Rev. Sam Schaus, Pastor
Sam was born and raised in Edmond, OK, a suburb of Oklahoma City. After High School he left Oklahoma, heading for the South East to attend the University of South Carolina where he graduated with a degree in Religious Studies (2011). After graduating from USC he attended Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA where he received a Master of Divinity degree as well as a degree in Christian Education (2015).
His wife Jessica is an elementary school teacher, and they enjoy spending time outside, hiking with their dog, and traveling to as many National Parks as possible. They are expecting their first child in April 2020.
Deborah Sanders, Organist/Interim Music Director
Deborah has served as our church organist since June 1980. Her vision for church music was nurtured by this church throughout her school years, and she eventually filled the role of pianist for the Wednesday night prayer meetings while she was in high school. Deborah’s organ studies commenced at Converse College and led to the Bachelor of Music degree with emphasis in organ and church music from UT-Knoxville. She has been a tireless advocate for the Montreat Conference on Worship and Music having facilitated the attendance of 150+ church members over three decades. Deborah is also the accompanist for the Walters State Community Chorale and coordinated the scheduling of their rehearsals and many of their performances to First Presbyterian. She is married to husband Bill. They have two grown children, Ellen and Robert (Debbie) and one grandchild Ella.
Janie Brooks, Office Administrator
Janie has served as Office Administrator since January 1993. She is often referred to as the “Baptist Secretary” and the “Queen Bee”. She is married to husband Ross. They have three grown children and seven grandchildren. She enjoys the beach, her pool and scrapbooking.
Jocelyn Campbell, Pianist
Jocelyn is the accompanist for the Worship Ensemble which participates in the 8:30 Chapel worship service. She is also the accompanist at Barton Springs Presbyterian Church, and is a local substitute teacher. She and husband Michael have two grown daughters, Amanda and Anna, and she enjoys cross-stitching.
Kathy Stewart, Event Coordinator
Kathy, married to Facilities Manager Dennis, handles scheduling and arrangements for special events planned by individuals and organizations requesting to use our church facilities. With her private catering business, she is available to help with decorations and food service as well. She and Dennis have four adult children and seven grandchildren.
Melissa Brummitt, Day Custodian
Melissa keeps our building sparkling and since she is the consummate organizer, everything is in its proper place! Melissa and husband Tom have two boys, Nathaniel and Andrew, and when she isn’t chauffeuring them, she enjoys crafting and scrapbooking.
Dennis Stewart, Facilities Manager
Dennis is the go-to person for physical facility set-up, maintenance, repair and overall supervision of our church building. He is married to Event Coordinator Kathy, and they have four grown children and seven grandchildren.