Our Congregational Council

Bruce Fisher - President (12/2019)
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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 (12/2019)
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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 (12/2019)
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I am a native Texan and life-long Lutheran, raised in East Dallas. My husband, Dale, and I joined RLC in 1990 after I was transferred to the Dallas office from Houston with Mobil Oil. I retired from ExxonMobil in 2004 after more than 26 years. I stayed retired for about two months and then went to work for EXCO Resources as Director of SOX Financial Compliance. I retired from EXCO in early 2016 but decided to go back to work later that year for SND Energy. After working there for two years, I am retired again. I am a CPA and have worked in the oil and gas industry most of my career. Dale and I have one son who is married and has three daughters (being a grandma is awesome). Currently, I am the Altar Guild coordinator and play in the Sounds of Joy handbell choir, which is my favorite thing to do. I am an assisting minister, participate on the worship team, and am a member of the Care Team. My prior activities at RLC include Audit Committee, Nominating Committee, Organ Committee, Sunday school teacher, RYOT chaperone, School Supply Project worker, Stephen Minister, and just assisting where needed. For me, RLC is my extended family, and I love being a part of it.
 
Amy Gabrian - Secretary (12/2019)
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I joined Resurrection in 2003 and have served on past Resurrection church councils as an At-Large member and as Treasurer. Prior to that, I served in several council positions at my former church congregation. Outside of my council experiences, I serve as an assisting minister and am a member of the Worship Team. I also participate as an offering counter a few months out of the year. Outside of church, I am a product manager by profession and enjoy travelling, skiing, hiking, and socializing with friends. I am mom to two four-legged babies (kitties, Max and Brooklynn) and am looking forward to them getting past the kitten stage. I look forward to serving on the council in the Secretary position and seeing Resurrection thrive in the future!
 
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.
 
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.
 
Becky Schuerman Choi - Serve Ministry Liaison (12/2021)
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I am a newbie to Resurrection since joining in November 2017 but didn't waste time finding ways to get involved. I joined Sounds of Joy early but still consider myself a mere ding-a-ling since my handbell skills pale in comparison to others. Behind the scenes, I have helped with the 2018 God's Work, Our Hands Sunday, VBS, Stewardship Team, and occasionally Rally, in addition to serving as an usher. You may also find the Choi family in the kitchen, hosting coffee hour. I was born Lutheran in DeWitt, Nebraska; am a graduate of Kansas State University and the University of Texas-Arlington; and was a bicycle and pedestrian planner before Greta was born. Most recently, I was the office manager of Elim Lutheran Church in lovely Petaluma, California. Since relocating back to Texas, I manage to avoid finding a “real” job by adding more volunteer responsibilities through RLC, the Robinson Middle School PTA, and the Live Green in Plano program. I am married to Howard “Chili Champ” Choi, and my daughter, Greta, enjoys hanging out with her friends in the RLC Confirmation program.
 
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.
 
Matthew Fahrney - Ancillary Ministries 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!
 
Gary Owen -Support Ministry Liaison (12/2021)
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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.
 
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