Rev. Timothy Fox, PhD

Tim moved to Austin in Summer 2016 to become the pastor of Christ the King. He received a PhD in New Testament from the University of St Andrews, Scotland. He is a fellow with the Center for Pastor-Theologians. Before pastoring CTK, Tim served as a ruling elder in the Free Church of Scotland, as a college pastor on the central coast of California, and as a campus minister with Cru in East Asia and in California. He and his wife Marijke have four young kids; they all enjoy reading, gardening, and hiking. 

Director of Community

John Weller

John was born and raised in Colorado and joined the US Army shortly after graduating high school. The Army brought him to Fort Hood after his time overseas, and here is where he stayed. John joined the Austin Fire Department after completing his enlistment and worked until he retired as a Captain in January of 2018. It seems he had a new calling on his life! John went to seminary and recently graduated with his master's in divinity. He is currently coordinating the CTK community and small groups. John is married, and has three daughters and one step-son.

Ministry Assistant

Loretta Hackett

Loretta is a native Texas who grew up in the South Texas area. She has a background in church administration and volunteer coordination and has served on staff at Southside Community Church (PCA) in Corpus Christi for 5 years and Trinity Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Boerne for 8 years. Loretta and her husband Rex moved to Austin in 2019 where she now serves as the Ministry Assistant at Christ the King Presbyterian Church (PCA). Loretta enjoys watching college football and basketball, reading biographies and appreciates a good Tex-Mex enchilada.  Rex and Loretta love spending time with their daughter and son in law who live in the Austin area.

Children's Ministry Director

Diane Corley

Diane has served in youth and children's ministries for most of the last thirty years, and currently works at Regents School of Austin. She attended Texas A&M and the University of Texas, and practiced as a hospital pharmacist before being drawn to work in a school setting. Diane and her husband Chris love their three grown daughters and two sons-in-law who bring them great joy. In her spare time Diane enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, reading, and walking with her standard poodle. 


Ruling Elders

Larry Laine

Larry currently works for Texas Disposal Systems after retiring from a twenty-two-year career in state government. He is actively involved with Isaiah 55 (a ministry principally serving the deaf as well as the neglected kids living in the poorest section of Reynosa Mexico) as a board member and also as a team leader for CTK's annual summer mission trip. He and his wife, Connie, of forty-seven years have four grown children and six grandchildren.

Bob Hardister

Bob is one of the founding members and first elders of Christ the King. He's a discussion leader for his community group, "Theology on Tap" meetings, and serves as a teacher for adult Sunday School. He enjoys talking about Jesus, music and literature, and plays in local Cajun bands. He and his wife Tresa enjoy camping and spending time with family.

Todd Finch

Todd is a native Texan, and grew up in Nixon—an hour south of Austin. He has been at Christ the King since 2005, and became an Elder in 2018.  A graduate of Baylor and University of Texas at San Antonio, he has worked in high tech since 1995, and currently works at Oracle. He loves his wife, Allison, and two children Benjamin and Claire, very much!

Chris Corley

Chris is a native Virginian who has lived in Austin for over thirty years. He has taught high school math and science at Regents School of Austin since 2004. He and his wife Diane, both life-long Presbyterians, joined Christ the King in 2013. Chris became an Elder in 2018. Chris and Diane have three grown daughters whom they enjoy visiting whenever possible. Chris enjoys cycling and reading in his spare time.


James Allen

James has been worshiping at Christ the King since 2003. He is a 20+ year veteran of the Intel Corporation where he has held a variety of jobs. He currently serves as a deacon and the treasurer of CTK. James is a native of Birmingham, AL, but lived in Huntsville, AL; Atlanta, GA; and Portland, OR before coming to Austin, TX. He is a diehard Crimson Tide fan by any reasonable standard but a fair-weather fan by Bama standards.

Jim McAndrew

Jim and his wife Ashley have been worshiping at Christ the King since 2013. Jim is the proud father of three children and enjoys traveling, playing music (guitar and violin), reading and long discussions about reformed theology and philosophy. He is also an entrepreneur, technologist and software architect who loves creating lean startups.

Paul Benoit

Paul and his wife Brittany have been worshiping at Christ the King since 2013. They are both proud parents of Ameerah, their daughter. They love going on walks and hikes and fellowshipping with their neighbors. They are also foster parents and strongly feel that it is God's call to have them care and love those who need a home. They enjoy being involved in church activities and are always open to meeting new people and enjoying life with others. Paul grew up in the OPC and Baptist denominations. He attended the University of Texas at Austin and works in the software industry. Paul and Brittany also both enjoy doing fitness workouts together, along with Ameerah.