Kathy (Surrey) Schachtner: Worship Pastor

Kathy (Surrey) Schachtner was born in New London, CT while her father served in the Navy as a submariner.  Her family moved back to Houston when she was 2 years old and she has been a proud Texan ever since!  Her family has provided her with a legacy of knowing the Lord intimately and enjoying worship from a very young age.  From family sing-a-longs during holidays and family reunions, to just jamming with her friends, she has a deep and abiding love for music and giving it all back to God.   She dedicated her life to the Lord when she was 13, and through many ups and downs throughout the years she has grown in her faith and her love for Jesus. 

After a painful divorce in 1997 and raising two young daughters on her own for the last 20+ years, she has learned the value of Church fellowship, leaning on the Lord and prayer!  She has been ministering in the Church for almost 30 years by both participating and leading out in worship, and has had the privilege and honor to work with some of the most amazing musicians in Houston.  (Several of which attend The River!) 

Kathy has two beautiful daughters; Nicolle (who recently graduated with her BA in Physics and is embarking on her new life) and Erin (who joined the Navy in 2015 and is currently serving on the West Coast as a Corpsman and making her family proud)!   She has also worked at CenterPoint Energy in Houston for the last 11 years and has a full time position working in the Control Systems Operations department. 

Kathy has served as the Worship Leader at River Pointe Church for the last 3 years, and has been a part of the worship ministry for several years prior to that. 

In her spare time, Kathy enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends, traveling and SINGING of course.  Life is always better with a soundtrack!!