by Marty Curtis
Glen Kaiser, a church member and second-year elder on the Property Committee who has more than 30 years of experience in construction management, will fill the newly created position of FPC Sexton effective May 1, Pastor Bobby announced.
As Sexton, Glen will assist the Property Committee in maintaining the church facility on a part-time (20 hours a week) basis and will respond to emergency situations outside of regular church hours. According to committee chair Ben Nichols, Glen’s duties will include everything from replacing light bulbs, to being a liaison for contractors, to servicing heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) units, to identifying potential problems such as water leaks.
Glen and his wife Ann, a deacon, joined the church in 2018. “As Property Committee chair, I am pleased that Glen has been hired as our very first Church Sexton” Ben Nichols said. ”Glen is talented and he loves our church. We are very fortunate that he was available because finding a perfect fit for the job was going to be difficult. We needed someone who has a broad knowledge of and experience with HVAC equipment, plumbing systems, electrical systems, kitchen equipment, hot water and water softener systems, locks and security systems, general facility maintenance and construction project management. Glen has all that knowledge and experience, and more.”
Most recently, Glen worked for Embree Asset Group in Georgetown as Senior Construction Manager from 2015- 17 and Director of Design and Construction from 2017-20. His career in the construction management and development industry has also included work in California and Tennessee for such companies as Albertson’s, Dollar General and Chevron. He owned his own construction company in Anaheim, California.
Glen was a first-year elder when the church experienced extensive damage in Fellowship Hall, other rooms, the kitchen and hallways from burst fire sprinkler heads caused by the winter ice storm.
Property elders were involved in getting bids from various vendors to repair the damage and oversee repairs. While he might not have had experience with such Texas disaster damage, Glen does have
experience with earthquake damage. When he worked for Albertsons in Fullerton, California, as
construction manager from 1989 to 2006, Glen managed disaster recovery repairs after the 6.7 magnitude 1994 Northridge Earthquake in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles. All Southern California Albertsons retail stores opened for business within three days.
Glen has a bachelor’s degree in natural resource management from Utah State University. He
also has been licensed in general construction and certified by the Occupational Safety & Health