Meet our staff

  • Kim grew up in Buffalo, New York but moved south to escape the cold as soon as she could. She has lived in South Central Texas for over 20 years. She began serving as the pastor of Round Rock Presbyterian Church (RRPC) in August of 2018. Prior to RRPC Kim served as the Associate Pastor of Central Presbyterian Church (CPC) in downtown Austin. Kim began serving CPC as a volunteer in 2010 when she moved to Austin with daughter Samantha (Sam) to begin seminary. In 2012, Kim began The Central Mission, a social service and ministry program for people who are experiencing homelessness and living on a limited income.


    Before attending seminary, Kim worked as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with at risk youth and their families through Communities in Schools of San Antonio. She also served as the Youth Director of Pipe Creek Presbyterian Church in Pipe Creek, Texas for over a decade. While Kim's ministries have expanded, being with young people is still one of her greatest joys!


    In 2017, Kim married her one sweet love, Nick Smith-Stanley. They have daughter Sam, who is a recent college graduate and son Luke a 9th grader. They are also the proud parents of two cats and two dogs, Frankie, Andy, Lillie and Martha.


    Kim loves to laugh and her favorite pastime is hiking and being in the great outdoors. She loves spending time with her family and playing with her dogs. She loves all kinds of books but has a particular love for memoirs and Harry Potter.


    Kim’s desire for the church is that all people will feel welcomed, included and loved. She believes the church should be a place where we reach out to the hurting world through nurture and care and invite the hurting world back into the church to experience the abundant grace of our loving God.


    roundedemail  pastorkim@roundrockpresbyterian.org

  • 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. 


    roundedemail  youth@roundrockpresbyterian.org

  • 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.  


    roundedemail   Smoreland@roundrockpresbyterian.org.


  • 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.


  • Nicole Estefana-Cruz Talkington

    Parish Associate

    Nicole is a native Texan. Her Tejano family has lived in Texas for centuries. Her parents divorced when she was young, and Nicole spent periods of her childhood living without access to running water, food, or safe housing.


    She attended John Brown University in Arkansas, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s in Biblical & Theological Studies and Spanish. She went on to receive her Masters of Divinity degree from Princeton Seminary in 2009.


    Having experienced extreme poverty and homelessness herself, Nicole has always had a heart for those who live on the outskirts of society. The poor, the sick, and immigrants are the people to whom Nicole feels most connected, and whom she wishes to serve in her ministry. Nicole completed her CPE residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, and moved to Austin in 2010 to work for Hospice Austin, Austin’s only non-profit hospice, as a chaplain. Under the care of the Presbytery of New Brunswick, Nicole was ordained in 2013. Nicole started working as a psychiatric chaplain in 2015, and has been serving in this capacity since then. As of 2021, Nicole has been a chaplain for thirteen years.


    Nicole is a Board Certified Chaplain. She serves Mission Presbytery as a member of the Outreach and Justice Committee where she gets to use her experience as a white Tejana to speak about racial justice. She is a member of Austin Seminary’s Pastoral Leaders and Public Life program.  Nicole also volunteers her time offering trainings on suicide prevention for non-practitioners, and has conducted trainings at Austin State Hospital, Austin Seminary, and for Mission Presbytery.


    Nicole is a Parish Associate at Round Rock Presbyterian, primarily working with the Deacons – training this amazing, caring group of people on how to do pastoral care. 


    Nicole has been married to her husband Greg for fifteen years, and they have two children, Amie and Alex. Nicole’s father Gilbert also lives with her family, and they have ten pets. Nicole is grateful to have a house full of joyful chaos. 

  • 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.


    roundedemail  finance@roundrockpresbyterian.org


  • Office administrator - Vacant

    This is a part-time position.  Interested?  Please contact us! 

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 consists of the Pastor (Moderator) and Ruling Elders elected by the congregation. It is responsible for the life of the congregation - education, worship, mission, membership, and management of finances and facilities.

The Session meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 P.M.

THE board of deacons

The Board of Deacons oversees and participates in the congregation’s ministry to those who are in need - to the sick, the friendless, and to any who may be in distress.

The Board of Deacons meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 P.M.

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.