered, authentic, and engaging. Times of worship include everything from modern songs to hymns, both new and old, with thoughtful exhortation. Luke, Sheridan, and Bo are dedicated to ministry both on and off the stage and are passionate about developing other leaders. They welcome those interested in participating in the worship ministry to contact them via e-mail at [email protected]

Lay Elders

Brent Stanfield

Lay Elder

Brent and his wife Jessica moved to The Woodlands from Nebraska in 2005.  Brent has practiced law in The Woodlands since 2006 and owns his own law firm, Stanfield & Dupre, PLLC.   Jessica works in sales for a transportation company.  Brent and Jess have three children, Julianne, McCoy, and Rhett.

Brent and Jess attended an Acts29 church in The Woodlands prior to joining the C3 family as its Executive Pastor in 2014.  Brent served as the Executive Pastor from 2014 until 2017 when he opened Stanfield & Dupre.  Brent has been an elder at C3 since 2014.

Brent came to Christ at a young age and was baptized on Easter Sunday at age 5 while his family was stationed in Guam.  Growing up in a great Christian home, Brent’s faith was strengthened significantly while in law school at the University of Nebraska when he discovered the ministries of RC Sproul, Albert Mohler, and John Piper.  Brent has served in various capacities at C3, including as a pastor on staff, an elder, road crew, C3 children’s ministry teacher, a community group leader, and teaching various classes and bible studies.

Jim Cone

Lay Elder

Jim Cone was born a long time ago in a galaxy far away, but only a couple of years before color television. He is the eldest of three children raised in a loving military home.

Jim and Laran have been members at C3 since late 2013. They have three sons, a daughter, three daughters in-law, a son in-law, and their beloved little King. They have six grandsons and one grand daughter.

Jim was baptized at the age of ten at Calvary Presbyterian Church in California where he had attended Sunday school from the age of five. He was a member and involved in leadership at Northwoods Presbyterian Church on 1960 through most of the eighties but fell away from the church due to a lack of “support” during difficult times. Although Jim was going through a lot of the right “Christian” motions, he did not have a real relationship with Christ – until years later when God intervened.

God was always there, always guiding, protecting and loving. The Holy Spirit infused Jim’s heart with His immeasurable grace and a passion for the redemptive work of Christ and the holy scripture. Jim credits his loving wife Laran for her inspiring care for others, and the constant support of his family through this journey of discovering and realizing Gods pursuit of him.

He does not have a masters degree in theology, divinity, or religious studies, but is a huge fan of RC Sproul/Ligonier ministries. Jim believes in the infallibility and inherency of the holy scriptures, and that Jesus is the only point of the Bible. The bible is one book, telling one story, about one king, coming to redeem through the cross, one people and eventually creation itself. The more Christlike we become the more we are aware of how unChristlike we are.

Jim would rather serve than be served, and would consider it an honor to serve our mighty and loving God along side you.

Jordan Beakley

Lay Elder
Jordan was born in the heart of Texas and lived there until his family moved to the Houston area when he was 8. He and his wife Kristen met in 2001 and Married in 2004. They have lived in Conroe since then. Jordan and Kristen have three wonderful kids- Porter, Lilly, and Weber.
Jordan grew up attending Church with his family and was baptized at the age of seven. It wasn’t until 2009 when Jordan and his family started regularly attending Woodlands Point, a similar church in The Woodlands, that his walk with Christ started to grow. Jordan spent his early adult life working as a firefighter for the US Forest Service. At that time, his job was his identity. The pride of having his identity in a job lead to some very difficult times in his life and marriage. However, during that same time, while they were attending Woodlands Point, Christ started softening Jordan’s heart and began to open his eyes to a true relationship with Him. Jordan was able to find his identity in Christ and began to strive to become a Godly husband and father. That change in his heart also lead to a change in career. For the last ten years Jordan has been working for Lennar Homes.
In 2013 the church they were attending closed its doors which lead to Jordan and Kristen joining Christ Community Church. They have been attending and serving at C3 ever since. Jordan and Kristen truly love C3 and have been absolutely blessed by the community of this church.

Wheeler Sexton

Lay Elder

Wheeler Sexton is a native Texan, born in Dallas but spending the majority of his life in the Conroe area. He and his wife, Angela were high school sweethearts and married in 2003 after 3 years of dating. Together they have two beautiful daughters- Lilah and Elaina.

In December of 2008, Wheeler graduated from University of Houston Downtown with a Bachelors in Computer Information Systems. That same year, he began his career at ExxonMobil where he continues to fulfill many different roles in their Information Technology group. After his graduation in 2008, Wheeler also spent almost 10 years serving in the Texas State Guard.

At the age of 8, Wheeler trusted Christ as his savior, but did not begin to truly seek the Lord until his high school years. In the fall of 2013, the Lord brought him and his family to C3 Magnolia where they have faithfully served in many capacities. Angela has been involved in kid’s ministry since they began attending C3 and serves on our women’s ministry team. Wheeler serves as sound technician for the worship team and assists with Community Group leader coordination and development. He has also participated as a member of the Pastoral Search Committee and Church Advisory Board. In the 6 years that they have been at C3, their community group has played a huge role in their family’s daily life and spiritual growth. Wheeler and Angela are both deeply committed to their Church family and are thankful to call C3 their home.

Chris Henson

Lay Elder

Chris and his family have been attending Christ Community Church since the summer of 2014, when he came to the church’s staff as the Community and Family Pastor. Prior to serving at Christ Community Church, Chris spent 9 years serving as a youth pastor at a number of churches in the Houston and Austin areas.

Though he started at Texas A&M University as a business student, Chris sensed the Lord leading him into vocational ministry during his college years and finished his college career at the College of Biblical Studies in Houston, where he earned a degree in Biblical Counseling, followed by completing his Masters of Divinity at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He spent two semesters serving as an adjunct professor at The Bible Seminary in Katy, where he taught New Testament courses for lay leaders.

Presently, Chris works as the Director of Operations for Revitalize Health, a functional health software company. He and his wife, Sheridan, who serves Christ Community Church through worship ministry and by co-leading their community group, have three daughters and a son. Chris considers it a privilege to be considered for the office of elder and has a deep conviction to love and lead the body of C3 well. He is committed to seeing the church remain faithful to the Lord and to our community as we seek to grow and multiply as disciples of Jesus.