Rev. Becky Edmiston-Lange

Rev. Dr. Becky Edmiston-Lange

Becky Edmiston-Lange began serving Emerson in August of 1999. She and her husband, Mark, who was also a Unitarian Universalist minister, moved to Houston from the Northern Virginia area where each had been serving separate Unitarian Universalist congregations to become Co-Ministers at Emerson. Becky and Mark served together as Co-Ministers for 17 years. Their co-ministry … Continued

Katy Carpman

Director of Religious Education
Katy Carpman

Katy believes in lifelong learning, supporting families, and the power of story. She is a Credentialed Religious Educator and has worked for Unitarian Universalist congregations since 2006. Katy grew up in Wisconsin and moved to Houston for college. She enjoys spending time with family, reading, and watching football.  (Go Packers!)

Karen Van Horn

Business Administrator
Karen Van Horn

Karen joined our staff in 2005 and things have run smoothly ever since!

Office Administrator for Communications
Alejandra Gonzalez

Alejandra (Ale) is delighted to have found this position here at Emerson where our needs and her interests match so well and happily moved to Houston for this job. Her passion is salsa dancing and she is excited to explore the Houston salsa scene. She also enjoys cooking, gardening, taking photos and traveling.

Adrian Rodriguez

Director of Music
Adrian Rodriguez

Adrian currently serves as the Director of Choirs at Stephen F. Austin High School (Sugar Land, TX). In addition to conducting five choirs, he is the music director of the musical theatre program and teaches Advanced Placement Music Theory and Honors Music History. Adrian received his Bachelors of Music in Music Education from the University … Continued


Keyboard Artist
Hui Shan Chin

Born in Kuala Lumpur in 1990, Hui Shan Chin began her musical education at the age of 3. Ms. Chin is a laureate of many national and international music competitions. Her accolades include top prizes in the Seattle International Piano Competition, HSBC Classics Piano Competition, ASEAN International Chopin Piano Competition, and the 5 Towns Music … Continued

Intergenerational Orchestra

Director of the Emerson Intergenerational Orchestra
Bill Tackett

Bill is the director of the Emerson Intergenerational Orchestra.