Our Ministry Staff

Our Ministry Staff

Kevin Kasparek - Pulpit Minister

Kevin Kasparek - Pulpit Minister

Kevin came to Riverside in the spring of 2016. He has served the Lord in congregations in Oklahoma and Texas. Kevin holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin and is a former CPA. He is also a graduate of the Sunset School of Preaching and their school of Missions. He also holds a master’s degree in Ministry from Oklahoma Christian University. Kevin and his wife Susan have two sons of whom they are very proud, Collin and Grayson.

Kevin’s philosophy of ministry is rooted in Paul’s words from Romans 12:9-18, emphasizing the "otherness" of the Christian life. 

When he is not involved in some aspect of ministry, his other loves include being outdoors with family and friends, fishing or hunting, and he has been known to occasionally swing a golf club. 
 

Cooper Atkeson - Family and Worship Minister

Cooper was raised in rural Mount Vernon, Missouri. He graduated in 2011 with a B.A. in Music Education from Freed-Hardeman University where he met his wife, Megan. They have been married for over a decade and have two children, Mary and Asher. After being active in local ministry for some time, Cooper and Megan decided to pursue full-time ministry and, in preparation, attended the Sunset International Bible Institute where Cooper received a Bachelor of Theology degree in 2019. Cooper has served as the Family and Worship minister for Riverside since 2019.

Cooper has been studying worship leadership since he was a teenager. He now trains worship leaders as a faculty member of the Texas Normal Singing School. He advocates not only for the practice of a cappella worship, but for its quality and development. In his view, the assembly best honors God when we “let all things be done for building up.” Cooper has ministered to college and high school students at various times in his life, enjoying emphasizing the fundamentals of Christianity – that Jesus is the sole object of our faith and love is our prime directive.

Cooper likes to dabble in composing and arranging music for congregational singing and has been privileged to be one of many composers and editors of the Timeless Psalter project. Cooper loves to play games of all kinds – video games, board games, card games, tabletop games – especially when it is with his family.

He prays that all believers strive to maintain “the simplicity that is in Christ” (2 Cor 11:3).

 

Cheryl Brown - Secretary

Cheryl was raised in Corpus Christi, loves the beach, and occasionally feels the need to walk in the sand. The sound of the ocean and the feel of the warm Gulf waters bring her comfort.

After high school graduation, Cheryl travelled around the country to different Air Force bases where her husband was stationed. She moved back to San Antonio with her children in 1985 and lived there until 1998 when she moved to Sabinal with her husband, Doyle (married in 1987). There they stayed until moving to Kerrville in 2011. Cheryl has two sons, Michael and Timothy. Michael has two sons: Jacob and Joshua. Timothy and his wife, Laura (Linda Plaster’s daughter), have four sons: Hayden, Landry, Porter, and Kael. Cheryl loves being a mom, but her role as "Nana" has been the greater blessing! She loves her boys very much. 

Cheryl has provided secretarial services in various fields ranging from a research and development office for a computer company in Tucson, to physicians in San Antonio, and an attorney in Uvalde. She waitressed for a few years as well. She retired as the Deputy City Secretary for the City of Kerrville in July 2019, and began working as the Riverside church secretary in January 2020. She views her work as church secretary as a way in which to serve God. She believes God has led her to each and every step in her life, including this position. She loves working with the ministers and elders here at Riverside.

Cheryl says, "There are many times in my life that I would not have survived if it had not been for the Church. Being a member here at Riverside is such a privilege - I love this congregation. We are a blessed people, and I thank God for bringing Doyle and me here to Kerrville and to Riverside."