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 Drew oversees our Welcome and  Connect ministries, which include adult learning, small groups, and discipleship. He shares leadership for Sunday morning worship services and coordinates large congregational events. Drew is a native Charlottean graduating from South Mecklenburg High School and UNC-Chapel Hill with a Business Administration  degree and a minor in history. He graduated from Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA and had his first call in Greenville, NC. Drew and his wife, Megan, have two young sons, Zachariah and Caleb.

Pastor Melody is Director of Family Ministry. Melody grew up in Franklin, TN and graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Human Ecology. She earned Master of Arts in Religion from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary and a Master of Divinity from Luther Seminary. Before joining CLC, Melody served as an Associate in Ministry at Faith Lutheran Church in Knoxville, TN and Pastor for Faith Formation at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Atlanta, GA. Melody enjoys spending time with her wonderful husband, Matt and three sons, Ashton, Gabe and Copeland.

Lay Staff

Mark Glaeser

Minister of
Music

Gretchen Suskovic

New Member Coordinator

Amy Daniels

Director of
Outreach

Laurie Carter

Communications Director

Gregg Huether

Director of Property
& Finance

Linda Warren Sidway

Director, Christ Lutheran Children's Center

Kim Walder

Pastoral
Assistant

Caroline Mize

Youth
Director