Meet Our Pastoral Staff

Pastor Scott has served as senior pastor of Christ Lutheran since 1998.  His primary role is preaching, teaching, visioning, and overseeing the staff.  Scott grew up in Minnesota where he earned his Master’s degree at Luther Seminary.  He completed his Doctorate at Boston University. Outside of Christ Lutheran, Scott has served as Chair for the Senior Pastors’ Conference of the ELCA and currently is on the board for The Smiles Foundation doing work in Romania and Augsburg/ Fortress Publishing House. Pastor Scott is married to Gretchen and they have two adult children, Hannah and Nathan.  

Pastor Matt serves as lead pastor at Christ South. He was born in Franklin, TN  and graduated from The University of Tennessee in Knoxville with a BA in Speech Communications and Organizational Development. After a stint in the corporate world, he began seminary at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, SC. He has served in Knoxville, TN at Faith Lutheran Church and Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Atlanta. He also served Lutheran Campus Ministry of Atlanta as pastor and lead developer. Through Redeemer, he launched House of the Rock, an alternative worshiping community.  Pastor Matt and his wife, Pastor Melody have 3 sons and two daughters.

Lay Staff

Laura Scott

Children's Ministry Director

Erin Knowles

Nursery Ministry

Jeff Taylor

Community Minister

Scott Sullivan

Next Generation Minister

Ashley Cooke

Music Team Lead

Danny Cooper & Jacob Ingram

Audio/VideoTeam Leads