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Council


Maggie Rawlinson

Deacon & President

Maggie is a long time member of Sunrise. This is her second time to serve as a Deacon. She is happily married to Ron and enjoys spending time with her son and grandkids. Maggie also serves on the regional committee for church planting in Texas and an advisor for Misio de Fe Internacional Church in Conroe, TX.


Patty Stevens

Elder & Vice-President

Patty has been a member of Sunrise for a very long time and serves as our Prayer Coordinator in addition to being an elder. She is very involved with Sunrise's Women's Retreat and Tres Dias of Central Texas.


Macy Ramirez

Elder & Clerk

Macy started to come to Sunrise a few years ago when she felt God starting to nudge her heart. She started coming, along with her kids and ended up getting baptized, staying and starting a women's small group. As an elder, she helps to provide spiritual leadership for Sunrise.


Trische Stilwell

Head Elder

Trische is the mother of 4 children and the wife of one of Sunrise's drummers! In addition to being an elder, she also leads our Youth Group and sings in one of our worship bands. She is originally from Montana and is a graduate of Harding University.


Josh Chen

Head Deacon

Josh is a PhD student at the University of Texas and originally comes from Philadelphia. Josh has a twin brother who is a pastor and has been a part of a lot of diverse churches in his life.


Ed Knaak

Elder

Ed Knaak came to Sunrise in 2012 after hearing about the church outreach to the community and the welcoming of people in recovery. Ed is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and currently retired. In addition to responsibilities as an Elder, Ed serves in the Cafe. He has been active in recovery sponsorship for 24 years.


Gary Williams

Deacon

Gary has been a member of Sunrise for a long time, along with his wife and two sons. Now a grandpa and a guitar player in one of our bands, Gary is serving for the second time as a deacon in the Sunrise community.


Erika Leos

Deacon

Erika is a mom, financial guru and nonprofit leader in Austin. She is a graduate of the University of Texas, is bilingual and brings a lot of experience with financial counseling and nonprofit management to Sunrise's leadership team.


Mark Hilbelink

Lead Pastor

Mark has been the pastor of Sunrise for six years. Originally from Iowa, Mark pastored in New York and Michigan before making his way to Texas. He's a graduate of Dordt College and Calvin Seminary. In addition to pastoring Sunrise, Mark leads the Lone Star Church Planting Cluster, Classis Rocky Mountain and the Young Adult Leadership Taskforce (YALT). Mark played college hockey, often sets things on fire and knows his way around a guitar, often leading our band. Mark is married to Catie, who is also our Sunrise Kids Director and dad to Mason.


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