Leadership Team

Steve Graves




Steve became pastor of Shearer Hills in June 2014. He is a graduate of Baylor University and Truett Theological Seminary, both located in Waco, TX. He has served churches in Texas and Louisiana. Steve also worked at Baylor as the Director for University Ministries and Missions. Steve is married to Cindy and they have five children- Ashlyn, Rebekah, Samuel, Lily Grace, and Esther Joy.

Ryann Cooper


Associate Pastor, Senior Adults, and Administration


Ryann began serving at Shearer Hills in September of 2017. He joined the team as Associate Pastor, Sr. Adults, and Administration. He graduated from Louisiana State University and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Ryann has served in churches in Louisiana, Alabama, and Texas. He is married to his wife Diana, and they have two daughters, Alex and Riley.

Robin Roewe


Minister of Music and Worship


Robin joined the Shearer Hills staff in May of 2016 after serving as the interim for 6 months.  He graduated from Baylor University and has served as a worship leader, minister, and pastor at churches in Texas and North Carolina.  He enjoys hunting, traveling, riding motorcycles, golfing, and spending time with his family.  He has been married to his best friend, Suzanne, since 1991.  They have two children, Adam and Lauren.

Stefanie Litzler


Children's Minister


Stefanie joined the team at Shearer Hills in April of 2016. She graduated from University of Texas in Austin and Truett Theological Seminary in Waco. Prior to moving to San Antonio, she served at churches in Waxahachie, Pittsburg, Austin, and Houston. Her favorite memories include cheering for the Longhorns, exploring San Antonio, traveling, and spending time with friends and families. Stefanie is married to her best friend John. They have one daughter, Vivian.

J.T. Thornton


Student Minister


JT joined the Shearer Hills staff in April of 2016 to serve as our Student Minister. He graduated from Hardin-Simmons University and Logsdon Seminary, both located in Abilene, TX. Prior to joining Shearer Hills he served as the Youth Minister of First Baptist Church in Clyde, TX.  JT married his wife Lindsey in January of 2017. He enjoys all types of sports (especially baseball) and spending time with Lindsey in the outdoors hunting and fishing together.

Travis Thompson


Worship Leader

Travis joined Shearer Hills in 2005 and began leading the contemporary worship service in 2015.  He graduated from the University of Oklahoma and the University of Texas at San Antonio with degrees in Electrical Engineering and currently works for a local research and development company. Travis enjoys spending time and traveling with his family, playing and watching sports and music. He and his wife Edith have three children - Madelyn, Claire, and Seth.

Maria Miller


Director of Early Learning Center and 

Pre-School Ministries


Maria joined Shearer Hills as a teacher for the Early Learning Center in October of 2005 before becoming the director of the ELC in April of 2017. She graduated with a business degree from Florida International University prior to owning her own Day Care in Dallas for 12 years. Her favorite memories are times spent with her loving husband Brad, four wonderful children, and two beautiful grandchildren. She enjoys going to local eateries with the ones she loves, traveling, and visiting her grandchildren and family!