Pastor Evelyn Harris

I am a 5th generation Methodist pastor, serving at St. Luke UMC in Stuart Heights, where my mother served over 20 years ago as an associate minister. Affectionately named Rev. Ev by the Rivermont community, I am a graduate of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and the University of the South-Sewanee. My passions include horticulture, music, and serving in the community. My core values are diversity, respect, and partnership.

Contact info: pastorebharris@gmail.com; Direct Church Office Line: 423-661-3965

Debbie Kietzman, Parents’ Day Out Director

I was born and raised in Michigan City, Indiana. Right on Lake Michigan. My husband and I and our 2 daughters moved to Chattanooga in June 1990, for his job. Our oldest daughter Sarah is married and a teacher in Cobb County Georgia, and lives in Hiram, GA with her husband Scott. Our youngest daughter Abby is married and is an RN in  Anchorage, Alaska and lives with her wife Jess and their two rescue dogs.
I began working at St. Luke on September 6,1996, just to contribute to our family, and I haven’t left in almost 21 years!  I have met so many wonderful people here: parents, parishioners,kids’ and women and young women with whom I have had the pleasure to work. It has been a blessing for me to have been a part of this church and program for so many years. There is nothing better in this world than rocking a baby!️
Contact: kietzmanden@att.net;  PDO Office Line: 423-877-6447 x103

Jeremy Dowlen, Sexton

As a Chattanooga native. I spent my youth living and working on a small dairy farm in north Hamilton county. I dedicated twenty years of work to the US Postal Service, and am a recent college graduate. I have done service work, maintenance, welding and fabrication, carpentry, blacksmithing, and spent a brief time in the design industry.  I am a musician who plays the mandolin and standup bass, and I recently fell in love with the fiddle. I play in an upstart band called the “GrimmRiffers”. I also enjoy outdoor sports. My new goal is to run ultra marathons in the Paleo running style. I hope to serve God and the Church with dedication using my gift as a “renaissance man” worker.