Meet our Church Staff



Picture of Pastor Nathan Wheeler
Interim Pastor
Nathan Wheeler
Pastor Nathan began his ministry working with the Youth Group at First Presbyterian Church in Warner Robins, GA, along with his wife, Sherri. He went on to seminary at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA, graduating in 1990. Pastor Nathan served in various positions within the PCUSA from Associate Pastor to Senior Pastor and now to Limestone Presbyterian Church, his fifth Interim Pastor calling. The Wheeler's have lived in Georgia, North Carolina, Florida, and Alabama before coming here to South Carolina. Pastor Nathan and his wife, Sherri, celebrate 29-years of marriage on April 12, 2014, and they have 3-children: sons: Patrick (and his wife, Jennifer), JohnMark, and a daughter, Hannah.






Picture of Sharon Thompson
Director of Music
Sharon Thompson
Sharon Thompson grew up in the Columbus, North Carolina area.
She earned a B.A. Degree in music education from Limestone College and a M.M. in Vocal Performance from the University of South Carolina in Columbia.
Her music teaching career has included a variety of schools, including Landrum High School, Ewing Middle School, Husavik (Iceland) Elementary School and currently Corinth and Draytonville Elementary Schools. In addition, she has also taught music classes for Columbia College, USC and Limestone College as an adjunct instructor.
She has served as music director in numerous churches throughout the United States and Iceland. In recent years she has served in the music ministry of Grassy Pond Baptist Church, Limestone Presbyterian Church and Buford Street United Methodist Church.
She has performed as a soloist in the United States, as well as in England, Austria, Germany, Iceland, and Korea.
She has served as an adjudicator for a variety of vocal competitions in the Carolinas. In 2009 she was presented the Yale DistinguishedMusic Educator Award sponsored by the Yale University School of Music.

Sharon and her husband David have two adult children, Jeanna and Will.
Will and his wife, Amanda are the proud parents of Maci.
Jeanna and her husband, Nathan welcomed their daughter Abigail on July 27, 2014.

Sharon and David enjoy traveling, antiques and restoring their 1903 home here in Gaffney.



Picture of Rita Harmin
Organist
Rita Harmin
Rita has a Bachelor of Science and a Master's Degree in Music Education from Winthrop College, now Winthrop University.
She retired from teaching in the Cherokee County School District after 31 years.
Rita became organist at Limestone Presbyterian Church on Sept. 7, 1987, and has been here ever since. She began working with the Children's Choir in 2006.
In addition to her duties here at Limestone, Rita stays busy with her family, enjoys reading, doing crossword puzzles, and working and playing on the computer.



Picture of Traci Dill
Co-Coordinator of Christian Education
Traci Dill
Traci Dill is a 2007 graduate of Limestone College.
Currently, Traci is working on a Master's degree in education, theatre, and literacy from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
In addition to working with children and youth at LPC, Traci teaches Theatre Arts and Speech/Debate at Florence Chapel Middle School in Duncan, SC.
Traci lives in Gaffney with her husband, Jordan, her son, Liam, and their dogs Daffy and Minnie. She truly loves being a part of the Limestone Presbytarian Family!

Traci began working with LPC on January 5, 2015.






Church Custodian
Jeff Cavender
Jeff's bio.