Church Council

Kristin Somers

Council President

Kristin Somers has been a member of HTLC/LCM since 1995 with her husband, Garry. They were married at HTLC and have two children – Olivia and Beatrice. Kristin has served on Council in various roles over the years. Passionate about refugee resettlement, Kristin has lead the congregation to resettle over fifty individuals from Myanmar. She also lead the Stewardship ministry team and served as Executive Director for the HTLC capital campaign to raise over a million dollars to support the building of our current church building. Kristin is a global marketing manager for Eaton.

Rick Clendaniel

Vice President and Liaison to Worship and Arts Ministry

Rick Clendaniel and his wife Charlene were active members of HTLC in the mid-90s before moving to Baltimore. They have been active members since moving back to Chapel Hill in 2004. In the 90s, Charlene and Rick were Sunday school teachers for the high school students. Since being back they have been regular volunteer cooks providing meals at the IFC Soup Kitchen, and Rick has volunteered for Habitat builds. They have 2 daughters, Lindsay and Meredith. Lindsay lives and works in Raleigh, and Meredith is a Junior at UNC. Rick is on faculty at Duke University in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program.

Jen Bishop

Council Secretary and Liaison to Heath and Wellness Ministry

Jen joined HTLC in 1996 after she and her husband, Lars, were married. She has loved their church home and over time has: helped lead youth group, participated in strategic planning, taught Sunday School, helped with VBS/children’s choir and served on the Mutual Ministry team. She is a project manager and hopes to bring her skills with organization and planning to HTLC’s Council.

Matthew Goodson

Liason to Welcome Ministry

Matthew Goodson is a graduate student pursuing a Ph.D. in Astrophysics at UNC-Chapel Hill. He and his wife Kimberly moved to the area from Greenville, SC in 2011 and joined HTLC in 2012. They are both active in the Young Adults group. Matthew helps as an assisting minister and served as co-chair of the Strategic Planning Team from 2013-2015. He is joining Council in an interim role, replacing Patrick Bradshaw (moved to Wilmington). He enjoys disc golf, home brewing, and exploring Durham.

Sue Kirkman

Liason to Church-Family Life Ministry

Sue Kirkman and her husband, John Krall, have been members of HTLC since moving back home to Chapel Hill (after years away) in January of 2013. John grew up in HTLC, and Sue and John were married here by Pastor Perry in 1982. Sue is a member of the Church Family Life Committee. She got her M.D. degree at UNC and is Professor of Medicine at UNC with a specialty in diabetes and endocrinology. Sue and John have two adult sons and a daughter-in-law.

Andrea Narbut

Liaison to Faith Formation Ministry

Andrea Narbut and her husband, Vincent, have been members of HTLC since 2001. They have two children, ages 7 and 12. Andrea serves on Council as the Faith Formation liaison, is a member of the Health & Wellness Ministry team, assists with COOL Club and occasionally serves as a communion assistant and youth group volunteer. Andrea holds a B.A. from UNC-Chapel Hill and a M.S. degree from East Carolina University. She is currently a homemaker and stays busy with her children’s schools and their various activities.

Jeff Fuchs

liaison to the Property Committee

Jeff Fuchs and his family relocated to Chapel Hill in 1995 when Jeff accepted his current position as Director of University Bands at UNC and Jeff, Karen and Megan joined as members of HTLC/LCM. A member of the HTLC/LCM Strategic Planning team from 2013-2015, Jeff enjoys spending time with family and friends and spends way too much time on the local golf courses.

Leisha DeHart Davis

Outreach Team Liaison

Leisha DeHart-Davis is an associate professor at UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Government. She and her husband Allen have two daughters, Sydney, 16, and Dayton, 14. Leisha has served on the councils of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Atlanta, GA, and Trinity Lutheran Church in Lawrence KS, where she served as council president. She has worked on a wide variety of church issues, including constitutional revisions, long-range planning, pastoral searches, evangelism and personnel.

Carson Hurt

Liaison to Lutheran Campus Ministry

Carson Hurt is a senior at UNC from Raleigh, NC and is serving as the President of Lutheran Campus Ministry for the 2015-2016 school year. He is a Political Science and Public Policy double major and hopes to attend a school of government graduate program following graduation from UNC. Apart from his involvement in LCM, Carson enjoys gardening and fishing.