Dr. Olivia Poole, Pastor
A native of Montgomery, Alabama, Dr. Olivia Poole was raised in the congregation of First United Methodist Church where her family is actively involved and her mother continues to teach Sunday school. She attended Auburn University and received a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration before going to Emory University's Candler School of Theology. She recieved her doctorate from Duke Univesrity with her emphasis on proclamation and leadership.
In her free time, Olivia enjoys running, hiking, and spending time outdoors. She also enjoys spending time with close friends and family. Two of her favorite places are Orange Beach and Blue Lake.
Olivia is married to Reverend Steve Reneau who is the pastor of Elba United Methodist Church. Steve and Olivia have a two-year-old son, Grantham.
Julie Biddle, Church Administrator
Julie was born and raised in Chattanooga, TN. She moved to Enterprise, AL in September of 2004 to minister to youth on Fort Rucker through Youth for Christ from 2004-2012.
Julie’s background is in Law Firm Management. She was a Legal Administrator and Office Manager for 15 years before moving to Enterprise. Julie has attended St. Luke UMC since 2013 and began working as the Church Administrator in July of 2015. She is passionate about her role and enjoys interacting with the congregation.
Julie enjoys spending time with her family, entertaining friends, watching Alabama football, movies and traveling.
Julie and her husband, Clint, are blessed to have two children, Jackson and Zoe. They are happy to have a Christ centered home where all are welcome.
Jenny Brown, Director of Children's Ministry
Jenny is a native of Enterprise and has been blessed to live here most of her life. She was saved at the age of 13 while attending Youth Week at Enterprise First United Methodist Church. She has always loved children and has spent her life working with and caring for children in many ways. Jenny has taught elementary school since 2006. In addition to serving as the Director of Children's Ministry here at St. Luke, she is also a 1st grade teacher at Pinedale Elementary School here in Enterprise. Prior to teaching, Jenny was an educational interpreter for the deaf. She has also served as a nursery worker in several local churches and daycare facilities in the past. From 2011 to 2015 Jenny served as the Nursery and Preschool Director at HighPointe Church. She states, "Ministering to children is such a blessing. Seeing them develop a relationship with Christ is an amazing privilege." Jenny has three grown children whom she loves spending time with every chance she gets.
Jennifer Knox, Director of Student Ministries
Jennifer, is a senior at Huntingdon College where she serves as senior class president. She discerned her call to ministry through interning at Frazer United Metodist Church in Montgomery.
Jennifer's three favorite things are: God, my family/friends, and coffee. She also enjoys watching and play sports. As an avid writer, she is greatly involved in the publishing process of Huntingdon College’s literary magazine and hopes to write her own book one day.
She is passionate about not only introducing youth to Christ but also encouraging them take responsibility for their faith through sharings the Good News of Jesus Christ. Jennifer’s desire is to make disciples who will make disciples.
Roy Hoobler, Director of Traditional Worship
Roy Hoobler is originally from Salt Lake City, Utah. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Marshall University in West Virginia. After graduating, however, he joined the U.S. Army and was a Korean interpreter for 5 years, living mostly in South Korea during that time. Since the Army, he has received his Education certificate and had held a couple of teaching positions over the last 10 years before opening Hoobler Music in Enterprise. Roy is grateful to have found a home at St. Luke UMC after having served in Methodist, Presbyterian, and Catholic churches as organist, pianist, and choir director. Roy also is the founder / director of the Masterworks Community Choir in Enterprise.
Maggie Waggerman- Director of Contemporary Worship
Music has been part of Maggie's life and faith as long as she can remember. She grew up singing in church and leading worship for her youth ministry in high school. Prior to joining the staff at St. Luke UMC, Maggie taught music and served in the choir at Enterprise State Community College. While at ESCC she also studied music. Maggie is married to Riley Waggerman who she met while they were both part of the college choir. Maggie leads Ten Cities, the worship band who leads the early service at St. Luke.
Maggie is deeply passionate about music, connecting with people, and sharing her faith.
Freta McCall, Financial Secretary
Freta joined the staff in May 2017. Freta finally made it to college at age 56 and has an A.S.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from Enterprise-Ozark Community College. She is a native of NW Florida, but Enterprise has been her home since 1984. Freta has 2 children and 3 grandsons. She is a member of Daleville Baptist Church where she sings in the choir and serves on several committees. Freta’s household consists of her grandson , Deuce Roberts and a mischievous maltipoo named Cotton.
Ken Kirkland, Facilities Manager
Ken Kirkland takes pride in ensuring that our building is a safe and welcoming environment. Ken has over 18 years of experience in many different trades and holds multiple certifications. His wealth of experience, knowledge, and dedication makes Ken a valuable asset to the St. Luke staff.
A father of 5 children, Ken has been married to his wife Savanna for 14 years. When Ken isn't serving at church or spending time with family he plays bass in his band, Midlife Crisis.
Monica Howard, Hospitality Coordinator
Monica has worked on our church staff for many years, serving in our kitchen and hospitality ministry. She seeks to share the love of Christ through food, friendship, and common meals. A mother of two teenage boys, and the owner of Magnoila Farms, Monica is busy with her family, busincess, and chruch community!
Silver Lundo, Nursery Assistant
Through caring and compassion, Silver seeks to help our children learn about Christ love. Having volunteered with children for many years, Silver works to teach our children in our nursery program.
Laura Davis, Nursery Assistant
Laura spent her formative years as part of the St. Luke Student Ministry. As a student at Enterprise Community College, she studies music and voice. Laura loves spending time with children and teaching them about Jesus' love!