Leadership

Leadership and Pastors at Christ the King Presbyterian Church (PCA) Austin, TX

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Rev. Byron West, Interim Pastor
Byron joined the PCA in 2012 after graduating from Dallas Theological Seminary, when the West family moved to Fort Myers, FL to serve as the Family Ministry Director/Assistant Pastor at Westminster Presbyterian Church. In 2016, Byron was installed as the senior pastor at the same church where he served until moving to Dripping Springs in the summer of 2022. He is a doctoral student at Reformed Theological Seminary where he has benefited tremendously by studying under wonderful professors and diving deep into Church Health and the Book of Proverbs. Byron and his wife, Jennifer have three terrific children: Elijah, Evangeline (Evie), and Nora. As a family, they enjoy being outdoors, especially on the water, watching (and playing) ice hockey, beaches, mountains, Bluey, board/card games, and reading.

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Janet Finley, Ministry Assistant
Janet has lived in the Austin area since 1995 and has spent 25 years in the field of education, teaching children from three years old to fourth grade. She has been a member of CTK since 2011 and has served as nursery coordinator and taught children’s Sunday school.  Janet is a graduate of Texas A&M University and is an avid fan of Aggie sports.  Her other interests include reading biographies and history, taking daily walks with her Labrador and spending time with her husband, Trace, and their two young adult sons.   

Brandon Shufflebarger

Brandon Shufflebarger, Worship Director/Youth Ministry Coordinator
Brandon is originally from Indiana and moved to Austin in 2012 where he has taught high school computer science, math, and economics at Regents School of Austin.  Prior to that, Brandon was a  member of Teach For America where he taught in underserved school districts in both the Mississippi Delta and Indianapolis regions. Apart from spending time with his wife Meg and their 3 kids, you will likely find Brandon playing Bluegrass mandolin.

Debbie Liu

Debbie Liu, Children's Ministry Director
Debbie is originally from California but moved to Austin in 2006 with her husband, Eric. She has a Master in Public Health from Emory University and worked as a Program Evaluator for numerous non-profit organizations in the Atlanta and California areas before having her daughter.  When Kylie turned three years old, Eric and Debbie made the decision to homeschool their daughter. Debbie has over 20 years of experience serving children and youth in various capacities from teaching to mentorship. When she is not homeschooling Kylie, Debbie can be found at the gym lifting heavy weights.  Debbie also loves traveling and learning about the history and culture of the places she visits. Her most favorite spot in the world is Cinque Terre. 

Tresa Hardister

Tresa Hardister, Bookkeeper
Tresa and her husband, Bob, are founding members of Christ the King and she has served as bookkeeper since 2007. She has taught children’s Sunday school and led women’s Bible studies over the years. Tresa has many hobbies including gardening, reading, cooking and quilting. She and her husband enjoy spending time with their four grown daughters who live in the area. Tresa currently serves CTK as a diaconal assistant.

 

RULING ELDERS

Larry Laine

Larry Laine

Bob Hardister

Bob Hardister

Todd Finch

Todd Finch

Adam Sweatt

Adam Sweatt

 

DEACONS

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James Allen

Paul Benoit

Paul Benoit

Trace Finley

Trace Finley

Mark Bohm

Mark Bohm

Eric Liu

Eric Liu