Gordon Butler, Executive Director

Gordon brings passion, leadership, and clubhouse experience to Pavilion. Gordon served four Presbyterian churches as a pastor in Louisiana and Texas from 1988 to 2004. In 2004, he went to work in the mental health field in a variety of positions at Bluebonnet Trails (including the development of small clubhouses), as well as the first Executive Director of Austin Clubhouse. More recently he has been a faculty consultant at the University of Texas Health Science Center where he authored a paper on Supported Employment and psychiatric disability. Over the years he has also been a golf instructor, a marketplace chaplain, served on numerous non-profit boards, and was even a Frisbee instructor way back in college!


He grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas and has lived in Round Rock since 2005. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin after attending the University of Oklahoma as well (he was a little confused, wasn’t he?) and received a Master’s degree from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in 1989. Gordon married his high school sweetheart in 1981 and they now have three children and four grandchildren. He has been known to be a bit competitive when it comes to sports, enjoys movies, and loves spending time with his family.

Kathie Yates

Director of Community Relations

Kathie was raised in Southeast Texas where she built a successful and varied career as an entrepreneur. With the exception of 7 years in the pharmaceutical industry, she has been continually involved making a difference in start-up companies. Kathie enjoys trailblazing new areas while simultaneously building long-lasting relationships and growing new businesses. Non-profit organizations are her passion and Kathie prides herself in watching those she has previously begun, still thriving years later. She understands the delicate balance of fundraising, day to day business activities, and building enduring affiliations. 


Kathie attended San Jacinto College in Houston and is a Sun City resident and enjoying life close to her parents. When not involved with Pavilion, she enjoys her 5 daughters, 10 grandchildren, 2 dogs and an active social life!


Kathie says she is excited about the opportunity to share the great news about what Pavilion has to offer the Williamson County community. She welcomes the opportunity to present an overview on this exciting new endeavor and invites you to call her with any opportunities to speak with groups of one or a thousand!  Kathie can be reached via email at kathie.yates@pavilionrr.org or text and phone at 713-882-6708.


Director of Development

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