The Rev. F. Stuart Shelby

rector

Stuart became our Rector in February of 2011. Stuart is from Mobile, Alabama. Stuart asked Crissy to marry him almost fifteen years ago. She said yes in the top of a pine tree overlooking Weeks Bay at Camp Beckwith. Now, they have been married for fifteen years, and they are the parents of four children: Lucy, Samuel, Mac, and Jane Ellen. Before our Lord called Stuart to be Saint Richard's fourth Rector, he served as the Associate Rector for Family Ministry at Saint Martin's, Houston. 


Suart is a graduate from Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia and Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. His devotion to the SEC is highlighted about this time every year; other interests include hiking, swimming, playing a lil' soccer and telling tall tales with their children. Stuart and Crissy cook supper listening to Midlake or St. Paul & the Broken Bones more often than not. Before Seminary, Stuart planted Church of the Apostles, Daphne, Alabama with his Vicar on behalf of the Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast. After Seminary, Stuart served Saint James’ Church, Fairhope, Alabama as Curate. 


Here are some ways to connect with Fr. Stuart:

email: stuart@saintrichards.org

instagram: @stushelby

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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.

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 thirteen years and live in Round Rock with their two dogs.  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 ceramics.  Some of her work has been exhibited at various events in the Round Rock area.

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, particularly anything by Frederick Buechner.


Here are some ways to connect with Liza:

email: liza.moore@saintrichards.org

phone: (512) 255-5436

Brad hester

organist & choirmaster

Brad Hester has served the parish of St. Richard's since October of 2008. Originally from Southeast Texas, Mr. Hester graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science. Brad taught public school music since 1990, most recently 2008-16 at McNeil HS in Round Rock. He has served as Organist/Choirmaster at Emmanuel Episcopal, Houston, St. Stephen's Episcopal, Beaumont, and even Temple Emanuel in Beaumont. 


Mr. Hester is a member of Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Music Adjudicators Association, American Guild of Organists, and Texas Choral Directors Association. He's frequently sought out to judge, accompany, and clinic choirs across the state. 


Brad and Linda celebrated their 25th anniversary in May of 2018.They have one son together, Brendan, who finished his degree at UT-Austin in December 2017.  Brad is also lucky to have been rescued by Lucy Pibble Brown, the sweetest brown hound in the world!

 

Here are some ways to connect with Brad:

email: brad@strichardsmusic.org

website: www.strichardsmusic.org


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. 


Here are some ways to connect with Shauna:

Email: shauna@saintrichards.org

Phone: (512)248-1789


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.


Here are some ways to connect with Ron:

email: ronjohnson@austin.rr.com

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. 

Here are some ways to connect with Rob:
 



bob pender

SENIOR WARDEN

Bob was born and raised in Abilene, Texas. He graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 1970, then served in the U.S. Army in Texas, Europe and Korea. He received his Honorable Discharge as a Captain in 1977. Bob then worked with his family owned office furniture business in Abilene from 1977 through 1991. While in Abilene, Bob served on the Vestry of the Church of the Heavenly Rest Episcopal. He moved to Austin in 1990 and started a chain of arts and crafts malls in Austin and Fredericksburg in 1991.


In February, 1996, Bob became an insurance and securities Registered Representative and an Investment Advisor Representative in 1998. Bob is the founder and President of Seniors Financial Solutions, Inc. and Estate Preservation Network, LLC.  

  

As a Registered Financial Consultant, Bob has specialized in and focused on Senior Estate Preservation and Wealth Transfer Planning solutions since 1998. Over the past eighteen years, Bob and his staff have worked with a network of attorneys to help over 7,000 Texas families protect significant portions of their loved ones estates, when faced with an extended nursing home stay, and assist their loved one in becoming eligible for Medicaid assistance without losing their life savings. 

When not working, Bob enjoys traveling, gardening, reading, scuba diving and a very occasional round of golf. Bob is married to Marsha True Womack.


Bob became a member of St. Richards in 2001. After serving on the Long Range Planning Committee and the Junior Vestry, Bob is honored to be asked to serve on the Vestry.


Here are some ways to connect with Bob:

email: rcpender@aol.com    


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.


Here are some ways to connect with Ted:

email:  tedandsuewest@austin.rr.com

dR. jAMES d. jONES

Vestry member for worship

Born and raised in Kalamazoo, MI as a Lutheran. I was active in various Lutheran churches until the 1990s when I became an Episcopalian. I served two terms on the Vestry at the Church of the Resurrection in Starkville, MS. I received my BS, MS, and PhD sociology degrees from Western Michigan University. I studied at Oxford University England 1969-70. I have held teaching, research and administrative positions at the State University of New York College at Brockport, East Texas State University, and Mississippi State University. Married to Alice Jones and we have three children and three grandchildren.


Here are some ways to connect with Jim:

email:  jamesjones1580@bellsouth.net


rickey walker

vestry member for parish life

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.


Here are some ways to connect with Rickey:

email: RWalker@gpiemail.com

dENISE GERACI

VESTRY MEMBER for Formation

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.


Here are some ways to connect with Denise:

email: denisegeraci@gmail.com

tonja eaton                                     

vestry member for youth ministry

A native Texan and cradle Episcopalian, Tonja Eaton has been a member of St. Richard’s since 2012, serves as a lector and eucharistic minister, and is a member of the Order of the Daughters of the King. Tonja and her husband Chris stay active with their children Annabelle (13) and Parker (11) and their many activities, but enjoy slowing down to take in nature and the outdoors whenever possible. Tonja works at Dell as the director of Talent Management, where she and her team faciitate leadership development training and coaching. She is thrilled to join the Vestry and serve the community of St. Richard’s and Round Rock.


Here are some ways to connect with Tonja:

email: Tonja1013@gmail.com

BOBBY SCHMIDT

VESTRY MEMBER for mission & Evangelism

My name is Bobby Schmidt. My wife Kathy and I have been members of St. Richard’s since 1999. We have been married for 30 years and we have two married daughters and three grandsons. I have participated in the following ministries at St. Richard’s: Vestry member, Junior Warden, Representative for the Diocesan Council, Alternate Representative for the Diocesan Council, Lay Eucharistic Minister, Lay Reader, Usher, Brotherhood of St. Andrew – Director and Long Range Strategic Planning Committee.


Professionally, I have over 30 years in Regulatory Services with the Department of State Health Services, Department of Aging and Disability Services and the Texas Board of Dental Examiners. I am currently employed by the Department of Aging and Disability Services, Regulatory Services as the Manager of Provider Licensure and Certification.


Here are some ways to connect with Bobby Schmidt:

email: Bobby.Schmidt@dads.state.tx.us

elizabeth spivey

VESTRY MEMBER FOR NEWCOMERs MINISTRY

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.


Here are some ways to connect with Liz:

email: tandespivey@gmail.com

robin mueller

Vestry member for parish life

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.


Here are some ways to connect with Robin:

email: robinr.mueller@hotmail.com

TalMEDGE MATTS

vestry member for communication

I came to St. Richard's in 2015, was confirmed here in 2016 and became a lector and LEM. I became a vestry member in 2016. I share my life with my fiance Megan, 3 dogs, a cat, and have 2 wonderful and talented children, Connor and Nina.


Here are some ways to connect with Talmedge:

email:txwineguy@hotmail.com




Becky Andersen

vestry member for mission  & evangelism

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.


Here are some ways to connect with Becky: 

email: andersbeck@aol.com

Lynell tutor

vestry member for pastoral care

I was born in Raton, NM to wonderful parents.  My father was a conductor on the Santa Fe Railroad and we moved 3 times to  settle permanently in Silver City, NM.  The tribe that I grew up in was the church of Christ.  After high school I spent 1 1/2 years in Montevideo Uruguay through a mission program.  The team of students helped the missionaries in Montevideo; my brother was one of the missionaries.  That was a great time in my life and the preparation I received at the mission school was a cornerstone in helping me make my faith my own.  It is also in Silver City where I met Tim and we married in 1981.  We have 3 children, and 7 grandchildren, all wonderful people of faith and purpose in the life.  Tim & I along with Eric and Emily, our two youngest, came to St. Richard's in 2006.  We had had a difficult faith journey and we longed for a body of people that would let us use our talents, hear our questions, and wrestle with the hard items in life.  St. Richard's fit that bill and showed us the deepest compassion we have ever known.  This is a place where the broken can come, be embraced and healed and continue on their journey strengthened, encouraged, and braver than before.  


Here are some ways to connect with Lynell: 

email: tutor1981@gmail.com

Glen kercher

vestry member for discernment

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.


Here are some ways to connect with Glen:

email:  gak@glenkercher.com