Staff

Our Staff

Ron Meyr - Sr. Pastor

Pastor Ron Meyr is the Head Pastor of Faith Viera Lutheran. He grew up in southeast Missouri and graduated from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Mo in 1980. He and Pamela meet in St. Paul’s Jr. College (Mo.) and have been married for 43 years. Their two sons live in Philadelphia and Albuquerque and two grandsons in Philly.

After graduation, Pastor Meyr served in Sask. At a dual church for 6 years; then in south New Jersey for nine years before coming to Viera in 1996. It has been a joy for him and Pam to be able to help start mission churches.

His preference would be to live in a tent; hike and kayak the backwoods of Florida.

You can contact Pastor Meyr at 321.636.5504 or rmeyr@faithviera.org.

Kevin Duff - Assistant Pastor

Pastor Kevin Duff is a graduate of Concordia Seminary St Louis in 2016. He is originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan and completed his undergraduate work at Michigan State University, receiving a degree in Social Studies Education.

His wife Holly is from St Louis, Missouri, where they met during his time at seminary. Holly has been an international student recruiter at Maryville University and academic adviser at Eastern Florida State College. She also has her bachelor’s degree of Interior Design from Maryville and a master’s in Global Education Policy from the University of Illinois.

Their son Leo was born in November of 2019 and is a delightful addition to their family!

Pastor Duff has enjoyed his ministry at Faith Viera and particularly enjoys the preaching, teaching and administrative aspects of his position. He loves spending time with family, golf, running, and watching football and basketball. He also likes the Florida coast, seafood, and a good movie.

Contact Pastor Kevin Duff at 321.636.5504 or kduff@faithviera.org

David Timmerman - Director of Christian Education

David was called to Faith ‘Viera’ in 2007 to serve as their Director of Christian Education (DCE). He works with all ages through; Bible Studies, Sunday School, gatherings, retreats, outings, youth groups, Confirmation and more.

David is married to his beautiful wife, Sonya, has one daughter, and a dog named Hercules. Both David and Sonya are originally from Minnesota; where they met in high school. They both attended Concordia University-Nebraska; Sonya received a degree in Middle and High School English Education and currently is a Drama teacher in Titusville. David received a degree in Psychology and a certificate in DCE ministries. Later went back to school and received his masters degree in Organizational Leadership from the University of Northwestern in 2014 and a MBA in 2020 from Corban University. He and Sonya were married in 2005 and moved to Hilton Head Island, SC; where David was a DCE at Island Lutheran Church.

David loves his job, but in his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, golfing, and going to the beach to relax and sometimes to fish.

You can reach him at 321.636.5504 or dtimmerman@faithviera.org.

Rachael Augustine Church Organist

Originally from Illinois, Rachael graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Parish Music from Concordia University Wisconsin in 2014. Her first position after college was a part-time organist and choir director at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Onalaska, Wisconsin. Shortly thereafter she found her way down to Faith 'Viera' as the Music Director and has loved it ever since. During her down time she enjoys the warm Florida weather, going to the beach or walking through parks, and happily keeps company with her pets while incessantly bothering them with her piano playing.

raugustine@faithviera.org

Judy Thompson - Church Administrator

Judy Thompson has been the Church Administrator for Faith 'Viera' since they opened their new sanctuary and office building in 1998. At that time, the church had a membership of about 110. Faith has now grown to almost 700 members with four worship services.

Judy and husband, Dorsey, moved to Brevard in 1998 due to a job transfer (for Dorsey) to the Space Center. Prior to Florida they lived in Washington State where she also worked as a Church Admin. Job transfers have moved the Thompsons from sea to shining sea over the past 20 years. God has blessed them with their longest stay in Brevard County where they hope to stay!

Judy can be reached at 321.636.5504 or jthompson@faithviera.org.

Rev. Dr. Doug Fountain - Family Counselor

Dr. Douglas Fountain spent the early years of his life in Merritt Island, FL graduating from Cocoa High and Brevard Community College. He continued his education at Georgia Southern College with a degree in Applied Sociology. He then entered Concordia Theological Seminary graduating in 1983 with a Master of Divinity degree. He served the next 30 years as Senior Pastor of Epiphany Lutheran Church in Lake Worth, Florida, continuing his education at Barry University, obtaining his Ph.D. in Clinical Social Work in 1992. He holds a Florida License as a Clinical Social Worker and is approved as a clinical supervisor. He has a broad range of clinical experience in Individual and Family Counseling as well as special training in the many facets of Trauma care. He serves Brevard County as a Chaplain for the Sheriff’s Office, and looks forward to serving the needs of the members of Faith Viera Lutheran Church. Dr. Fountain has been married to Jane for the last 46 years. They have 3 children, 6 grandchildren and soon 2 great-grandchildren.

You can reach him at 321.636.5504.


Fran Kashchy - Faith Place Director

Fran has been a member of Faith Viera Lutheran Church for over five years and been serving as Director of Faith Place since the ministry began in November of 2018.

Prior to her position as Director of Faith Place, Fran has worked in church ministry as a Director of Christian Education for over 31 years in a variety of churches throughout the country.

Fran also serves as a Speaker for Stonecroft Ministries sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with women from all walks of life. She serves as a volunteer at Viera Hospital in Spiritual Care and leads Women's Bible Studies.

Fran earned her BA in Family Studies from Corban University (formally Western Baptist College in Salem, OR.) and continued her studies at Regent University in Norfolk, VA.

Fran has been married to John for 46 years and they have four children and eight grandchildren (who reside around the country).

Fran has a passion for ministry and to share God's Truth and love with all she comes in contact with. She feels humbled and honored to be serving at Faith Viera Lutheran Church, caring for God's precious people.

Besides ministry, Fran enjoys spending time with her family, her friends, her cat Tony, biking and hours in her garden.