Senior Pastor – Chris Clontz
Chris was born in Union County, NC. He holds a Bachelor of Arts with Major in Religion from Pfeiffer University and a Master of Divinity from Gordon Conwell & Hood Theological Seminary. In 2006, he was ordained as an Elder within the United Methodist Church. Prior to Mt. Pleasant, Chris served as Summer Youth Pastor at Mt. Bethel UMC, Assistant Pastor at Tyro UMC and most recently as Senior Pastor at Smith Grove UMC. He has served at Mt. Pleasant since 2006. He and his wife Amanda have two children, Cooper and Reagan.
Youth Pastor – Craig Stockwell
Craig was born in Beaufort, SC, but grew up in Colorado Springs, CO where he lived until he joined the Army in 2000. He has served in various ministry capacities since 2002 to include previously serving as a Youth Pastor, a Chaplain in the U.S. Army, and as an Interim Pastor. He was a youth pastor in Fayetteville, NC from 2004-2007. He became a Chaplain and served in that capacity from 2008-2014. In this role he served as the Chaplain overseeing the Youth Ministry in various chapels. Craig was deployed multiple times to Afghanistan. Following his time in the army Craig served as an Interim Pastor for a small church in Charleston, SC from 2014-2016. Craig earned his Master’s of Divinity from Liberty University Theological Seminary in 2009. Craig is passionate about teaching youth and preparing and guiding them as they grow in life and in their relationship with Jesus Christ. Craig and Valencia have a 4 legged child named Sterling.