At Southminster, our staff is unified in a collaborative effort and common mission, to equip and empower the members of our church, as we seek to REACH people with the love of Jesus, TRANSFORM lives with the word of God and SEND forth disciples to serve in Christ’s name!
Dan Oedy, Pastor
Pastor Dan and his wife Sarah have four children. Dan enjoys basketball, golf, woodworking and cooking, all with varying degrees of success. Dan received his Bachelor’s Degree in Religious Study from St. Andrews University in Laurinburg, North Carolina and his Master of Divinity Degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Prior to Southminster, Dan served churches in Red Springs, North Carolina; Memphis, Tennessee and Bonita Springs, Florida. At Southminster, Pastor Dan preaches most Sundays, teaches Wednesday night Bible Study, serves as the Head of Staff and works with the Elders and Deacons to discern the spiritual direction and health of the church while tending to the care of the members and friends of the church.
Office hours: Saturday – Wednesday 8:30am-1:00pm
Office: 704.868.2914 ext. 103
Karen Knight, Worship Coordinator
Karen and her husband Danny have three sons, Brad, Cory and Michael and one grandson Tristan. Karen enjoys camping, farming and her fulltime job as an Elementary Music Specialist in Cherokee County Schools. Karen has a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Appalachian State University with National Board Certification in Elementary Music Education.
Karen has served Southminster as a worship leader since 1995. Prior to that, she led worship and youth ministries at Pine Grove Baptist Church in Rockingham, North Carolina and St. Paul Lutheran Church in Harden, North Carolina.
Office hours: Wednesday 6:00pm-9:00pm
Office: 704.868.2914 ext. 105
Dawn Cline, Weekday School Director
Dawn and her husband Lee have 2 children and 2 grandchildren. When not at work, Dawn enjoys reading, gardening, and spending time with her family. Dawn studied Business and Accounting at Gaston College. She has been serving the families of Southminster and our community since 1998.
At Southminster, Dawn leads the Weekday School, where she is responsible for the daily operation of the preschool and also serves as the Facility Manager, where Dawn coordinates the scheduling of the church.
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am-12:30pm
Office: 704.868.3638 ext. 107
Amy Anderson, Administrative Assistant
Amy enjoys cooking, listening to music and spending time with her two dogs, Bailey and Abby. Amy is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a degree in Sociology. Amy is also a member of Southminster where she has served as both an Elder and Deacon.
As the Administrative Assistant, Amy oversees the day-to-day operations of the church office, prepares the bulletins and announcements for worship, creates weekly newsletters, manages the volunteer list and communicates church activities to the congregation.
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00am-1:00pm
Office: 704.868.2914 ext. 101
Brenda Baker, Financial Administrator
Brenda and her husband, Tim, have one daughter, a son-in-law and two grandchildren and enjoys reading and crafts . Brenda received her Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from Belmont Abbey College. Prior to coming to Southminster, Brenda retired from 40 years of service in the banking industry.
Office hours: Monday – Thursday 8:00am – 1:00pm
Office: 704.868.2914 ext. 104