Leadership

 Elders

Andy Euler

Andy is the lead pastor and an elder at Living Acts. He was born the son of missionary parents in Japan, lived in Alaska for several years and recently moved from the Chicago area. He is married to his wife of 38 years, Melissa, has three adult children and one perfect grandson. He is a graduate of the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Grand Rapids Seminary. Andy has taught Bible, coached basketball at both the college and high school level and enjoys hiking any mountains he can put his feet on. Andy’s passion is for the church of God to love the Word of God and for the gospel to be preeminent in the lives of God’s people.

Bob Piantanida

Bob is an Elder and was raised in Boyton Beach, Florida and Cashiers, North Carolina. He has been married to his wife Alison for a whopping 37 years and has been blessed with six children and seven grandchildren. Bob’s profession is in cabinetry and countertops, but in his free time he enjoys being outdoors, working on his tractor, building “stuff”, and reading good books that pertain to strengthening the church and his personal walk with God. Bob’s passion is to see people thrive in their walk with God through their connection in His church.

Kyle Carter

Kyle is an Elder and was born and raised in Tyler, Texas. He has been married to his wife, Amy, for 9 years and has two energetic kids, Owen and Audrey. Kyle works as a marketing communications manager, and in his free time enjoys playing sports, especially golf, basketball and soccer, and whenever he can loves hiking some of the thousands of amazing trails in Arkansas. Kyle is passionate about small groups and outreach because it is the place where he personally saw the beauty of the gospel and God’s incredible love for us.

Patrick Van Deventer

Patrick is an Elder and was raised in Midland, Texas. He has been married to his wife Ashlee for 8 years and they have two adorable boys, Liam and Caleb. Patrick works as a product development engineer at Trane, but in his free time he enjoys fixing things, playing basketball, reading theological books, playing guitar and letting Ashlee do the singing. Patrick is passionate about community that is defined and marked by the gospel.

Austin Smith

Austin is an Elder and was born and raised here in Tyler, Texas. He has been married to his wife Emily for 10 years and they have two wonderful children, Evie and Gabe. Austin works as a petroleum landman, but in his spare time he enjoys hunting, playing and watching basketball, watching movies with his wife, and anything that involves music and worship. Austin is passionate about gospel-centered community and worship and desires that LAC would be a church marked by the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Staff

Kevin Weaver

Kevin is the Youth and Young Adult Minister and was born and raised in Arlington, Texas. He is newly married to his wife, Hanna, and a recent graduate of UT Tyler with a B.S. in Speech Communications. Kevin enjoys spending time conversing with his wife and friends, reading theological, philosophical and pastoral books, hacky-sacking, playing ultimate frisbee and disc-golf. Kevin is very passionate about Biblical discipleship, teaching and preaching and engagement in the local community.

Myranda Bynum

Myranda is the Kids Church Coordinator and is originally from Whitehouse, Texas. She is married to her husband, Matt, for three years and they have a playful newborn, Annakate. She graduated from UT Tyler with an education major, and in her free time she enjoys reading fiction and theology books, cooking and trying new recipes, being involved in community and spending time with friends. Myranda is passionate about children’s ministry and teaching the Bible to kids, as well as gospel-centered community and service.

Caleb Toole

Caleb is the Worship Coordinator and was born and raised in Whitehouse, Texas. He is married to his wife, Jessica, for 2 years and they are expecting a baby girl, Emma Jane, this May. Caleb works as a warehouse assistant, but in his spare time he enjoys any type of story, whether in book-form or movie-form, hanging out with friends, and woodworking. Caleb is a talented and passionate worship leader, and enjoys encouraging the church to turn their attention and affections to God.

Deacons

Matt Blocker

Matt is the Deacon of Finance and grew up in Mineola, Texas. He is married to his wife, Hannah, and have been married for little over year and they have no kids – yet! Matt earned his Business Management degree at UT Tyler three years ago and has been a manager at Target since then, he as well is beginning to involve himself in real estate. In his free time Matt enjoys spending time with his wife and family, doing anything outdoors, playing disc-golf, basketball, and running. Matt is passionate about Biblical community within the church that Living Acts Church would be a gospel witness in Tyler, TX.


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