west isle team

The staff and leadership here at West Isle Presbyterian Church is comprised of men and women who love, care, and pray for every single person in the church.

  • Chris Bower

    pastor

    Born and raised in Mississippi, Chris was eighteen years old when he sensed a call to ministry. Since then, he has lived and ministered in 10 US states, 2 foreign countries, and has led mission teams in other parts of the US and the world. Chris is amazed by the love of Jesus, loves engaging others in a relationship with Christ, and is devoted to his family.


    Chris and his wife, Krista, are blessed with 3 beautiful children: Roman, Graeme, and Elise. The Bower family moved to Galveston just this August 2020. They feel so blessed to be a part of the West Isle family, love Galveston, and look forward to investing in the community.

  • angelo tolentino

    music director

    Angelo is a gifted musician and worship leader. His theology drives his worship, as he desires to play, sing and praise to the glory of God.

  • darcie lilley-heagney

    children's ministry

    Darcie Lilley-Heagney is a Galveston native, childcare expert, and self-proclaimed kid-at-heart. Although raised in a Catholic household, at 16 she found her calling at a Baptist church in need of a nursery director. Since then, Darcie has received professional training in child evangelism at Word Power Church in League City, TX and has been able to serve many ministries in need.


    Darcie received her Associates of Arts Degree at College of the Mainland and became a devoted Godmother to her two amazing nieces (now THREE nieces and a nephew!) shortly thereafter. Darcie helped raise up Logos Christian School in Dickinson, TX and until it's close, taught art weekly and chaperoned her Godkids' field trips.


    Mrs. Lilley-Heagney recently married Jason Lilley-Heagney on a beach not too far from West Isle Presbyterian and considers herself blessed to find a partner who also believes that "all that you do, be done in Love." (1 Corinthians 16:14) Together, they work several jobs to support their four pets and their penchant for travel.


    Darcie is currently a homeschooling nanny, a part-time drama teacher, and a child minister at West Isle Presbyterian. She strives to serve the Lord through serving others and through leading youth to build strong foundations in Christ.

  • mark navarro

    communications director

    Mark is now West Isle's Communications Director and loves to share the wonderful things happening at West Isle with others. 

session members

and areas of responsibility

Chris Bower - Session Moderator, Evangelism, Discipleship

Chip Fenoglio - Treasurer

Coleta Weathersby - Ministry

DJ Newsom - Discipleship

Rick Faulkner - Buildings and Grounds

Kevin Heaton - Strategic Planning

Janice Hendrix - Fellowship

TLynne Havel - Worship