Meet our Staff

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.”
1 Peter 4:10
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The Rev. Canon Dr. Chuck Thebeau



Hometown: Oceanside, CA
Education: BA in Psychology, Point Loma Nazarene University
M.Div., Seabury Western Theological Seminary
D. Min., Trinity School for Ministry
Hobbies: Socializing, Fishing, Smoking Meats, Reading
Favorite Bible Passage: Gospel of John
What does he love about COK? I love that the people are hungry to know the Lord and grow in Him. I love that they love Him and one another!

Chuck is the Rector (Pastor-in-charge) of Christ Our King. He and his wife Sandy, and their four children, came to New Braunfels in 2001. He led the way to the founding of Christ Our King Anglican Church in October of 2008. Chuck has been ordained since 1981. In 2016, he was made a Canon in the Wusasa Diocese, Anglican Church of Nigeria, making him a canonical member of both the Anglican Church of North America and the Anglican Church of Nigeria. He recently became a grandfather! He has three grandsons and one granddaughter!

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Colleen Bathon

Office Manager


Hometown: San Benito, TX
Hobbies: Singing, Cooking, Anything Outdoorsy
Favorite Bible Passage: John 3:16
What does she love about COK? I love that we are one big family in Christ!


Colleen loves to serve at COK. She was born and raised in Texas, and feels the Lord called her to be a Parish Administrator/Coordinator.  She and her husband, Roger, are founding members of COK, and Colleen has served the parish since its beginning. She has over 30 years of administrative experience and a diverse church background. If you call the office, she will be glad and excited to help you!  


Denbigh Cherry

Music Ministry Director

Hometown: Brenham, TX
Education: B.S., Sam Houston State University
Hobbies:  Basketball, traveling, spending time at any beach, trying new eateries and exotic food
Favorite Bible Passage: Romans 8:38-29
What does he love about COK? Above all else, I am extremely grateful that at Christ Our King, I know I will receive exceptional teaching that is faithful and true to God’s Word. When that is added to the Holy Spirit at work in our midst and a body of believers who truly desire to serve and know Christ, it makes COK a wonderful place to serve at!

Denbigh has been with us since 2012.  Since 1998, he has traveled full time as a worship leader across the U.S., leading worship at a variety of youth, collegiate, and church-wide events. He has also served on staff as the worship pastor at two different churches. He and his wife Stephanie live in Fentress with their three beautiful daughters where they operate a retreat center for missionaries, pastors, and people struggling with addictions.



Catherine Howanstine

Coordinator of Children’s Ministries


Hometown: New Braunfels, TX
Education: BA, Hope College
MA, University of Maryland, Baltimore
Hobbies: Learning Hebrew, Cooking, Gardening
Favorite Bible Passage: John 17:26
What does she love about COK? I love the rich, supportive family feel.


Catherine’s passion is to bring children into a close or closer relationship with Jesus.   She recently retired from 24 years as a public school Pre-K and Kindergarten teacher in Maryland, and is a pastor’s wife to the Rev. John Howanstine. They have two married daughters and one sweet grandson.

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Betsy Ferraro

 Assistant Coordinator of Children’s Ministries


Hometown: Lander, WY
Hobbies:  Various types of Art, taking care of her children and her dog
Favorite Bible Passage: John 14:27
What does she love about COK? It’s the best church! I love the theology, the love, the fellowship. Oh, and the teaching!


Betsy and her husband Ross have lived in New Braunfels since 1992, and they have three children. They are founding members of COK and have served the church faithfully since then in various roles. 

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Pat Perry
Executive Assistant
Hobbies: Reading, Walking
Favorite Bible Passage: 1 Corinthians 13
What does she love about COK? I love that it’s a big family and how loving everyone is!
Pat and her husband, Tom, have a daughter and both served many years in the Air Force. Now, she serves COK and Fr. Chuck by keeping  his schedule and assisting around the office as needed. She has a been a great asset to the COK staff!
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Janis Hamer
Hometown: Monroe, LA
Hobbies: Needlework, Beadwork, Sewing, Solitaire
Favorite Bible Passage: Matthew 5:16
What does she love about COK? The people are wonderful! They are a blessing to me, and they accept me for who I am!
Janis and her husband, Rick, are founding members of COK. They have both served the church faithfully in many ways. Together they lead the altar guild ministry and they are both lay readers. They moved to New Braunfels in 1988, have 2 daughters and 2 grandsons. Janis really enjoys working as the bookkeeper.
Christian and Evelyn Zuniga
Hispanic Outreach
Hometown: Chile, Santiago capital.
Education:  He studied business Administration. And also, he studied and served with YWAM, for 4 years, studying different ministerial and missional training courses. Besides classes in his current church in Chile.
Hobbies:  Play electric bass and guitar.  I enjoy eating sushi.
Favorite Bible Passage: John 14


What does he love about COK? CoK is a church that loves Jesus!! I can feel Jesus love in the lives of all the members of the church. It is a church with vision and willing to hear what is the heart of God for this time.
  Christian developed  a carrer in the busines  area in a Company. Evelyn is Teacher of Physical Education and worked in a school. But God called them, as marriage and family, to serve him full time in the ministry. They left everything to follow Jesus calling, to reach the Hispanic comunity to Jesus in the United States. They took time for capacitation in order to fullfill this dream. They have been in misions for 7 years, and the last two years were working in their church in Santiago de Chile, La Trinidad Anglican Church, Christian as a Lay Pastor, and Evelyn, as a volunteer working with women and Biblical Counseling. They are part of Movimiento Misionero San Pablo (Greenhouse, ACNA), and currently they are developing the Hispanic Outreach Ministry.
Vestry Members
Bob Miller, Sr. Warden
Craig Cady
Ron Holley, Treasurer
Joyce Nollen, Jr. Warden
Tom Perry
Amy Taylor
John Blumenthal
Gordon Jones, Assistant Treasurer