SMLC Staff

Reverend Chris Heavner

Interim Pastor

A native of Vale, NC, Pastor Heavner went to North Carolina State University and Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago. After he served at churches in North Carolina and Michigan, Pastor Heavner came to University Lutheran, Clemson in 1993. He served as Lutheran campus pastor for Clemson as well as parish pastor to the members of University Lutheran.  Pastor Heavner has worked with the Campus Ministry Directing Committee to plan for the long term viability of this ministry of the Church.  In keeping with that plan, he stepped down from his position on August 15, 2019.  He joined St Michael as our Senior Interim pastor on August 26 and will bring this same strategic intentionality to work for the continued strength and growth of the ministry of the Church in and through St. Michael.


Pastor Heavner and his wife, Laura, live in Clemson. They have three adult children - Kat James, Smith Sullivan-Heavner, and Caleb Heavner. Heavner is deeply passionate about Habitat for Humanity, having been a part of all 25 Clemson Homecoming Habitat home builds. He also enjoys time with his family, knitting, woodworking and NASCAR.

Cynthia Trout

Faith Formation Coordinator

Cynthia is a long time member of St. Michael, along with her husband Keith.  She recently retired from her career in nursing and is now serving as our Faith Formation Coordinator.  She has been involved in WELCA, has taught Sunday School, lead the choir, organized our children's programs, and was a volunteer youth director for 15 years.  She also serves on our Congregational Council.   

Cynthia's three children and their spouses are also members of our church family - Jeff & Sarah Forrester, Mark & Elizabeth Hobbs, and Adam Bishop.  She has 4 grandchildren - Dewey, Henson, Margaret and Griffin.  

Charlie Jones

Organist and Music Director

The son of Charles and Frances Jones, Charlie was born in Greenville on 12 November 1951. A piano student of former Greenville Symphony conductor, Peter Rickett, Charlie began playing piano for Mountain Creek Baptist Church at the age of 12. It was here that he learned that Church Music was a ministry of call. He graduated from Furman University in 1974 with a Bachelor of Arts – cum laude – in history and education.

Charlie came to St. Michael in 1986 as organist after serving in the same position at Lee Road United Methodist for 10 years. In 2019, Charlie retired from Pecknel Music after forty years working with print music and management.

Active in the local arts community, he is a member of the Greenville Chorale where he has served as President and Board Member; The American Guild of Organists, where he as served as both sub-dean and dean; and the Greenville Music Club.

Raised in a “green thumb” family, Charlie is an avid gardener, loves to read, cross-stitch and collect Dept. 56 Christmas Villages.

Stacey Anders

Parish Secretary

Stacey Anders was born and raised in Asheville, NC where her parents still reside.

She married husband Chris Anders on May 19, 2001 and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2002.

Stacey worked as Parish Secretary at Hudson Memorial Presbyterian Church in Raleigh, NC until she became a stay at home mom to daughter, Avery and son, Jayden.

The family moved from Raleigh to Duncan, SC in 2006 when Chris was offered a job at Bunnell-Lammons Engineering in Greenville. Stacey stepped into her role at St. Michael in August 2013. They love living in the Upstate!

Stacey enjoys snow, the outdoors, baseball and music of any kind and has become devoted to running and yoga.

William Sims

Parish Custodian

William has been with St. Michael Lutheran Church since 2007. He has 2 sons, 1 daughter and three grandchildren. He also has 2 sisters.


William loves to write and spend time with his family in his spare time.

Congregation Council

Carolyn Schultz (President)
Warren Mowry
Kendra Thornton
Julie Gibson
Adam Miles
Marie Castagnaro
Chip Fulmer
David Cooke​
Devin Kendrick
Liza Anne Cook​
Cynthia Trout
Dan Kirkpatrick
Madeleine Rhyne (Youth Representative)

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Weekly Worship Schedule


Sunday Services:  8:30 AM (35 Max Attendees)

11:00 AM (35 Max Attendees & Live Streamed)


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