The Rev. Dr. Duane Larson
Beginning July 16, 2016
The Rev. Dr. Duane H. Larson serves as Christ the King’s Senior Pastor, beginning July 16, 2016. He was born and raised in San Diego, California; received his undergraduate degree in Philosophy at Pacific Lutheran University; his Master of Divinity from Luther Northwestern Seminary, St. Paul, MN; his PhD in Systematic Theology from the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA, with his dissertation guided by Ted Peters, Robert John Russell, and John Polkinghorne in the arena of Theology and Natural Science. Duane also studied at Oxford University (further in Theology and Science with Arthur Peacocke) and Harvard University (in Higher Education Management). Read more…
The Rev. Karin I. Liebster
The Rev. Karin Liebster was called to serve as Associate Pastor of Christ the King Church in 2002. The emphasis of her work is providing educational programs and opportunities toward the formation of the Christian faith in all stages of life. Read more . . .
Director of Congregational Care
The opportunity to work in a congregational setting has been a dream come true for Beverly Davis as her vocation combines the various threads of her life experience and employment history together. Read more . . .
Ben Remmert, Deacon
Director of Youth and Family Ministry
Ben Remmert was called to serve as the Director of Youth and Family Ministry for Christ the King in July 2014. Ben has served four years as Director of Youth and Family Ministry at our sister congregation, Peace Lutheran Church in Pasadena. Read more . . .
Linda Schoene, RNC, MSN, was commissioned as the Congregation Nurse for Christ the King Church in December, 2001. She coordinates the work of the Health Ministry Team, whose efforts focus on support, education, and advocacy. She is available for health concern consultation, as well as home and hospital visitation. Read more . . .
Rick Erickson, Deacon
Director of the Church Choir and Bach Society Houston
Rick Erickson comes to us from the congregation of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Manhattan, where for over 22 years he served as Cantor of Bach Vespers. Rick hold’s a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin at Superior, a master’s degree and performance certificate in organ from Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. He has over forty years of experience as a church musician. Rick is an associate in ministry (AiM) on the roster of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Vicki Gorman teaches voice for the St. Andrew’s School of Fine Arts and is director of the Central Preparatory Choir and vocal coach/theory instructor for the Houston Children’s Chorus. She has a B. Music from Ohio University and an M. Music in Vocal Performance from New England Conservatory. Vicki directs the Choristers (Kindergarten through grade 6) which rehearses at Wednesday Night Alive!
Brian moves here from Rochester, NY, where he is finishing work on his DMA in Organ Performance and Literature. He holds the M.M. in organ performance from Emory University in Atlanta and a B.M. in organ performance with a minor in Biblical and Theological Studies at Gordon College in Wenham, MA.
Church Business Administrator
Receptionist and Secretary