Meet Our Staff

 
REV. ALEX STROUD
 
Senior Pastor
 
 
 

REV. LAURIE KLINGENBERG Associate Pastor

Rev. Alex Stroud came to Kennesaw as Senior Pastor in the summer of 2019 and has been a United Methodist pastor in Metro-Atlanta since 2005. For him, worship is a new adventure every week, but the rubber really meets the road in small groups where we can all best be the church –connecting, growing, and serving.

He and Erin have been married since 2003 and have three great kids. When he’s not at work, you’ll likely find him on the golf course, a fishing boat, or in his woodworking shop. 

Originally, Alex is from Hahira, Georgia and has family scattered across the country. He holds degrees from LaGrange College and Emory University. 

“What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31, NIV)

“COVID stinks!” (Ekklesians 20:20)
Rev. Laurie Klingenberg was appointed as the Associate Pastor in the summer of 2019. She was commissioned as a Provisional Elder in the United Methodist Church in 2019. She enjoys being engaged in pastoral care and teaching, whether from the pulpit or in small groups.

She and Mykl have been married since 1996 and have two children who are grown and have mostly flown the nest. She has a variety of hobbies that include cycling, gardening, and reading.

She has lived in several places, but most of her growing up occurred in the Midwest: Illinois and Missouri. She holds degrees from Illinois State University and Emory University.

“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalm 27:1 (NRSV)
APRIL O’KEEFE
 
Co-Director of Worship Ministries

 

 

 

 
 
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LINDSAY PETERSON
 
Co-Director of Worship Ministries

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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DIMITRI KASARHIS
 
Communications Director
 
 
 
LIN CASON   
 
Minister of Children & Family
 
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BETH SERIO
 
Executive Administrative Assistant
 
 
LANGE DUBY
 
  Financial Administrator
 
 
JACKIE LUMPKIN
 
KMCA Preschool Director
 
 
 
DENNIS FRIESE
 
Director of Maintenance
 
 
 
TERESA MCCOY
 
 
 
Accompanist