On Sunday, January 27, FPC Dallas welcomed these newest members during worship:
Kristin Buckalew Cairns grew up in the Ft. Worth area and was a long-time member of St. Philip Presbyterian in Hurst. She graduated from Texas A&M, and is a Real Estate Development & Construction Manager for The Container Store. She enjoys time with husband Steve and their puppy Otto, and doing home remodel projects. She feels this congregation can be not only their church, but also their community. Steve Cairns is the son of a Presbyterian minister who moved to Dallas in the ‘80’s. Steve graduated from WT White HS and Syracuse University. For many years he was a youth director at a local Presbyterian church and is now a Realtor with Ebby Halliday. He enjoys watching sports, home projects, reading, golf, and time with Kristin and Otto. He is excited to be involved in a church working to make a difference in the city and is ready to be a part of FPC’s next chapter.
Amy Cannady is returning HOME to the church where she raised her three daughters and was ordained as an elder. She is an artist and references the “spiritual journey” in her painting. Amy is currently completing her third year of study to obtain her certification in Spiritual Direction.
Albert Haarmann was born in the Bronx, NY, and grew up in Brooklyn. In Louisiana he worked on boats servicing the offshore oil industry, obtaining 5 levels of Captains licenses. He moved to Texas and worked as an Able Bodied Seaman, working as helmsman and shipboard firefighter, including damage control. Albert was a merchant seaman almost 28 years. His pastimes have included hiking, camping, kayaking, home improvement projects, reading, and political discussions. He was introduced to First Presbyterian church by member Roy Nowlins in August of last year and attends the 21st Century Disciples Class.
Stephanie Karmann was born in Roswell, NM, but has lived in various parts of Texas most of her life. She graduated from the University of Texas and teaches high school English in Allen. She is currently getting her masters in Educational Leadership from UNT. Her two boys, Jack and Alex, are 11 and in fifth grade. They love science, math, and LEGOs. Stephanie loves to read when she is not grading papers. She’s a runner and completed her first half marathon in 2017 at the age of 43. She started attending FPC in October of 2017 as a guest of David Waak. Her boys attended VBS last summer, and the family had a wonderful experience at the Mo Ranch Retreat last summer. They have felt welcomed, and say it’s really great to feel at home here.