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

INTERIM RECTOR

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

Director of Music/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 enjoyed teaching private piano and organ lessons for decades. As the Organist at First Presbyterian Church, Austin, he was 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 director of the Austin Children’s Choir Intermediate Choir, he has been a long-time member of St. David's Episcopal Church, Austin, and former Interim Co-Director of the Compline Choir, 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 across the United States and Europe, and has lead workshops on hymnology, hymn playing, handbells, and 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. 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.


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 fifteen 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 and moved to Round Rock in 1985.  My family started attending St. Richard’s in 1987. In 2006 Stephen Mueller and I were married, raising 5 kids and we now have  two grand babies!

 

I have worked for Wilton Brands in consumer education for 28 years. I love to cake decorate, watercolor paint, cook and ride my bike, lots and lots of miles raising $$ for special causes.

 

I have participated in program leadership at St. Richard’s throughout my 32 years including Sunday school, Community of Hope, establishing the Richard Mourer Memorial Garden in 2003 and, was the fund raising chair for the labyrinth. I served as Pumpkin Patch chairperson and also organized two fall festivals. I have served as a lector and chalice bearer and as the Episcopal Church Women’s (ECW) president for 5 years. I also served as a co-chair for the Growing with Grace Capital Campaign that built the parish hall and co-chair for the 2017 Faith Alive Weekend.

 

The last three years I have served on our vestry and have helped lead the parish through our rector transition as 2019 Senior Warden.  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 call St. Richard’s home.

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.

Gloria walker

vestry member for Volunteer coordinator

Gloria Walker has been married to our current vestry member Rickey, since 1976, the same year St. Richard’s was founded. They moved from Dallas in May of 1990.


They have one daughter Valencia, who lives in San Antonio with her husband Captain Glen Walker, Jr., and two grandsons Tre and JerVaugh. Their son Justin is in California with his wife Kim. 


After graduating from David W. Carter in Dallas in May 1973, Gloria attended Mountain View Community College, where she met Rickey.


Gloria began her career at Union Bankers Insurance Company in Dallas until they closed after the founder passed away. She then worked at the Lomas Mortgage Company. After relocating to Round Rock, she worked as an administrative assistant at Austin Community College, Sears, and Star Wood Hotels, before retiring from Netspend in July 2018.


Gloria currently works part-time baby sitting.

casey wade

VESTRY MEMBER for worship/emergency preparedness & aSSISTS SR. WARDEN

Casey Wade has been a member of St. Richards since getting back from a deployment in 2012. He joined his wife Aubrie, and one son Aiden that had moved to Round Rock in 2011, and they became members of the Parish prior to his overseas travel. 


Casey has served as an Usher within St. Richards since 2015, and has volunteered with the Pumpkin Patch every year, especially with unloads and the Pumpkin Festival. He is a member of the EVF and the St. Richards Emergency Committee. He is also a Veterans Resource and Referral Specialist with the Texas Workforce Commission’s Texas Veterans Leadership Program. Casey is a current Noncommissioned Officer with the Texas Army National Guard and has served with the Guard since separating from Active Duty in 2012. He previously served 15 years on Active Duty with the US Army as a Field Artilleryman. He was stationed at various locations which included Ft. Sill, OK, Ft. Hood, TX, Korea, Camp Edwards, MA and Ft. Lewis, WA; deploying multiple times in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom. 


Casey is currently Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9078 and member of the American Legion Post 477 in Round Rock. He also volunteers his time as a Cub Scout Scoutmaster and Den Leader with Pack 477 in Round Rock, as a Mentor Coordinator with the Williamson County Veterans Treatment Court, and as a member of the Heart of Texas Workforce Board of Directors.

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 mISSION & OUTREACH

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!

KATHY STITES

VESTRY MEMBER FOR PARISH LIFE

Born and raised in Houston, Texas. I am a third generation Houstonian. Lived most of my life in Houston. I grew up in the episcopal church, Christ Church Cathedral, with my two sisters Mother and Father.


I am a graduate of the University of Texas in Austin, where I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture. Upon graduating returned to Houston to work. I also married Mark Stites and have two children, a son and daughter. 


In the mid 80’s left Houston and moved to Charlotte, North Carolina as a job transfer. Five years later, another job transfer took us to Maryland/DC area. After relocating, decided to pursue a career change and applied to the CIA (Culinary Institute of America) in Hydepark, NY. I received a Certification as a Chef. Returned to Maryland to pursue my new career in the Hotel Restaurant Industry.


Lived in Maryland for some 20 years with my family, loving cooking and raising and training and showing American Saddlebred Horses. 


Upon my husband’s retirement from Sherwin Williams Paint Co. and my retirement from the University of Maryland Medical Center, Food Service Department, we decided to move back to Texas to be close to our son and daughter and our eight grandchildren.

 

We found ourselves in the Round Rock / Georgetown area. We have a beautiful 112 acre ranch where we have our horses and have started raising Black Angus cattle. 


Upon moving back to Texas we looked around to find an Episcopal church. The red doors drew us in and we found a wonderful church family. I love being a part of the church as a member of the Alter Guild and in serving my Lord in preparing wonderful food in the parish kitchen for the Parish.

Becky Andersen

vestry member for VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

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 EVANGELISM & NEWCOMERS MINISTRY & ASSISTS WITH STEWARDSHIP


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.

rAY WIKERT

VESTRY MEMBER FOR EVANGELISM & NEWCOMERS WELCOME & ASSISTS JR. WARDEN

Ray Wikert & his Wife, Anne, moved to Round Rock in 2005 after retiring from Bayer Corporation in 2004 after 36 years of service with Bayer.

 

They joined St. Richard’s in 2006. Ray got involved with the Usher group a few years ago for the 08:00 AM Service and now considers it is his duty to take care of “his” folks as best he can.

 

This is a fine Parish with some of the most friendly people Ray has ever met.