Pastor Michael Comer is thankful to serve the people of God at Lutheran Chapel Church! Pastor Comer has served previously at Trinity Lutheran Church, Elloree, South Carolina and Ebenezer Lutheran Church, China Grove, North Carolina. He is a graduate of Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, South Carolina and of Newberry College in Newberry, South Carolina. Pastor Comer has a love for the Holy Scriptures and routinely challenges those with whom he serves: What is the Word of God saying to you? Hearing the Word, how then shall you live? Pastor Comer is married to Ginny, who serves as an English teacher at Forestview High School and Gaston College. Together they share the adventures of life with four children, a loveable dog, and a particularly scrappy cat.
Megan Landers has an English Degree from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. She has always dreamed of working with children and worked for Camp Lutherlyn, a Lutheran Camp in Prospect, PA for two summers as a camp counselor. She has worked with kids of all ages and loves each age group for different reasons. She cannot wait to get to know and love your kids where they are!
Roger Myers has served as Director of Music for Lutheran Chapel for 29 years. Roger has an Associate Degree of Applied Science in Textile Technology from NC Vocational Textile School, a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Mars Hill College and a Bachelor of Music Education from Mars Hill College. Roger has been a teacher with the Gaston County Schools for 23 years and is currently a Math Teacher at East Gaston High School. Roger focuses on the adult choirs, Chancel Choir and Chapel Voices, as well as Ensemble and Recorders. He plays all brass and woodwind instruments as well as guitar, recorders and keyboard. Roger and his wife of almost 30 years, Jeanette, have two adult sons. His favorite anthem is “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded,” because without God’s own sacrifice on Good Friday the rest of the story would be pointless.
Jeanette Myers has served as Director of Music for Lutheran Chapel for 25 years. Jeanette has a Bachelor of Music Education from Mars Hill College. Jeanette has been a teacher with the Gaston County Schools for 29 years and is currently the Band Director for Holbrook Middle School. Jeanette focuses on the youth choirs, CREW, Light, and Crossroads, as well as Handbells. She plays the french horn and piano as well as brass, percussion and woodwind instruments for band instruction.
Jeanette and her husband of almost 30 years, Roger, have two adult sons, David, who serves in the United States Coast Guard and Seth, a graduate student in Adult Health Education at NC State University. Her two favorite hymns are “When in Our Music God is Glorified” and “It is Well with my Soul.”
Lisa Burch has worked with the Music Department at Lutheran Chapel for over 15 years. She currently serves as the organist on the 26 rank pipe organ renovated in 2008. Lisa is a graduate of Gardner Webb University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and currently works as an Accounting, Human Resources and Payroll Administrator for a local Gastonia business. Lisa has played the organ for 30 years and the piano for over 40 years. Lisa and her husband, Chuck, have a daughter that is a Music major at Wingate University. Her favorite hymn is “How Can I Keep From Singing.”
Janet McKinney has worked with the preschool at Lutheran Chapel for 16 years. She has served as the Director of the Preschool for 14 years. Prior to joining the staff of Lutheran Chapel Preschool, Janet worked in the medical field. Janet and her husband, Danny, have a daughter that is married and employed at the Gaffney School for the Deaf and Blind. In her free time, Janet enjoys reading and spending time with her family.
Bethany Taylor recently joined the staff of Lutheran Chapel Church as the Nursery Attendant. Bethany has a degree in English Literature from Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, NC. Bethany has been taking care of children since she was thirteen years. She has a passion for helping children to learn and grow. In her free time, Bethany enjoys reading and writing.
Claudia is happy to provide Lutheran Chapel with her service as an Administrative Assistant. She is a resident of Dallas, NC and has been a NC resident since 1984. Claudia and her husband David have been married for 46 years and have three adult children and seven grandchildren. Claudia has been an Administrative Assistant in a church environment for over 15 years, and she enjoys reading, sewing and baking