The Rev. Kelly Jennings, 

Assistant Rector for Family Ministry

Kelly’s love for Jesus, and all things Church, started before she can remember.  Her liturgical formation began in a big children’s choir at All Souls’ Episcopal Church, in Oklahoma City.  She majored in Japanese at the University of Kansas, and spent a year teaching in an Anglican school and orphanage in Osaka, Japan.  But her best adventure yet, began when she went to seminary and met Austin native, Nathan Jennings, who was the only one wearing cowboy boots at Yale Divinity School in 1998.  They were married in 2000.

 

She was ordained in 2004, and both of them came to Austin in 2005, where Nathan has served at the Seminary of the Southwest, as Associate Professor of Liturgics and Anglican Studies.  They have two children, Vitaly and Maria, who reveal every day to them God’s grace and love.

 

Mother Kelly has served as a priest in Virginia, at St. James in Taylor, TX, and most recently as family minister at Resurrection, Austin, where she established a Catechesis of the Good Shepherd formation program for children.  She is a trained catechist in this program for Levels I through III, covering ages 3-12.

The Rev. MiCHAEL WYCKOFF

aSSISTING CLERGY

Fr. Michael Wyckoff retired earlier this year from St. Luke’s on the Lake in Austin where he served as rector since 2004. Previously, he was the rector of two churches; Christ Church, Tuscaloosa, Alabama (1998-2004) and Christ Church, Temple, Texas (1991-1998). A graduate of Virginia Seminary in 1987, he was appointed curate at Church of the Good Shepherd in Austin. There, he met his wife,  Martha Talbot. Mike and Martha recently celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary. They have two grown children, a daughter in Washington, D.C. and a son in Dallas. Currently, the Wyckoff’s live in Steiner Ranch with their English Springer Spaniel, John Wesley. 

Spencer Stocker

Youth minister

Spencer joined our St. Richard’s staff in October of 2018 after serving at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in San Antonio from 2008-17.  He grew up at St. John’s Episcopal in McAllen, Texas and remains involved in the Diocese of West Texas’ retreats such as Happening and Camp Capers. Spencer graduated with a B.A. in Pre-law Political Science degree from Southwest Texas (Texas State) in 2003 where he met the love of his life Wendy. They now have three girls, Jocelyn, Brynlee and Charlotte who keep them very busy.

 

Growing up in South Texas, he loves all things outdoors including deer hunting, fishing and football of course. He also loves spending time with the students, taking mission trips, meeting weekly, attending games and performances, and meeting up for coffee.

 

He felt deeply called to ministry at St. Richards after his family started attending St. Richard’s and is looking forward to what the Lord has in store for our ministry together!

sCOTT mCNULTY

MUSIC DIRECTOR & ORGANIST

Scott McNulty, the oldest of five children of a Presbyterian minister and housewife, grew up literally in the church, playing piano and organ by ear at the age of three, followed by formal piano lessons at age seven.  At age twelve he learned to play the carillon at a downtown Methodist church, sang the lead in the operetta Hansel and Gretel, and was captivated by a visit to an organ factory in Hagerstown, Maryland. He began his official university studies at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey, and finished his Bachelor degree (church music, choral conducting) at Concordia University at Austin. His Master’s degree in Organ Performance (sacred music emphasis) is from the University of Texas at Austin, working with Drs. Gerre and Judith Hancock.


The former Principal Organist at St. Louis King of France Catholic Church, where he started the King’s Concert Music Series and directed the hand bell choir and contemporary choir, he was also previously organist at University Presbyterian Church and Coordinator of Chapel Music at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Austin, Texas. Scott has been teaching private piano and organ lessons for decades. For nine years he was Organist at First Presbyterian Church, Austin, the founder and coordinator of the St. Cecilia Music Series, and was instrumental in improving the historical tracker pipe organ dating from 1900. The former General Manager for Austin ProChorus, a sixteen-voice professional choir dedicated to the music of living composers, former director of the Austin Children’s Choir Intermediate Choir, former Interim Co-Director of the Compline Choir and long-time chorister at St. David’s Episcopal Church, Austin, he was the Director of Music for over eleven years at the Marbridge Foundation, Manchaca, Texas, a private residential home for mentally challenged adults. 


Known in the Austin area for his improvisations, Mr. McNulty has toured and played recitals in Connecticut, Hawaii, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Virginia, Scotland, Germany, Spain, and the Czech Republic, and has lead workshops on hymnology, hymn playing, and handbells as well as youth choirs. A continuing education trip to France in 1998 included the opportunity to play at Chartres Cathedral, Notre Dame Paris, St. Eustache, and St. Clotilde, and the opportunity to further study improvisation. He is the past Dean of the Austin Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, past President of the Austin Chapter of the Choristers Guild, and the Anglican Association of Musicians. His composition, "When the Morning Stars Together", was commissioned and premiered by the choirs and instrumentalists of St. Paul Lutheran Church, La Grange, Texas, for their 100th anniversary in 2003. As author, his articles have been published in The American Organist, Choristers Guild Letters, Overtones, Call to Worship, and Church Music Workshop (United Methodist). For six years he has been a judge at the annual Hymn Festival, sponsored by the ADTMA. His organ studies have been with Kenneth Axelson, George Markey, Gerre Hancock, Judith Hancock, Harold Rutz, Chris Oelkers, and conducting studies with Frauke Hausemann, Allen Crowell, John Kemp, and James Morrow.


In his spare time, Scott collects antique Gregorian chant illuminated manuscripts, loves watching movies, and eating Texas barbeque.

Liza Moore

Parish Administrator

Liza is our Parish Administrator and joined the St. Richard's team in 2015.  She has been a member of Saint Richard's since December 2014.  She and her husband William have been married for fourteen years and live in Round Rock with their dog Calvin.  She is a graduate of Dallas Baptist University with a degree in Fine Arts and Psychology and enjoys staying active in the arts through painting and storytelling.  Some of her work has been exhibited at various events in the Round Rock area and she has self-published two of her stories.

Liza's background is in education as an AMI-certified Montessori teacher and former Assistant Director.  In addition to her love of the arts, she enjoys gardening, hiking, college football and reading.

Shauna Kennerly,

preschool & Kindergarten, head of school

Shauna and her husband Donnie have been married for 14 years, they have 2 beautiful children Julieanne(7) and Katelynn(5) both girls graduated from St. Richard’s Preschool. Shauna has been a part of the preschool family for the past 5 years, first as a parent, then as a teacher and now as the Interim Director.      

Shauna is a Texas Certified Teacher.  She also has a bachelor in Commerce, with a major and Marketing.  She has been working with children for 17+ years.  After graduating from St. Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, she taught English to children in South Korea. This is where she fell in love with teaching. 

In her free time, she enjoys cooking, spending time with her children and visiting family in Canada. 

Ron Johnson

bookkeeper

Ron is an Air Force brat who was born in England when his dad was stationed there. His dad retired to Austin and Ron moved to Round Rock as soon as he graduated from UT. He has been coming to Saint Richard's since 1988 (23 years) and has held just about every job the church offers - Eucharistic Minister, lay reader, vestry, receipts treasurer, finance committee and usher. His current designation is church bookkeeper, so if you have any financial questions, let him know.

ROB MACFARLAND

treasurer

Rob has been an Episcopalian since he can remember, and has been a member of St. Richards since 2012. Prior to St. Richards, Rob was a member of Good Shepherd Episcopal in Dallas. He was Youth minister in grad school, attended 5-8th grade, was married, and had both kids baptized all at Good Shepherd. Rob is an Episcopalian through and through. St. Richards is the first church he says he felt the Love and Spirit enough to transfer membership.
 
Rob is married to Martha, and they have two kids Robbie (8) and John (5). The boys help him serve on the usher committee on the first Sunday of the month. Rob has two masters degrees, and is currently pursuing a CPA. He coaches his kids soccer, and works at TxDOT as Director of IT Finance and Sourcing. Rob is excited, now that school is complete, to give back and make a positive difference. He enjoys leading by example, and showing his boys the joy that comes from serving God, and giving back. 

robin mueller

Senior WARDEN

I grew up in Sioux Falls, South Dakota before moving to Round Rock in 1985 and started attending St. Richard’s in 1987. In 2006 Stephen Mueller and I were married, raising 5 kids and we now have a grand baby! I have worked for Wilton Brands as an Educational Marketing Manager for 25 years. I love to watercolor paint, sew, exercise, cook and spend time with family!

I participated in program leadership at St. Richard’s throughout my 29 years including Sunday school teacher, Community of Hope Lay Chaplain and training facilitator. I organized dinner club groups, participating and meeting so many wonderful people! In 2003 I helped establish the Richard Mourer Memorial Garden and was the fund raising chair for the labyrinth. I served as Pumpkin Patch chairperson and also organized the Fall Festival. I currently serve as a lector and chalice bearer and served as the Episcopal Church Women’s (ECW) president for 5 years. 

Most recently I served as a co-chair for the Growing with Grace Capital Campaign helping St. Richard’s prepare for the future! I am also co-chair for the 2017 Faith Alive Weekend scheduled for the last weekend in February. St. Richard’s is an amazing place to serve, raise a family and make lifelong friends! God has blessed me beyond measure and I am thankful to serve on our vestry.

Ted West

Junior warden

I am a cradle Episcopalian. I was raised in an Episcopal church in Arlington, Virginia. I was an acolyte until college and served on Vestry twice after college including serving as Senior Warden and Junior Warden. In addition, I was Property Manager for more than ten years and Project Manager for design and construction of a large exterior renovation project of the church's entrances. We relocated to Round Rock 18 years ago for professional reasons. We initially joined St. Paul's Pflugerville where I served on the Bishop's Committee and as Bishop's Warden. We transferred to St. Richard's about 10 years ago. Professionally, I am a registered Professional Engineer and worked for the Federal Highway Administration as a Highway (Civil) Engineer, retiring in 2013 after 35 years of service. I now work part time for the Texas Division of Emergency Management doing storm damage assessments and other repair project design reviews around the State. I have been married to Susan for 21 years and are proud parents to a rescue fur baby.

tOM cOOPER

vESTRY mEMBER for stewardship

Thomas (Tom) Cooper  grew up in Abilene, Texas as a member of the Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest.  He graduated from Cooper High School and later received an undergraduate degree from then-named West Texas State University in the Texas panhandle.   He studied for one year at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, Ca. before securing regular employment.  While in California, he met and married the love of his life and best friend, Lynne.  After a 40 year career, as a manager with a contract security company and human resources professional in several companies, Tom retired and returned to Texas to be near family.


As a lifetime member of the Episcopal Church, Tom served a number of times on vestries in two different parishes, including as junior and senior warden and has served as a diocesan alternate.  Tom served as a choir member for many years, acolyte master, lay reader, stewardship team leader, seminarian shepherding committee member and member of various ad hoc groups.  In addition, he served on rector search committees twice as well as associate rector and choir director search committees.

rickey walker

vestry member for worship

Rickey D Walker was born February 27, 1955 in Shreveport, LA.  He moved to Dallas in 1963 and graduated from South Oak Cliff High School in 1973.  He enrolled in photo journalism studies at Mountain View Community College where he met his lovely wife Gloria.  They were married in 1976.

 

They have one son Justin Walker who is married to Kim in California, and one daughter Valencia married to Army Captain Glen Walker.  They have two grandsons Glen (Tre) and Jervaughn who reside in Killeen.   They also have five grand puppies

 

The family relocated from Dallas in June 1990 where they were members of the St. Paul Episcopal Church, here to Round Rock.  Since arriving here at St. Richards’, in the past they have participated in Sunday School, Choir, and Trunk and Treat.

 

Rickey is currently employed at Round Rock Nissan as a Senior Sales Consultant since November 1999, and has been there for nearly 17 years.  He previously worked at the Round Rock ISD as a teacher’s aide with the special education students,  and about two years at Intercraft in Taylor.

dENISE GERACI

VESTRY MEMBER for communications/volunteer coordinator

Denise and her husband, Rich Geraci have been deepening their faith at St. Richards since 2010, when they moved to the suburbs of Round Rock to start a family.  Denise Geraci grew up on a small farm in east Texas and later moved to Austin, where she obtained her business degree from St. Edwards University and spent almost a decade working in financial services.   After meeting her husband, Rich Geraci, they've spent the last 13 years owning and operating a small healthcare business together. Denise has recently stepped away from the family business to be a stay at home mom with their three young children, Lori, Jenna and Chris, and is excited to serve Christ's call in her life.

Justin Nordhausen                                     

vestry member for youth/eyc/small groups

Justin was born in Whitefish, Montana, but soon moved to the Washington DC area.  In 1983 his family moved to the Round Rock area when his dad was transferred for his job.  Justin attended Westwood High School and then received his Bachelors degree from the University of Texas at Austin.  


Justin met the love of his life in October of 2001 and married Amy in 2004.  Raised a Lutheran and his new wife being Catholic, they stared to search for a compromise denomination.  They went to a Kelly Willis concert at St. David’s Episcopal in downtown Austin and fell in love with the space.  They soon started attending services and became very active.  Justin oversaw the Men’s Group and Amy ran the Friday Morning Moms.  


After having two beautiful daughters, the trek to downtown Austin became too much.  They started attending St. Richards in 2014 and haven’t looked back.


Justin has been an usher, Sunday School teacher, a lector/LEM and an active member of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew.  He is also a proud member of the award-winning St. Richard’s BBQ cook team.


Justin is currently the Director of Business Development of a private security company and has a staff of 42 employees.

rOBERTA mILLER

VESTRY MEMBER for parish life

Roberta grew up in San Antonio and attended St. Mark's Episcopal Church there.  She received her BBA from UTSA in Accounting and Business Data Systems. Roberta is semi-retired now, after a career in Sales, and currently works as a Saturday Manager at the Round Rock Area Serving Center. She is a foodie, enjoys the outdoors, and volunteers for several organizations. She and her husband Gregg live in Round Rock and love St. Richard's!

elizabeth spivey

VESTRY MEMBER FOR evangelism & newcomers welcome

My name is Elizabeth Spivey and I began attending the Episcopal Church after my youngest brother was baptized as a baby by an Episcopalian priest while my father was stationed in Germany.  I officially joined the church and was confirmed at St. Christopher’s in Killeen, Texas when I was 13.  I have always been an active member of the church and have been involved with Youth Group (as a member and a leader/volunteer), ECW (serving as President 3 different times at 2 different churches), lay reading and also as part of various committees, including Growing with Grace.  I am thrilled to call St. Richard’s my church home and love to worship with my husband, Toby, and my parents, Richard and Linda Russell.

Becky Andersen

vestry member for parish life

Hello and thank you for the honor of nomination to Vestry.

I am Rebecca Andersen, Becky. I have attended Saint Richards since 1987. In my time here I have served in many capacities including: One term on Vestry, twice alternate to council, three times delegate to Diocesan Council, usher, Sunday School teacher (Middle/High School) since 1989, Daughter Of the King, and president of DOK, also passionate pumpkin passer forever. In my professional life I have been selling restaurant equipment and supplies for Ace Mart Restaurant Supply for nearly 18 years. I am a widow, married to Max for 31 years. I am mother of Alexandra who is 21, in her Senior year at University of Arizona, and is presently studying in Moscow.

Glen kercher

vestry member for worship/emergency preparedness

Glen was confirmed at St. Richard’s in 2014 after a journey that began with the Mennonites and led through the Baptists and Methodists. He was very active as a Baptist teaching Sunday School and serving as an elder. He is so grateful to be finally home here at Saint Richard’s. He has been active in The Brotherhood of St. Andrew and now serves as its director. He is also a Eucharistic Minister and has helped out at the Pumpkin Patch and Vacation Bible School.


Glen was born in Chicago, Illinois, finished high school in Colorado, went to college at Wheaton College in Illinois, and graduate school at Baylor University. He and his wife Melanie met in graduate school and have been married for forty-six years. They have three sons and thirteen grandchildren. Glen moved to Austin from The Woodlands after retiring from the faculty at Sam Houston State University and closing his psychology practice.

STEVE PURSLEY

VESTRY MEMBER FOR MISSION & NEWCOMERS


Steve is a cradle Episcopalian and grew up in Hearne, TX where he attended St. Phillips Episcopal Church. Although a native Texan, born and raised, he spent 20 years in Scottsdale, AZ and moved back to Texas 2 years ago with his wife of 8 years Monica.

He's played collegiate baseball and is an alumni of Sam Houston State University. He has been in sales and sales management for over 20 years and is currently the Texas Sales Development Leader for Payscape, a financial technology company based in Atlanta Georgia.

He loves all sports, especially the Cowboys, Astros and Longhorns. He enjoys cooking, playing golf and fishing (especially salt water). He and his wife Monica feel very blessed to have found St. Richards and made it their church home.