Our Staff

Ministers & Pastors

Bobby Vitek

Pastor

Pastor Bobby Vitek contributes to the ministry team as being the lead pastor. He has served HGLC for 23 years and been a pastor for 32 years.  His vision is for 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!

Pastor Bobby is married to Tammy, a retired teacher after 29 years. 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.  They celebrated the birth of a grandson in 2020: Graham Wilder Kornegay. 

This Reverend enjoys making 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)

David Priem

Pastor

Pastor David is married to Joyce.  They have four adult children, and one grandchild.  David has been in the ministry for 30+ years, serving congregations in Westhoff, Lindenau, LaVernia, and has been at Holy Ghost since 2001.  He loves Jesus as Lord and Savior, and loves people, and loves studying the Bible. His greatest desire is to help build relationships between people and God.  He loves hunting, reading good books, spending time with family and friends, and spoiling grandchildren.

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!

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.

Rick McMinn

Pastor of Life Care Ministry

I was born in Abilene, Texas in a farming family. The youngest of three, my world revolved around school sports, church and farm chores. I graduated with a bachelors and a masters from Hardin Simmons university and the entered into a years residency for hospital chaplaincy.

During these years I served as a youth minister, pastor, and interim pastor. I married and had my first child while in training. The next few years saw me begin my hospital ministry, complete requirements in pastoral counseling, and start my doctoral work.

We moved to the Hill country and I worked in San Antonio. We live on a farm in Comfort and our four children are grown. There are three grandchildren and one in the way. After spending thirty-four years in various hospital positions, I have recently returned to Fredericksburg to follow my lifelong vocation to bring comfort and healing to the broken-hearted.

Jan Unger

VISITATION PASTOR

Visitation Minister Jan Unger graduated from Lutheran High School East in Cleveland, Ohio.  She began her college education at the University of Colorado in 1967 and finished up with a B.S. in Psychology at the University of Houston in 1982.  She received her M.Div. at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio in 1989.  March 18, 2020 marks the 30th anniversary of her ordination.  She served at Salem Ellerton Lutheran Church in Miamisburg, OH from 1990-1998, Grace Lutheran Church in Jackson Center, OH from 1998-2005, and Peace Lutheran Church in Rockdale, TX from 2005-2011.  Shortly after retiring, she transferred her membership to Holy Ghost.

Like her mother, Jan enjoys singing, and she participates in the Sanctuary Choir.  She travels every chance she gets and likes to learn about different cultures. She likes to visit with Christians in other lands to hear of their victories and trials.  She remembers fondly her trips to Tanzania, when she led tours to the churches there.  She enjoys making greeting cards, and tries to teach the craft to everyone who will listen.  Jan has two adult children and four grandchildren.  She has been married to Paul, a lifelong Lutheran, for twenty nine years.  They have two cats and a small “ranch” in Kendall County, with a never ending to-do list.  Jan loves the Lord and loves to worship Him.

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 48 years, married for 50 years 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. 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.

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 7 great grandchildren.

 

 

Kim Gibbs

SMALL GROUP MINISTRY LEADER

kimogibbs@outlook.com

Kim joined the staff on a part-time basis in 2020 with the goal of Strengthening the Saved through growing friendships and faith in small groups.  Kim was born and raised in the Dallas area, but she has deep roots in Fredericksburg and at Holy Ghost.  After graduating from Texas A&M with a BBA in Accounting, she had a 30+ year career in accounting and human resources, starting in Austin and continuing when she and her family moved to Fredericksburg in 2008.  Kim is married to Mark, an environmental engineer, and they have two grown sons, Robert, married to Amanda, and Garrison.  The Gibbs live in the Bear Creek community in an 1870s rock house that was originally built by Kim’s great, great grandparents.  Kim enjoys cooking, reading, camping, drinking wine, Bible studying, and spending time with family and friends.  She says that her role as Small Group Ministry Leader is a holy calling and dream job, and she’s very excited to serve Holy Ghost and the kingdom.

Other Staff Members 

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.”

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.

Shanese R. Lochte

Office Manager

I am married to Kevin Lochte and we have two fantastic boys; Hewston (12) who enjoys Art and Theater Arts. Hudson (5) who is a vivacious young man who loves to be outdoors and enjoys all types of hunting & fishing, and digging holes in the yard for his mother to fall into. Kevin is self-employed (K. Lochte Construction). 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 a graduate of Central Texas Commercial college in Dallas. I have worked for law and accounting firms in Dallas as well as for Biodynamic Research in San Antonio. I have been Office Manager for HGLC since July, 2015. My hobbies include soaking up the sunshine on warm days, cooking scrumptious fattening food (when time allows), drinking coffee, going to the lake, and spending time with my boys, my husband, and family. My favorite place to go on vacation is Destin, FL, and I am the baby of a family of 4. I have also taught Sunday school for 3 years here at HGLC, have been a volunteer with Vacation Bible school, and am on the Foot washing Team. 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. Working at HGLC is not only challenging, but more so than that a true blessing. My favorite bible verse is “. . .Where You Go, I will Go . . .” Ruth 1:16

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June Woerner

Financial Secretary

June is the mother of two sons, Shaun and Kyle Woerner.  Shaun and his wife, Suzette, live in Itasca and have one daughter, Eva.  Kyle and his wife, Marion, live in Houston and have two sons, 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 visit her grandkids, she also spends her free time feeding her geese, ducks, and lots of whitetail deer.  In November 2015, June joined the office staff here at Holy Ghost as the Financial Secretary.  She feels blessed to return to service and be part of the Holy Ghost Team.

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 in 2008 and we have two children, Dalton and Savannah. Our family also consists of 2 dogs (Saki Bernice & Delta Dawn), 2 parakeets (Hazel & Kiwi), a flock of chickens, 2 ducks (George & Charlie), and a super sassy kitty (Frida Pearl).  We believe, that if you’re not using the “baby voice” to speak to your animals, they probably don’t understand you.

My hobbies include photography, travel, and exploring the outdoors with my family. I also love to cook, essential oils, TJMAXX, the color yellow, and performing concerts in the car to my favorite music!

I believe our relationships define us, are how we learn & grow, and are how we minister to each other. I believe that these are the blessings of belonging and I am so blessed to belong to Holy Ghost Lutheran Church.

Thank you Jesus for an amazing church family!

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.”

 
 
 

 

 

Donna Reinke

Office Assistant

Donna was born and raised in California.  She graduated from High School in Covina, California.  A few months later she enlisted in the USAF and was off to San Antonio for basic training.  Her next duty assignment was Stewart AFB, Newburgh, New York where she was trained as an Air Operation Specialist.  She worked on the flight line coordinating flight information with the control tower and various other agencies.

Donna met husband, Don, at Stewart AFB.  They were married at Clark Air Base, Republic of the Philippines.  After serving in the USAF, she became an Air Force wife.  They moved 14 times in the 20 years of Don’s Air Force career.  Don and Donna have two sons and a daughter.  The “kids” have blessed them with 11 grandchildren, including two sets of twins.

Working for the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) as a secretary was a satisfying job held.   The DAV counsels and advocates for veterans regarding government benefits.  Working for the Good Samaritan Society, an assisted living/nursing facility was another.

Don and Donna moved to Fredericksburg from Fort Collins, Colorado.

Music Staff Members

Deanne Moellering

HANDBELL DIRECTOR & MUSIC COORDINATOR

ddhimmel3@gmail.com

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

Adrienne Stone

ORGANIST

astone3@satx.rr.com

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.

Tammy Vitek

ORGANIST

vitek4@austin.rr.com

Tammy is married to Pastor Bobby and they have two children; Katy is married to Geoff; they live in Dallas with their baby, Graham; Andy is married to Alex, and they live in Bryan.

Tammy was baptized at Salem Lutheran Church near Brenham. She grew up in Bellville. She began piano lessons with her mom when she was six years old. She started playing the organ for church in ninth grade and has played for ever church she has attended. Now she loves accompanying the sanctuary choir and the praise band, Joyful Noise.

Tammy happily taught in elementary schools for thirty years. She has recently retired and changed her name to “Omi.”

Nancy Rickerhauser

ORGANIST

nancymd@gmx.com

Hi!  I’m Nancy Rickerhauser and I play piano part-time here at HGLC.  A  Pennsylvania native and a Texan by choice since 1996, I work full time as a family physician with Cornerstone Clinic in Comfort, deliver babies at Hill Country Memorial and care for people of all ages, “from the cradle to the grave”.  I live in Fredericksburg with my husband Ron, a psychologist and counselor, and my daughter Jenna, who will graduate from high school and test her wings as she prepares to soar into college in 2020.   

I enjoy traveling, cross stitch, reading, and following the antics of our menagerie of goats, chickens, dogs and cats.  Music has always been my passion and it’s a joy and a privilege to share that with our church family.

Psalm 100: 1-3:  Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.  Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.

Rhonda Gross

ORGANIST

rkgross1@gmail.com

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