Our Staff

Marcia Giordano - Director of Church Family Ministry

Marcia graduated from Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources, Outdoor Recreation, and Management. A member of Shades Valley for 17 years, she has been active with the youth for over 12 years and became director in 1999. Growing up in the Lutheran church has given her an extensive commitment to youth and a purpose for furthering Christ's commission in the world. Marcia and her husband have three children.

Marcia can be reached at (205)871-3512 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dr. Anthony Pattin - Director of Music

Anthony Pattin is a native of Toledo, Ohio, where he received his first musical instruction from his brother Leslie. Later as a young adult they formed the two-piano duo known as "The Pattin Brothers" and performed at one piano, two- pianos and piano and organ. Tony majored in piano performances and received degrees from The University of Toledo, The University of Michigan, and in 1994 after he had moved to Alabama, the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Alabama.

He was recruited by the University of Montevallo to join their piano faculty in 1987 and soon afterward was promoted to the rank of tenured full professor. He was awarded the Distinguished Teacher Award in 2001 and the next year was designated as the University Scholar. He retired from UM in 2011 . The Dr. Anthony Pattin Steinway Scholarship Endowment was set up to honor him upon his retirement.

 

His performances on piano have taken him all over the world, having played with symphony orchestras including the Alabama Symphony, and the Tuscaloosa Symphony. In addition he has played recitals in New York's Carnegie Hall, the Chicago Public library, broadcast live on National Public Radio, televisions broadcasts and on tour in other countries including Central America, Japan and Europe. He has recorded 6 CDs on the APT label, some are still available.

 

He has always been involved in church music and has written and published an enormous amount of sacred choral and instrumental music. He joined the staff as Director of Music at Shades Valley Lutheran in Marcy, 2017. He was Director of Music at Chapel in the Pines Presbyterian Church from 2004-2016.

 

Tony may be reached at (205)871-3512 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sarah Beth Hall - Office Professional

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The Reverend S.E. Montgomery - Senior Interim Pastor

Pastor Montgomery has a BA in German and History from Furman University, a BA in History from The University of South Carolina, a Masters of Education from Duquesne University and a Master of Divinity from the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago, IL.   She has served at Grace Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes, MN, Redeemer Lutheran Church in Jamison, PA and Christus Victor Lutheran Church in Ocean Springs, MS. Prior to entering the ministry, Pastor Montgomery had a diverse career in Television Production, Federal Service and Education.  Her jobs included Senior Scheduler, President’s Speakers Bureau at the White House and Teacher of Gifted Students in the Dekalb County (GA) High School System.  She is currently retired and living in Georgetown, SC. 

 

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Our Council

The Church Council serves as SVLC’s Board of Directors. The Council is responsible for setting church policy, making financial decisions, and providing spiritual oversight of the church. The congregation votes to elect the Church Council at the annual meeting, upon recommendation of the nominating committee.

The church council meets the second Tuesday of every month, if you are interested in attending a meeting, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information regarding the next scheduled meeting.

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Officers:

Paul Schabacker– President
Stephen Schrader- Vice President
Susan Harchelroad - Secretary

Other members:

Rick Mittermaier - Planning & Review

Shannon Curlings - Church Family Ministry

Lance Gardner - Stewardship

Kristin Bakkegard - Social Ministry

Lane Graham - Property

Greg Vitalis - Finance

Nikki Bradish - Fellowship

Amy McDonald - Evangelism

Rick Mittermaier - Youth

Kristin Bakkegard - WELCA

Shannon Curlings - Boy Scouts