It is a joy to unite every couple in marriage. We place importance on personalized experiences and forming relationships with each bride and groom. Many choose to commit their lives to one another for the first time. Some want to honor their commitment with a vow renewal. Others want to join two families as one. Couples of all faiths and stages in life are embraced.

Emily Owen
Our pastor has an infectious personality and contagious amount of enthusiasm. After graduating from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, she served in North Carolina for several years. Following, Emily did a yearlong residency in Clinical Pastoral Education at the Texas Medical Center in Houston and was hired as a Staff Chaplain upon graduation. In December 2018, she began a new adventure when her husband accepted the position of Director of John Knox Ranch. Her family then relocated to the ranch’s beautiful 300-acre property just outside of Wimberley.

Karen Laffere
The goal of our wedding representative is to guarantee every wedding day is exactly as our couples envision it. Karen is the initial contact and ensures all requests are taken care of efficiently and satisfactorily. She is available by phone, email or in person to answer questions, show the facilities and provide any assistance or advice needed.

Juan Manuel Senties
With a degree in Music Education and career as a Choir Director, Juan is well-versed in all types of music genres. If a song is requested he is unfamiliar with, he learns it quickly and accurately. Juan leads the congregation musically during worship services with his mastery of the piano and melodic voice. He enjoys sharing his talents at weddings if requested and available.

Couples who choose to be married in a service of Christian worship are taking a step beyond a civil ceremony and are inviting God to be a part of their relationship. They seek to bring their marriage into accord with the will of God and allow their relationship with Christ to form a pattern for the covenant of marriage. (Ephesians 5:21)