Our Staff

Rev. Kenny Rigoulot


Email: pastor@cleburnepresbyterian.org

Kenny grew up in Grapevine, Texas and was an active member of First Presbyterian in Grapevine. Kenny attended Abilene Christian University and graduated with degrees in English and Christian Ministry. While attending ACU, Kenny worked with the youth at First Central Presbyterian Church. Kenny attended Princeton Theological Seminary and graduated in 2008 with his Masters of Divinity.

Following graduation Kenny accepted his first call as Pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Pampa, Texas. In April of 2012 Kenny accepted a call to serve as Pastor at United Presbyterian Church in Cleburne, Texas. Since then he has been leading our church as we seek to worship Christ together with minds that search, hearts that share, and lives that serve.


Laura McKinstry

Director of Christian Education

Email: dce@cleburnepresbyterian.org

Laura grew up in Irwin, Pennsylvania where at the young age of four she fell in love with the church. She began a life-long journey of faith while attending a Presbyterian New Church Development meeting in the Adams Fire Hall. The NCD became the West Hempfield Presbyterian Church, where she grew up faithfully attending worship and Sunday school classes and later became a Deacon, Sunday school superintendent and Confirmation Class teacher.

Laura attended Seton Hill College in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, graduating with a degree in psychology and certified in elementary education. After four years of teaching she attended the Presbyterian School of Christian Education, graduating with a Masters in Christian Education in 1984.

Since then Laura has served churches as their Director of Christian Education in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Indiana and New York. She has a passion for teaching and equipping others to share the good news of the gospel as we worship Christ together with minds that search, hearts that share, and lives that serve.

Lauren Johnson

Choir Director


Kerwin Pittenger

Volunteer Media Director

Email: mediadirector@cleburnepresbyterian.org

Cell: (817) 240-1564

Kerwin is currently a Junior at Keene High School. He is very knowledgeable in the Audio/Visual field, broadcasting, filming, photography, video editing, special effects rendering, website and social media management, and publication production.

Kerwin is responsible for a variety of media-related projected for UPC. He runs our livestream services every Sunday, and is responsible for camera operations and graphics coordination. He is also responsible for the upkeeping and managing of our website.

Kerwin is currently also Director of Media Production at his school. He runs broadcast for Keene High School and is director of various media productions. He has chosen to help serve United Presbyterian Church with minds that search, hearts that share, and lives that serve.


Mary Ruth Shaffer



Benjamin Brock

Youth Director

Email: youth@cleburnepresbyterian.org

Kim Epperson

Director of Sunshine Preschool

Email: preschool@cleburnepresbyterian.org

Sherry Tomerlin


Alison James

Nursery Attendant

Jody Trevino

Nursery Attendant