Our Team

Learners Today. Leaders Tomorrow.

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Jared Lischka

Position 1; 1 year of service. Term: 2020-2023

Email: jlischka@bellvillebrahmas.org

Jared Lischka is a 1996 graduate of Bellville High School. He and his wife Candy are proud parents of Landon who attends BHS and Caydence who attends BJHS. Jared is a 2001 graduate of Texas A&M with a bachelor's degree in Agriculture Systems Management. He has been a volunteer coach for the Bellville Youth Soccer Association and the Bellville Youth Football League for several years. He is a partner and V.P. of Lonnie Lischka Company.

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Sarah Buenger

Position 2; 1 year of service. Term: 2020-2023

Email: sbuenger@bellvillebrahmas.org
Sarah Buenger and her husband Clint are graduates of Bellville High School, class of 2002.  They are the proud parents of sons Jack and Ryan Buenger, who are students at West End Elementary.  Sarah graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Education and began working as a public school teacher in a neighboring district. She received her Master of Education degree in Teacher Leadership from Lamar University in 2017, and she currently serves as Instructional Facilitator at a junior high school.  Sarah has been in public education for 15 years. In her spare time, she enjoys fishing, hunting, and traveling with her family.

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Jim Batson, Member

Position 3; 3  years of service. Term: 2018-2021

Email: jbatson@bellvillebrahmas.org 

Jim Batson and his wife Rena moved to Bellville in August, 1981.  Their three adult children are graduates of Bellville ISD. Mr. Batson served in education for 33 years including service as the Principal of Bellville High School.  While he was the Assistant Principal at BHS, he started the girls softball program.
Mr. Batson was a former college baseball player and earned degrees from Texas A&M University and Prairie View A&M University. He is an avid golfer and a member of the Board of Directors of the Austin County Boys and Girls Club.

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Grant Lischka, President

Position 4; 3 years of service. Term: 2018-2021

Email: glischka@bellvillebrahmas.org
Grant and his wife Lanthia are parents of two Bellville ISD students. Grant is a graduate of Bellville High School where he participated in UIL, FFA, football, baseball, and track. He has a degree from Texas Tech University and is currently the owner of Lischka Engineering. He is on the Bellville Little League Board and serves as a Little League Coach.

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Kenneth Stein, Secretary

Position 5; 2 year of service. Term: 2019-2022

Email: kstein@bellvillebrahmas.org

Kenneth Stein and his wife Melanie have been members of the Bellville community since 1984. Their two adult children are graduates of Bellville ISD. Mr. Stein served as the Asst. Superintendent of BISD for 33 years before retiring from education. He supports the General Hospital Board of Directors, Austin County Agri-Life Advisory Board, the Bellville Library Board, and is the newly elected President of the Bellville Lions Club. Mr. Stein also enjoys the many theatrical roles he plays in the community and in the district. 
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Vince Ruffino, Vice President

Position 6; 2 year of service. Term: 2019-2022.

Email: vruffino@bellvillebrahmas.org 

Vince Ruffino, Jr and his wife Becky have a son Trey (Vince III) at Bellville at High School. Mr. Ruffino is a 1989 graduate of Bellville High, a 1991 graduate of Blinn College and a 1993 graduate of Texas A&M University. Mr. Ruffino is the General Manager for Red Door Homes of Texas. Mr. Ruffino is a coach, umpire and board member for Little League. In his spare time, Vince enjoys golf, hunting, sports, fishing and traveling.

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Andy Murrell, Member

Position 7; 2 year of service. Term: 2019-2022

Email: amurrell@bellvillebrahmas.org

Andrew Murrell is a 1997 graduate of BHS. He and his family returned to reside in Bellville in 2017.  His son attends Bellville Junior High. Mr. Murrell earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and his Juris Doctorate from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law. Mr. Murrell is licensed to practice law in the state of Texas and is currently a partner at Alvarez & Marsal, a global business consulting firm, where he has a corporate tax consulting practice.


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