|Rev. Tom Grevlos
Pastor Tom was born and raised in Sioux Falls, SD. He graduated from Augustana College in 1979 with a B.A. in History. Following college, he coached the Augie Tennis Team and worked as a Youth Director in California before going to Seminary at Luther in St. Paul, MN. God’s ministry journey for Pastor Tom has taken him to Missouri City, TX. (New Hope), Addison, IL. (Prince of Peace), The Woodlands, TX. (Spirit of Joy!...a church plant), Naperville, IL. (Our Saviour’s), and to Shepherd of the Hills. His hobbies include tennis, golf, music, reading, and travel. His family is wife, Jeanne and son, Tommy (25 years old and living in Chicago).
| Pastor Tim Anderson
T. Carlos "Tim" Anderson is an ELCA pastor who has shepherded dual language congregations in Texas for more than twenty-five years. After serving a two-year internship in Peru, he graduated with the 1990 class of Luther Seminary (St. Paul, MN). His 2014 book, Just a Little Bit More: The Culture of Excess and the Fate of the Common Good (Blue Ocotillo/ACTA) takes on social and economic inequalities from a subversive faith perspective. He is currently working on a second book, a non-fiction narrative account in the field of restorative justice. He is married to Denise Anderson; they have three adult children.
| Leah Jarvis
Director of Youth Ministries
Leah Jarvis is the Director of Youth Ministries. As the child of a camp director, she comes from a long history of Outdoor Ministries. She grew up in Colorado at RTLC before attending college at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. She worked at RTLC for five summers before she graduated, when she then worked in the theme park industry in Florida before moving to Texas. She also had a brief career as a Zip Line Tour Guide. Leah is passionate about youth ministry and is thrilled to be a part of the ShepHills Faith Community. In her spare time, Leah likes to read, travel, listen to music, watch movies, and be outside. She is also a big fan of coffee and all things pop culture. Her favorite Bible verse is Philippians 2:14-15.
| Taylor Dieringer
Summer Family Ministry Coordinator
Taylor Dieringer grew up in Georgetown, TX and is a recent graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, where she majored in Religious Studies and Psychology. In August she is moving to Gettysburg, PA to attend United Lutheran Seminary to pursue a masters of divinity in word and sacrament. (Church jargon translation: she wants to be a pastor when she grows up!) Taylor has previously worked 3 summers with Cross Trails Ministry and loves outdoor ministry. She likes to be onstage for fun, having spent most of her free time in college with Longhorn Singers and currently involved in community theater in Georgetown. She is so excited to be a part of this ministry for a season!
| Kevin McClure
Director of Worship & Arts
Kevin McClure is Director of Worship and Arts. If you have an interest in the music program or the arts at Shepherd of the Hills, come and see him! Kevin leads the choirs, works with soloists and small ensembles, and assists in designing the worship services. He is married to Sara Burden‐McClure, Founder and Director of the Austin Girls’ Choir, and father of Ian. When not at church or at the baseball field with Ian, he can often be found at the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest, where he is Director of Music and Lecturer. His High Holy Days now include the U.S. Grand Prix, held in Austin in November.
| Trixi Spinelli
Trixi, has been our Church Financial Officer for the past 13 years. She enjoys the many challenges as an Accountant and different areas of Advisory roles on the Outreach Team, Endowment and Finance Team. In her free time she loves to hang out with her 2 sons trying new adventures or just watching movies together. Some of her hobbies are walking town lake, being outdoors on horseback and dancing. One of Trixi’s favorite bible verses is Corinthians 13:4 “Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up”
| Karen Flint
Communication & Connections Specialist
Karen is our Communications and Connections Specialist. She is a welcoming presence to visitors and members on Sunday mornings and throughout the week. Karen has been married to Bril for 25 years and they are very proud of their college‐age children, Blair and Bril. Karen loves college basketball, especially the UNC Tar Heels, her alma mater! After graduating from UNC, she spent 12 years working as a CPA for Price Waterhouse. In her free time, Karen loves to read all genres, ride her bike, work out in a Pilates class, ski on water or snow and spend time with her extended family in the Carolinas! Karen loves the Bible verse Psalms 46:10 – “Be still, and know that I am God.” One little known fact about Karen – she almost drowned when she was three years old! Apparently, God had other plans for her!
| Dabney Gomes
Creative Media Designer/Admin Assistant
Dabney is our Administrative Assistant at Shepherd of the Hills. She relocated to Austin from Raleigh, NC in 2008 with her husband Cisco, and sons Walt, 11, and Ansel, 9. From her previous life as an architect she brings a broad knowledge of computer programs and an ability to wear whatever hat is needed to get the job done. In her spare time Dabney enjoys DIY projects around the house, kayaking, and raising her boys. Her favorite bible passage is Psalm 25 “In you, Lord my God, I put my trust…”
| Fred Schleede
Fred is responsible for the maintenance and supervision of the buildings and grounds. Fred is passionate about making the best use of our investment in facilities to continue our vision of serving the Lord and our community. He has been married to Lil for 50 years and they have 3 children and 4 grandchildren. Fred’s favorite Bible verse is Romans 8: 28 “ We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.” His favorite movie is Boyhood. Fred enjoys reading mystery novels and his favorite authors are Chris Bohjalian and Father Andrew Greeley. Fred once lived in a stone store built in 1824.
| Jeanne Grevlos
Jeanne Grevlos is our Butterfly Christian Preschool Director. She has been involved in the lives of children and families through directing preschools, teaching in public school, and mentoring both young moms and families through different ministry opportunities for over 30 years. In 2011, she completed a two year study program of Spiritual Direction, which offered great insight into the stages of faith development for both children and adults, a deep sense of prayer experience, and fresh ways to internalize scripture. She hopes to companion with others as we live our way into life as it unfolds. Jeanne is married to Pastor Tom, and they have a 25 year old son named Tommy.
| Bill Dawson
Director of Operations
Bill Dawson is Director of Operations and manages the "business" items of Shepherd of the Hills with a focus on expanding church communications and improving ministry effectiveness with vision & strategic planning. Bill's background is with operating small businesses and providing consulting services. Bill's past also includes church council president and membership on other nonprofit boards. Bill's married to Sara (33 years) and they they have two sons, Brian living in San Francisco with his wife, Jessica and Doug, who recently moved back to Austin. Bill's outside interests include golf, amateur radio, running and foreign policy issues.
|September 24, 2017||Butterfly Christian Preschool|