Our Staff


Cole Phillips
Lead Pastor

Shannon Wimberley
Ministry Assistant

Lauren Simcik
Office Manager

Cole Phillips is the founding and Lead Pastor of THE CONNECTION CHURCH in Hays County, Texas. He previously served in churches around the state as youth pastor and as pastor before moving to the Kyle/Buda area in the Spring of 2004.[more] Cole’s Blog

Shannon Wimberley serves in our office to help people make the connection by keeping track of your next steps and following up with your requests for resources to assist your growth.

Lauren Simcik brings order to the chaos of our worlds through systems management. Lauren is the one to contact regarding the calendar or anything financial.

Rene Rodriguez
Worship Arts Director

Sandy Vasquez
PreSchool Minister

Trey Williams
Family Pastor

Rene started on our worship team when he was only 14 years old and now serves as our Worship Arts Director. He leads our worship and creative arts teams to create the environments where people have the best opportunity to connect with Jesus. Sandy leads our safe and caring environment for our many preschoolers. She brings her heart for God and love for kids each week to the little ones in our preschool and their parents.

Trey oversees the ministries to families from birth all the way through adults. He leads out in a variety of ministries as well as coordinating our Konnection Kidz team to lead our kids to connect with God and others in a dynamic and fun environment every Sunday morning.


Bobby Fraumann
Student Minister

Bobby is a former Marine who guarded the U.S. President. He is now leveraging his skills to change the lives of students. Bobby has a contagious passion for God and a love for students.
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