At some point in our lives, we've all felt like outsiders.

Maybe you've relocated to the city and it doesn't yet feel like home. Or you feel excluded, forgotten among your peers, like you'll never truly belong. Through these memories and experiences, each of us can relate to each other — whether we are a born and raised Houstonian, recently resettled refugee, or child of immigrants. At its core, FAM Houston believes it takes insiders and outsiders befriending one another to live into God's beloved community.


Our values drive everything we do…


“The hardest spiritual work in the world is to love the neighbor as the self – to encounter another human being not as someone you can use, change, fix, help, save, enroll, convince or control, but simply as someone who can spring you from the prison of yourself, if you will allow it.”
— Barbara Brown Taylor, American writer and Episcopal priest


“If you have come to help me you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.”
— Lilla Watson, Indigenous Australian activist and academic


“My story is important not because it is mine, God knows, but because if I tell it anything like right, the chances are you will recognize that in many ways it is also yours.”
— Frederick Buechner, American writer and Presbyterian minister


“This family has no outsiders. Everyone is an insider...All are to be held in the incredible embrace of the love that won’t let us go.”
— Desmond Tutu, South African social rights activist and Anglican bishop

Rev. Hannah Terry
Founding Executive Director


Fred Lazare

Mary Brandt pic.png

Dr. Mary Brandt
Pastoral Intern

Katie Eichler headshot.jpeg

Rev. Katie Eichler
Epworth League Director

Board Members

Janet Allen 

Daniel Heathcock

Daniel Scholl

Mary Lou Strange

Our Church Partners

and their neighbors

Our Supporters

Partners, Sponsoring Organizations, and Donors

And over 70 individual donors... just like you!



10.2017 | “Rev. Hannah Terry: In It for the Long Haul” [Houstonia Magazine]

09.2016 | “Meet the Minister Building Bridges Between Refugee Communities in Houston” [Houstonia Magazine]

04.2016 | “Who Is My Neighbor?” [Faith and Leadership at Duke Divinity School]

04.2015 | "Urban + Suburban: Churches Partner in Apartment Ministry" [Texas Annual Conference]

08.2012 | "Coming into View" [Together magazine, Westbury United Methodist Church]


01.2017 | “Houston in Black and White” [Houston Public Media, DiverseCity]

04.2016 | “Deep Listening” [Faith and Leadership at Duke Divinity School]

02.2015 | "James, Part 5" [St. Peter's United Methodist Church, Katy]

10.2014 | “Missional Imagination” [The Work of the People]


08.2019 | “Updated: Refugees, Apartment Buildings, and the Work of God" [Reports from the Spiritual Frontier]

Photo Gallery