Doug Burford began attending Cibolo Creek Community Church when services were still being held at Fair Oaks Elementary School. "I attended the last three services that were held at the school", Doug recalls, "and I was amazed that this group of people set up and took down a complete church facility every Sunday morning." "I saw then that a 'church' is not a building, but a gathering of devoted followers of Jesus Christ."
Doug was born and raised in Midland, Texas, save two years between the ages of ten and twelve that his family lived in Kuwait while his father, a petroleum geologist, explored business opportunities overseas. "We lived without a telephone in our 'flat' or apartment for the two years that we were there, and television programming consisted of an hour or two of American reruns in the evening" Doug remembers. "We spent a lot of time reading books and playing outside."
Doug attended Texas A&M University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Building Construction and a Masters Degree in Construction Management. While working for an international contractor over the next 20 years, Doug worked in Texas, Florida and Southern California. In the latter stop, Doug obtained a Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. Doug currently has a law practice based in Boerne where he provides general legal services.
It was also in Southern California that Doug met his wife, Kristin. After the birth of their first two children, J.D. (16) and Emma (12), Doug and Kristin decided to return to Texas. "We wanted to live in a place that was more 'family friendly'", Doug recalls, "and we feel very fortunate to have been lead to this area we now call home". Since returning to Texas, Doug and Kristin added to their family a child they refer to as their "bonus baby", four-year old Timothy. "We have been blessed beyond belief", says Doug, "and I'm honored to be a member of and serve our God through Cibolo Creek Community Church".
Ron Cearnal spent his early years in Houston, Texas until his family moved to Kansas City where he spent his 5th-12th grades. Ron was involved in organized sports from the time he was five years old. He grew up playing baseball, basketball, football, ran track for two years in High School and was a swimmer and diver on the swim team. Ron was recognized for his athletic abilities and has continued over the past 30 years to use his talents in coaching and mentoring both boys and girls in youth sports.
Ron graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York in 1971 with a degree in Management Science. In 1979 he moved to Austin, Texas where he began his career in Medical Equipment sales, and continues to sell Surgical Equipment in the Central and South Texas area.
Ron has three grown children from a previous marriage and six beautiful grandchildren. From the day Ron's first daughter was born, his children and his family have been the important stabilizing force in his life. His two daughters and four of his grandchildren live in the Denver area and his son, Ryan and two grandsons live in Florida. Even though miles seperate each of them they remain, with God's help and guidance, a very close and tight knit family.
Ron and his wife Nanci, were married in 1992, and soon moved to the Boerne area where they eventually made Cibolo Creek Community Church their home, and became members in 2010. Nanci has been a teacher in Adventureland since that time and continues to support the children's ministry. Their son, Shane, is 12 years old and is an active member of Student Impact.
Ron, Nanci and Shane enjoy playing golf together and participating in other outdoor activities. These activities include trips to the beach with their two Labrador retrievers, Zeus and Athena. They also have two cats, Chloe and Archie. "God has truly blessed me throughout my life and as a Christ follower I am here to serve."
is basically an “oil brat” (her dad’s entire career was with Shell Oil)
and she has lived many places including New Orleans, New York,
Switzerland, The Netherlands, Chicago (where she attended Northwestern
University), Wisconsin, Houston, and, finally, in 2006, our beautiful
Texas Hill Country.
Jane is married to Bob Comstock and has four children and fourteen
grandchildren between them. Their kids all live up north and Bob and
Jane travel to see them at least once a year for a month. Someone is
always graduating from high school or college so it’s a very busy month!
Jane's business career has included owning a real estate company, sales
and marketing for major corporations such as IBM, where she also did
consulting with executives on processes and information. Jane retired in
2002 and subsequently tried to manage her family and the world around
her. Jane realized pretty quickly that this was not possible and that
God had other things in mind for her - so she began to volunteer and
Jane started attending C4 in 2007 and loves the church for its friendly
and loving environment. Jane wishes that she had had the opportunity to
involve her own children in all the activities that are offered. Jane
says, "My world is indeed a better place because of this church and,
with God’s help, we can truly extend His love and mercy to many others
grew up in various US cities as the son of an Air Force officer. After
his family settled in Austin in 1975, Damon graduated from high school
there and attended the University of Texas before transferring to Texas
A&M where he graduated in 1989 with a degree in Construction
Management. After graduation, Damon moved to Houston and then San
Antonio in 1993 as a home builder. In 2000 he formed a custom home
building company with his business partner: Burdick & Christofilis
Custom Homes, building primarily in the Fair Oaks and Boerne area.
Damon's wife Sherry, of
over 18 wonderful years, has a long and distinguished career in the
insurance industry. They have a daughter, Haley, who is currently a
junior at Champion High School.
They all consider themselves to be very blessed to have been led to
Cibolo Creek in 2005 and have been regularly attending ever since.
Damon's passion for construction has allowed him to be involved in C4's
physical growth over the past few years and he hopes to assist with new
ministry relationships relative to his career in home building.
Damon speaks fluent Spanish and finds that to be a tremendous asset in
both his career and personal life. He is a self described sports fanatic
and sometime wonders if he missed his calling as a sports broadcaster.
In his spare time he loves being with his family out at Lake Medina,
(when it has water), dreaming about golf and trying to be a better
Christian, dad, and husband.
Bob Hauser grew up in a farm community in south-central Illinois. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University and Master’s degree from the University of Illinois. He also did some postgraduate work at the University of Illinois, Indiana University and Southern Illinois University. Bob met his wife, Judy, when they were teaching at the same school. Judy is a graduate of the University of Missouri and recently retired from the Department of Defense. Bob and Judy have two sons and three grandchildren. Scott, their oldest son, is a graduate of the University of Illinois, the Air Force Institute of Technology and Washington University Law School. Kevin, the youngest, graduated from Texas A&M.
Following his graduation from college, Bob taught mathematics in both the junior and senior high school in his home community. Bob also moved into school administration and was a high school principal in central Illinois and, later, served as an assistant superintendent in the same school district. While working in that school system, Bob was recalled to active duty in the Air Force as a Medical Service Corps officer. He elected to stay in the Air Force and retired in 1997 with 33 years of service. Following retirement from the Air Force Medical Service, Bob worked as a program manager for GTE and DynCorp as well as a management and engineering firm in Virginia. After moving to Fair Oaks Ranch and searching for a Church that met their spiritual needs, Bob and Judy found Cibolo Creek Community Church. They fell in love with the tenets, the congregation and staff. We are home.
Chad Henson was born in Fort Worth, TX in 1976; but spent 16 years of his life in Marlin, TX where he graduated from high school in 1994. Upon high school graduation, Chad attended Texas A&M University and graduated with a BBA in Information and Operations Management (computer science for business majors) in 1998. Chad married his wife Kate, whom he met at Texas A&M, on March 16, 2002. Chad spent seven years in the Dallas area living in Plano, McKinney, and Irving TX. Most of that time was spent “on the road” travelling to client sites to conduct his business. Chad’s oldest daughter Anna Elise, “Leesie,” was born on October 22, 2006. Around that time, Chad and family moved to Rockport, TX to be nearer to Kate’s family.
In 2008, after prayerful consideration, and with a second daughter on the way, Chad took employment with Valero Energy Corporation and moved to the San Antonio, TX area. Chad had been praying for employment that would get him “off the road” so he could give more time to the family. Madeline was born on December 4, 2008. That same month, Chad and Kate bought a house in the Boerne area. It was February 2009 that Chad and Kate began going to Cibolo Creek. Kate is actively involved in assisting Cibolo care for children in the nursery, and Chad plays in the worship band when he is able. In 2010, Chad returned to his previous employer, Acumen Solutions, with the stipulation that he wouldn’t be doing the same level of travel.
Chad believes that God both directs his people with a course of action and provides opportunities for that individual to implement that action, when they seek Him for that wisdom. Chad’s employment was an answer to a prayer that has allowed him to become more involved in the work of Christ, and to make great new friends.
Bob Knoll is a hopeless entrepreneur having started or acquired several businesses over the past ten years. A son of a career Air Force non-commissioned officer, he has lived all over the world and United States and served in the military as an Army Officer. He met his bride, Gerrie, in college and they have been married for twenty seven years. Bob’s mother is Japanese but he can only speak a few words any more. However, he learned Spanish fluently while living in Mexico for three years before moving to Boerne. Bob and Gerrie are empty nesters with two grown children. They have been attending Cibolo Creek since 2003. Bob currently leads a community group and has served in various capacities in the church’s community group movement. He is active in Bible Study Fellowship and the Boerne Emmaus community. Bob loves useless trivia, dreams of playing more golf, can’t help himself when it comes to karaoke, checks his Facebook page once a week, and has been slowly warming up to the family’s three cats.