Meet Our Pastoral Staff

Scott Suskovic


Coming to Christ Lutheran in 1998, Pastor Scott’s primary role is preaching, teaching, visioning, and overseeing the staff.  He grew up in Minnesota where he earned his master’s degree at Luther Seminary in 1987.  He completed his doctorate program at Boston University with a concentration in Church Administration and Growth.  Outside of Christ Lutheran, over the years Pastor Scott has served as the chair for the Senior Pastors’ Conference of the ELCA, Board Member of Augsburg Fortress, Board Member of The Smiles Foundation and has completed the ACC Executive Coaching certification through ICF.  Pastor Scott is married to Gretchen and they have two adult children, Hannah (married to Eric Sensenbrenner) and Nathan.  Any free time is devoted to family, woodworking, golf, travel and sailing in the Caribbean.  He is always open for a good conversation over a cup of coffee!

Drew Goodson


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.

Melody Simpkins


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.

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4519 Providence Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28226


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