Associate Pastor Nominating Committee
We are grateful for the aid of these church members serving on this APNC. To read the full bios of our committee, click here.
Larry Bloomquist, APNC Chair
Larry is a principal and former CEO of Mechanical Reps, Inc. A native Austinite, Larry received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1979, and later served as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the 12th Man Foundation in 1997.
Larry is a church Elder, and chair of the Mission Team at Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church; he has attended WHPC since his elementary school days.
Larry's wife, Amy, is a self-employed estate planning attorney and currently leads a Life Group at WHPC. Together, they have two children- Randall, 25 and Rachel, 19.
For the past 20 years, Jarrett has been a devoted church member, and recently completed his second term on Session as a Ruling Elder.
Over the past three years, Jarrett led a Bible study for about 20 young men as they grew through middle school and into high school. "In sharing God's word with them, I am strengthened in my own faith," Jarrett said.
Jarrett and his wife, Tracy, have gone on numerous retreats and a few mission trips with the church, and cherish the friendships they've made.
Beyond WHPC, Jarrett is an attorney practicing complex civil litigation and in his spare time enjoys travel, hunting and golf with his family.
Randal is an advertising photographer and commercial director in Austin, TX. His work has appeared on the cover of Time Magazine, Texas Monthly and an expansive coffee table book, The Amazing Faith of Texas.
Randal and his wife Lauren, have three young children, Layla, Ellis and Everett. Shortly after their first child was born eight years ago, Randal and Lauren joined WHPC.
Vicki and her husband, Dave, have been members of WHPC since 1992 and raised their children in the church community. Vicki has served on the WHPC Preschool Committee as a Confirmation Small Group Leader, Celebration Youth Retreat Coordinator and served on the Senior Pastor Nominating Committee.
In addition to serving in WHPC's leadership, Vicki taught Westbank Women's Bible Study, MWM Bible 101, and a Core Class. Presently, she is serving on the Prayer Team ministry, and teaches K-2 children Sunday school.
Outside WHPC, Vicki is a Speech Pathologist at the Swank Enrichment Center.
Lauren is a junior at Westlake High School. She's a member of her school's theater troupe, and serves with her mother in the National Charity League.
At WHPC, Lauren helps lead the Kindergarten and 1st grade Sunday school and worship.
"I'm looking forward to completing my junior year and serving on the APNC," said Lauren.
Laura is a lifelong Presbyterian and has been on church committees since her days as a youth. Laura is excited to finally serve on her most desired committee- a Pastor Nominating Committee.
Balancing time is a constant focus; Laura works as a prosthetic practitioner and Compliance Officer, and is a mom to two toddler girls with a baby boy on the way.
Laura said that WHPC has been a blessing, through the strong faith community and the abundant resources such as the Faith and Parenting Class, and marriage classes.
Louise has been a member of WHPC for the past 17 years and is humbled and grateful to her faith family for teaching her the true meaning of "church".
Louise has previously served as an Elder, a Deacon, taught women's Bible Study for many years and served on several church committees. She presently serves on the Nicaragua Mission Team.
Beyond church, Louise is a CPA and works as a controller for a local law firm. She and her husband, Kent, have two children- Landry, 27 and Hayley Anne, 21.
Lynne Myers- Mission Presbytery COM Liaison
Lynne serves the APNC as its COM Liaison to WHPC.
She has served as a TE in four presbyteries as an Installed Pastor, Stated Clerk, intentional Interim Pastor-in six churches- as well as an IEP.
Lynne has been married for 53 years, has two sons, and one daughter- all three are married. She's also a grandparent seven times over, with grandchildren ranging in age from seven to 25 years old.
Mark has served as senior pastor of WHPC since 2015. He moved to Austin, TX after nine years at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church in North Carolina. Mark has also served churches in the Chicago area, Denver, Michigan and in the Washington D.C. area.
Mark has served as an adjunct instructor at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, was a preacher for Montreat Conference Center's summer worship series, led part of the NEXT Church conference and Presbyterian retreats in Montana and Iowa on behalf of Macedonian Ministry, and just completed a very meaningful three years as a participant in the Asheville Macedonian group.
Mark finds this time in church life exhilarating and challenging all at the same time. A native of Central Illinois, he is a proud graduate of the University of Virginia, and received an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary.