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The Rev. Bert Baetz St. Peter's Episcopal Church Kerrville

THE REV. BERT BAETZ

Rector

Office: 830-257-8162 ext. 251
E-Mail: bert@stpeterskerrville.com

The Rev. Bert Baetz was called to serve as Rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in August 2017.  Prior to his ministry at St. Peter’s, Bert served as Rector of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Richmond, Texas, and Associate Rector of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Austin.  Before he entered the ordained ministry, Bert taught ancient world civilizations and theology, and served as an associate chaplain and advisor at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Upper School in Austin.

Bert graduated from Duke Divinity School with a Master of Divinity and received his Diploma in Theological Studies from the Seminary of the Southwest. He completed his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.

Since 2008, Bert has served in parish ministry, and he is committed to leading the church into healthy and sustainable growth.  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 and his wife Sarah, along with their two children, enjoy living in the Texas Hill Country.  Outside of the parish, Bert is found running, fly fishing, hunting, or reading.

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.  

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THE REV. J. MICHAEL WHEELER

Assistant Priest

Office: 830-257-8162 ext. 253
E-Mail: mike@stpeterskerrville.com

  

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!

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.  

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BRIAN BLACKLOCK

Children's and Youth Minister

Office: 830-257-8162
E-Mail: Brian@stpeterskerrville.com

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!

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.

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GINNY STEHLING

Parish Administrator

Office: 830-257-8162

E-Mail: ginny@stpeterskerrville.com

Ginny has two daughters and one empty nest! Her older daughter, Emily, is a NICU nurse at The Women’s Hospital of Texas in Houston. Anna recently completed her studies at TAMU in College Station, having studied 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 numerous years of teaching interspersed to keep things interesting. When she's not working, Ginny enjoys getting outside, reading, painting, and other messy creative endeavors.

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.  

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JANET BOUTIN

Director, School

Office: 830-257-02
E-Mail: stpeterskerrville@hotmail.com

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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FELICIA LEHMANN

Assistant Director, School

Office: 830-257-02
E-Mail: mrs.flehmann@outlook.com

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DAVID MIRON

Director of Music/Organist

E-Mail: david@stpeterskerrville.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DavidMironSanAntonio
Twitter: @dittoman

David Miron was born and raised in Lake Jackson, Texas, moved to San Antonio for college and never left, except for a short 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 has served as associate pastor in several United Methodist churches.

He has served as an organist, organist/choir director, or music director since age 13 in many faith traditions including Greek Orthodox, Presbyterian, United Methodist, Roman Catholic, and Jewish. He is also an amateur (in the best sense of the word) cellist and composer. When not doing music in some form for either worship or personal enjoyment, he enjoys gardening, hiking, and cooking for friends. He is an pipe organ builder and restores, tunes, and repairs organs around South Texas. David lives in San Antonio in the Jefferson High School area.

OFFICE HOURS

By Appointment only.

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CLAIRE RABSON

Chancel Choir Director

E-Mail: claire@stpeterskerrville.com

Claire Rabson was born in 1954 and raised in Houston, Texas. She holds a degree in music from Texas A&I Corpus Christi. While living in Corpus Christi, she met her husband David, and they have been married for 46 years. They reside just outside of Kerrville between Ingram and Hunt, and have lived in the area since 1982.

 

Claire started directing church choirs when she was nineteen, sang soprano with the San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers for ten years, and is a member of the Texas Choral Directors Association. Claire joined the St. Peter's staff in 2021, and thoroughly enjoys being a part of the formal worship services.

OFFICE HOURS

By Appointment only.

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GUY SCOTT

Facilities Manager 

E-Mail: guy@stpeterskerrville.com
Facebook: Guy K Scott

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 joined the staff of St. Peter's as Facilities Manager in November of 2014.

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.  

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BRUCE HEUN

Sexton 

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KRISTIE KEESE

Controller

E-Mail: kristie@stpeterskerrville.com

Kristie has been a CPA for over 35 years and started her career in corporate tax and non-profit audit  public accounting.  In the early 1990s she moved into private accounting as a corporate controller primarily in the automotive industry.  In 2004,  she moved to Kerrville for a chance to own her own business and enjoy the beautiful Texas hill country.  Kristie joined the staff of St. Peter’s in October 2018 working as a part time controller.  This has been a perfect fit because it allows time to continue consulting for small businesses when they need accounting and management help.  In her spare time she enjoys bicycling, disc golf, hiking, camping and spending time with family.

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.

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LAUREN VEREEN

Communications Coordinator

E-mail: Communications@stpeterskerrville.com

Lauren is a former Social Studies Teacher and Instructional Coach, but most recently a stay-at-home mom. She works part time at St. Peter's on the monthly Rock Road Newsletter, website, and various social media communication pieces. When she isn't working or chasing after her toddlers, she enjoys photography, a good book, and hiking.

Please feel free to contact Lauren if you have a notice to include in the Rock Road, or if you have any communications related questions!