Our staff

Our staff is a beautiful mix of talented individuals, and the variety of their backgrounds creates a dynamic team ready to serve.  

Learn a little more about them by reading below!

  • Rev. Dr. Rob Lohmeyer

    Pastor/Head of Staff  rlohmeyer@fpckerrville.org


    Rob was called to serve as Senior Pastor in January 2014. He served as an associate pastor for ten years prior to that here at First Presbyterian Church. Before coming to Kerrville, he served as pastor of Calvary Presbyterian Church in Elberton, Georgia. 


    Rob was born in Dallas, Texas. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from King College, a Master of Divinity degree from Columbia Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. 


    Rob’s wife, Kim, is a research scientist at the USDA lab in Kerrville. They have a son, Benjamin, a schnauzer named Molly, a terrier named Mr. Jenkins and have enjoyed life in the Hill Country from the moment they arrived. 

  • Rev. Elaine dreeben

    Associate Pastor;  edreeben@fpckerrville.org


    Elaine was called to FPC in 2016 after serving churches in Canyon Lake and Dallas, Texas.  


    A native Texan, Elaine earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Religion from Schreiner University and a Master of Divinity from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Her passion is in caring for the community, preaching and teaching scripture, and growing with others in Christ. In 2018, she began studies for a Doctor of Ministry in Preaching through McCormick Seminary.


    You can find Elaine with a book (or two) in hand, riding her bicycle or enjoying a cup of coffee while marveling at what God is up to in the world.  Elaine is married to Sam, a professor at Schreiner University, and together they raise two young children and a dog, John Knox.



  • LaVerne "Sam" Baublit

    Christian Educator, 

    Director of Children's Ministries and Interim Coordinator for Youth;  sbaublit@fpckerrville.org


    La Verne “Sam” Baublit joined First Presbyterian Church in 1972, shortly after she and her husband Dayton moved to Kerrville. She was part of the first staff for Children’s Corner Preschool where she worked for twelve years. She also served as a volunteer in all parts of Christian Education and other areas of the life of the church. After their youngest daughter was in college, Sam began pursuing her dream of obtaining a college degree. She graduated from Schreiner University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in religion. In 2007 she completed all the requirements to become a Certified Associate Christian Educator in the Presbyterian Church (USA). She joined the staff of the church as Interim Director of Christian Education in May of 2005and enjoys her work with children, their families, wonderful volunteers, and the entire church as we all learn and grow in our faith together. Sam is a member of the Association of Presbyterian Church Educators and enjoys participating in continuing education events. 


    When not working she enjoys, reading, cross stitching, and spending time with her family, which now includes her husband, and best friend of 44 years, two daughters and sons-in-laws, one son and daughter-in-law and five amazing grandchildren.

  • gretchen rye

    Director of Congregational Care;  grye@fpckerrville.org


    Gretchen Rye was born and raised in Pflugerville, Texas and moved to Kerrville in 2013 with her family. 


    Gretchen earned a Bachelor of Arts in Recreational Administration and minor in Social Gerontology from Southwest Texas State University (Texas State) 

    In her early career, Gretchen worked in Geriatrics/Psychiatric programs as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist. Her passion for serving the older population thrived in working with rehabilitation and dementia facilities. Gretchen held this passion close as she began a career in early childhood education to be near her children, and transitioned into public education to continue following her children until her move in 2013. 


    Gretchen felt a call to serve in congregational care as she learned of Kerrville’s reputation as a retirement town. After joining FPC in 2014, Gretchen jumped right in to service with Children’s Ministry, VBS, All-Church Retreat Planning, Officer Nominating Committee, and Stephen Ministry. She delights in the relational ministry within Stephen ministry and finds much reward in it. 

    Gretchen enjoys entertaining, cooking, and being silly with her husband and three daughters.  In her spare time, she takes pleasure in reading and visits with her extended family.

  • lajuan scott

    Administrative Assistant; lscott@fpckerrville.org


    LaJuan and her husband, Bill, recently moved to Kerrville from Lindale, Texas.  LaJuan is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University and received her Masters of Public Administration from the University of Texas at Tyler.  She recently retired from the Texas Department of State Health Services and is looking forward to starting this new adventure in the Texas Hill Country and serving as our Administrative Assistant.  LaJuan and Bill are blessed with two children and a precious daughter-in-law.  She is especially thrilled at her new-found title of Grandma to “Little Liam.”  

  • Seth lafler

    Director of Choral Music; slafler@fpckerrville.org


    Seth Lafler has been the Director of Choral Music at Tivy High School since 2014. Seth works with four choirs during the day at Tivy and recently added a night pop group. He graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor's of Art degree in Music.  During the Search committee's conversation with Seth, he noted that music is a vital part of worship—make a joyful noise! Seth is a tenor! He grew up singing contemporary music but prefers traditional music. Seth also likes Gospel music and the variety of the music our Chancel Choir sings. Seth has received classical training and his repertoire has included singing Opera and singing with a Barbershop Quartet.

     

  • Tim wilborn

    Organist;  twilborn@fpckerrville.org


    Tim has been an organist at FPC Kerrville since 2005. Prior to returning to his home state of Texas, he served Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church in Clearwater, Florida for 8 years.


    Tim's high school piano training was with Howard Barr at Texas Wesleyan University. Tim's study of organs has been at a diverse number of institutions - he received a Bachelor of Music Education and Organ degree from Westminster Choir College, Princeton; summer study included the University of Denmark and the Regents School in Oxford, England; his Master of Music degree (with a major in organ) was received from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, where he also accompanied the Symphony Chorus.


    Tim has been Dean of local American Guild of Organist chapters in Texas and Georgia. He recently served as a clinician in organ at the Mo-Ranch Church Music Conference, and conducted workshops in various cities for the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers. As a recitalist he has played at 5th Avenue Presbyterian and St. John the Divine in NYC, Christ Chapel in Tokoyo, the Presbyterian Seminary in Taiwan. Church concert series have taken him from Florida to Colorado performing both traditional master works and playing for silent movies, namely The Phantom of the Opera. In Kerrville, he has participated in musicals at the Point Theatre, worked with the Tivy High School band and Choir for contest and played with the Symphony of the Hills.  


    His philosophy is "God gave us music to enjoy and as a gift to share as we praise Him."

  • mike garcia

    Director of Facilities;  mgarcia@fpckerrville.org


    Love my family!

    Love my mustang, Sally!

    Love my dogs!

    Love my job!

  • Mary stone

    Church Administrator;  mstone@fpckerrville.org


    Mary spent 10 years teaching in public school and 7 years directing environmental  programming for The Cibolo Nature Center in Boerne.  Her background is in educational leadership with a Masters of Adult Learning and Education from UTSA.  She is blessed with three children, Christi who is an ICU nurse, Ryan who is a senior at UT Austin and Luke who is a sophomore at UT-Austin.  She is especially blessed with two wonderful grandchildren – Julie who is 8 and Max who is 6.  Mary is married to David and they are living the dream on a small ranch just outside of Kerrville.  The ranch holds 5 dogs, 5 cats, two horses, four donkeys and several chickens.  Mary and David both love to explore the land on the ranch and work to keep it as natural as possible. Mary also loves to grow their summer garden and always thanks her chickens when they provide eggs.  "Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher." - Wordsworth

  • ann reynolds

    Y.E.S. Center Director;  yescenter@fpckerrville.org


    Ann Reynolds spent the first 23 years of her life in Fredonia, N.Y. where she grew up and then attended S.U.N.Y. at Fredonia to receive her Bachelor’s degree in Education. She then moved to Texas and attended the University of Houston to complete a Masters in Education.


    Ann taught school for 34 years which included positions in New York, Houston, Bryan, and then Kerrville I.S.D. She taught at Peterson Middle School for 25 years before becoming the Director of the YES Center. Ann considers herself very fortunate to be able to retire from teaching to come to the YES Center. This will be her fifth year in this position.


    Ann is the proud parent of 2 beautiful daughters who both live in Austin. Her joys in life are spending time with her girls, theatre, and playing cello. She is a member of our church choir, Fredericksburg Community Orchestra and Sofi Strings Quartet. She has been very active in Playhouse 2000 and the Point Theatre.

  • scott russell

    Children's Corner Preschool Director;  srussell@fpckerrville.org


    Scott spent most of his life in Dallas where he graduated from high school and after graduating from Stephen F. Austin State University, he worked for two corporations at regional and national levels. Many long weekends spent on the family property west of Medina convinced him that there was a better life in the Hill Country and he and his family moved to Kerrville in 2002. It was at that point that he left the corporate life and became a stay at home Dad and spent countless hours watching his daughter Claire play tennis until she graduated from Tivy High School in 2013. Claire is now attending American University in Washington, D.C. and studying International Relations.


    Now as the Director of Children’s Corner Preschool, Scott spends most of his time overseeing the program. He has shown and bred Rottweilers and PBGV’s (Petite Basset Griffon Vendeen) since the early 1990’s and loves being around the dogs. In addition to his time spent with the dogs, he is an avid reader and although frustrated with them at the moment, he is still a huge Cowboy fan.