Adult & Family Ministry Bios
PASTOR OF CONGREGATIONAL CARE, Prayer & COUNSELING
Don was ordained as a minister of the gospel in 1996 and became a member of Austin Oaks Church upon moving to Austin in 1997. Since joining the AOC pastoral team in 2003, Don has served as Children’s Pastor, Marriage & Family Pastor, Pastor of Adult Education, and currently serves as Pastor of Congregational Care, Prayer & Counseling. He holds a BS in Psychology from the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor and a MA in Pastoral Counseling from Liberty Theological Seminary. Prior to joining the AOC team, Don served as Chief Operations Officer of Sky Ranches, Inc., a Christian Summer Camp and Conference Center in East Texas. He also spent more than 5 years as a registered financial representative with New England Securities specializing in financial counseling. Most recently, Don completed his certification as a Life Coach focusing on helping individuals take their next step of personal growth and development. Don and his wife, Michelle, married in the summer of 1981 and together have raised two sons. 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