Reverand Chris Heavner
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.
Faith Formation Coordinator
A native of Arden, North Carolina, Evan Fitzsimmons came to St Michael Lutheran Church from Winona, Minnesota in October 2018. He is a graduate of Appalachian State University, and he spent 5 summers at Lutheridge as a counselor as well as senior staff. With his training in elementary education, Evan approaches his ministry with the heart of a teacher. He is passionate about teaching in a meaningful way and building community. He describes himself as “always willing to learn, always willing to listen.”
Evan coordinates the Faith Formation of St Michael. This includes the CRAWL group for infants and parents, Young Youth, Lutheran Church Youth, young adult programming and faith building experiences for all phases of life. He also works with sports teams and Sunday School. In his free time, Evan enjoys all sports, movies, and time with his family: His dad Mark, who is a pastor, Dana, his mother, a teacher, and his brother, Kyle.
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 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, Jayde.
The family moved from Raleigh to Duncan, SC in 2006 when Chris was offered a job at Bunnell-Lammons Engineering in Greenville. Stacy 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 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.