Facebook Live each Sunday and in person worship as virus demands.
We will meet this coming Sunday @ 11:00 am
in our sanctuary. COVID protocols have been relaxed, and masks are optional
Reverend Elizabeth Lockhart is our Transitional Pastor
Rev Elizabeth Lockhart is a Minister of Word and Sacrament, writer, glass artist, retreat leader, and preacher. She received a MDiv from Brite Divinity School, TCU, and was ordained by the PCUSA in 2005. Since 2005, Elizabeth has come alongside six Presbyterian congregations in the process of transition as they encounter an ever-changing world.
Over the years, many of her devotional writings and hands-on prayer practices have been used in retreat settings. She has studied the contemplative art of prayer and has facilitated women’s retreats, spiritual retreats, and silent retreats.
Elizabeth’s favorite work was and is raising a family. She has been married to Allan for 30+ years and together they have two adult children, Ransom and Anna. Ransom graduated from Texas A&M with an Engineering degree and works in San Antonio. Anna graduated from Rhodes College with a Writing degree and works in Los Angeles. She believes raising her children has been her very best and most fulfilling work. Elizabeth's one great hope is that our society can see the competency of the next generation and give them a chance to lead!
The Rev. Tom Tickner has returned to his musical roots as Choir Director at CPC. Tom began his career directing choirs at Adams Middle School in Alice, Texas, and New Braunfels High School for nearly 10 years, from 1972-1981. He left teaching to enter Austin Presbyterian Seminary. Tom then served as the solo pastor at Chisholm Trail Presbyterian Church in Yukon, Okla., from 1984-2003. Tom continued his ministry with the residents of Grace Presbyterian Village in Dallas, serving as their pastor for the next 14 years until he retired in 2017. CPC welcomed Tom in early 2018.
Tom received his Bachelor’s of Musical Education from the University of Texas at Austin, his Master’s in Music with emphasis in Music Literature and Conducting from UT-San Antonio, and his Master’s in Divinity from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Tom and his wife, Susan, have two sons, Stephen, who with wife Bianca lives in New York City; and Mark, who with wife Molly resides in Austin. The Tickners have three granddaughters.
Since 2001, Randy Arey has served as the organist. In 2008 he received The American Guild of Organists Service Playing Certificate. In 2015 he received The American Guild of Organists Colleague Certificate. Presently he continues his organ study with Dr. Jason Alden.
Prior study was with Charles Harris at Dallas Baptist College and Dr. Al Travis at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Christina Harmon, and Dr. Robert August. In 2007 he participated in the German Organ Music Seminar and played many famous organs in Hamburg, Weimar, Freiberg, Dresden, and Leipzig. In 1999 he was featured in a recital in Paris at the church of St-Roch in honor of the 100th Anniversary of Caville-Coll (famous French organ builder), as part of his participation in The French Organ Music Seminar.
Randy and his wife, Cheryl, have a grown son Adam and his wife Jenny. In addition Randy and Cheryl are very proud grandparents of their grandson, Dean Walter.
Johnna Breedon has lived her whole life in Waxahachie and graduated from Waxahachie High School. She has over 20 years experience as an administrative assistant with local businesses.
Johnna’s hobby is her family. She and her husband, Harold, have two children, Aidin and Mary. They worship at the Avenue Church.
Winnie O’Donnell – Bell and Youth Choir Director
Unrivaled in dedication and enthusiasm, Mrs. Gene O’Donnell (affectionately known as Miss Winnie to her students) directs and teaches the children of our church in the art of hand bells, chimes and music. She also directs the adult hand bell choir, the Jubilate Ringers. The Jubilate Ringers participate in worship services throughout the church year and have played upon request at Christian community events, especially during the holiday season.
Mack Fountaine has been a resident of Waxahachie for more than 40 years and is an enthusiastic student of the Bible. Visitors – and members – of Central Presbyterian Church who marvel at our historic building can thank Mack for the loving care he provides our facilities. An avid reader and fan of history and “do-it-yourself” television shows, Mack most holds dear his family, friends and his relationship with Jesus..
Staff Support for Mission and Congregational Care Ministries
Cheryl is a wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She has been a member of CPCW for eight years where she served as the Mission Ministry Team moderator for 6 years. In addition, she sings in the choir, rings handbells, is a member of the Faithful Followers Bible study group, and the Saturday Seekers fellowship group. She also serves as the President of the Board of Directors for Common Ground Ministries in Waxahachie. Her favorite activities are centered around spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She also enjoys singing and gardening.