Meet our staff

St. Mark's has Job Openings!

Praise Team Leader / Instrumentalist

Lead the congregation with the Praise Team in Contemporary Worship each Sunday, and for special services as needed. Anchor the Praise Team’s musical offerings primarily through the use of the keyboard or other instrument. Schedule and lead Praise Team rehearsals.

If you are interested in this position, please email a resume and cover letter to 

Church Custodian

Church Custodian needed for 15-20 hours a week. Clean Sanctuary, Parish Hall and Family Life Center. Walk the premises outside (including the playground) to pick up and remove any trash, debris, or branches. Scan and note any issues with property and relay them to the Property Team. Address minor plumbing and repair issues as needed. Be present for special events and services to: unlock all entry doors; check thermostats; scan the area before the event and tidy up as needed; clean area after event; return items to proper storage or position after the event. If you are interested in this position, please email

  • Dr. Gary Haddock, Senior Pastor

    He was ordained in 1982 in the NC Synod, and is a native of Fayetteville, NC., Pastor Gary began his ministry with us in December of 2008.  He has served congregations in North Carolina and Western Pennsylvania, and served as a pastoral therapist with Lutheran organizations.  He is a certified Healthy Congregations Consultant, and certified Bridgebuilder to assist congregations to understand and to manage emotional processes and conflict.  

    He is a Campbell University graduate (B.A.), Yale University Divinity School graduate (M.A.R.; M.Div.), Duquesne University graduate (M.A.; PhD), and a Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute graduate (Certificate in Pastoral Therapy)..    

    He is married to Rebecca whom he married in 1975. They have three children, who have blessed them with four grandchildren.     

  • Pastor Frank Waugh, Associate for pastoral Care

    Frank Waugh, B.S., M.Div., M.A. is a native to the area, having been raised in Boone, NC. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Relations and Economics. Frank also earned two master’s degrees as a graduate of Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary (Master of Divinity) and Duquesne University in Pittsburgh (Master of Arts in Formative Spirituality). 

    He was ordained to the Office of Word and Sacrament Ministry in 1987 at Reformation Evangelical Lutheran Church, in Taylorsville, NC where he served as pastor there for 5 years. Frank has served the ELCA in various ministries, including Associate Pastor of Faith Formation Ministry at St. John’s Lutheran Church of Highland (Pittsburgh, PA), and Director of Family Ministries at Epiphany Lutheran Church (Suwanee, GA).

  • Emily Schuttenberg, Organist & Choir Director

    Emily Schuttenberg grew up in metro-Atlanta. She completed her Master of Music degree at Western Carolina University and her Bachelor of Arts with a double major in piano and musical theatre from Huntingdon College in Montgomery, AL. She works full time at Mitchell Community College as a music faculty member and coordinator of community music programs.

    Emily has served as collaborative pianist and vocal coach for choral and instrumental recitals at universities, professional theatres, and community organizations. She has 15 years of experience teaching music at numerous colleges, elementary, and middle schools as well as preschool music. She has 20 years of experience in sacred music serving numerous churches across AL, TN, and NC as vocalist, accompanist, music minister, and choral director.

    Along with teaching, directing, and accompanying, Emily has performed on stage for various professional and community organizations including the Knoxville Opera, NYC Fringe Festival, Mosaic Arts, St. Thomas Players, Piedmont Players, and Hickory Community Theatre. Emily and her husband of 14 years live in Hickory with their spoiled cat.

  • Randyl Abernathy, Preschool director

  • Lisa Underwood, Church secretary

    Lisa has served the congregations of Davidson College Presbyterian in Davidson, Prospect Presbyterian in Mooresville, and St. Mark’s Episcopal in Huntersville. Along with four siblings, Lisa grew up as a Preacher’s Kid. Her father was a Presbyterian minister. As a child, many hours were spent helping the church secretary and attending church functions with really good food! Her hobbies include gardening, reading and watching Cozy Mysteries.

  • Deanna Butcher, Financial Assistant

    Deanna is a native of Catawba County. She is married and has one daughter, two stepsons, and one grandchild. Deanna has worked in Finance and Administration her entire work career and recently retired from the State and Local Government.