St. John's has a talented staff that is dedicated to serving the Lord through serving our church.
Minister for Youth and Young Adults
Lee, a native Charlottean, grew up in Providence Baptist Church. He has a B.A. in Religion and Philosophy from Campbell University. He came to St. John’s as an intern in 1997. Upon completing his internship, he received his M.Div. degree from Baptist Theological Seminary in Richmond, VA and came on the full time ministerial staff. He has two sons, Warren and Wilson.
Lee enjoys playing basketball, skiing, rafting, reading and time with his two sons.
Minister for Worship and Music
The Howells joined St. John’s Music Ministry in 2001 after having served in similar capacities in Virginia and Florida churches. Warren, a native of California, holds degrees from Baylor University and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Maureen is a native of Virginia and holds degrees from The College of William and Mary and also from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. They have two children, a daughter, Clara, and a son, Andrew (1990-2010)
Warren and Maureen enjoy travel, cooking, literature.
Martha grew up in Virginia, where she attended The College of William and Mary, receiving a
B.A. in English/Education. She moved to Charlotte in 1985, teaching in the Charlotte/Mecklenburg School system until 1997. During her time with CMS, she completed her M.A. in English at UNCC. She joined the St. John’s ministerial staff in 2001 and completed her M.Div. degree at Gardner-Webb University Divinity School in 2007. She and her husband, Monty, have three children – Mattie, Conner and Anna Frances.
Martha is an avid reader and enjoys various book clubs and talking about literature. She likes movies, watching “Modern Family” with her kids, traveling with her family in the minivan. She would rather live in the mountains, but likes the beach, too.
Administrative & Support Staff