Meet Our Pastoral Staff

Scott Suskovic


Since becoming the senior pastor in 1998, Pastor Scott’s primary role has been preaching, teaching, visioning, and overseeing the staff.  He grew up in Minnesota where he earned his Masters degree at Luther Seminary.  He completed his Doctorate at Boston University. Outside of Christ Lutheran, Pastor Scott has served as Chair for the Senior Pastors’ Conference of the ELCA, board member for Augsburg/ Fortress Publishing House and is currently mentoring churches across the country on multi-site ministries. Pastor Scott is married to Gretchen and they have two adult children, Hannah and Nathan.  He enjoys cooking with family and friends, travel (especially when it involves sailing) and golf.

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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