Our Staff

Pastor Ralph Kirkpatrick

Pastor Ralph Kirkpatrick was born in California and raised in South Carolina, where he began his long journey of faith. Pastor Ralph graduated in 1994 from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a BA in Religious Studies and in 1998 from Trinity Lutheran Seminary, in Columbus, Ohio with a Masters of Divinity. 

In describing himself, Pastor Ralph notes that he is not a life-long Lutheran nor a first career pastor, but is someone who seeks to follow his faith in Christ and to help others do the same, realizing how awesome it is to live in God’s grace. 


Linda Keener, Music Director and Organist

Our Music Director/organist Linda Keener has been with CLC since 1992.  An accomplished organist, she has been playing the organ for several congregations since the age of 14.  As Music Director, she plans and directs a variety of inspiring musical programs for worship and seasonal performances.  Linda leads our chancel and bell choirs during our Sunday worship, and she often incorporates guest percussion, woodwind, brass and vocal musicians to enhance our worship experience.