St. Peter's called Martin to be their pastor in 2014. This was Martin's first full-time call as a UCC minister. Previously Martin served as the youth director at St. Peter's. Before that, he was the associate pastor at a church plant in South Austin. Martin is a graduate of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He's a big fan of reading fantasy novels and Brazilian Jui Jitsu. Martin will not bowl.
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.
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!