Rev. Kenny Rigoulot (Pastor)
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)
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.
Nick Koontz (Director of Youth)
Nick was born and raised in Lubbock, Texas. He began attending a Disciples of Christ church when in college at the University of New Mexico where he studied biology and anthropology. It was the ethos of this church that opened his eyes to a new understanding of God’s loving and graceful nature.
Following college, Nick worked a variety of vocations as he sought his calling in life. In 2015, Nick felt the call to ministry and began at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth where he is currently studying for his Masters in Divinity. Nick hopes to someday lead a congregation and is excited to teach the youth and serve God alongside the congregation.