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Senior Pastor-
Rev. Edward 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 (5)  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!


Director of Music and Worship Arts- Alex Wilson

Alex Wilson came to St. Mark UMC on January 9th, 2022. An SC native, Alex has been playing the organ for 10 years, and piano for 19, and has studied under some of the finest organists and musicians in the South. He has a strong passion for hymnody, performance, improvisation, choral work and composition. Some of his most notable achievements have been earning the rank of the Eagle Scout, as well as the Robert-Ann Stigall Scholarship (Charlotte AGO), and the MLK Humanitarian Award.  Alex feels that music has a most significant role in worship. "Music has a way of uplifting and enriching the lives of those of the faith that words simply cannot. Word and music go hand in hand, but music truly lifts the spirits of those who may be weary, or perhaps seeking comfort". Alex's favorite thing about Saint Mark UMC has to be the community feeling. "Everybody knows everyone, and we are just a tight knit community of love, faith, and always proclaiming the joy of the Lord to all"! 


Aside from music, Alex enjoys walking on the beach, wine tasting, cooking, photography, and spending time with his pet cat, Shadow.


St. Mark Dayschool Director- Stacey Shealy

Stacey Shealy is the Director of St. Mark Day School. She, along with her husband, Kevin and daughters Ashlyn and Addison have been a part of the St. Mark UMC family for more than 30 years. "My love for the LORD and for education have made this outreach program one of the best decisions of my life." The Day School Program is for children 12 months- 4 years old. Monday-Friday 9:00am-1:pm

Alex Wilson- Church Secretary 

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