Our Leadership and Staff
Reverend Edward J. Stiltz
Rev. Edward Stiltz came to St. Mark UMC on July 1, 2021. He has served in the South Carolina United Methodist Conference since 1991. Rev. Stiltz is a Full-Time Licensed Local Pastor. He graduated from Claflin University in 1992 with a B.A. in Religion/Philosophy. He has also completed the 5-Year Ministerial Course of Study program at Emory University in Atlanta, GA.
Rev. Stiltz is married to Sharon, and they have two sons who live in Johns Island, SC: Chris (42) and Brandon (37). Brandon has a son, Joshua (14) and a daughter, Annabeth (will be 3 in September 2021). Ed & Sharon also have a fur-baby at home, Lucy (8) a Shih Tzu they rescued.
Rev. Stiltz was born June 25, 1954 in Liverpool, England courtesy of the U.S. Air Force. His father was a jet aircraft engine mechanic in the Air Force for 22 years before retiring. His father was a pastor in the South Carolina United Methodist Conference from 1968 through 2013. Ed has lived in Illinois, Texas, Oklahoma, California, and South Carolina. He graduated from Goose Creek High School in Goose Creek, SC in 1972. Ed is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, receiving his Honorable Discharge in 1976. His undergraduate degree is an AA in Fine Arts from Merced Community College in Merced, CA.
Rev. Stiltz is interested in photography, art, stained glass, performing (vocals and guitar) and composing Christian music, and he is a Certified PC & Network technician.
Excited about being at St. Mark UMC, Ed is glad to see such a family-oriented church still active in outreach mission to the surrounding community. He looks forward to seeing where God leads us all together!
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