Welcoming New Pastor Kelly Shoenfelt!

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Dear Servant Church family,

We are excited to announce that Rev. Kelly Shoenfelt will be our new lead pastor, starting July 1st. From our introductory meeting last night, if feels like Kelly will be a great fit, bringing many gifts and graces that will help us as a church.

Kelly graduated with a business degree from UT and spent the first part of her career in the Marketing department of Southwest Airlines. Most of her time spent there was focused on the digital and web space for the airline, and she still considers herself a fan of the company and its famous culture of servant leadership and fun.

In 2012, Kelly began seminary at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and graduated in 2016 with her Master of Divinity. During seminary and beyond, Kelly has been appointed to Bethany UMC Austin in a variety of roles including worship leadership, planning a generosity campaign, and pastoral care. Most recently, she has been actively trying to create a culture of small groups called Grow Groups.

Kelly’s husband Adam grew up in Austin and currently works as a Planner at Apple. Together, they are parents to two wonderful sons: Andrew, age 8, a 2nd grader and Longhorn Baseball prospect for the 2027 season, as well as Brooks, a 2-yr old who knows what he wants and isn’t afraid to tell you.

Pastor Kelly wrote this morning, saying : “God is clearly at work through the people at Servant Church. I am energized hearing of the creative ways that you are being led to serve the community and one another. It is a blessing and privilege that my family and I are joining in the transformative work taking place within this Body of Christ.“

We look forward to welcoming Kelly Shoenfelt and her family in this new season together in the life of Servant Church.

Joy and peace to you,
Ellen Bond Harsch & Elysia Van Deusen
Co-chairs of the Personnel Team