Rev. Robin Lyn Valdez, PastorReverend Robin Lyn Valdez

The Reverend Robin Lyn Valdez began her ministry at Emmanuel in October of 2001. Before coming to EPC, Robin served in a variety of pastoral leadership positions, from Associate Pastor to Solo Pastor to Pastor/Head of Staff, in congregations of widely varying sizes. Robin has also made regular contributions on the presbytery, synod, and General Assembly levels. She has served as both moderator and vice-moderator of General Assembly committees and as a member of a number of presbytery committees throughout her ministerial career. Robin has also served as conference preacher for two summer youth conferences at Montreat in North Carolina, as well as preaching for their worship series.

After graduating from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Music Education, Robin attended the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, completing her Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance. She then moved to the DFW area. It was during her time at Northpark Presbyterian Church in Dallas that Robin sensed a call to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament. She attended McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, earning her Master of Divinity degree in 1989. Robin was ordained to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament in November, 1989 and recently celebrated 25 years of ordained ministry.

Robin enjoys spending time with her husband, Keith, and their four-legged daughter, Ava. Her hobbies include walking, reading, swimming, and listening to and performing a wide variety of musical styles, especially vocal jazz.

Robin welcomes the opportunity to chat with you about the many activities, programs, and mission opportunities in the surrounding community and throughout the DFW area. Come and see what God is doing at Emmanuel and discover a place of nurture and encouragement.

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Aaron Walton, AccompanistAaron Walton, Accompanist

Aaron Walton, a Fort Worth native, began life as an organist at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Fort Worth with Rebecca Hard, the church’s organist and music director.  In 2013 he received his Bachelor’s of Arts in Music from Lyon College in Batesville, Arkansas, where he studied organ with noted Bach scholar Dr. Russell Stinson.
Upon graduating, he returned to Texas, where he is now studying for his Master’s of Music in Organ Performance at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary under Dr. Yoon-Mi Lim, and acting as organist and pianist at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church.  In his free time, he enjoys reading and drinking good coffee.  

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azrAmy Rork, Office Administrator

Amy Rork is a life-long Presbyterian, growing up at St. Philip Presbyterian in Hurst and now raising her family at First Presbyterian in Grapevine.
Amy is an elder at First Presbyterian, formerly serving with the Communications Ministry. After staying home for twelve years with her two sons, Jack (age 15) and Sam (age 12), Amy is thrilled to work part-time in the church. In her spare time she loves being a band mom, reading, and listening to her husband’s album collection.
Amy is in the church office Monday through Thursday, from 8:00 am to noon.

christine-1Christine Shah, Financial Administrator

 Christine is in the church office Monday through Thursday, from 12:30pm – 3:30pm.