Rev. Eric Landry
Senior Pastor

Eric is a native of Arizona, where his parents still live. His extended family is scattered across Louisiana, Tennessee, and Georgia. Eric met his wife, Sarah (formerly “Maaske,” from Menomonee Falls, Wis.) at a small Presbyterian church in San Diego while they were both in graduate school. They were married in 2001. Eric completed his Master of Divinity degree from Westminster Seminary California in 2003. Sarah completed her Master of Science (Speech Pathology) degree in 2004. In 2005, they moved to Murrieta, Calif. (a community about an hour north and east of San Diego), and Eric became the founding pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church. The Landrys have two children, Andrew (also called “Drew”) and Allison (also called “Allie”). In addition to his pastoral ministry, Eric also serves as the Executive Editor of Modern Reformation magazine, a publication of the White Horse Inn.

Rev. Jack Smith
Associate Pastor

Pastor Smith and his wife Carol moved to Austin in 2005 to be close to their family and become members of Redeemer Presbyterian Church. Jack joined the staff as Director of Education that same year after serving as Director of Banner of Truth Trust, US, Canada and South America since 2000. Prior to his work with Banner of Truth, Jack served as Director of Sales and Marketing for NavPress/Pinon Press Publishing in Colorado Springs, Colo. He has been involved in mission works in the Presbyterian Church in America and the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, served as ruling elder in both and was ordained as a Teaching Elder in the PCA in 2009. Jack and Carol have three children, five grandchildren and a basset hound named Luther.

Rev. Dr. George Dupere
Chief Musician

George has been on staff with Redeemer since October of 2001. His graduate studies were at the University of Minnesota, Westminster Choir College, and Arizona State University. George's doctoral thesis was on the subject of the relationship of choral singing and architectural acoustics. He was ordained for the ministry in 1981 and has worked in church music since 1972. He loves to work as a handyman and particularly loves to cook. George is married to Pam, and they have two children, Mark and Katherine.

Daniel P. Allen
Executive Administrator

Dan and his wife Michelle came to Austin in 1999 with AMD. Dan joined the Redeemer staff after may years in the electronic industry, most recently with Dell Inc. for the past nine years. He has a degree in business administration from Texas A&M, which he attended on an athletic scholarship. He met and married his wife while in college, and they now have three children and nine grandchildren—all living in the Austin area. Dan served as a solo pastor  for four years in a nondenominational church (ordained under Christian Life Ministries), has served Redeemer as a ruling elder since 2002, and as Clerk of the Session since late 2004.

Cathy Collier
Pastoral Assistant

Cathy joined the Redeemer staff in the winter of 2005; moving to Austin from her home in Scottsdale, Arizona. She graduated from Arizona State University and worked together with her husband as an independent Foodservice Facility Consultant for over 30 years. During this time she felt a strong calling to work for the church and to serve her people in that capacity. Cathy is grateful for the opportunity to serve the Lord at Redeemer in its ministry here in Austin. She is blessed with two children, Adam and Christine, and two grandchildren, Julian and Jessica.

Carol Waller
Director of Christian Education

Carol joined the Redeemer staff in the fall of 2007. A graduate of the University of North Texas, Carol began her professional life as a teacher, and later worked as an editor and writer. She also has previous experience in office management. She and her husband, Richard, have been married since 1976; they have two grown sons, Andrew (married to Taylor) and Danny (married to Emily). A native of St. Louis, Mo., Carol is a Cardinals baseball fan and enjoys subjecting family and friends to her culinary experiments. Serving the Lord and his people at Redeemer and being involved in the Redeemer Choir give her great joy.

Lisal McDonald
Nursery Coordinator

Lisal is originally from North Carolina, but has lived in Austin since 1999.  She graduated with degrees in Bible and Christian Education from Graham Bible College in Bristol, TN and Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS before marrying Derick McDonald in 1990.  She and Derick have four children:  Mary Kate, Connor, Harrison and Meg.  Lisal has been homeschooling their children for a total of 12 years, enjoys art, music and cooking for groups, large and small.

Daniel & Ashley Eaton
Youth Director

Daniel Eaton, with his wife Ashley, moved to Austin in 2011 to pursue a Ph.D. in Philosophy at UT. Before that he studied at Biola University in California and received his master's degree in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics. Daniel and Ashley have one son, Thomas, and a daughter, Maren, and are very pleased to be ministering to the students at Redeemer.

Elizabeth Knippa
Event Coordinator

Elizabeth Knippa was born and raised in Texas.  She moved to Austin and began attending Redeemer in 2011, joining her husband, Sky, who has been at Redeemer since 2009.  Elizabeth graduated from Whitefield College and Theological Seminary with a degree in Christian Philosophy.  After completing her studies at Whitefield, she then decided to pursue her interest and delight in the area of culinary arts.  In the spring of 2013, Elizabeth completed her Certificate of Culinary Arts from Austin Community College.  She has a passion for Christ-centered feasting and hospitality and hopes to make use of her culinary education in order to serve her family, community, and the Body of Christ. The Knippas also enjoy music, camping, hiking, and working on their South Austin home together.

Joonho Park
Artist in Residence

Joonho Park has come to Austin from South Korea to serve as the interim organ adjunct faculty at the University of Texas. Before relocating to the States, he served as organist at Seoul Presbyterian Church. Joonho began organ training at age 15, graduating with a bachelor's degree in 2007. In addition to his native South Korea, he has studied in Stuttgart, Germany, and Toulouse, France, completing a master's degree and Artist's Diploma. Joonho has earned numerous awards in international competitions, and travels far and wide giving concerts and recitals.