Meet our staff

  • As Round Rock Presbyterian Church goes through the process of discerning the next Pastor that God has in store for our church, we are excited to have Pastor Freeman lead us on Sunday mornings.  A bit about Rev. Freeman -

    My name is Jonathan (though Jon is also fine), and I use he/him pronouns. I spent my first 18 years in and around Atlanta, GA, then moved to Clinton, SC to get a B.A. in Christian Education from Presbyterian College. After college, I did a YAV year, serving with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis. I spent the year after that working at UGA's Presbyterian Student Center, during which time I discerned a call to Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and ordained ministry. I graduated with my MDiv in May 2021 after which I spent about a year and a half as the Pastoral Resident at First Presbyterian Church of Austin.

    I'm excited to be worshiping with y'all, and I look forward to serving Round Rock Presbyterian Church faithfully and to the best of my ability as a pulpit supply preacher! 

  • Sarah grew up in the suburbs of Houston and moved to Austin to attend The University of Texas. After receiving her Bachelors of Arts in History and American Studies with a minor in Religious Studies, Sarah spent one year as a Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) working at Mercy Community Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Her time spent at Mercy making soup, working in the clothing closet, and developing relationships with members experiencing homelessness was formative in her understanding of Jesus embodied in all persons. Following her service year, Sarah discerned seminary as the next best step and attended Columbia Theological Seminary, a PC(USA) institution in Decatur, Georgia. She received her Master of Divinity and moved back to Texas.

    Sarah met her husband Andrés in the dorms at UT in 2012 and got married in January 2020. They currently live in South Austin with their chihuahua, Frida. Sarah is the youngest of three sisters and her parents still live in Houston. She enjoys reading, thrift shopping, and exploring new towns in Texas. She especially loves playing and making music in group settings. She would be happy to talk about all things Enneagram, sustainability, Marvel, and liberation theology. She is a bit of a sci-fi nerd and loves time travel/space shows like Firefly and Travelers. Sarah needs your help to practice her conversational Spanish, but she’ll get the gist of what you say most of the time. Her favorite prayer and hymn is “Make Me a Channel of Your Peace.” She’ll eat anything with dark chocolate or mangos. 


  • Steve Moreland

    Director of Music

    Our Music Director, Steve Moreland, joined RRPC in July of 2011. Steve earned his Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music degrees from Stephen F. Austin State University. Since arriving in Austin in 2009, he has served as an administrator and instructor of Georgetown Music Studio, the Director of Bands for Veritas Academy of Austin, and is the Owner/Music Director of The Vintage 15 jazz ensemble. Learn more about The Vintage 15 here.  


  • Jack Lilley

    Parish Associate

    Born in St. Louis, Missouri, the Rev. Jack Lilley earned the B.A. in History at Bryan College (Dayton, TN), the M.A. in Greek and New Testament Studies at Wheaton College (Wheaton, IL), and the Ph.D. in Theology at Marquette University (Milwaukee, WI). Prior to becoming a pastor of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in 2006, he served as an educator and pastor in Venezuela, Mexico, and finally, as instructor of online graduate courses for Latin American pastors and teachers.

    Jack’s ministry in Blackhawk Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. (Northern Illinois) included the organization of a Hispanic congregation in Marengo, Illinois; pastoral support roles at churches in the towns of Oswego and Geneva, Illinois; and primary pastoral responsibility at the Wheatland Presbyterian Church (Plainfield, IL). He retired in 2016 and moved to the Austin area with his wife Esther, where they have joyfully worshiped and labored at the Round Rock Presbyterian Church.

    With an international and multicultural outlook, Jack strives to show both respectful openness to the world’s peoples and faiths, as well as compassionate support to the vulnerable and dispossessed of our society. In the parish, he seeks to encourage and equip people in their faith, while showing special understanding and concern for those who struggle in their faith journey.

  • Dawn was born and grew up in western Michigan and moved to Round Rock in 2019 for milder winters. She earned an undergraduate degree from Hope College, a small Christian liberal arts college in Holland, Michigan, and an MBA from Grand Valley State University. She has 31 years of experience and worked most of her career in school finance with state and federal grants.

    She has been married to Jeff for 31 years and they have three adult children: Nate, Owen, and Julia. Owen is married to Alexandria (Alex) and Julia is married to Holden. Nate lives in Connecticut and Owen and Julia live in Michigan.

    She is active in her church and enjoys bike riding, walks, and making watercolor greeting cards for her friends and family.


  • I was born in Corpus Christi but moved to the Austin area when I was 2 so I consider myself an Austinite. I am a 7th generation Texan. I have degrees in Office Administration and am working on my degree in American Sign Language Interpreting. I am currently continuing my education with Western Oregon University. I hope to be an interpreter in the future, after getting my state certification. I worked for Austin Community College in different roles for a number of years. I have a dachshund pup named Annie Pearl who takes up the majority of my attention. Other hobbies I enjoy are swimming, white water rafting, reading, traveling, photography, arts and crafts, and spending time with my niece and nephew. I am also a proud member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, so I go to Oklahoma when possible to attend pow wows and other events. I am also a caretaker to my 81 year old dad. I am happy to be here and looking forward to this new chapter of my life.


Lay leadership

Elders, Deacons & Trustees

Our church's ministry is able to flourish in part because we have so many lay leaders who believe in our vision and work hard to fulfill the mission our Lord has given us here in Round Rock and throughout the world. 

The Session

The Session is composed of Elders elected by the congregation of our church.   They make decisions about our church’s education, worship, mission, membership, and management of finances and facilities and lead the various committees in the church. 

The Session meets on the 4th Monday each month at 7:00pm.

  • Dave Coughenour - chair of Mission Committee

    Elaine Dodd - chair of Worship Committee

    Joe Schultz - co-chair or Property and Maintenance Committee

  • Dan Utley - chair of Stewardship Committee

    Tim Stone - chair of Finance Committee

    Sarah Griffin - chair of Evangelism Committee

  • Vacant* - chair of Personnel Management Team

    Jean Bishop - chair Discipleship Formation Committee

    Tim Airhart - co-chair of Property and Maintenance Committee

    * Laurie Born is serving as interim chair.

Board of Deacons

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  • Mary Lou Coughenour

    Linda Hammel

    Glenn Crist

    Caleb Donahue (Youth)

  • Susan Barnes

    Harvey Chappell

    Joan Foster

  • Karen Beris

    Dee Anne Hinkle

    Lauren Lytwak

THE Trustees

The Board of Advisory Trustees consists of three active members elected by the congregation and is available to provide guidance to the Session on matters related to building/property insurance policies, new construction, review of Bylaws, and what would be defined as "two-way contracts" (those wherein RRPC and another entity have a shared responsibility), etc. Such role is advisory rather than administrative.

  Class of 2023 David Swierenga       Class of 2024 Jim Miller      Class of 2025 Jerry Blizzard