Adult & Family Ministry Bios
PASTOR OF CONGREGATIONAL CARE & COUNSELING
Don has been a member here since moving to Austin in 1997. He joined the church staff in 2003 and has served as Children’s Pastor, Family Pastor, Pastor of Adult Education (ABFs), and Pastor to our Senior Citizens. Currently, Don serves as the Pastor of Care & Counseling. He holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor and a Master of Arts in Religion & Pastoral Counseling from Liberty Theological Seminary. Don and his wife, Michelle, married in the summer of 1981 and together have raised two sons, Daniel and Tyler. Now empty-nesters, Don and Michelle enjoy a variety of outdoor activities and hobbies.
Contact Don via email or call (512) 891-1660
Women's Ministry Assistant
Shawn has been a member of AOC since 1995 and actively involved in our Women’s Ministry for most of that time, regularly attending (& loving!) the Wednesday bible studies. She has a Child Development degree from UT and has been married for 20 years. She and her husband adopted their daughter Emily in 2000. Shawn is an encourager and enjoys serving and encouraging the AOC staff.
Contact Shawn via email or call (512) 891-1661
Women's Ministry DIRECTOR
Hailing from a small town in the fjords of British Columbia, Meghan loves to extend further than she can reach. She lives for Jesus and talks about Him the most (though her husband takes a very close second). She loves to learn, to teach what she knows, and to help others achieve their goals. She's a registered Royal Conservatory of Music piano teacher with ten years' experience, as well as a freelance writer and copy-editor. Due to social-justice-warrior tendencies, Meghan is often distracted by philanthropy. Her hands are usually in at least a few pies. Meghan and her husband Mike like to country dance, debate theology, write music, build things, and run away in pursuit of wild adventures.
Contact Meghan via email or call (512) 891-1661