Pastor & Staff

 

Eric E. Fink

Arriving in June 2013, the Rev. Eric E. Fink serves as Sr. Pastor at Living Springs.   Pastor Eric is a 1994 graduate of the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, earning his Master of Divinity degree (first honor) and receiving awards for both Hebrew studies and homiletics.  Over his 19 years of ministry, he has been an…

George Donovan, Jr.

George Donovan came to us in July 2016 from his hometown of Winchester, VA . He most recently served as the Director of Music and Arts at Bethel Lutheran Church, and was the Minister of Music and Chapel Musician for the Village at Orchard Ridge Retirement Community (A National Lutheran Community). George’s love for music…

Lexanne Graves

Lexanne K. Graves was born in Lexington, SC and is a 1996 graduate of the University of South Carolina with a BA in Religious Studies and a minor in Education.  She received her Associate in Ministry Certification from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in 2000 and serves on the South Carolina Synod Roster as a Deacon. …

Christopher Girardeau

Christopher Girardeau is the Minister of Faith and Life for the Senior Youth and Young Adults at Living Springs. Christopher is a seminarian pursuing a Master of Divinity degree from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. Christopher is a proud alumnus of Clemson University from which he received a B.A., cum laude in Religious Studies. Christopher also…

Lisa Petty

Lisa Petty was born and raised in the Chicagoland area. Lisa, her husband, John, and son, Dylan moved to the Columbia area recently for John to accept a teaching position in the Richland One school district. Lisa comes to us with 8 years of church office experience with Living Waters Lutheran Church in Crystal Lake,…

Sherry Forsgren

Sherry Forsgren has been in the accounting field over 36 years.  She retired as the accountant for the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District in Monterey, California after 16 years.  Before that, she worked for a CPA firm and had her own bookkeeping and income tax practice from 1980 until 2005.  Sherry’s son and his family had…

Tammy Mancuso

Tammy Macuso has been in the child development field for over 17 years working in a variety of settings and roles.  She graduated in 1991, with a Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education from Hartnell College in California. Tammy and her husband, Robert and have three wonderful children. They have lived in Columbia for…

Laura Turnmire

Laura Turnmire was born in Pasadena, Texas, and came to Columbia by way of Springfield, Ohio. She is a graduate of Wright State University with a BS degree in Accounting and Finance. She is currently attending Columbia College, working on a BA in Elementary Education. Laura became a member of Living Springs in 1989 and…