Pastor Transition

A New Season for the Ministry of LiveOak Church

On January 17th, our founding pastor, Caz Minter, will begin a new call at a church in Memphis, TN and LiveOak Church will begin a new season of ministry. While transition always comes with a bit of anxiety and a sense of loss, it also propels us forward with excitement and anticipation for what is to come. We know that God is at work in our church and He has an exciting new phase ahead for LiveOak.

Updates from the Elders

January 10, 2021

Update on Transition

  • The elders continue to meet weekly to ensure we have a smooth transition and that nothing slips through the cracks.

  • All of Caz and Camie’s daily activities have been identified and transitioned to a member of the church staff with assistance from an elder.

  • We are currently identifying candidates for an interim/transition pastor who will support us throughout the process of searching for our new full-time pastor.  In the meantime, we have guest preachers scheduled for Sunday services, and several retired pastors that have helped us in various ways over the last 10 years are assisting our elders during this time.  Upcoming guests:

    • 1/17/21 – Nancy Marroquin, a retired pastor who planted Dripping Springs Presbyterian Church

    • 1/24/21 – Glen Thorp, a retired pastor from California who moved to the local area this past summer

  • The search for a full-time pastor will be a thorough process that will begin with what is called a mission study that our Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC) will conduct.  This study will look at where we have been, where we are and where we want to go in the future and the qualities that our next pastor should have to achieve those goals. If you are interested in participating, contact Beth Kropf or Eric Salzman so that you can be added to the list of individuals who will be considered.


What Happens Next?

LiveOak is a Presbyterian Church which means it is led by a group of Elders. The Elders, along with our incredible staff team will make sure the vital ministries of LiveOak continue running so that we can live out our mission as a church. For the next few months, we will enjoy guest pastors as well as some familiar faces taking on the preaching duties. Ali (children), Josh (youth), and Artha (worship) will make sure our programs run and will be able to point you in the right direction with any questions or needs you have. Our Elder team is meeting regularly, working on next steps for our leadership. They will be providing regular updates as they pray and discern what our new season of ministry will look like. Feel free to reach out to the Elders and Staff, they look forward to speaking with you.


Elders (leadership team)

Ben Whittenburg


Kristy Larson


Beth Kropf


Brian Simmons


Julia Simms


John Avery


Elliot Pemberton