Rev. Christine Herrin
Rev. Herrin came to Lowcountry Presbyterian in January 2014 with 16 years of experience in ordained ministry as a solo pastor in Gaffney, SC and previously an associate pastor in Charlotte, NC.
Prior to receiving her Master of Divinity Degree from Princeton Seminary in NJ, she served as Youth Director and Young Life Church partner in Atlanta and worked in a bank trust department. Growing up, Chris lived in various southern states, except for four years in Scotland. She attended middle and high school in Jamestown, NC and earned her BA from Furman University in Greenville, SC.
It was during her years in youth ministry that Chris began to feel the call of God to seminary and ordained ministry - although it was clear that God was working even before then, giving her opportunities and experiences that would shape and grow within her the desire to share with others the good news of God's love and grace.
She is excited to continue her ministry here in Bluffton, confident that this is where God has called her, and that God will work in and through her and the faithful people of LPC to do a new thing in this community and beyond.
Chris lives in Bluffton with her husband Dan and children Jake and Lucy. In her free time she enjoys exercising, reading, golf, photography, music and theater
DIRECTOR OF MUSIC
Dr. Robin Lind
After 40 years of directing choirs, teaching choral music education and private voice at the public school and college levels, Dr. Lind retired in 2014 from Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, where she was the Director of Choral Activities and co-director of Music Education. Upon retirement, she and her husband, Ralph Peters, moved to Sun City, in the Lowcountry, where she has found a world of musical opportunities. Besides serving as the Music Director at LPC, she sings in the Mary Green Chorale, the Beth Yam Synagogue Choir on Hilton Head Island for High Holy Days, the Lowcountry Jazz Band, and enjoys singing with the Evolution Big Band when they perform at LPC each spring. She received her Ph.D. in Music Education from the University of Utah, her MM in Vocal Performance from the University of Oregon, and her BA in Music Education from the College of Idaho. Choirs under Dr. Lind’s direction have toured Spain, Italy, Great Britain, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Austria and the United States.
Rev. Dion joined Lowcountry Presbyterian as our Associate Pastor in August 2018 after being ordained in July. Originally from Dunedin, Florida, Stephanie graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Florida Southern College and received a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Christian Education and Formation from Princeton Theological Seminary.
Stephanie’s passion for Christ began on a mission trip to Gulfport, MS in 2007. Since then, her passion for Christ has only grown as she studied scripture, served in different ministries of the church, and discovered and developed her gifts for ministry.
She is excited that her journey to her first ordained call is finally here and that God has called her to LPC. Stephanie has so much enthusiasm, passion, and hope for the future of the church and is excited to see how God works in and through LPC to share God’s love with the world.
Stephanie’s family resides in the Tampa Bay area. She is excited to have returned to beaches, good Southern food, and good hospitality. Stephanie enjoys cooking, baking, and traveling whenever possible.
Dr. Karen M. Ball
Dr. Karen Ball comes to LPC as Professor Emeritus at Olivet Nazarene University where she served as full time faculty for eighteen years. In her previous faculty position at Wheaton College she taught in the Community School of the Arts as well as the Conservatory of Music for fourteen years. Her career has spanned decades of performances, teaching positions, and composing and arranging music for vocal, choral, piano, and orchestra. Karen received a Bachelor of Music degree in Composition from Temple University, the Master of Music degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Northern Illinois University, and the Doctor of Music Arts degree in Piano Performance from the University of Illinois. She began playing organ for the church service at the age of 14 and has consistently held music positions in the church ever since. It is her heartfelt desire to give the gift of music to God's people to lift the downtrodden and to give praise and thanksgiving to God from whom all blessings flow.