Our Staff

Our Staff

Ministers & Pastors

PRIEM-DAVID

David Priem

Pastor

Pastor David has been married to Joyce for 32 years. They have three adult children, and a sophomore in High School. David graduated from Pflugerville High School in 1979, Texas Lutheran College in 1983 with a B.A. in Theology, and from Wartburg Theological Seminary in 1987 with a M.Div. He has served in two previous churches in Texas, and has been at Holy Ghost since 2001. He loves Jesus deeply, and loves people and his greatest hope is to help people get acquainted with Jesus. Hobbies include hunting, motorcycle riding, reading good books, and spending time with his family and friends.

VITEK-BOBBY

Bobby Vitek

Pastor

Pastor Bobby Vitek wants the church to fly—for it to be the best it can be for the glory of God! He believes that if church is boring, it is a sin! Thus creative ways to express faith is always a part of the plan! He has been a Lutheran pastor for 28 years and has served Holy Ghost Church and the Fredericksburg community for the past 19 of those.
Pastor Bobby is married to Tammy who is a 4th grade teacher at Fredericksburg Elementary School. They have two adult children who are both married: Katy Kornegay, married to Geoff; and Andy Vitek, married to Alex. Both sets of children are highly involved faith leaders in their respective churches.
This Reverend enjoys raising quail in the backyard and pickling their eggs. He makes homemade wine, jellies, and does most of the home cooking. Spring turkey hunting for him is not a passion, but an obsession! He roots for Aggies, Cowboys, and Spurs! His current favorite Bible verse is, “I came that you may have life and have it abundantly!” (Jesus in John 10:10b)

PLUENNEKE-CLINT

Clint Pluenneke

Pastor of Youth and Family

Clint loves the ministry and loves serving the Lord at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church! He’s a sixth generation Texan with roots in Mason County where his family first settled in the 1800s. Clint is married to his High School (class of 1990) sweetheart, Anne, who practices medicine in Fredericksburg as an Ophthalmologist. Clint and Anne have three kids- Jake, Molly, and Clara- and have fun juggling the busy schedule of a family of five. Clint’s favorite hobbies are flying his drone, hunting turkeys in the Spring, watching High School sports, making highlight videos for FHS teams, playing guitar and going to the movies. Clint graduated from the University of Texas in 1993 with a B.A. in Psychology.
Following his undergraduate work, he attended Concordia Lutheran Seminary in St. Louis, MO, where he graduated with a Masters of Divinity in 1998. Prior to coming to Holy Ghost, he served Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Arlington, TX, for six years as an associate pastor specializing in youth and family ministry. He has served Holy Ghost full-time since February of 2005, and then beginning in January of 2016, he began a shared ministry partnership with our sister congregation, St Paul Lutheran Church of Cave Creek, working as their part-time pastor while also continuing to do youth ministry at Holy Ghost part-time.   Clint is thankful for this partnership in the Gospel and considers it a great joy to be a part of a family of faith where “being and making disciples” is the name of the game!

HOFMANN-Daniel

Daniel Hofmann

Minister of Children and Young Families

Daniel Hofmann has been at Holy Ghost since January 2014 and he can’t believe how blessed he is to live and work among such a wonderful Body of Christ! He came to Fredericksburg from Longview, TX, where he served for four years as the Director of Youth and Family Ministry at First Lutheran Church. Here at Holy Ghost, he is our Minister of Children and Young Families, so he gets to spend his time getting to know the younger crowd at church- which works out, since he’s nothing but a 6-foot-4 kiddo himself!
Daniel graduated from Texas Lutheran University in 2009 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology, with a specialization in Youth Ministry. He spent his college summers working at Cross Trails Ministry in Kerrville, where he served as a camp counselor, day camp director, and program intern. Camp is where Daniel felt God guide him to his calling of working with kids, and it’s his favorite place in the world. If you ever get the chance to go, he’d love to share it with you!
Daniel’s parents are Paul and Barbara Hofmann, who currently reside in Bellaire, TX, where Paul serves as City Manager. Both of them are very involved in their congregation at Pilgrim Lutheran Church. Daniel also has two younger brothers: Michael, a seminary student who lives in St. Louis, MO with his wife Stacy, and Timothy, a 2015 graduate of Texas A&M who lives and works in Kerrville.
Daniel shares his home across from the church with his Shiba-Inu pup Remus, who has become the unofficial watchdog of San Antonio Street.

Jan-Unger

Jan Unger

VISITATION PASTOR

Jan graduated from Lutheran High School East in Cleveland Hts, OH; from the University of Houston; and from Trinity Lutheran Seminary.  She was ordained March 18, 1990 at All Saints’ Lutheran Church, Worthington, OH.  She served Salem Lutheran Church in Miamisburg, OH, Grace Lutheran Church in Jackson Center, OH, and Peace Lutheran Church in Rockdale, TX until her retirement in 2011.  At that point, she and husband, Paul, started full-time RVing.  They stayed and worked in Kentucky, North Carolina, and Fredericksburg, Alpine, Terlingua, and Stonewall in Texas.  In February 2015, they hung up their keys and settled into a home in Fredericksburg.  They have a daughter, Shonna, in North Carolina; a son and his wife, Kevin and Casey, in Virginia; 3 grandchildren and 2 cats.  Jan is a member of the Society of the Holy Trinity,  a society for Lutheran pastors.  She is a Texas Master Naturalist, a member of the Native Plant Society of Texas, and loves to be outdoors and helping Paul with their garden.

WILLIAMS-ALAN

Alan Williams

VISITATION PASTOR

Rev. Dr. Alan Williams is a pastor both of the NALC and LCMC, having served with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada from 1971 to 1984. He was chaplain of Midland Memorial Hospital in Midland, TX, from 1984 to 2000. He served Calvary Lutheran Church in San Angelo from 2000 to 2008 and finished full time ministry at Hallettsville, TX 2008-2012. He has been ordained for 45 years, married for 47 to Linda and they have three adult children, three grandchildren, two dogs, 3 chickens and thousands of honey bees. He is currently semi-retired, working two days a week with Holy Ghost as a visitation pastor and 2 days a week as the bereavement coordinator for Peterson Hospice in Kerrville. He and Linda moved to Fredericksburg and joined Holy Ghost Church in January of 2013. His doctoral work is in the area of pastoral counseling. He has been a ham radio operator and played guitar for the last 54 years.

JENNINGS-ROBERT

Marti Jennings

Ministry Facilitator

Marti is originally from New Jersey. After her first husband passed on, Marti and her two children, Joseph and Katherine, moved to Arizona. There, Marti met Robert and they have been married over 40 years. They moved to Fredericksburg in 2007. Robert has two children, Patricia and David. They have 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
Camping, Fishing, reading and Travel (not necessarily in that order), are some of Marti’s favorite things to do. She was a bookkeeper for many years, Clowned around as “Marbles” with her Clown Ministry for over 10 years. Now, happy to have Holy Ghost Lutheran Church as her church home, Marti enjoys being Ministry Facilitator.
Marti believes in the saying she heard at the GLS she attended several years ago,
“If you’re not dead, you’re not done” and one of her favorite Bible Verses is Matthew 19:26 “….With God, all things are possible.”

Other Staff Members 

Kim-Bonilla

Kim Bonillas

Kindernest Director

Kim moved here with her family in 2008 from Anchorage, Alaska. She is married to Darrell, who teaches kindergarten at FPS. They have three sons Seth, Drew, and Joshua. Seth has recently finished serving four years in the Navy and will be attending A&M Prairie View in the fall. Drew just graduated from FHS and will be studying Biology at UTSA. Josh will be a junior at FHS next year. Bert, the schnoodle, is in charge of protection and cuteness, and Boo the cat, who tolerates their existence round out the family.
Kim has been in early childhood education for 25 years. While in Anchorage, she served for 17 years at Anchor Lutheran School as a teacher, assistant director, and head of the early childhood department. Since moving to Fredericksburg she’s served as the Director of Bethany Preschool, lead teacher and assistant director of Kindernest, and is currently the Director of Kindernest Montessori School.
“One of the most important and special aspects of teaching at Kindernest is the ability to share Christ’s love and teach God’s word.”
In her spare moments she enjoys spending time with family, reading, gardening, and running. A favorite Bible verse is from Isaiah 41:10 “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

PARKER-JIM

Jim Parker

MAINTENANCE

Hi, my name is Jim Parker. I was born in San Antonio at Randolf Air Force Base. In my years of growing up, I spent time in Japan, San Antonio, Austin, Italy, Dripping Springs, and Harper. I attended school at each of these places where our father was stationed. I and one sister, Jan. I had two sons, Terry and Garrett. Terry passed away after an accident while in the Air Force in Florida in 1998. I met my wife, Lynne, in 1999. We were married in 2002. Garrett lives in Alexandria, Virginia with his wife Marina.

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Shanese R. Lochte

Office Manager

Shanese is married to Kevin Lochte and have two boys; Hewston (8) and Hudson (1). Formerly, I was the co-owner and Manager of L.T. Answering and Business Services for 8 years. I graduated from Fredericksburg High School in 1990 and am graduate of Central Texas Commercial college in Dallas. I have worked for law and accounting firms in Dallas as well as Biodynamic Research in San Antonio. I have been Office Manager for HGLC since July, 2015. My hobbies include swimming, cooking (when time allows), going to the lake, spending time with my boys, my husband Kevin and family. I have also taught Sunday school for 3 years here at HGLC and have been a volunteer with Vacation Bible school. I am also a member of HGLC. My vision for my job here at HGLC, is that this is not just a job. I feel that I am working for a much greater purpose. A favorite bible verse for me is “ . . .Where You Go, I will Go . . .” Ruth 1:16

WOERNER-June

June Woerner

Financial Secretary

June is married to Daniel Woerner and they have been married for 37 years. June has two boys; Shaun and Kyle. Shaun and his wife, Suzette, live in Itasca, Texas. Kyle and his wife, Marion, live in Houston, Texas. June also has two grandsons, Austin and Andrew. June retired from the Fredericksburg Clinic in 2014 after 28 years of service. She enjoys her time with her two dogs, Sadie and Rambo. Besides traveling to Houston to visit with the grandkids, she also spends her free time feeding her geese, ducks and lots of whitetail deer. In November 2015, June joined the office staff as the Financial Secretary. She feels blessed to return to service and be a part of the Holy Ghost staff.

NEFFENDORF-Blake

Blake Neffendorf

Office Assistant

I was born and raised a beach baby in Norfolk, Virginia. I fell in love with Texas after visiting family off and on during my childhood. I decided in 2002 to pack up my belongings and head off on new adventures with one goal in mind….to become a TEXAN! I married my husband, Spencer Neffendorf in 2008 and we have two children, Dalton (12) and Savannah (5). We also have 2 dogs (Saki Bernice & Delta Dawn) and a super sassy kitty (Frida Pearl).
My hobbies include photography, camping and exploring the outdoors. I also love to cook, hunting/fishing, the color yellow and blasting music in the car and singing & dancing like nobody is watching!
I feel so blessed to be involved with a wonderful church family here at Holy Ghost Church. I believe God has called me for a great purpose to serve as Office Assistant and I so look forward to the great plans he has for me.
Romans 8:28 “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Jennifer-Juenke

Jennifer Juenke

OFFICE ASSISTANT

Jennifer is married to Michael Juenke. Together they have two sons and one daughter; Dawsen Harkins, Hayden Juenke and Ashley Juenke. Jennifer has been a self-employed bookkeeper and property manager since the year 2000, but greatly enjoys the change of pace and environment of working for the church on Thursday’s. Prior to that she was employed at Heartland Enterprises, Inc. as Office Manager for 10 ½ years. Her hobbies passed down from her grandmother’s Lottie Hartmann, Minna Novian and Rose Loth, include cooking, baking, sewing and canning. Her greatest enjoyment is being a mom and singing. Having the opportunity to work for Holy Ghost Lutheran Church is a blessing to her beyond measure.

Music Staff Members

Marti Jennings

Tammy Vitek

Organist

My husband has married a lot of people, but he has been married to me for 32 years. God is what life is all about. I’m most proud of my children, Katy and Andy, and their spouses, Geoff and Alex. Reading for pleasure ranks right up there with breathing. Playing piano in the praise band is life-giving to me. I share my story of depression with those who need to hear it. I LOVE teaching fourth graders at F.E.S.! My dream is to someday be a famous rock star and a really good grandmother.

Adrienne-Stone

Adrienne Stone

Organist
Bernice Basse

Bernice Basse

ORGANIST

I was born and raised in Gillespie County. I am married to Hans Basse. I have two children, Farren & Andrea. I also have 3 grandchildren and 3 step grandchildren. I became a Registered Nurse and served 30 plus years as a Nurse Executive of Hill Country Memorial Hospital.
Music has always been a great part of my life and I have spent 50 plus years as a church organist & pianist.
Since retirement from nursing, I particularly enjoy spending time with grandchildren and continue working as a church organist.

MOELLERING-DARRELL

Deanne Moellering

Handbell Director and Music Coordinator

My name is Deanne Moellering. I am the Music Ministry Coordinator and the director of the hand bell choirs here at Holy Ghost. I was born and raised in Fredericksburg and have been married to my husband, Darrell, for 31 years. We have been blessed by 3 wonderful children, Brenna, who is married and lives with her husband, Kevin in McKinney, TX and our twin sons, Michael and Joey who are currently attending A & M University. If you have any questions about the music ministry at Holy Ghost, please feel free to contact me at 992-9391 or 990-8410. “Be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Ephesians 5:18-20

 

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