Meet Our Leadership Team

Peter & Courtney Jackson

Lead Pastor & Children's Leader
Courtney spent her entire childhood in Troy, Texas, while Peter lived in 4 different states before landing in Holland, Texas for his high school years. From early on in life, Peter and Courtney were both in church. Peter’s dad was a Baptist pastor and Courtney’s mom taught Sunday school at their local Lutheran Church. However, neither of them committed their lives to Jesus until their later teenage years.

Married at the ages of 20 and 18, Peter and Courtney jumped fulltime into the work force early. Courtney managed Blockbusters, we all know how that ended, while Peter played in a rock band and waited tables. As these seasons came to a close, they both felt a call towards working at, and serving in the local church. Peter has been in fulltime vocational ministry since he was 23, serving in the position of Worship Pastor, Youth Pastor, Interim Lead Pastor, and now Lead Pastor. Courtney has always served in Children’s ministry while caring for their two children, Kimber and Creek, and working other jobs on the side

Passion for Jesus and His church didn’t come to them all at once. Through their lives together they can point back to moments of clarity, loss, inspiration, and intrigue, and all these moments culminated into a burning passion to see communities changed through the witness of the local church. When the local church is healthy, the community around it will feel loved, served, and seen.

Sheila Walk

Worship Leader
Sheila was born in the Philippines, where her love for music and budding faith took root. She moved to South Texas Rio Grande Valley at the age of nine with her family where she continued to grow her love for music by learning piano, guitar, and spent seven years in band as a flute player. Her first worship ministry experience was at the age of twelve through an organization called Youth for Christ International, a worldwide Christian movement working with young people around the world where she served as a vocalist at youth camps. At 13, Sheila made a life-altering commitment to Christ, anchoring her journey in the transformative power of the gospel. Since then, her unwavering dedication to serving the church has been a testament to the love and grace she found in Christ. Middle school, at the age of 13 marked her entry into the worship ministry at Brownsville Community Fellowship, her home church in South Texas for 11 years where she, starting with a vocalist for the Youth Worship Ministry, bass/vocalist for the Women’s Worship Ministry and later becoming a full-time vocalist during their Sunday service. In her own worship leading journey, she discovered that her connection and conversation with Jesus offstage was the difference-maker in her worship leading onstage and has a passion to encourage others in the Worship team in this same flow.
Sheila moved to Central Texas in 2014 and was introduced to Foundation Church in 2021, Sheila seamlessly became an integral part of the church family. In 2022, she joined the worship team, using her musical gifts to magnify the name of Jesus. By December 2023, Sheila assumed the role of Worship Leader, infusing the worship experience with a heart steeped in the gospel. Through her leadership, Sheila invites others into a sacred space where they encounter the profound love of Christ. Each note and word reflects the transformative power of the gospel, echoing the truth that in Christ, we are genuinely loved, served, and seen.
In her spare time, Sheila enjoys playing sports, cooking, hiking, camping, reading, and listening to podcasts/music. She has been a full-time healthcare professional for seventeen years. She has been blessed with four amazing children and a wonderful husband who shares the same love for Jesus, music, and passion to serve others.

Freddy Velasquez

Youth Leader
Freddy Velasquez is an enthusiastic extrovert with an immense passion for connecting with people.

Born in San Marcos and raised in Dripping Springs, Freddy has been an integral part of his community for as long as he can remember. He proudly holds the distinction of being the first in his family to graduate from high school, a milestone that holds great significance for him.

For over three years, Freddy has dedicated his time and energy to serving with various youth groups, where his connection with the kids has become a genuine passion. His commitment to nurturing and guiding the younger generation is unwavering.

Beyond his involvement with youth groups, Freddy has a deep love for music, sports of all kinds, and is an unabashed food fanatic. These interests reflect his vibrant personality and his ability to find joy in various aspects of life.

Freddy's spiritual journey was profoundly influenced by his time in Peter's youth group, where he found his path to Christ. This experience holds a special place in his heart and is a driving force behind his dedication to youth ministry. Freddy's commitment to both his faith and his community makes him a remarkable and inspiring individual.

Bill & Julie Hopkins

Bill is a church Elder and both Bill & Julie Lead an FC Group on Sundays
Julie grew up and graduated from high school near Philadelphia. After moving around a lot early in life, Bill’s family landed in Lawrence Kansas. As such, Bill loves all things Jayhawk (particularly basketball). After serving in the Army straight out of high school, Bill met Julie while attending college in Boston, and they will celebrate their 37th anniversary in 2023. They have one son who lives in Dallas. They have lived on Hawksnest Ranch southwest of Dripping Springs for almost 23 years.
Professionally, Bill and Julie are both in tech: After retiring from the Army and a career in tech marketing, Bill founded a consulting company, the Knowledge Capital Group in the ‘90s and is still their CEO 25 years later. Julie is an Analyst Relations executive for a Silicon Valley-based software company.  Bill also has a side gig in firearms safety instruction, selection, and sales and is a certified Gunsmith.

They became believers together in 2000 when a situation came to light where they, through different, but parallel circumstances, saw that evil is real, personal in nature, desires to keep us from God’s purposes, and for which the world had no answer, explanation, or response. Ever since, they have continued to learn more about our wonderous Father every day as they press in, looking for how to best live life as Christians and glorify His kingdom. Bill and Julie both have a heart for church plants and small groups. Bill feels called to men’s ministry, and Julie loves Christian worldview studies and apologetics.

Ivan & Wendy Lightfoot

Ivan & Wendy lead our Headwaters FC Group
Ivan and Wendy have been married for 27+ years and have three children, Noah (22), Caleb (20), and Alli (14).  They are native Texans and moved back to the Dripping Springs area in July 2020, after spending 25 years in North Houston.  

Ivan has a digital marketing firm and is in artist management, while Wendy works full time as an RN in Austin.

Ivan and Wendy are passionate about people.  Their desire is to see individuals connected, marriages strengthened, emotional and physical healing, and people drawing closer to Jesus.  

Paul & Laurie Tyler

Laurie is our Guest Services Team Leader. 
Both Paul & Laurie host
our Arrowhead Ranch FC Group and FC Youth Group.
Here’s a story you don’t hear often!  Paul and Laurie were born in the same hospital, grew up in the same city, met in middle school, went to the same church, started dating in high school, attended the same college, and have been married 44 years.  So much similarity, yet their family backgrounds are very different, Paul from a stable loving environment and Laurie from a turbulent family.  Blessed with three children, the family moved to Dripping in 2001, left for a job in 2011 and returned to Drip as soon as possible to be close to their girls and grandson.  

Paul spent most of his career in the travel industry and Laurie was in Retail Banking for over 40 years leading branch, district, and retail teams.  When returning to Dripping, they purchased a Farmers Insurance Agency, The Tyler Agency.

The journey has been an adventure through moments of happiness, devastation, trials and success.  The constant is God’s faithfulness.  Both Laurie and Paul accepted Christ into their lives as children.  Paul and Laurie’s passion is in serving God through serving others with a goal to build God’s Kingdom, within the church, family, careers and community. They are grateful to be a part of Foundation, Paul serving in the children’s ministry, on the set-up/tear-down team and Laurie serving on the Finance Committee, leading the greeting team and together, leading a Small Group and hosting the Wise and Other Wise group.

Adam & Leah Bush

Adam is a church Elder and Leah serves in the children's ministry.
Leah and Adam grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio.  They were high school sweethearts who got married in their early twenties and are now the parents of six children ages 12-26.

 As a graduate of Purdue University, Adam started his career as an electrical engineer and has continued in the field.  Adam came to know Christ early in his marriage and has stayed committed to his faith.  He shares his talents and wisdom serving as an Elder, mentor and volunteers where needed.  Adam enjoys hunting and the outdoors.  He can’t sit still around the house as he is always working on a project.

 Leah attended church all throughout her childhood and accepted Christ at the age of 12. Leah has always held an active role in the church by volunteering in the nursery, teaching 4th and 5th grade girls, and most recently as a youth leader. She has always been a stay-at-home mom and spent many years homeschooling. Leah loves attending her kid’s activities, visiting family, and going to the beach. You will find her outside walking on a warm day and inside reading a book on a cold day.
Adam and Leah are committed to Foundation Church and the core values of Live, Love, Serve, Share. Their love for God, each other and their church family motivates them to pour into each area with faith, hope and love.