Rev. Evelyn Harris-Pastor

I am a 5th generation Methodist pastor, serving at St. Luke UMC in Stuart Heights, where my mother served over 20 years ago as an associate minister. Affectionately named Rev. Ev by the Rivermont community, I am a graduate of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and the University of the South-Sewanee. My passions include horticulture, music, and serving in the community. My core values are diversity, respect, and partnership.

Contact: pastor@stlukechatt.org  or by phone: 423-877-6447 ext. 3

Emily Sanders-Family Ministry Coordinator & Seedlings Director

I grew up in Nashville, but fell in love with the Chattanooga area throughout my college years. I graduated from UTC with a degree in education. I have a passion for working with children and love seeing them expand their knowledge through learning experiences. I am a very family oriented individual along with faith and friends. I am very excited to be joining the St.Luke community serving children, youth, and families as the Family Ministry Coordinator. 

Contact: families@stlukechatt.org or seedlings@stlukechatt.org
or by phone: 423-877-6447 ext. 4


Bill Hackler - Keyboardist

I grew up in Chattanooga. I have a piano performance degree from UTC. I love all sorts of music and I have toured and played professionally.  I also compose music and incorporate all styles of music into our worship at St. Luke.


Nate Roark - Ministry Intern

I grew up in Bristol, Tn. I served on the Holston Conference Council of Youth Ministry. I am a jurisdictional delegate and a certified lay speaker. I just finished my first year at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. In my time here, I am planning on double majoring in Women and Gender Studies and Political Science with a minor in Writing. My hopes are that Drew will equip and empower me to pursue ministry as a career. One of my biggest passions is creating inclusive and loving spaces in faith communities; in order to foster a healthy atmosphere for people to live out their callings. When I’m not doing school work, I like making new friends, working and attending events around the community, and face-timing friends and family back home.