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2019 Barnabas Board of Directors
Susan Myers, Interim Chair
Susan graduated with a BS in elementary education, (Reading Specialist) from the University of Texas. She retired after 32 years of teaching and now works part-time at Texas Medical Plans, the insurance agency, she co-owns with her husband, Greg. Susan has lived in Wimberley for 34 years and owns a home in South River. Susan was on the PFO Board at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School (SSES), and also helped organize and run the SSES Silent Auction for sixteen years. She helped run the flood center at Cypress Creek Church, and is still part of Flood/Disaster Committee there. Susan also volunteered at the 2016 Back to School Fiesta, and the 2015/ 2016 Christmas Store.
Susan loves spending time with her three daughters: Courtney Mecklenburg, Lauren Myers, Whitney Tabash and her two grand-daughters: Brooke and Reagan Mecklenburg.
Jared Spurgeon-Interim Vice Chair
Rev. Sandy Londa, Secretary
Sandy graduated with a BS in Physical Therapy from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. While in Houston she worked for the United Cerebral Palsy as the director of a swimming program for developmentally disabled children and adults. After several years at home raising her family, she became the Director of Singles and Older Adult Ministry, which she held for 13 years.
After several mission trips, especially two life-changing mission trips to Kenya, Sandy entered seminary at Perkins School of Theology and a residency in Clinical Pastoral Education at The Methodist Hospital in Houston. After completing the residency, she was hired as a Staff Chaplain at The Methodist Hospital where she worked from 2002 until 2012. During this time, Sandy graduated from seminary with a Master of Divinity degree, became Board Certified in hospital ministry with the Association of Professional Chaplains, and was ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church.
Sandy moved to Wimberley in June 2012 and worked as the Chaplain and Bereavement Coordinator for Heart to Heart Hospice in San Marcos until retirement in September 2015. Sandy became a Barnabas phone volunteer in January 2015 and has volunteered at the Back to School Fiesta and the Christmas Store. In addition to volunteering with the Barnabas Connection, she is on the Board of Directors of the Wimberley Senior Citizens Activities Inc., and is active in various ministries at Wimberley United Methodist Church.
Bob Reed, Treasurer
Bob graduated with a BS in Electrical Engineering from Auburn University, an MBA from Southern Methodist University, and a Licentiate in Spiritual Theology & Direction from the Anglican School in Dallas. He had a 30 year career in Telecommunications with senior management responsibilities in Engineering, Product Management and Finance, retiring as Executive Vice President of Alcatel Network Systems in Dallas. He and his wife Linda moved to Wimberley in 2001 and have been active supporters of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and the Barnabas Connection for many years. Linda also served on the Board of Barnabas Connection. Bob has served as Senior Warden of St. Stephen’s Church, Board Chairman of St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, and has led adult classes in Bible study and spirituality for over 40 years. He works with the AARP/IRS program providing free tax return preparation for seniors and those in need at the Wimberley Library. He also sings in the Wimberley Community Chorus and in the St. Stephen’s Choir. Bob and Linda have four grown children in Austin and Denver and nine delightful grandchildren.
Rev. Wes Cain
Rev. Wes Cain is the Senior Pastor of the Wimberley United Methodist Church. He is an ex-officio member of the Barnabas board of directors.
Rick graduated from Florida State University with BS and MBA degrees in 1968. He worked for 20 years with KPMG in Raleigh, North Carolina and Houston, Texas. The rest of his career was spent mainly in the venture capital business, helping to start and manage companies in industries ranging from airlines to biotechs to mechanical contracting. He and his wife, Joanna, moved to Wimberley full-time in 2005. They are members of Wimberley United Methodist Church and are active in several local organizations.
Daina Schwartz Slover
In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, practicing yoga, traveling, yard work and spending time with friends and her family, which includes three children and six grandchildren. She and her family especially enjoyed hosting international exchange students for four school years.
Ms. Slover received a B.A. in communication and public relations from Angelo State University.
Kate Sowell, Executive Director