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


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. 

Assistant Pastor

Rev. 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. 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 Austin.

Children's Ministry Director

Debbie Liu

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. 

Women's Ministry Coordinator

Natalie Weller

Natalie was born and raised in Northwest Indiana. In 2007 she moved to Texas where she worked in the dental field as an assistant and front office manager until she retired during COVID. Natalie is an all-hands-on deck personality. She likes to help where she is needed. As such, she has been involved in Women's ministry, Children's ministry, Communion, Greeting, and Hospitality. Natalie has been serving at CTK since 2019 and she is now the Women's Coordinator. She loves supporting her husband and children in their endeavors and if she has a free moment, you will probably find her enjoying a book. Natalie currently serves CTK as a diaconal assistant.

Youth Ministry Coordinator

Brandon Shufflebarger

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.


Tresa Hardister

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                   

Bob Hardister            

Todd Finch                   

Chris Corley

Adam Sweatt


James Allen                   

Paul Benoit          

Trace Finley

Mark Bohm

Eric Liu

Diaconal Assistants

Tresa Hardister             

Natalie Weller