Rev. Charles L Stark
St. Peter's called Charles to be their interim pastor starting July 1, 2021. Charles is an intentional interim pastor who completed his training with the Interim Ministry Network. Previously Charles served as the Interim Senior Pastor at St. John's UCC in Burton, TX. Charles has served as the Director of Outdoor Ministry at Slumber Falls Camp and has served as pastor to Friends Church College Station, Faith Church Bryan, and Evangelical Church Lyons. Before entering seminary, Charles was a Professional Photographer in Austin and a Commercial Pilot and Flight Instructor. Charles's hobbies include anything related to computers and technology and amateur astronomy.
Barbara Coleman has been the Church Secretary at St. Peters since November 2016. Prior to joining the staff, Barbara worked at the City of Austin for 23 years. She’s a native Austinite who currently lives in Hutto. Barbara received an Associate of Arts Degree from Blinn Jr. College and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Radio, TV, Film from Sam Houston State University. Barbara is responsible for preparing weekly worship bulletins, PowerPoint slides, funeral programs, monthly newsletters, and packets for monthly Council Meetings and the yearly Congregational Meeting.
Anna is the Head Choir Director at Austin High School. She is an accomplished pianist. Her experience includes playing for an directing choirs for 13 years in a variety of places including Lufkin, Texas, Boise, Idaho, and teaching for a British School in Moscow before coming to Austin.
Charlotte has been actively involved in church activities as far back as she can remember. She grew up in the Nazarene faith. In 1966, she joined Bethel United Church of Christ in Houston, Texas, and found a perfect fit with her religious beliefs. After moving from Houston to the Beaukiss Community east of Coupland, Charlotte and her husband, Bill, joined St. Peter’s in 1981. She immediately became active in church life and shortly thereafter became very active in the UCC association, conference, and national church, serving as a delegate representing St. Peter's and serving on committees and boards. Charlotte especially enjoys mission work, assisting with communion to shut ins, and visiting with families in crisis.
After attending classes for two years, she was licensed in 2006 to be a minister through the Heart of Texas Association of the South Central Conference of the United Church of Christ.
Her first love is her grandchildren (anyone's grandchildren!) Charlotte loves decorating for each new season and holiday, and playing 42 dominoes and bunco. She will NOT skydive!