Staff Directory

Executive Staff

  • Dr. Brian Brewer - Interim Preacher
  • Bob Sheffield - Associate Pastor
  • Glen Vanlandingham - Minister of Music
  • Bob Hawkins - Business Administrator

Ministerial Staff

  • Tracey Mayo - Minister to Preschool
  • Melva Shubert - Minister to Children
  • Larry Stehr - Minister to Adults
  • Trevor Brown -

Support Staff

  • Judy Adams - Financial Administrator
  • Marc Alarcon - Facilities Manager
  • Denise Chesser - Music Associate
  • Dorothy Charpiot - Library and Kitchen
  • John Gurley - Financial Assistant
  • John Hernandez - Facilities Tech
  • Dawn Norton - Assistant to the Pastor
  • Sheri Pederzani - Paid Childcare Coordinator
  • Sheri Pelath - Assistant to Adult Ministries
  • Terrie Sigmon - Assistant to Students
  • Chrissy Thurman - Asst. to Preschool Ministry, FSLC Asst. Director
  • Carol Ream - Receptionist
  • Hallie Coombs - Ministry Assistant
Dr. Brian Brewer - Interim Preacher

Dr. Brian Brewer

Interim Preacher

Brian is Associate Professor of Christian Theology at George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University. An expert on the Reformation period of Christianity, he is the author of several books and academic articles. A seasoned pastor, Dr. Brewer served as senior pastor of Northminster Baptist Church in Jackson, Mississippi and as pastor of Spring Creek Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Additionally, he has served as interim pastor to churches throughout the region. A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Brian holds degrees from Baylor University (B.A.), Truett Seminary, Baylor University (M.Div.), Princeton Theological Seminary (Th.M.) and Drew University (M.Phil. and Ph.D.). He thoroughly enjoys his dual calling both to teach and mentor seminary students and to pastor and preach to congregations, especially during their leadership transitions. He is married to Amy and has two teenage daughters, Brittany and Ashley. The Brewers regularly attend DaySpring Baptist Church in Waco.

Dr. Brewer began filling the pulpit at First Baptist Church Round Rock in March and April of 2014 after Dr. Gary Brinkley retired in February. The Pastor Search Team asked Brian to be our Interim Preacher beginning in May 2014.

Lastly, a few of his interests and favorite things-

Hobbies: Reading (surprise!), watching college football, touring historic churches, and attempting to play golf
Favorite Foods: Mexican and Blueberry pie
Favorite Places Traveled: London, Edinburgh, and Prague
Favorite Authors: NT Wright, Martin Luther, Andrew Purves, and Karl Barth
Favorite Scripture: "Now may the God of peace, who brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, make you complete in everything good so that you may do his will, working among us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen." Hebrews 13:20-21
Bob Sheffield - Associate Pastor

Bob Sheffield

Associate Pastor

Bob Sheffield served for over 40 years as a pastor or interim pastor of churches in Mississippi, Texas, Tennessee, and Kentucky. He has written numerous articles for various Southern Baptist Publications and is author/contributor of twelve books. He served for 22 years in Deacon Ministry and Pastoral Ministry with LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention before retiring in 2007. He and his wife Barbara have been married for 51 years and have three children and eight grandchildren.
Interests: Sports
Personal Passion: Ministry and Missions
Favorite Place You’ve Traveled: The Canadian Rockies
Favorite Music/Songs: The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir and soft jazz
Favorite Books: Anything written by Max Lucado or Charles Swindoll
Favorite Scripture: Psalm 31: 14-15a, “I trust in you, O Lord; I say, ‘You are my God.’ My times are in Your hands.”
Glen Vanlandingham - Minister of Music

Glen Vanlandingham

Minister of Music

Called to ministry as a high school student in McAllen, Texas – surrendered to the ministry as a student at the University of Texas. Glen went on to graduate and complete a Masters degree in Church Music at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served as Minister of Music at First Baptist since 1981. Glen is married to Kay (also a musician) and has two grown sons Chris and Jeff.

Interests: Cowboy and Longhorn Football, Running Swimming, Singing Men of Texas
Personal Passion: Music
Favorite place you’ve traveled: Washington DC
Favorite Music: Hymns, Guitar Music, Choral Music
Favorite TV: Heroes, NCIS, The Closer
Favorite Scripture: Isaiah 40:30, 31 “Those who wait on the Lord will gain new strength”
Bob Hawkins - Business Administrator

Bob Hawkins Hawk

Business Administrator

R. D. ‘Hawk’ Hawkins is the Business Administrator for FBCRR. His responsibilities include facilities, business operations and finance. Before joining the Executive Staff, he worked in the technology industry as an Operations Manager and Business Consultant.

Mr. Hawkins has provided consulting services to academia and industry on a myriad of topics which include planning, management, operations analysis, process development and the implementation of business practices and procedures. His background includes team building and large scale project management expertise.

Mr. Hawkins has a BS degree in management, an MBA and is a past consulting member of the Advisory Board of the Graduate School of Business, University of Texas. He is an author whose articles related to management and operations have appeared regularly in industry publications.

He and his family have been members of the church since 1986.
Tracey Mayo - Minister to Preschool

Tracey Mayo

Minister to Preschool

Tracey has been a member of First Baptist Church in Round Rock since 1995. Serving in preschool ministry since 1998, God called her into fulltime Ministry in 2003. She received a Master of Arts in Christian Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2009. She feels truly blessed to work for the Lord here at First Baptist Church. In September 2013 she celebrated her 10 year anniversary as Minister to Preschool with FBCRR. She and husband Jack celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary in 2013. They have been blessed with two children, Emily (18) and Connor (14).

Personal Passion: Reaching Preschool Families and helping parents with their very important job…the Spiritual Growth of their children
Favorite Place You’ve Traveled: Disney World
Favorite Music/Songs: Todd Agnew, Contemporary Christian Artist
Favorite Books and/or Authors: Bible, Ministry related books, Beth Moore, Crait Jutila, Science Fiction
Favorite Scripture: Deuteronomy 6:5-9
Melva Shubert - Minister to Children

Melva Shubert

Minister to Children

Melva attended Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, TX and earned a B.A. degree in Religious Education and Religion plus an Education Certification. She had been a school teacher for 7 years prior to coming to First Baptist Church as a church member. Here, God opened the door for her to begin serving Him in full-time ministry. She first served as Minister of Childhood Education before becoming our Minister to Children. She is married to Clark Shubert who greets folks in the Welcome Center. They have two children, three grandchildren, a dog, a cat, and several birds at home. They also care for the fish in the 250 gallon fish tank at the Riverside Café.

Interests: Roller Coasters, Training my Dog for Agility Races
Personal Passion: Developing Kids to be Leaders in Ministry
Favorite Place You’ve Traveled: Oahu and the Zip Line at Camp Gap
Favorite Music: Glen Vanlandingham with his guitar in Kids Praise (It’s the most fun way to worship!)
Favorite Books: My Photo Albums, The book my Grandmother wrote for me about her life
Favorite Scripture: Galatians 2:20 “I am crucified with Christ, nevertheless I live, yet not I, but Christ liveth in me, and the life I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave himself for me.”
Larry Stehr - Minister to Adults

Larry Stehr

Minister to Adults

Larry attended Southwest Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Larry has been married to Jeanne since 1983. Together they have served churches in Texas, Missouri and Alabama. Jeanne has taught school in each of those states as well. They have two adult children, Jake and Luke. The family pet is Lola, a 90 lb black lab with way too much personality. You might see them traveling the backroads on their motorcycle looking for a great place to eat. Suggestions are always welcome!

Interests: Family, Victory Motorcycles, Sailing, Presidential Libraries and Photography
Personal Passion: Discipleship and Church Growth
Favorite Place Traveled: El Salvador, Washington D.C., the home of a good friend
Favorite Music/Song: 70’s/80’s Power Rock, Oldies and smooth jazz
Favorite Books: Who Moved My Cheese, Way of the Shepherd, Good to Great
Judy Adams - Financial Administrator

Judy Adams

Financial Administrator

Judy is a graduate of Baylor University with a BBA degree in accounting. She worked for education institutions as an internal auditor/accountant for several years before starting a family. She and her husband, Robert (a water resources engineer), moved to Round Rock in 1991 and have 3 sons -- Matthew, Jared and Ethan – college age and older! She has been the Financial Administrator for FBCRR since 1998, seeking to serve the Lord and His church through stewardship and accountability.

Interests: Family, Reading
Favorite Place You’ve Traveled: Alaska
Favorite Music/Songs: Variety -- Classical, Jazz, Gospel, Blue Grass
Favorite Books: To Kill a Mockingbird; Jan Karon’s “Mitford” books; mysteries
Favorite Scripture: Micah 6:8, I Cor. 10:13
Marc Alarcon - Facilities Manager

Marc Alarcon

Facilities Manager

Marc retired after working 34 years in the Facilities Department at the largest car insurance company in the world. He and Barbara have been happily married since 1971. They have a son, daughter and 3 grandchildren. They have been members here since 1975.

Interests: Enjoy all sports - the RR Express and UT baseball
Personal Passions: Teaching the 6th grade class, Precept Classes and The Children at Heart Ministries
Favorite Places to Travel: Italy and Alaska
Future Plans: Travel to China, I have visited 48 states, need to visit 2 more to complete all 50 states
Favorite Book: The Bible
Favorite Scripture: Proverbs 3: 5-6, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your pathways straight."
Denise Chesser - Music Associate

Denise Chesser

Music Associate

Denise has always loved music, especially playing the piano. In first grade, she began taking piano lessons from her aunt, who was a church organist. That led to accompanying school and church choirs, ensembles, soloists, and playing for worship services, weddings and funerals. She has served as Music Assistant at First Baptist Church since 1995. Denise and her husband Doug have been married since 1979. They have 3 sons, Jonathan, Matthew and Phillip, and 2 daughters-in-law, Amber and Rebecca.

Interests: Spending time with family, Shopping for antiques, Watching sports (especially football and baseball)
Personal Passion: Family and Music
Favorite Place Traveled: The Caribbean (cruising), Rocky Mountains of Colorado
Favorite Music/Songs: Hymns, Gospel, 50’s, 60’s & 70’s Music, Country
Favorite Books: Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction
Favorite Scripture: Psalm 46:10, Be still and know that I am God. Isaiah 40:31, They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Dorothy Charpiot - Library and Kitchen

Dorothy Charpiot

Library and Kitchen

Dorothy has served as our Librarian and Kitchen Manager since 1996. She is married and has 6 children , 23 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. She also sings in the Adult Choir and works in child care.

Interests: Horses, her family, reading, cooking
Personal Passion: Caring for her chihuahua Peanut and her horse Shawnee, and also flower gardening
Favorite Place Traveled: Her home state of Connecticut
Favorite Music/Songs: The Old Rugged Cross and Amazing Grace
Favorite Books: The Bible and Books by Al Lacy
Favorite Scripture: Romans 8:28 and Psalm 91:2

John Gurley - Financial Assistant

John Gurley

Financial Assistant

John Gurley served in the military for 3 years during WWII with the US Navy, Submarine Service.
He has a Master of Divinity from Central Baptist Seminary, Kansas City.
He has served as pastor since 1948, in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas, along with bi-vocational service in Children's Home, Health Care and Church Finance.
He has 6 children, 11 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

Favorite Hymn: Amazing Grace
Favorite Songs: The Holy City, O, Love of God, God Bless America
Favorite Scriptures: Psalm 23, Ephesians 2:8-9, Hebrews 13:5, Philippians 4:11-13
John Hernandez - Facilities Tech

John Hernandez

Facilities Tech

John has been employed at our church since October, 2000. He is our Facilities Tech. He enjoys working in the kitchen helping with the Wednesday night suppers. He has lived in Round Rock all his life and has seen many changes to the city.

Interests: Fishing, watching and attending sport events
Personal Passion: Cooking mexican food
Favorite Place Traveled: New Orleans
Favorite Music: 60’s & 70’s Oldies
Favorite Singer: The Beatles
Dawn Norton - Assistant to the Pastor

Dawn Norton

Assistant to the Pastor

After being raised on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi and enjoying the majority of her life on the sunny Texas coast, Dawn is finding living in beautiful Central Texas a delightful change. While volunteering as an Office Angel at FBC Rockport, TX, the Lord instilled in her the desire for full time ministry. She feels the Lord has been preparing and equipping her throughout her life for the ministry she has been called to here at FBCRR. She has two grown sons; Kendrick , who lives in Austin, and Kyle, who is serving our country in the Army.

Interests: Chatting with friends, watching sunsets
Personal Passion: Helping Facilitate Celebrate Recovery
Favorite Place You’ve Traveled: To see the Dead Sea Scrolls
Favorite Music: Christian Rock, 70’s music
Favorite Books: Non-Fiction, esp. by Joel Rosenberg
Favorite Scripture: Proverbs 3:5-6
Sheri Pederzani - Paid Childcare Coordinator

Sheri Pederzani

Paid Childcare Coordinator

Sheri attended ACC for two years and is married to Kevin. They have two children, Vance and Sarah. She has been a member of FBC since 2000, and has been working at First Steps Learning Center since 2001. She became the Childcare Coordnater in 2005 and love it.
Favorite interests: playing softball and basketball.
Personal passions: to be with her kids and family, and teaching about God.
Favorite music: Contemporary and old gospel music.
Favorite Scripture: Philippians 4:13
" I can do everything throughhim who gives me Strength."
Sheri Pelath - Assistant to Adult Ministries

Sheri Pelath

Assistant to Adult Ministries

Sheri has been on staff with the Church since 2003, and also working with First Steps Learning Center for 2 years prior to that. She can honestly say she's thrilled with her position here at FBCRR, and has never worked with such a wonderful group of people. She has been married to husband John since 1990 and they have two amazing sons. Kylan, a member of the United States Air Force and James attending Round Rock High School.

Personal passion: family... She is devoted to her family and wouldn’t have it any other way.
Favorite family pasttimes: camping, hiking, boating or really anything else that gets the family outdoors together. Favorite vacation: Washington DC.
Favorite music: Contemporary Christian music…with a little country mixed in. That country music is bred into her from her West Texas upbringing.
Favorite scripture: Joshua 1:9, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Terrie Sigmon - Assistant to Students

Terrie Sigmon

Assistant to Students

Terrie has worked for FBCRR since 2001 serving in various ministries. She currently supports the Student Ministry. She and her husband Mike have been married for 30 years and have 3 grown daughters and one son-in-law.

Interests: Crafts and card making
Personal Passion: Students and preschool children
Favorite Place You’ve Traveled: Pagosa Springs, Colorado
Favorite Music/Songs: Steven Curtis Chapman, Third Day, MercyMe, Newsboys, tobyMac, David Crowder Band, the Katinas
Favorite Books: the Bible, Silver Boxes by Florence Littauer
Favorite Scripture: Isaiah 40:31 and Ephesians 4:29
Chrissy Thurman - Asst. to Preschool Ministry, FSLC Asst. Director

Chrissy Thurman

Asst. to Preschool Ministry, FSLC Asst. Director

Chrissy has been blessed with the opportunity to work for the church family she grew up with and loves dearly. She has worked for FBCRR and FSLC in several different roles since 1997. She is married to David and God has given them three beautiful daughters, Stacy, K’Leigh and Brianna. This church has played many very important roles in her life and she is now very excited to give her heart and time back through reaching out to families here.

Interests: Church and anything my kids do…RRHS Dragon Band, RRY Cheerleading, Kickball, Basketball and many more.

Personal Passions: Being there for people in need.

Favorite Place Traveled: The Mountains of New Mexico (God’s Beautiful Work)

Favorite Music: Contemporary Christian, Praise Songs, and of course Country.

Favorite Song: How Great Thou Art

Favorite Scripture: Galatians 5:22-26
Carol Ream - Receptionist

Carol Ream


Personal Passion: music, singing in the FBC choir and Singing Women of Central Texas
Favorite Place Traveled: Oahu, Hawaii
Favorite Music/Song: hymns – Blessed Assurance, Victory in Jesus
1940’s, 1950’s songs, big band music
Favorite Books: books by Karen Kingsbury
Favorite Scripture: Proverbs 3:5-6
Interests: Being with family, watching football (Cowboys), watching old movies
Trevor Brown -

Trevor Brown

Trevor is a graduate of Howard Payne University and George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University, where he received a Master of Divinity. He is a native of Bay City, TX and previously served churches in Waco and Fannett. Trevor was married to his beautiful wife Hannah (MSW, Baylor) in August of 2013. Together they love helping the Church to participate in what God is doing in the world and discovering new ways to live out God’s love in their community.

Interests: Theology, Culture, Sports, Outdoors, Music, Food, Travel
Personal Passion: Equipping the Church
Favorite places you’ve traveled: Fez, Morocco; Varanasi, India; Home
Favorite Authors: Karl Barth, N.T. Wright, Eugene Peterson
Favorite TV: SportsCenter
Favorite Scripture: Psalm 67
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Hallie Coombs - Ministry Assistant

Hallie Coombs

Ministry Assistant

Hallie is a graduate of Kansas State University with a degree in Human Resources Management. After working professionally for several years she was blessed to be able to stay home with her children. With a heart for children, she began to serve in children’s programs here at FBCRR and in other ministries. She is thrilled to be able to now work and serve full time at FBCRR, doing what she can to help instill a love for Jesus in the hearts and minds of the next generation. Hallie and her husband, Joel, have been married since 1992 and have two sons, Travis and Tyler.
Interest: Family, playing golf, reading and playing piano
Personal Passion: Working with children of all ages
Favorite Place Traveled: Maui, Hawaii and Disneyworld
Favorite Hymns: How Great Thou Art, It Is Well
Favorite Books: Les’ Miserables, Ender’s Game, Christian Fiction
Favorite Scripture: Isaiah 41:10
"Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others." Romans 12:4-5