Julie McLaughlin

Minister of Children and Youth


Julie has been on staff for 16 years.  She loves working with the children and youth of the church and sharing her love for Jesus with them. Julie has a Master's Degree in education, and she considers the children of St. Mark her family.  Julie loves watching movies, reading, spending time with her family and dogs, and all things Disney! She is married to Kevin and has two daughters, Anna Grace and Haley.

Paige Holley

Administrative Assistant


She has been with St. Mark since birth in 1976 and is the daughter of Wanda and Frank Hill.   Football and soccer are her and her husband Russell's favorite sports, but also enjoys dancing and taking Adult classes at Emerald City Dance Explosion.​ And then there's Drax...​

Carol Jones

Music Director


Carol has a Bachelor's of Music Education, Bachelor's of Piano Pedagogy and a Master's of Music Education.  She retired after 32 years of teaching K-College with high school choral work being her love.  Her choirs consistently received excellent and superior ratings both in state and nationally.  Carol came to St. Mark as Music Director in 2005.  She and her husband, Charlie, have been married 43 years and have one son, Trey, III, and a granddaughter named Isabella.

Debra Robinson

Financial Secretary


Joined the staff September 2014. Is married to Coleman and has two children, Abbie and Zach. Worked for Self Regional for 16 years as the Director of Medical Records. Enjoys reading, movies and traveling.

Matthew Miller



​​​Graduated Lander University in 2013 with a B.A. in Music with an emphasis in piano and clarinet.  He has been the organist at St. Mark since January 2013.  He is also Assistant Choral Director at Greenwood High School and Brewer Middle School in Greenwood.  Matthew also enjoys playing and music directing for productions at Greenwood Community Theatre and playing events with The Blake Street Trio, a classical music focused chamber ensemble.

Susan Fennell

Director, Kids' World


Susan began her career in developmental child care in 1982.  She taught preschoolers before moving into early childhood administration, an area in which she has worked for eighteen years.  Before coming to St. Mark UMC, she was also an elementary school teacher for ten years.  Susan and her husband, Curtis, are Clemson graduates and enjoy a relationship with their two grown children.  She also enjoys nature, movies, and theological reading.  

Pastor Joey Gambrell

Parrish Pastor


My appointment at St. Mark is a homecoming for me. I am a graduate of Lander, class of 2000. I cannot wait to reconnect with the Greenwood community and eat at the Dixie, Migs, and LaHa. I would not be able to make it through each day without the love and support of my beautiful wife of 19 years, Amanda and wonderful son, Dylan.

Mr. Robby Lybrand

Pastoral Services


Jennifer Lybrand

Assistant to Minister of Children and Youth


Jennifer joined the staff of St. Mark in 2017.  Married to Robby Lybrand.  Teaches dance and works part time at Belks. 

Pastor Steve Brown

Senior Pastor


​​​Born in Virginia and married to a South Carolina girl named Karen.  They have 3 daughters, one of who is married and another engaged.  Master in Education degree from USC and a Master in Divinity degree from Duke.  Enjoys all sports, reading, languages, music, and host of other things in God's wonderful creation.