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Carey Benge

Carey is a native Texan who married his high school sweetheart in 1984. He graduated from East Texas State University (now Texas A&M-Commerce) in 1987 and moved directly to Austin to begin his career in the high-tech industry. Carey committed his life to Christ in the spring of 2003. He and his wife, Donna, have three children, Cody, Matt, and Mia, and have attended Hill Country Bible Church since 1999. Carey served two years in Children’s Ministry and the last 10 years in Student Ministry. He is currently employed with a software startup in technical sales.
 
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Steve Berry

Steve grew up in Humble, Texas, & accepted Christ as his Savior at the age of 13. He went to school at Southwest Texas State (now Texas State University) in San Marcos where he met his wife, Barbara. They’ve been married for 27 years & have four children: a married daughter, Elizabeth, Christopher, Joshua, and Paul. After moving to Austin to open a small business, the Berrys started attending HCBC in 1998. Steve has served in various areas including Children’s Ministry, Men’s Ministry, and small group leadership, and currently serves in the Marriage Ministry. Steve enjoys hunting, fishing, traveling, & Aggie Football.
 
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Joe Davis

Joe was born and raised in Texas and committed his life to Christ in 1984 at the age of 32. He graduated in 1975 from the University of Texas at Arlington and moved to Austin in 1990.  Joe and his wife, Nancy, have two children, Rachel and Katie.  They have attended HCBC since 1997. Joe has served in various ministry leadership roles within the Association of Hill Country Bible Churches.  He is currently in a sales position in the electrical industry and enjoys activities that involve the entire family.
 
 
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Richard Dooley

Richard grew up in Austin and attended college at The University of Texas. He placed his trust in Christ in June of 1996, and he and his wife, Susan, began attending HCBC in 1998. Richard has served in various ministries, including as a board member of Hill Country Christian School of Austin for the last six years. He has been humbled to see how God has worked through the ministry of this Christ-centered school. Richard and Susan have three children: Avery, Christian and Ellie.
 
 
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Tim Hawks

Tim was born and raised in Michigan and accepted Christ as a young boy. He received his bachelor’s degree from Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO, and a masters in theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, where he met his wife, Cindy. Tim planted and pastored a church in Ruston, LA, for three years prior to coming to Hill Country Bible Church in March of 1989. Tim and Cindy have four children: Kate, Ben, Ellen and Sam.  Tim enjoys reading, hunting and keeping up with his kids.
 
 
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Todd Janssen

Todd is originally from Wisconsin and met his wife, Sondra, at Texas A&M. The Janssen family joined HCBC in 1998, and Todd has served in children’s and adult ministry since that time, including a six-year term on the Board of Trustees with Hill Country Christian School of Austin. Todd and Sondra have been blessed with two children, Caroline and Nicholas. Todd is employed by a local civil engineering firm and enjoys virtually anything outdoors and anything Aggie! 
 
 
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Rick Loofs

The Loofs family has lived in Austin since 1995 & have been attending HCBC since 2008. Rick & his wife, Trudy, have four boys: Ryan, Tyler, Chris and Jake. Rick accepted Christ at age 13 while at a Christian summer camp on the Texas coast. He graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in engineering and received a master’s degree from the department of Counseling and Family Studies at Liberty University in 2008. Rick works in the business operations area for a technology company & enjoys traveling with Trudy & the boys, camping and serving as an adult leader with Hill Country’s Boy Scout Troop 234.
 
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Brad Medford

Brad grew up in San Francisco and attended engineering school at Point Loma College in San Diego, CA, where he met his wife, Julie. In January 2000, they moved to Austin with their three children, Brennan, Andrew and Haley. Brad and Julie have served in various ministries at HCBC over the past 12 years, including Awanas, small group leadership and global outreach. Brad has worked in various capacities with communication companies in both California and Austin. He is currently employed at a global networking company as an engineering manager.

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Bill Stauber

Bill was born and raised in Las Cruces, New Mexico.  Growing up in a Christ-centered family, he accepted Christ at the age of 6. Upon graduating from New Mexico State University with a BS in civil engineering, Bill moved to Los Angeles, CA, where he met his wife, Casey.  After moving to Austin, Bill and Casey started attending HCBC in 1999. They consider it a blessing to be part of a family of believers where they are continually challenged and encouraged to “take the next step spiritually."  Bill and Casey have been blessed to raise three children: Jessica, Will and Emma.