Rev. Dr. Ellen Fowler Skidmore
My job is to keep my eyes on Christ and where and how this congregation needs to worship, study, serve and change to be better able to transform ourselves and our community for the purposes of Christ.
Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, VA, Th.M. Biblical Studies, 1988; Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, VA, D.Min. 1987; Furman University, Greenville, SC, B.A. English, 1983
Rev. Dr. J. Eric Skidmore
Parish Associate for Stewardship
I provide primary support both for the Stewardship and Planned Giving for Forest Lake as well as for the Senior Pastor - my wife! I also work full time for the State of South Carolina through the SC LEAP Program.
McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL, D.Min. Stewardship; Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, VA, M.Div. 1990; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC. BA in Religious Studies 1983.
I function as an information hub for the office and support for the Church’s ministries. When you call the office, you are likely to get me or one of our wonderful church volunteers on the phone.
Rhodes College, Memphis, TN, B.A. Psychology/Anthropology/Sociology, 1982.
Director of Faith Formation
My job is to support and engage our children, youth and families in their own growth in faith through fellowship, study, service and worship. I enjoy sharing experiences outside in God’s world.
Certified Christian Educator, PC (USA); University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, B.S. in Recreation, Public Emphasis, Psychology minor
Director of Mission and Community Engagement
My job is to help members and guests find ways to grow in their faith by connecting them at FLPC. If anyone wants to talk more about figuring out how to grow in their Discipleship, I want to be one of the guides in that process.
Bachelor of Science, College of Charleston, 1989
My job is to love youth and to help them find their way as Disciples of Jesus Christ. Contact me if you are an adult with a passion for youth ministry or know someone from 6th to 12th grade who wants to join a fun, enriching, faith-focused community!
University of South Carolina, B.S. in International Business and Finance, Portuguese minor, 2018
Dr. Beth Mears
Director of Music
My job is to provide opportunities for our members to give of their talents and glorify God through music. As I plan for each service, my goal is to select vocal and instrumental pieces that will enhance our worship. When I am not at Forest Lake, I am the Choral Director at Richland Northeast High School in the Fine Arts Magnet Program and am the Music Director of the Columbia Choral Society.
Bachelor of Music Education, Furman University 1983; Master of Music Education, University of South Carolina 1987; Doctorate of Musical Arts (Choral Conducting), University of South Carolina 2001.
My job is to provide worship support through music. I have over 34 years of experience enhancing music ministry for all ages.
Bachelor of Arts, Church Music and Piano Performance, Emory & Henry College, VA; Master of Arts, Church Music (Emphasis in Organ) Scarritt College, TN.
Youth Ministry Coordinator
My job is to love and to lead the youth of FLPC into a living relationship with God in Christ so that they will know how much they are loved. I am a “full-time” member of FLPC, but in my part-time staff role at Forest Lake I directly supervise the Youth Director and coordinate youth programming for Sunday evenings and weekdays.
I am the Financial Responsibility Manager for the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Ebony and LC Eaddy
After our regular jobs, we come to Forest Lake to make sure that things are clean and set-up in ways that support the ministries and activities of the church. For help with an event, or for more information contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chef Coretta Simmons
While I have worked for many years in the corporate world, I also find joy in cooking and have had my own catering business. I cook and coordinate hospitality through meals and food service at Forest Lake after my regular work day is done. To contact me or for more information contact the church office at email@example.com