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Pastors & Staff

Rev. Dr. Ronald Scates : Co-Pastor

Rev. Dr. Ronald Scates

Co-Pastor

Dr. Ron Scates, a lifelong Presbyterian, grew up in Bethesda, Maryland. He attended Trinity University in San Antonio on a baseball scholarship and later accepted a position as an assistant baseball coach while attending graduate school. His pursuit of a career in veterinary medicine was permanently interrupted when he responded to the Lord’s call to the ministry.

Ron’s call to the ministry also led him to Anne. While a student at Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia, he met Anne, who was enrolled at the nearby Presbyterian School of Christian Education. Anne, a Memphis native, was attracted to Ron by his intellect, his sense of humor and his commitment to the Lord. She is both his strongest supporter and his greatest asset.

After earning a Doctor of Ministry degree from Union, Ron’s first pastorate was as Associate Pastor for Youth Ministry at San Antonio’s First Presbyterian Church, under Senior Pastor Louis Zbinden. In 1989 Ron and Anne accepted a call to Central Presbyterian Church in Baltimore. During Ron’s tenure there, Central’s worship attendance tripled and the church completed a major building program. In 2000 Ron and Anne accepted a call to Highland Park Presbyterian Church in Dallas, Texas, as its Senior Pastor completing his tenure in December 2013.

Ron and Anne have been blessed with five children: Katie (29) Andrew (24) twins Michael and Emily (21), and Anna who passed away as a young child several decades ago. The Scates family enjoys sporting events, music recitals and concerts, and traveling together to their favorite places, which include the beach and Civil War sites (Dad’s favorite). Ron is also an avid weight trainer.

The principal focus of Dr. Scates’ ministry is his preaching. He devotes time daily to sermon preparation and translates his scriptural text from the original language.

Dr. Scates holds or has held positions on the boards of The World Reformed Fellowship, Presbyterian Healthcare System, The Dallas Council for Life, US Lausanne Committee Advisory Board, American Tract Society, Presbyterians for Renewal, Regeneration Ministries, Presbyterians Pro-Life Advisory Board, and the Presbyterian Children Homes and Services.

Email: rons@fpcsat.org
Phone: 210-226-0215
Rev. Dr. Bob Fuller : Co-Pastor

Rev. Dr. Bob Fuller

Co-Pastor

Bob is a 1991 graduate of Washington and Lee University, and a 1996 graduate of Union Seminary.  He received his doctorate from Union Seminary in 2006.  He was ordained in August of 1996, and began his ministry as Associate Pastor for Service and Young Adults at First Presbyterian Church of Charlotte, North Carolina. He then served as the Pastor of Hebron Presbyterian Church of Manakin-Sabot, Virginia, for four years. Bob was previously the Senior Pastor of Fairview Presbyterian Church in North Augusta, South Carolina, where he has served faithfully for the past 13 years.

He is married to Morgan (college sweetheart who grew up in Odessa, Texas) and they have two children.  Ellie will be a junior in high school and Bo will be entering the 7th grade.

Bob is very relational, a gifted preacher, and has a wonderful sense of humor.  He takes seriously both the Bible and the theology of the reformed tradition.  He fully believes that “the local church is the hope of the world.” Bob has been blessed by multiple mentors in his life and hopes to be a mentor/pastor to others on our staff here at FPC San Antonio.

His family loves the outdoors and especially spending time on the water.

Email: bobf@fpcsat.org
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Rev. Scott Simpson : Associate Pastor of Congregational Care

Rev. Scott Simpson

Associate Pastor of Congregational Care

Empowered by God’s love in Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit, Scott Simpson is excited to share Christ’s love for him by caring for God’s people at First Pres. Scott’s ministry focuses on caring and nurturing for the congregation at large; providing Christian guidance and support and overseeing the church deacons and the Stephen Ministers in their service to those who are sick, in need, friendless or in distress. He is passionate about fostering hope and healing in people by caring for them through their struggles. He also enjoys training people to use their spiritual gifts for caregiving. Scott previously served as the Senior Pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Topeka, Kansas.

An Edna Gladney Adoption Home baby, Scott grew up in Dimmitt, Texas. He graduated with a B.S. from Texas Tech University and an M.Div. from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He loves gardening, gourmet cooking, reading, bird feeding, and bird watching. He is married to Suzanne and together they have three children: Samuel, Zachary, and Joshua.

Email: scotts@fpcsat.org
Phone: 210-271-2712
Rev. Scott Simpson : Associate Pastor of Congregational Care

Rev. Scott Simpson

Associate Pastor of Congregational Care

Empowered by God’s love in Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit, Scott Simpson is excited to share Christ’s love for him by caring for God’s people at First Pres. Scott’s ministry focuses on caring and nurturing for the congregation at large; providing Christian guidance and support and overseeing the church deacons and the Stephen Ministers in their service to those who are sick, in need, friendless or in distress. He is passionate about fostering hope and healing in people by caring for them through their struggles. He also enjoys training people to use their spiritual gifts for caregiving. Scott previously served as the Senior Pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Topeka, Kansas.

An Edna Gladney Adoption Home baby, Scott grew up in Dimmitt, Texas. He graduated with a B.S. from Texas Tech University and an M.Div. from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He loves gardening, gourmet cooking, reading, bird feeding, and bird watching. He is married to Suzanne and together they have three children: Samuel, Zachary, and Joshua.

Email: scotts@fpcsat.org
Phone: 210-271-2712
Rev. Dr. Joe Moore : Director of Missions and Older Adults

Rev. Dr. Joe Moore

Director of Missions and Older Adults

Email: joem@fpcsat.org
Phone: 210-271-2726
Stephanie Garcia : Administrative Assistant for Congregational Care

Stephanie Garcia

Administrative Assistant for Congregational Care

Email: stephanieg@fpcsat.org
Phone: 210.271.2753
Tom Dooling : Minister of Music

Tom Dooling

Minister of Music

Tom is a native of Alabama who came to FPC in May 2009 to assume the role of Minister of Music, providing musical leadership to the Sanctuary Choir and Chamber Singers, as well as oversight and vision for the entire Music Ministry of the church. Previously he served as the Director of Music at First Presbyterian Church, Huntsville, Alabama.  While in Huntsville, Tom also conducted the Huntsville Master Chorale, an auditioned ensemble of singers that performed throughout North Alabama.

Tom graduated from Birmingham-Southern College in Alabama with a degree in Music and Business.  He later went on to complete a Masters of Church Music from the Southwestern Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas.  Tom has participated in many workshop and masterclass experiences, including those offered by Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ, The Juilliard School in New York, and Chorus America.  Tom’s wife, Jennifer, and daughter, Leah, are also active participants in the Music Ministry of FPC.

Tom considers it a privilege to combine his passion for musical excellence with a strong desire to lead musicians and congregations in the midst of holy worship.

Email: tomd@fpcsat.org
Phone: 210-271-2717
Dr. Jae Hyuk Ha : Associate minister of music / Organist

Dr. Jae Hyuk Ha

Associate minister of music / Organist

Dr. Jae Ha assumed the position of Organist at First Presbyterian Church in October 2003. A native of Seoul, Korea, he earned a bachelor's degree in organ performance from Yonsei University in Korea and received a master's and Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) in Organ performance in 2003 from the University of Texas at Austin. He currently serves as adjunct organ professor at University of the Incarnate Word.

Email: jaeh@fpcsat.org
Phone: 210-271-2729
Kevin Dailey : Contemporary Music Leader

Kevin Dailey

Contemporary Music Leader

Email: kevind@fpcsat.org
Phone: 210-271-2775
Kathy Jamison : Director of Children's Choir Programming & The Jubilate Choir Director ( Grades 3,4 and 5)

Kathy Jamison

Director of Children's Choir Programming & The Jubilate Choir Director ( Grades 3,4 and 5)

Email: kathyj@fpcsat.org
Phone: 210-226-0215
Megan Martin : The Cherub Choir Director ( Pre K and Kinder)

Megan Martin

The Cherub Choir Director ( Pre K and Kinder)

Email: megan.martin08@gmail.com
Phone: 210-226-0215
Kyrenda King : The Music Makers Choir Director ( Grades 1 and 2)

Kyrenda King

The Music Makers Choir Director ( Grades 1 and 2)

Email: coachkyrenda@gmail.com
Phone: (210) 226-0215
Charlotte Hains : Friday Singers

Charlotte Hains

Friday Singers

Email: charlotteh@fpcsat.org
Phone: 210-226-0215
Rev. Dr. Bob Fuller : Co-Pastor

Rev. Dr. Bob Fuller

Co-Pastor

Bob is a 1991 graduate of Washington and Lee University, and a 1996 graduate of Union Seminary.  He received his doctorate from Union Seminary in 2006.  He was ordained in August of 1996, and began his ministry as Associate Pastor for Service and Young Adults at First Presbyterian Church of Charlotte, North Carolina. He then served as the Pastor of Hebron Presbyterian Church of Manakin-Sabot, Virginia, for four years. Bob was previously the Senior Pastor of Fairview Presbyterian Church in North Augusta, South Carolina, where he has served faithfully for the past 13 years.

He is married to Morgan (college sweetheart who grew up in Odessa, Texas) and they have two children.  Ellie will be a junior in high school and Bo will be entering the 7th grade.

Bob is very relational, a gifted preacher, and has a wonderful sense of humor.  He takes seriously both the Bible and the theology of the reformed tradition.  He fully believes that “the local church is the hope of the world.” Bob has been blessed by multiple mentors in his life and hopes to be a mentor/pastor to others on our staff here at FPC San Antonio.

His family loves the outdoors and especially spending time on the water.

Email: bobf@fpcsat.org
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Rev. Dr. Joe Moore : Director of Missions and Older Adults

Rev. Dr. Joe Moore

Director of Missions and Older Adults

Email: joem@fpcsat.org
Phone: 210-271-2726
Stacie Rodriguez : Administrative Assistant, Adult  Education and Discipleship

Stacie Rodriguez

Administrative Assistant, Adult Education and Discipleship

Email: stacier@fpcsat.org
Phone: 210-271-2759
Lindsay Selli : Administrative Assistant for Children’s Ministry, Youth Ministry, University/Young Adult Ministry, Baptisms, and Confirmation

Lindsay Selli

Administrative Assistant for Children’s Ministry, Youth Ministry, University/Young Adult Ministry, Baptisms, and Confirmation

Email: lindsayb@fpcsat.org
Phone: 210-271-2758
Colton Willis : Youth Ministry Associate

Colton Willis

Youth Ministry Associate

Colton Willis was born and raised in San Antonio. “It’s my home, and I hope it will be my home for many years to come,” he says.  Colton loves God, his family, and his San Antonio Spurs! You will learn he is a die-hard Spurs fan, wears Spurs shirts on game days, and tries to attend as many games as possible. He admits he isn’t very athletic, but his brothers tell all their friends that he does know a lot about Spurs basketball! Colton’s family is in San Antonio, he has a brother at St. Mary's University, a sister at San Antonio Christian School, and a brother at college in Abilene at Hardin Simmons University. He is married to the love of his life Amy Willis. He loves being around family and friends. Colton loves getting to meet new people and learning about their faith journey. He hold's a bachelors in Youth and Family Ministry and Biblical Text from Abilene Christian University.

Email: coltonw@fpcsat.org
Phone: 210-271-2792
Emily Yergler : Youth Ministry Associate

Emily Yergler

Youth Ministry Associate

Email: emilyy@fpcsat.org
Phone: 210-271-2791
Alex Solorio : University/Young Adults Associate

Alex Solorio

University/Young Adults Associate

Alex Solorio was born and raised in Houston Texas. He attended Houston Baptist University where he was involved in many organizations including, The HBU Reteam, Residents Life and the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity. Alex is a Houston fan to the core but doesn't mind cheering for the Spurs, just don't ask him about Dallas teams. Alex’s hobbies include any outdoor sport, finding good new eats, and watching movies. Houston is where the family is; his Mother and Father are leaders of their respective church. He has an older sister who lives in Thailand, as a missionary, with her husband, and a younger brother that attends Houston Baptist University as a Christianity major. Alex has a Masters in Theological Studies and has been in College ministry for more 3 years. He is set on his passion for college students/young adults and their relationships with Jesus.

"I was saved to live and now I live to serve."

Email: alexs@fpcsat.org
Phone: 210-271-2793
Lindsay Selli : Administrative Assistant for Children’s Ministry, Youth Ministry, University/Young Adult Ministry, Baptisms, and Confirmation

Lindsay Selli

Administrative Assistant for Children’s Ministry, Youth Ministry, University/Young Adult Ministry, Baptisms, and Confirmation

Email: lindsayb@fpcsat.org
Phone: 210-271-2758
Becky Prichard : Director of Children’s Ministry

Becky Prichard

Director of Children’s Ministry

Becky was born in northern California, but spent the majority of her childhood in San Antonio attending First Presbyterian Church as her mother, Kristin Huffman, served as an Associate Pastor. After middle school and high school in Houston, she became a Sooner and graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations and a minor in Spanish. After college she worked in youth ministry for several years and through that experience felt God’s call to pursue theological education and to learn more about how to serve God’s people. Becky attended Fuller Theological Seminary, where she recently completed a Master of Divinity degree. Becky married Colby in August 2013 and they lived in Augusta, Georgia, as Colby finished his service to the U.S. Navy. She is excited to return to the Lone Star State and to be a part of the church that had such a huge impact on her faith as a young child. Becky looks forward to partnering with the congregation to serve children and teach them about the love and grace of Christ.

Becky is an avid college football fan and enjoys warm weather, Tex-Mex food, running, and sharing life with those around her.

Email: beckyp@fpcsat.org
Phone: 210-271-2732
Sonya Wright : Assistant Director of Children’s Ministry

Sonya Wright

Assistant Director of Children’s Ministry

Sonya grew up in Duncan, Oklahoma. She has a B.A. in Psychology from Baylor University (Sic ‘em!) and a M.A. in Behavioral Science-Psychology from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. She previously owned and operated The Wright Start Learning Center for 13 years and prior to that was the Nursery Director at University United Methodist Church. Sonya’s husband is the head softball coach at Our Lady of the Lake University. She has three awesome children. Dusty is a MIS/Finance Pre-Law major at Baylor (Sic ‘em, again!) and Jacob and Gabby are both at Clark High School where Jacob plays football and track and Gabby plays basketball and track. Sonya loves spending time with her family and watching sports, especially when her kids are playing or when the Baylor Bears are playing!

Email: sonyaw@fpcsat.org
Phone: 210-271-2720
Lindsay Selli : Administrative Assistant for Children’s Ministry, Youth Ministry, University/Young Adult Ministry, Baptisms, and Confirmation

Lindsay Selli

Administrative Assistant for Children’s Ministry, Youth Ministry, University/Young Adult Ministry, Baptisms, and Confirmation

Email: lindsayb@fpcsat.org
Phone: 210-271-2758
Kitty Lange : Director of Children’s Day Out

Kitty Lange

Director of Children’s Day Out

Kitty has directed the First Presbyterian Church Children’s Day Out program for 22 years. She is passionate about leading little children into a relationship with the Lord Jesus, as well as ministering to their parents and teachers. She was the founder and director of two other preschool programs, including The Acorn School in San Antonio, Texas.

Kitty has a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.A. from Michigan State University in Child Development. She enjoys spending time with her granddaughter and summers in Michigan. Some might be surprised to learn that she spent almost every day of her childhood riding horses and won nine Texas state championships! She is married to Rich and together they have a son, Casey, and a granddaughter, Eloise. To her, “living to make Jesus visible” means living out her faith in front of little children so they experience God's unconditional love for them.

Email: kittyl@fpcsat.org
Phone: 210-271-2733
Rev. Dr. Joe Moore : Director of Missions and Older Adults

Rev. Dr. Joe Moore

Director of Missions and Older Adults

Email: joem@fpcsat.org
Phone: 210-271-2726
Emily Jordan : Admin. Assistant of Missions

Emily Jordan

Admin. Assistant of Missions

Email: emilyj@fpcsat.org
Phone: 210-271-2770
Hank Cherry : Director of Communication

Hank Cherry

Director of Communication

Email: hankc@fpcsat.org
Phone: 210-271-2728
Sarah Clower : Communications Associate, Graphic Design

Sarah Clower

Communications Associate, Graphic Design

Email: sarahc@fpcsat.org
Phone: 210-271-2777
Lisa Salazar : Media Coordinator

Lisa Salazar

Media Coordinator

Email: lisas2@fpcsat.org
Phone: 210-271-2742
Richard Flores : Communications Associate, Pressroom/Workroom

Richard Flores

Communications Associate, Pressroom/Workroom

Email: richardf@fpcsat.org
Phone: 210-271-2761
George Rivera : Audio Editor

George Rivera

Audio Editor

Email: georger@fpcsat.org
Phone: 210-226-0215
John Garza : Audio Technician

John Garza

Audio Technician

Email: johng@fpcsat.org
Phone: 210-226-0215
Janet Slayden : Church Business Administrator

Janet Slayden

Church Business Administrator

A native San Antonian, Janet served 13 years as Business Administrator at Castle Hills First Baptist Church. Being gifted with strong business acumen and a burning passion for the local church, Janet is using her experience and expertise to help First Presbyterian Church manage its critical business functions with excellence, freeing leadership up to focus on their calling and expanding God’s kingdom. She also currently serves as the Director of  "The Back Office" for The Missional Association, a non-profit church planting movement that exists to see the city of San Antonio transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Janet’s passion is using her spiritual gifting and business background as a support for ministry.  For her, excitement lies in seeing God use her in practical, hands-on ways—she enjoys handling the "messy details" so ministry can happen. To her, making Jesus visible means living an authentic life centered around loving God and serving people.

Janet is a two-time graduate of Baylor University, where she received her undergraduate degree in Finance and her MBA.

Janet enjoys entertaining in her home, hanging out with her family, growing in Christ, and discipling others. Janet is married to Paul and they have two teenage children, Melissa and Gregory.

Email: janets@fpcsat.org
Phone: 210-271-2751
Christi Burrell : Business and Finance Assistant

Christi Burrell

Business and Finance Assistant

Email: christib@fpcsat.org
Phone: 210-271-2755
Marie Nipp : Finance and HR Coordinator

Marie Nipp

Finance and HR Coordinator

Email: marien@fpcsat.org
Phone: 210-271-2756
Susan Dullnig : Director of Facility Operations

Susan Dullnig

Director of Facility Operations

Email: susand@fpcsat.org
Phone: 210-271-2757
Jeff Carawan : Facilities Manager

Jeff Carawan

Facilities Manager

Email: jeffc@fpcsat.org
Phone: 210-271-2754
Maurilio Garza, Jr. : Church Chef

Maurilio Garza, Jr.

Church Chef

Email: mauriliog@fpcsat.org
Phone: 210-271-2763
Maurilio Garza, Sr. : Kitchen Staff

Maurilio Garza, Sr.

Kitchen Staff

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Maria Elena Berrospe : Kitchen Staff

Maria Elena Berrospe

Kitchen Staff

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Janie Jimenez : Household Staff Coordinator

Janie Jimenez

Household Staff Coordinator

Email: janiej@fpcsat.org
Phone: 210-271-2754
Leticia Alvarez : Household Staff

Leticia Alvarez

Household Staff

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Steven Anthony : Household Staff

Steven Anthony

Household Staff

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Norma De La Fuente : Household Staff

Norma De La Fuente

Household Staff

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Patsy Lugo : Household Staff

Patsy Lugo

Household Staff

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Adrian Perez : Household Staff

Adrian Perez

Household Staff

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Arturo Tapia : Household Staff

Arturo Tapia

Household Staff

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Mario Ureste : Household Staff

Mario Ureste

Household Staff

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Lisa Snow : Administrative Assistant to the Senior Pastor

Lisa Snow

Administrative Assistant to the Senior Pastor

Email: lisas@fpcsat.org
Phone: 210-271-2760
Stephanie Garcia : Administrative Assistant for Congregational Care

Stephanie Garcia

Administrative Assistant for Congregational Care

Email: stephanieg@fpcsat.org
Phone: 210.271.2753
Stacie Rodriguez : Administrative Assistant, Adult  Education and Discipleship

Stacie Rodriguez

Administrative Assistant, Adult Education and Discipleship

Email: stacier@fpcsat.org
Phone: 210-271-2759
Lindsay Selli : Administrative Assistant for Children’s Ministry, Youth Ministry, University/Young Adult Ministry, Baptisms, and Confirmation

Lindsay Selli

Administrative Assistant for Children’s Ministry, Youth Ministry, University/Young Adult Ministry, Baptisms, and Confirmation

Email: lindsayb@fpcsat.org
Phone: 210-271-2758

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