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The Rev. Bert Baetz


Office: 830-257-8162 ext. 251

OFFICE HOURS*:  Sunday Mornings, Monday through Thursday 8am-4pm, Saturday by appointment only. *Posting office hours does not guarantee presence in the office during the specified time.  It is preferred that an appointment be scheduled.  

The Rev. Bert Baetz is a native Texan, born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. He grew up with a great appreciation for South Texas and he graduated from Alamo Heights High School in May 1997.

Bert received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin in May 2001, with a minor in Religious Studies. Upon graduation, he served as a missionary in the Dominican Republic and then spent a few months teaching, traveling and fly fishing throughout New Zealand. Through those experiences, Bert discerned a clear passion to further pursue his theological studies.

In the fall of 2002, Bert began his graduate studies at Duke Divinity School. He particularly enjoyed studying sacramental theology and ethics and was profoundly shaped by his Clinical Pastoral Education at the University of North Carolina Hospitals. Bert spent the summers of 2004 and 2005 serving as a seminarian and lay minister at Trinity Episcopal Church, Marble Falls, Texas. Bert graduated with a Master of Divinity from Duke University in May 2005.

Bert then joined the upper school faculty of St. Andrew's Episcopal School in Austin, Texas, where he taught courses in Ancient World Civilizations and Theology. He also served as the school's associate chaplain while he discerned a call to the priesthood through his sponsoring parish, St. David's, Austin. In his third year with St. Andrew's, Bert attended the Seminary of the Southwest where he took courses in Anglican Studies and received his Diploma in Theological Studies in May 2008.

In June 2008, Bert was ordained to the diaconate in the Diocese of Texas at Christ Cathedral, Houston, and then began his curacy at St. Mark's, Austin. Bert served as assistant rector and was ordained priest in February 2009. He continued to serve as associate rector of St. Mark's, Austin, until he accepted the call to become rector of St. Mark's, Richmond, in January 2011.  During his time as rector of St. Mark’s, Richmond, the parish experienced significant growth in its membership and scope of ministries.  Under Bert's leadership, the parish of St. Mark’s developed Christian formation classes for all ages, initiated several outreach ministries that have been emulated in other parishes, and founded a school for children ages eighteen months to five years old.

In addition to his responsibilities as rector of St. Mark's, Bert held several positions of leadership in the Diocese of Texas. Bert served as a member of the Camp Allen Board of Trustees; he co-facilitated the Curate program for newly ordained clergy in the Diocese of Texas; he served as dean of the Southwest Convocation in the Diocese of Texas; and he served as a member and officer of the Standing Committee of the Diocese of Texas.

In July 2017, with great joy, Bert accepted the call to serve as rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Kerrville, Texas.  Bert recalls an important quote drawn from the St. Peter's parish profile.  An invitation was extended to the next rector saying, "Come grow with us.  Teach us, learn from us.  Love and be loved by us."  Bert believes this is his life's work as a parish priest, and he knows the privilege he has in leading the St. Peter’s parish into this life of growing, learning, and loving.

Bert has been invited to lead retreats, preach, and teach in a variety of settings in the larger Episcopal Church, and he also exercises his entrepreneurial leadership through his non-profit corporation, Fishers of Men. With a keen interest in the art of fly fishing, Bert leads men on retreats across the country with the objective to discover the intersection of fly fishing and spirituality.

Bert is married to Sarah, and they have two children: Eloise (7) and Oliver (5). Bert enjoys time with his family, running, fly fishing, hunting, reading, and writing.

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The Rev. J. Michael (Mike) Wheeler

Assistant Priest

Office: 830-257-8162 ext. 253

OFFICE HOURS*:  Sunday Mornings, Wednesdays and Sundays 9am-4pm.  *Posting office hours does not guarantee presence in the office during the specified time.  It is preferred that an appointment be scheduled.  

Fr. Mike began ministry as a Baptist pastor for six years before entering The Episcopal Church in 1987 at St. Martin's in Houston. Serving as Deacon and Assistant Priest there until 1994, he became Rector of St. Christopher's, also in Houston, for eleven years.  Following service in St. Louis, Missouri, Fr. Mike and his wife Robin returned to Texas to live in Hunt in 2014.  Now at St. Peter's, he serves as Assistant Priest to the Rector in the ministry of pastoral care.

Fr. Mike and Robin share four grown children and three grandchildren.  Together and individually, they enjoy family, friends new and old, hiking, travel, gardening, cooking, reading, yoga, church life and civic opportunities. Life in the beautiful Texas Hill Country provides the "awe factor" in their new lives here, filling them with gratitude and solace every day:  God is Good here!

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Brian Blacklock

Children's and Youth Minister

Office: 830-257-8162

OFFICE HOURS*: 8:30 am-2:30 pm Monday-Thursday *Posting office hours does not guarantee presence in the office during the specified time.  It is preferred that an appointment be scheduled.

Brian is a native Texan who grew up in Southwest Houston where he met and married his high school sweetheart Abby.  After three years at Texas A&M, he moved to the Rocky Mountains and graduated Cum Laude from the University of Colorado in 2008 with a BA in Communications. While in school, Brian was introduced to the world of youth ministry as a Young Life leader and discovered that his passion for students could collide with the grace he found in knowing Christ. 

 Brian has spent the last 12 years in full-time ministry working with children, youth and young adults. Several of those years were spent as the Director of Christian Formation at Christ Episcopal Church in Nacogdoches and the Campus Missioner for the Canterbury House at Stephen F. Austin University. Most recently, he worked in the mountains as the Executive Director of Summit County Youth in Breckenridge, CO. 

 Brian is married to his beautiful bride, Abby, and they have 4 kids, Bella (7), Madison (5), Caleb (3), and Grace (1). When not hanging out with teenagers, you will find him riding bikes, paddling the river or camping out of old 4wd trucks in the middle of nowhere. You can discover more about him, his life and how he views the world on Facebook or follow his adventures on Instagram. Feel free to contact him for a cup of coffee or let him know if you need help installing a snorkel on your Land Cruiser!

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Ginny Stehling

Parish Administrator

Office: 830-257-8162

OFFICE HOURS:  Monday through Friday, 8 am-5 pm.  *Posting office hours does not guarantee presence in the office during the specified time.  It is preferred that an appointment be scheduled.  

Vern and Ginny married in 1992, and they have two daughters and one empty nest! Their older daughter, Emily, is a NICU nurse at The Women’s Hospital of Texas in Houston. Anna is completing her studies at TAMU in College Station, studying Urban Development. Although Ginny had visited this area all of her life, she was raised in Brownwood, Texas, and studied art and business at Howard Payne University. After college, Ginny joined her parents in Mountain Home, where her great-grand parents (Estes) settled almost 100 years ago. The next five generations still make their homes right there on Johnson Creek.

Ginny's background here in Kerrville has revolved around trust banking and bookkeeping, with a few years of teaching interspersed to keep things interesting. When she's not working, Ginny enjoys reading, painting, and other messy creative endeavors. You’ll probably see her volunteering at many area festivals!

Ginny is thrilled to have this opportunity here at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and is constantly learning new ways to provide support for our St. Peter’s parish family!

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Janet Boutin

Director, School

Office: 830-257-02

I have been affiliated with St. Peter's School since 1998.  Back then, both of my daughters attended and I helped as a room mother and parent association volunteer.  As an educator, I recognized that this school was an exceptional early childhood learning center offering small class sizes, NAEYC accreditation, a Christian environment, fun schoolwide traditions, tremendous family support and a long history of caring educators.  The school continues to serve as an outreach into our community through its Scholarship Program.  We are proud that we can offer financial support to children that might not otherwise attend a quality program.  This plays an important role in young students' lives and lays an excellent foundation for their future.

Before working at St. Peter's, my background was as a Bank Manager/Assistant Vice President of Bank One, Texas.  I came to this job with a substantial background in business management, staff development and leadership.  I am a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with my degree in Education.  I also serve as an instructor for Alamo Colleges, teaching their Child Development Associates Course.  Being a part of Alamo Colleges helps our school stay on top of the latest trends in our field and apply them in our classrooms.  My personal teaching philosophy is every child has gifts and talents and as early childhood educators, we are in a unique position to help them have a positive experience and a "Best Beginning" to their education.  Establishing a support structure between staff, families, administrators, Church and community helps to maximize the quality of our program.  Ultimately, that solid partnership will provide the foundation needed to contribute to all of our young students' future successes in school and life.

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David Miron

Director of Music/Organist

Website: www.theantireductionist.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DavidMironSanAntonio
Twitter: @dittoman

OFFICE HOURS*:  Sunday Mornings, Mondays 11:30am-5pm and Wednesdays 8:30am-7:30pm. *Posting office hours does not guarantee presence in the office during the specified time.  It is preferred that an appointment be scheduled.  

David Miron was born and raised in Lake Jackson, Texas, moved to San Antonio for college and never left, except for a short recent foray to San Angelo. He is a graduate of St. Mary’s University (BA, 2000), Our Lady of the Lake University (MEd, 2006) and Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary (MDiv, 2013). He perceived a call to ordained ministry in 2001 and was ordained deacon in the United Methodist Church in 2012; UMC deacons are permanent, non-transitional clergy ordained to ministries of Word, Service, Justice and Compassion. Although not serving as clergy at St. Peter’s within the Episcopalian system, because United Methodism is a connectional system he will be appointed to this position by the bishop of the Rio Texas Annual Conference of the UMC as an extension ministry and retain a connection with La Trinidad United Methodist Church in San Antonio for ministerial accountability.

He has served as an organist, organist/choir director, or music director since age 13 in everything from Christian Science to Greek Orthodox, Presbyterian, United Methodist, Roman Catholic, and Jewish congregations. When not doing music in some form for either worship or personal enjoyment, he enjoys gardening (most recently, growing caudiciforms and native plants), hiking, and cooking for friends. He is renewing his acquaintance with the cello after a number of years of not playing (but don’t expect to hear it in church anytime soon!) and looking for suggestions for great novels after years of intensive reading in education and theology for school. David lives in San Antonio in the Jefferson High School area.

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Kara Joy Baker

Chancel Choir Director

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OFFICE HOURS*:  Sunday Mornings, Wednesday evening choir rehearsal.  *Posting office hours does not guarantee presence in the office during the specified time.  It is preferred that an appointment be scheduled.  

Kara Joy Baker is delighted to join the musical community of Kerrville. She serves as the chancel choir director at St. Peter's Episcopal Church. She has taught music in a variety of capacities including community college adjunct music instructor,  K-5 general music teacher, preschool music teacher, children's choir director, and private instructor of voice. She has also had the opportunity to perform two summers with Des Moines Metro Opera, a season at Utah Symphony | Utah Opera, many recitals, and operatic roles with LSU Opera and Simpson College Opera. Ms. Baker holds a Master of Music in Vocal Performance and a Music Teaching Certificate from Louisiana State University and a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Simpson College.

Kara Joy and her husband, David, and son, Jeffrey, have truly enjoyed getting to know the good people of St. Peter's and Kerrville.

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Guy Scott

Facilities Manager

Office: 830-257-8162 ext. 259
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OFFICE HOURS*:  Monday through Friday 7am-4pm. *Posting office hours does not guarantee presence in the office during the specified time.  It is preferred that an appointment be scheduled.  

Guy has worked in the construction business for over 30 years, beginning in the family-owned construction company, Scott's Construction, in Leakey, Texas.  He has performed all phases of construction within the company, including Heating, Ventilation, and Air Condition, installations and repairs, wiring of new homes, and plumbing and fixtures.  

Guy has also worked as a Ranch foreman in Leakey for 14 years, then he went on to a Maintenance supervisor position in Midland, Texas, at Delmar Villa, Sinclair Place, and Forty Four Hundred apartment homes.  Guy moved back to the hill country and began working for The Bosworth Company as an A/C technician and installer.  He still currently works in his spare time with the family-owned business, and is Vice President of Scott's Construction Company.  He joined the staff of St. Peter's as Facilities Manager in November of 2014.

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OFFICE HOURS:  Monday through Wednesday, 8 am-5 pm.  *Posting office hours does not guarantee presence in the office during the specified time.  It is preferred that an appointment be scheduled.