Nicole Thompson, Parish Administrator
Nicole graduated from Skagit Valley College in Washington, and before joining the staff at St. Luke’s, she worked as a stable yard volunteer coordinator, historical interpreter, and seamstress at Middleton Plantation. She and her family have lived in multiple places around the United States before moving South Carolina, including Hawaii and Washington state while both she and her husband were serving in the United States Navy. Nicole is a mother and grandmother who enjoys history, cooking, and many textile arts, such as sewing and knitting. In her off time, she and her family enjoy being outdoors, participating in such activities as camping and hiking.
Chad Martin, Director of Music Ministries
Chad is a native of Blackville, SC. He graduated valedictorian from Jefferson Davis Academy in 2005. Chad obtained his Bachelor’s of Organ Performance from Anderson University in 2009 and his Master’s of Organ Performance from Winthrop University in 2012. Over the years, Chad has served as pianist at Double Pond Baptist Church in Blackville, SC; organist at Boulevard Baptist Church in Anderson, SC; organist at Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church in Lexington, SC; and organist at First Presbyterian Church in Hilton Head, SC.
Dani Vogel, Director of Faith Formation
Dani graduated from Wartburg College with a double major in English and Education. Before she came to St. Luke’s, Dani worked as the Director of Youth and Family Ministries at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School in Waverly, IA. Other churches she has served at include Cross and Crown Lutheran Church in Matthews, NC (Director of Children’s Ministries); Gilbert Lutheran Church in Gilbert, IA (Director of Faith Formation), and EPIC Youth Ministries in Rockwell City, IA (Youth and Family Minister).
Les Greer, Financial Secretary
Les graduated from Texas A & M University, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. He has worked as the Administrative Accountant for Rick Caywood Ministries and served as Financial Chair at Benbrook United Methodist Church and Acting Financial Secretary at University United Methodist Church. He has also worked as Manager of Departmental Financial Operations at the University of North Texas Health Science Center.
Charles Mathus, Maintenance and Janitorial Services
Charles and his family hail from Harleyville, SC. He excels in a wide array of maintenance, grounds keeping, and repair skills, and he can build a house from the ground up. In his free time, he also enjoys raising chickens.