Our Congregational Council

Bruce Fisher - President (12/2018)
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My wife, Pat, and I have been members of RLC for 38 years and we have been blessed to raise our two children here and two of our four grandchildren have been raised here. Over the course of 38 years I’ve had many different opportunities to serve God and RLC and I have been privileged to have served in several leadership roles including: Council President, five terms during 3 different time periods; Vice President; Chair, Strategic Planning Team; Chair, Stewardship Team; Chair, Search/Call committee; Chair, Nominating committee; and adult Sunday school leader; as well as serving on many other committees, task forces and in individual contributor roles such as Stephen Minister; Council Member-at-Large; and Synod Delegate. If elected, I look forward to serving God and RLC as Council President and I ask God to help and guide me.
Kathy Barrett - Vice President (12/2018)
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Kathy Barrett has been a member of Resurrection since 1988. She has served as an usher, has been on the Women of RLC board as coordinating secretary, program chair, and president, and is a Stephen Minister Leader. A retired elementary school counselor, Kathy is active in the community as a member of the Plano Retired Teachers Association. She is also a puppeteer for the Kids Count Players, a volunteer group of the Collin County Children’s Advocacy Center that presents puppet shows throughout Collin County for children in kindergarten through 2nd grade on child abuse awareness.
Jan Frum - Treasurer (12/2018)
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Mike Sciascia - Secretary (12/2018)
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I have been married to my wife Kate for almost 20 years. We have a 17 year old son Paul-Michael. I was born and raised in Buffalo, New York; I am first generation American, my Father was from Sicily, and my Mother, also Sicilian, was from Canada. I was initially raised a Roman Catholic, but I chose to become a Lutheran after meeting my wife Kate, and seeing how her faith had formed her and her family. My brother Vincent also joined RLC in 2013. Our first experience with RLC was through the ARK preschool, where we enrolled our young son, and we formally joined RLC in 2007. I went to school in Columbus, Ohio, was recruited by Texas Instruments and moved to Texas. After accepting an early retirement, I became self-employed as a technical research consultant. My family and I enjoy the many opportunities to serve our congregation. I have been honored to have served ‘At Large’ on the Church council for the last three years. It means a great deal to my family and me to be a part of the RLC family and I appreciate the opportunity to ‘give back’.
Matthew Fahrney - ARK Preschool Liaison (12/2019)
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Matthew was born in 1965 in Harrisonburg, VA but grew up in Timberville, VA. He graduated from Broadway High School in Broadway, VA and then attended Roanoke College in Salem, VA. Matthew is married to Tabitha, May 11 1991, and they have three children: Jenna, Austin, and Evan. Matthew has worked at Toyota Financial Services for 29 years and has been a member of RLC for 15 years, joining in 2002. Matthew enjoys spending time at the beach or tropics!
Stephanie Waterman - Learn Ministry Liaison (12/2020)
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I have been a member of RLC since 2014. I am married with one son who is in the 7th grade. I am a licensed family physician currently unemployed. Although l have been living in the DFW area since 1994, I grew up in the north Houston town of Tomball as a pastor’s kid and lifelong Lutheran. Currently, I reside in Allen. At RLC, this is my second year teaching Sunday School. Before RLC, I taught Sunday School for 4 years at King of Glory Lutheran. At Redeemer Lutheran in FW, I was the bell choir director for 2 years and a choir member. As a teen, I sang in the adult choir, taught Sunday school, directed the children’s choir and ran the VBS program. I view this nomination as an opportunity to add my input and other members’ concerns to the council regarding Christian education and worship.
Gary Owen - Property Ministry Liaison (12/2018)
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My hometown is St. Johns, Michigan. Moved to Plano, Texas when I was 4 years old, graduated from Plano High School in 1971, then attended the University of Arkansas. Noelle and I married in 1975 at Walnut Hill Lutheran Church, Dallas, Texas. We have been members of RLC for 21 years and currently live at 3208 Buckhorn Ct. in Plano. We have 3 children, Stephanie Owen Bland, James Julian Owen and Andrew Mark Owen (died 1997). I have been a member of the Lutheran Church since 1976, originally at Walnut Hill Lutheran in Dallas, then became members of Our Savior Lutheran in Mesquite, TX where my wife and I served as Youth Ministers for many years. We also served as Youth Ministers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana at The Lutheran Church of The Resurrection. Returning to Plano, Texas we became members of RLC in 1996. I worked for the IBM Corporation 25 years, 12 as a Customer Engineer and 13 as a manager. Since then I have worked at various Golf Clubs as General Manager, then retired in 2015 and started working part time at Watters Creek Golf Club where I am currently employed.
Kay Anderson - Serve Ministry Liaison (12/2018)
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I grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and moved to Texas in 1974. I joined RLC in 1998. We have been bringing our granddaughter Vika Blood to RLC since the age of 3 and she is turning 16 in December. I am currently active in the church. I've taught Sunday School for 13 years. I'm beginning my 4th year as secretary on the School Supply Project Board. I've also sung in New Spirit and was in the bell choir for a short time. I am involved in two Bible study programs outside of RLC. I have a bachelor's degree in psychology and elementary education and an MEd. in special education. I retired from Plano ISD in 2005 after 37 years in education. I spent the last 22 years of my career as an educational diagnostician. After I retired, I spend three years working part time as a diagnostician for the Allen ISD. I occasionally substitute teach in Plano. I'm currently a member of The Kids Count Players which is a muppet puppet group that presents a program of child abuse awareness to students in kindergarten, first and second grade. My life long hobby has been singing and performing with a Sweet Adeline Show Chorus called the Richtones. We currently have 5 first place international gold medals. I have seen many changes at RLC over the last 17 years. I am excited about our new pastoral and musical leadership. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
Kim Trigg - Witness Ministry Liaison (12/2020)
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I was married by Pastor Bill In September, so most of you might know me as Kim Wagner. I have a 24 year old son, Scott Wagner, who grew up in this church, as we joined more than 15 years ago. I was born in Houston, raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Accounting, and then moved to Texas. I am an Office Manager/Senior Accountant at United Petroleum Corporation for over 25 years now. I am a Stephen Minister, I have taught Confirmation; I was always helping around the church when Scott was in RYOT, Confirmation, and Rally; Scott and I enjoyed helping with the School Supply Project.
Karen Oehler - Worship Ministry Liaison (12/2019)
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Karen Oehler has been a member of Resurrection Lutheran Church since 1998. She grew up in Austin, Texas and moved to Richardson with her husband Alan Gatherer in 1993 after graduate school in California. After working as an electrical engineer at TI for 11 years, she trained as family physician and now works in Richardson. Their three sons: Andrew (21), Kevin (19) and Kenneth (7), were baptized at RLC and have been active in Christian education and youth events. Over the years, Karen has served on Church Council, Nominating Committee, Christian Education Planning Team, Sunday School Teacher, Confirmation Mentor, been in a small group bible study, and helped with RALLY and Kids Club. She has a special interest in Christian education and faith formation. She cannot cook.
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