Our Staff

St. Luke's is blessed with a dedicated and diverse staff. Learn about our staff and how to contact them below.

  • rev. dr. chuck meador

    Senior Pastor

    Chuck is currently serving as the Pastor of St. Luke's UMC in Jackson. Chuck loves studying and teaching scripture. He is also passionate about issues related to poverty alleviation as well as local missional outreach and discipleship. Chuck received a B.S. degree in Psychology form the University of Southern Mississippi in 1997; a M.Div degree from Candler School of Theology, Emory University, in 2000; and a D.Min from Asbury Theological Seminary in 2006. Chuck has always said his best asset in ministry is his wonderful wife Katie. They have been married twenty-two years and have three children Lindsay age thirteen, Nathan age twelve, and Jonathan age six. His hobbies include playing with his children, hiking, camping, reading, playing guitar and woodworking.


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  • Ms. Helen Bowen

    Director of Music Ministries

    Helen, a graduate of Belhaven University with a triple major in Piano and Vocal Performance and Education, joined St. Luke's in 1980, and has provided leadership for our music ministries since 1987. She is married to Alan Bowen, also a member, and has two grown boys, both of whom grew up at St. Luke's and are still members. Her skill and passion for worship are the driving force behind our outstanding Adult Choir, which moves us all with its praises in music.  She also directs our three Children's Choirs, which are continuing to grow. We are grateful for the many hours Helen devotes to her work at St. Luke's.


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  • Ms. Lyn Brewer

    Church Bookkeeper

  • Ms. Laurie Courtney

    Church secretary

    Laurie is a Jackson native and along with her husband, Max, has been a St. Luke’s member since 1987. They have three daughters who grew up at St. Luke’s, one of whom taught at the church preschool for 10 years. Four of their 5 grandchildren are growing up at St. Luke’s and in the preschool as well. Laurie loves spending time with her family and friends and feels blessed to work  surrounded by her St. Luke’s family.   


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  • ms. Beverly luehlfing

    office/network assistant

  • Ms. Fran mcewen

    office assistant

    In her role Fran often provides the first impression visitors have of our church, giving them a warm, friendly welcome. St. Luke's counts itself lucky to have such a dedicated, cheerful worker as Fran, who can always be counted on for whatever assistance is needed.


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  • Ms. Katie Meador

    Director of Children's Ministries

  • Ms. Angela Powell

    pianist

    Angela Powell, a Jackson, MS native, has been a part of the St. Luke's family as our pianist since 2015, and became a member in July of 2017.  She graduated from Millsaps College with a B.A. in Music, with concentrations in Piano Performance and Music Theory.  Also, earning a minor in education, she is currently serving as the high school music teacher and Choral Director at Canton High School in Canton, MS. She accompanies for other schools and choirs in the community whenever she is able to help.  Angela is an accomplished pianist and we are blessed with her beautiful music each Sunday.


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  • Ms. Mary-Crosby Roberts

    Director of St. Luke's Preschool

    Mary-Crosby is a native of Jackson, MS. After completing an education degree from Ole Miss, she earned her Masters in Learning and Instruction from Vanderbilt University. With her husband, Walker, she is the mother of two wonderful children! Mary-Crosby enjoys spending time with her family and enjoying the outdoors.


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  • Dr. Ben Williams

    Organist

    Benjamin Williams is a composer and an Associate Professor of Music Theory and Composition at Mississippi College. Raised in Northeast Ohio, Williams earned degrees in Music Composition from The University of Akron (B.M and M.M.) and The Ohio State University (D.M.A.). He also performs locally with the jazz ensemble Brick Street Trio and New JXN, a group dedicated to modern classical music performed with local musicians. After playing for our Christmas Cantatas from 2016-2018 as guest organist, he became our official organist in early 2019, as well as a member of our Sanctuary Choir. His skill and musicianship on our Reuter pipe organ is a blessing that enriches our worship services. 


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