Triumphant Staff

God is working His will in the life of Triumphant. We have learned to rely upon the LORD and treasure one another. Through our growing faith and active discipleship, the LORD has destined Triumphant to be an extraordinary church through ordinary people.
Rev. Brady Eggleston

Interim Pastor

Triumphant's Interim Pastor is Rev. Brady Eggleston. Pastor Brady will assist Triumphant through this time of transition as we continue our search for our next Senior Pastor.

Pastor Brady has been a nearly life-long Lutheran who began his training at the age of 18 and spent much of his time in the Army Chaplaincy. He has extensive background and experience in inner city social work, hospital ministry, parish pastoral ministry, pastoral supervision, and strategic planning/execution at senior leadership levels.

Pastor Brady and his wife, Jan, have 6 grown daughters, 2 granddaughters, and 2 grandsons. He enjoys a good joke, hound dogs, the outdoors, target shooting, and boiled peanuts. He is most grateful for God's gifts in his wife, Jan; his kids and grandkids; and most importantly, in the gift of God's son.
Sharon Hopkins

Office Administrator

Sharon feels honored to have served as the TLC Administrator since June 2009. Her passions include spending time with her family and worshiping the Lord. She has worked with worship teams since 1981, and served in full-time missions at Youth With A Mission’s University of the Nations for 7 years.

Sharon grew up in Merritt Island, Florida and received her degree in Computer Science from the University of Central Florida. Her first employment was with IBM at Kennedy Space Center as a computer programmer on the Space Shuttle Launch Processing Software. Each Space Shuttle launch was an anxious, yet extremely rewarding, moment!

While with YWAM, Sharon helped pioneer and lead the School of Worship, training and mentoring students from many nations in worship and worship team development. The highlight of each School of Worship for her was leading student worship teams on outreach to countries in Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific!

Sharon and her husband, Mike, met in California, where he was a rocket technician who built and launched Delta rockets. Their daughter, Hannah, was born in 1999.

Chris St.Clair


Chris St.Clair has been the Youth Director here at Triumphant since August 2010. Chris was born and raised in Dallas, TX. He was a star soccer player (or so his mother claims) when he was 5. After a brief baseball career where he had a .031 average, he decided to move away from organized sports and focused more on music and sleep. He grew up at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Garland, TX where his grandfather was the pastor. Chris graduated from high school in 1999.

During his college years, Chris did his best impression of Abraham, moving every few months for about 5 years. He did two years at Texas A&M at Galveston. He then transferred to Texas A&M at College Station. The next year, he transferred again to Northern Kentucky University. Chris graduated from NKU in 2003 with a Bachelor’s in Psychology. Beginning in 2006, he attended Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, TX. He graduated with his Master’s of Divinity degree in 2010.

Chris has been in youth ministry since 2001. He worked for 2 summers as a counselor at Lutheran Hills Summer Camp in Bloomington, IN, and one as Program Director in 2003. In 2003, Chris accepted a position as Youth Director for Ascension Lutheran in Louisville, KY. After leaving in 2006 to go back to school, he worked as Student Youth Minister (abbreviated Stud. Youth Minister) at First Christian Church in McKinney, TX.

Chris met his wife, Britany, in 2005 while both worked in different churches. They got married in 2007 and have a son, Lukas, and a dog, Lehti. Lukas was born in January of 2014 and after being born, Chris held him to the sky and proclaimed in his best warrior voice, "I have a son!" to the background music of Elton John's "Circle of Life." (None of these facts can be corroborated.) As far as vocations, Lukas throws things, Lehti sniffs things, and Britany is an Elementary Teacher in SAISD. Chris enjoys playing sports. He enjoys playing hockey, running, volleyball and golf.
Sharilyn Krauss

Communications Director/Receptionist

Sharilyn has been a member of Triumphant since 1998 and has been on the TLC Staff since May 2007. She creates and edits our monthly newsletter and maintains the church website. As part of her ministry to the members of Triumphant, she began the Children's Chapel program and was a member of the 2011 and 2012 Church Council.

Sharilyn grew up in the Methodist church in San Antonio, TX, attending John Marshall High School. She then graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Business Administration. She and her husband, Brian, met at A&M. While Brian was in the USAF, they were stationed at Edwards AFB in California and Geilenkirchen NATO Air Base in Germany. Their next move was to Randolph AFB, where they decided to put down roots and separate from the Air Force. They have two sons, Collin and Daniel.

Sharilyn worked for Edwards FCU as Teller Trainer, in the Accounting Dept, and in the Marketing Dept. She worked at the International Library at the NATO base in Germany. Here in Texas, she owned home businesses with Usborne Children's Books and Southern Living at Home. Then, in May 2007, she was asked to apply for the TLC position of Newsletter and Website Editor, the position now known as Communications Director. She creates and publishes the monthly newsletter, The Trumpet, and maintains the church website. In July 2016, the Receptionist position was merged with the Communications Director position.

Sharilyn also enjoys the theatre, a day at the lake or beach, watching football, growing fruits and vegetables in her garden, game night with family or friends, and reading a really good book.
Carol Snyder

Minister of Music

In the Fall of 1993, Carol received a call that a position was opening at Triumphant Lutheran Church for an organist/choir director and she was asked to apply. That position has evolved into Minister of Music, with duties including playing the organ for the traditional 8:30 service, directing the choir, playing keyboard in the Praise Band at the 11:00 service, selecting music for both services and overseeing all other music programs.

Carol grew up in a family of music lovers, with her dad leading the choir at the Methodist Church and her mom singing in the choir. At 8 years of age, Carol began playing piano for the evening church service while her dad conducted the singing. She played for her first wedding at the age of 12. That began a career as a church musician, playing for many denominations before joining Triumphant Lutheran Church.

Carol grew up in Jacksonville, FL where frequent trips to the beach and lake were part up her being. She studied piano for twelve years, taking lessons at Jacksonville Conservatory of Music and Jacksonville University. She received a music scholarship to Wesleyan College in Macon, GA. Carol majored in Music with an emphasis on Pipe Organ and with a Psychology Minor. In addition to her BA in Music, Carol became certified as a teacher, teaching 1st grade for 5 years. She then obtained her Masters Degree in Guidance and Counseling from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio. Following 14 years as an elementary schoool counselor and 12 years as a middle school counselor, Carol retired from NISD.

Carol is married to her Florida State hubbie, Rick, and has raised two sons, one a Texas A&M graduate and dentist in Austin and the other a recent architecture graduate from UTSA. Carol and Rick are now raising a lab puppy who has many Marley-type characteristics. Carol also teaches piano lessons, lunches with friends and travels as often as possible, especially to the beach.
Kristin Miller

Preschool Director

Vernell Theilengerdes

Mother's Day Out Director

Sam Dennis


Feliziti Landin

Choir Director

Feliziti Landin, is a Senior Music Studies Major-Vocal Emphasis. Upon crossing as an active member of Mu Phi Epsilon-Professional Music Fraternity in the Spring of 2014, Feliziti has served as Choir Director for two years. She has been a national member of the American Choral Directors Association at Texas State University for four years and has held the position of Secretary and President. She is also a member of Texas Music Educators Association, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society, Alpha Chi National College Honor Society, and has recently been inducted into Texas State's College of Fine Arts and Communication's Council of Scholars.

She has previously interned with the Austin Children's Choir, held the position of Section Leader for the Tejada All Star Choir for three years consisting of middle schools around the San Antonio area, has held the position of Soprano Section Leader for the Texas State University Singers, and had the honor of conducting the Mu Phi Epsilon chapters at Texas Music Educators Association for two years. She is currently interning at Jack C. Hays High School and Owen Goodnight Middle School.

In her recent achievements, she has been awarded Texas State Outstanding Undergraduate Choral Music Student and has received the Shirley Jochec/New Braunfels Music Study Club Memorial Scholarship.

Ms. Landin aspires to teach at the middle school or high school level and aims to advance music within the community through the promotion of musicianship, scholarship, and education.
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