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.

  • 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 adult children, and two wonderful grandchildren. Mary is married to David and they are living the dream on a small ranch just outside of Kerrville.  The ranch holds 3 dogs, 6 cats, two horses, four donkeys and free-range chickens!  Mary and David both love to work on the ranch and take care of their little part of Texas.   "Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher." - Wordsworth

  • Alicia Martin

    Administrative Assistant; amartin@fpckerrville.org

    Alicia joined the FPC team after several years working in customer service. She and her husband are raising two young children and delight in the many activities small-town living in Kerrville has to offer.

    In her spare time, Alicia enjoys quilting, gardening, and nature--what she calls "dirt therapy." 

  • 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.

  • Seth lafler

    Director of Choral Music; slafler@fpckerrville.org


    Seth A. Lafler serves as the Adult Choir Director at First Presbyterian Church of Kerrville.  He is also Director of Choral Music and the Fine Arts Chair at Tivy High School in Kerrville ISD and sings professionally in San Antonio Chamber Choir.  Before coming to Kerrville, Seth spent two years in Georgetown ISD where he taught choir at Forbes Middle School.


    He earned a Bachelor of Arts in music with a minor in business administration from Texas State University in 2010.  Lafler is an active member of Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Choral Directors Association, and American Choral Directors Association.


  • mike garcia

    Director of Facilities;  mgarcia@fpckerrville.org

    Love my family!

    Love my mustang, Sally!

    Love my dogs!

    Love my job!

  • 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.

  • 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.