Harvey Browne Staff
Rev. Christine Coy Fohr- Head Pastor
Christine first sensed a call to ministry while serving as a Young Adult Volunteer in Belfast, Northern Ireland. While there, she saw how religion could be used both as a weapon to divide and as a tool for reconciliation. When she returned home, she prayed she would find ways to continue the work of healing, reconciliation and service in Christ’s name.
After working in Presbyterian World Mission to recruit a new class of Young Adult Volunteers (www.pcusa.org/yav), she enrolled at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. She was ordained to her work at JustFaith Ministries, a faith-based non-profit that offers social justice education programs for congregations across the country. Following that, she served on the staff of Highland Presbyterian Church in Louisville, Kentucky and at First Presbyterian Church in Owensboro, Kentucky.
Christine came to Harvey Browne Memorial Presbyterian in August of 2020. She came with her husband, Rob, who serves as the Director of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s Office of Faith-Based Investing and Corporate Engagement. They have two young daughters.
Christine is a graduate of Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, where she earned a Master of Arts degree in Anthropology and Sociology. She studied at Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration for a semester and served as an intern at the European Roma Rights Center.
Rev. Katherine Kupar – Associate Pastor for Discipleship
Rev. Katherine Kupar is a native of Little Rock, Arkansas and a graduate of the University of Arkansas. She served as a Young Adult Volunteer in New Orleans doing environmental education and justice on the coast of Louisiana. Katherine received her M.Div from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and she was ordained to serve as Director of Operations for a non-profit assisting families experiencing a financial crisis in Pensacola, Florida. While in Florida, Katherine also served a small church as a pulpit supply pastor. Katherine and her husband, John have one son. Katherine enjoys reading, being outside, cheering on the Hogs, and a good cup of coffee. In 2024, Katherine because the Associate Pastor for Discipleship. Katherine’s work at Harvey Browne will focus on young adults and young parents, worship, and congregational life.
Rev. Jim Hubert and Kristy Hubert – Co-Parish Associates for Pastoral Care
Kristy and Jim are both Hoosiers born and raised and are unabashedly proud Purdue Boilermaker graduates. Jim graduated in Communication while Kristy graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. They moved to Louisville in 1987 with their two young children, where Jim received his Master of Divinity from Louisville Presbyterian Seminary. Jim served for ten years as the seminary’s Director of Admissions, followed by time with the PCUSA Center, and on to many professional years involving the automobile business (Some have called him the Car Rev – it’s quite a story!).
Kristy stayed busy and fulfilled with raising their children, volunteer and other involvements, until she shifted to over 20 years of professional work including as a teacher with the Highland Presbyterian Weekday school, Director of Member Care at Highland Presbyterian Church, primarily focused on older adult ministries, Stephen Ministries and care coordination. She later worked for Presbyterian Homes of Louisville, and as Marketing Director for Miralea & Meadow at Masonic Homes of KY for several years. She is an ordained Ruling Elder.
Whether meeting with folks about cars, sharing in worship, or supporting families making major moves, for Jim and Kristy it has always been ministry. They feel clearly called to this new opportunity of care at Harvey Browne Presbyterian Church. Some might call it serendipity or a “God wink…” The timing feels just right. They are grateful and excited to see how they might be able to draw from their experiences and share in this new place and time.
They start nearly every day with an early morning walk with Gabriel, their angel dog. Both love singing, music and being outdoors. They are proud parents of adult children and are delighting in their grandson.
Renata DeWees – Director of Youth Ministries
Renata is from New Albany, Indiana and has lived in the Louisville area for many years. She is married to Robert and has three children. Renata is an ordained ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and has a BA in religious studies and English from Indiana University and an MA in Divinity from the University of Chicago. In her off hours she enjoys knitting, reading, jogging, hiking, cooking and attending the games of her children’s various sports teams.
Larry Brandenburg – Minister of Music
Larry has been Minister of Music at Harvey Browne since August 1997. He is a native of Lexington, Kentucky and a die-hard University of Kentucky fan. He and his wife, Beth, live in Shelbyville, Kentucky on Harmony Fields Farm. They have two sons, Matthew and Nathan. Larry has a Bachelor of Music degree from Campbellsville University, a Master of Music degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and has completed all course work for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting from the University of Illinois. Prior to coming to HBPres, Larry served as Minister of Music in churches in Kentucky, Texas and Illinois and was a professor at Midwestern State University, West Texas State University and Georgetown College.
Julie Rousseau – Parents’ Day Out and Nursery Director
Julie is a lifetime member of Harvey Browne. She became a member of the staff in August 2000 as the Director of Parents’ Day Out. She has almost 30 years of experience in early childhood development. Julie owned and operated St. Matthews Preschool for eight years before coming to HBPres. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Georgetown College. In 2009, she became director of the nursery and coordinates all child care needs for the church members. Julie is married and has two adult children.
Tim Baker – Organist/Assistant Director of Music
Tim is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Music and has been part of the Harvey Browne music ministry since 1987. He currently accompanies all choirs and directs the Adult Handbell Choir. Tim performs frequently with various vocal and instrumental ensembles in Louisville and the surrounding region. In addition to assisting several Catholic parishes, he works with local community theater companies as musical director and accompanist.
Beth Brandenburg – Director of Children’s Choirs
Beth has been Director of Children’s Choirs at Harvey Browne since August 1997. She is a retired elementary school music teacher in Louisville. Beth lives in Shelbyville with her husband, Larry. They have two adult sons, Nathan and Matthew. The Brandenburg’s have an organic farm called Harmony Fields Farm.
Cheryl Granger, CCA – Church Administrator
Cheryl moved from the Dayton, Ohio area to Louisville in 2008, when her husband, Dan, was hired by a local company. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology but has been working in the Office/Accounting field since 2001. She was hired as an Administrator Assistant at Harvey Browne in 2011 and became the Church Administrator in 2015. She received her certification as a Certified Church Administrator from The Church Network in 2019 and retained the certificate in 2023. Cheryl and Dan enjoy photography and being outdoors as much as possible and have a passion for traveling.
Tim Miller, Building Manager (Picture not available)