Meet Our Team

  • Jody Flowers

    Lead Minister

    Jody was born and raised in Bennettsville SC. He has (1) an amazing wife of 35 years, Michelle (a science teacher at Chapin High); (2) an incredible son, Andrew, a graduate of Clemson University and a worship pastor at Midtown Fellowship Church, Lexington; (3) a precious daughter-in-law, Morgan, a graduate of USC and a Nurse Practitioner with Pediatrics of Newberry, Eau Claire Cooperative; (4) awesome granddaughters, Lucy Jane and Miller Kate! and (5) an ugly golf swing. Graduating from St Andrews Presbyterian College in 1982 and Duke Divinity School in 1994, Jody is a former Graduate Assistant Football Coach at Clemson and a longtime "Atlanta Brave Wanna-Be" who longs to love Jesus more. He has served as Lead Minister of CUMC since June of 2001.


  • Caroline Fogle

    Director of Operations

    Caroline began attending CUMC in 1990. She grew up in the church participating in the Youth ministry. A USC graduate, Caroline left the corporate world in 2007 to join the CUMC staff as Administrative Assistant/Office Manager for 15 years before becoming the Director of Operations. This career change has allowed her to live out her prayers of placing God first, then her husband Ryan and their son, Aiden Wesley; something they believe is the strength and backbone of their lives. Caroline has come full circle to end up where she believes she truly belongs.

  • Natalie McCoy

    Associate Minister (Family Ministries: Children)

    Natalie and her husband, Ben have been members of Chapin UMC since 2003. They married in 1992 and have three amazing daughters. Natalie began her career as a Special Education teacher and then became an educational consultant and teacher trainer. She has co-authored and published several books in the education field. Natalie earned her diploma in Children’s Ministry from KidMin Academy in Indiana.  Having grown up the daughter of a minister, Natalie has been involved in ministry her entire life. Prior to becoming the CUMC Children’s Minister, she served as a preschool Sunday School teacher at CUMC for over 12 years and was a regular volunteer in Children’s Ministry programs and events. Natalie desires that each child will come to know the amazing love and grace of Jesus Christ. She feels it is a privilege to partner with parents as they seek to teach, lead and grow their children’s relationship with Christ.

  • John Dukes

    Associate Minister (Contemporary Worship / Family Ministries: Students)

    John joined the staff at CUMC in July of 2017. He is married to Sarah and they have three great kids. A graduate of North Greenville University, he most recently was a worship pastor at a church plant outside of Greenville, SC. John is passionate about discipleship and raising up the next generation of worship leaders who lead people and not just songs. Simply stated John wants to help people love God better.

  • Jonathan Ruth

    Assimilation / Minister of Discipleship

    Jonathan grew up in the Columbia area and met his wife Tiffany at church in Lexington. He is a graduate of Erskine College and Erskine Theological Seminary. Tiffany is a graduate of Lander and a nurse at the MUSC Vein Clinic. They have four children – Surina, Jackson, Landon, and Addison – who Jonathan loves to embarrass in public by singing loudly or busting a move. As a family they love to hang out on Lake Murray swimming, tubing, and fishing. Jonathan also enjoys hunting whitetail and sipping on a good cup of coffee.

  • Lennie Tucker

    Traditional Music Minister

    Lennie has lived most of her adult life in South Carolina, but lived in North Carolina, Kentucky, and Florida growing up. She is married to Jack Tucker, and together they have one daughter, two sons, and six grandchildren. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Limestone College; a Masters of Music degree from Converse College; a Masters plus thirty hours in Music and Education from Converse College and USC, and is a Nationally Board Certified Middle School Generalist. From a young age of 12, Lennie has been involved in church music playing the piano, organ, and directing children’s choirs.  In 1971, she accepted her first position as full time minister of  music and youth. Along with a church music position, Lennie taught music in public schools in South Carolina and retired from teaching in 2016.  From that time to the present, Lennie has been actively involved in the music ministry of several churches throughout South Carolina.  She has served in the CUMC music ministry in various capacities since 2006. She feels very blessed to be able to lead people to know and serve the Lord through music. “Without Him, I could do nothing.”

  • mark Slice

    Director of Media and Production

    With deep family roots in the Chapin community, Mark graduated from Chapin High School and went on to the University of South Carolina to earn a Bachelors of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism and Mass Communications.  After USC, Mark began his career at South Carolina ETV as a broadcast engineer. Soon afterwards, Mark met his wife Andrea.  They have been married for 23 years with three awesome children, Chas, Gabe and Lauren.  In 2014, Mark left SCETV to join the University of South Carolina to help launch the SEC Network in partnership with ESPN.  After 30 years of state service in mass communications, Mark is now working with the CUMC team to spread God’s word both here and afar.

  • Curt Mitchell

    Facilities Manager

    Curt has been a Chapin native since the age of six. He now resides here with his wife Haylee and his two daughters, Payton and Campbell. He and his family feel blessed to be  members of ChapinUMC and considers it a tremendous honor to work alongside the staff here. Curt truly believes this is where God has led him to be, and is excited about the opportunity to serve in this ministry however the Lord sees fit.  


  • Alice Furman

    Administrative Assistant

    Alice began attending CUMC in 1993 and joined in 1996. She served as treasurer since 1997, and transitioned into her new role in 2020. Alice is the widow of Bill Furman and helped raise her two grandsons, William and Riley.  She enjoys being outside and  time with her sweet great grand-daughter, Emma Grace.  CUMC is her "Home Away From Home!"

  • Kay Reeves

    Financial Secretary / Administrative Assistant

    Kay and her husband, Steve, joined CUMC in 2013.  They have a son, two daughters and four beautiful granddaughters.  She joined the staff in 2016 and enjoys serving the Lord and her church with the gifts the Lord has graciously given her.

  • Courtney Dox

    Social Media Communications

    Courtney has spent most of her life in South Carolina, growing up in the Irmo area. After receiving a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from Clemson University, she went on to marry her high school sweetheart, Adam in 2008. After joining Chapin UMC in 2012 they welcomed two daughters Addy Lane & Sadie to their family. Courtney was a wedding photographer for just under 10 years before deciding to step away from her business to spend more time with her family. Courtney is excited getting to serve using her love for photography as well as helping us communicate via social media!

  • Rebecca Nelson

    Children's Ministry Assistant

    Rebecca and her family have lived in Chapin, SC since 2014. She and her husband Nathan have been members of the church since 2017. They married in 2011 and have a son Jordan. Rebecca has a BA in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Rebecca has volunteered in the children’s ministry at CUMC in Wee Worship and in preschool Sunday School. Rebecca believes that our children are our future and loves to encourage them to be the hands and feet of God.

  • Courtney Turner

    Children's Ministry Assistant

    Courtney and her family are from Columbia, SC and moved to Chapin in 2021.   She’s been married to her wonderful husband, Barrett since 2015.  They are blessed with two happy children, Charlotte and Cooper.  When first visiting the church, they fell in love with the children’s ministry and the truth that was spoken in church each Sunday. Courtney has a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Coastal Carolina University.  After teaching at an elementary school and preschool for a few years, she decided to follow her heart and teach children about the truth and life that God provides.  She is thrilled to share the Good News to our children and inspire their love for Jesus Christ.

  • Shirley Maybin

    Prayer Ministry Coordinator

    Shirley is a wife (married to Bill for 54 years), mother of 2 girls and grandmother of 7. She loves her Lord and is honored to serve Him as Coordinator of Prayer Ministries at CUMC. She loves to cook, bake, garden and read good books. Five things that she would not ever want to do without are: the Gospels of Jesus Christ, her small group Bible studies, Girlfriends in God Prayer Group, her outdoor prayer room and her flower garden.