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. She has taught elementary school since 2006. Prior to that she was an educational interpreter for the deaf. 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 children who are almost all grown. Her oldest lives in Dothan, her middle child is in college at the University of Alabama, and her youngest is a senior at EHS.
Adele Pridgen, Director of Contemporary Worship
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.
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.