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

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

Amy Harper - Office Professional

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

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.

If you would like to contact our council, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Officers:

Greg Vitalis – President
Dot Smith - Vice President
Maria Hopkins - Secretary

Other members:

Paul Schabacker– Finance and Stewardship Liaison
Nikki Braddish – Service Ministry Liaison
Amy McDonald - Family Faith Liaison (Connect)
CJ Harper- High School Youth Representative
Stephen Schrader- Worship and Music Liaison
Lane Graham - Property Liaison
Lance Gardner -
Shannon Curlings -
Gerald Parsons -