Pastor Bill is passionate about discipleship! One of his core beliefs is that all Christians are called by God to be disciples of Jesus Christ to make disciples for Jesus Christ. Pastor Bill was born and raised in Florida. In 1965, he was baptized at Zion Lutheran Church in Deerfield Beach, Florida and confirmed there in 1969. Pastor Bill has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration & Marketing from Mississippi State University. After working five years in sales and sales management, he accepted God's call to ordained ministry. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in 1985 and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Memphis Theological Seminary in 2003. The first three congregations Pastor Bill served were in Tampa, Jacksonville and Cape Coral, Florida, and he served a congregation in Memphis, Tennessee for 16 years. In November 2015 he accepted the call as Senior Pastor of Saint Peter's and began serving in January 2016. In 1979 Pastor Bill married Cheryl Lee Denley of Coldwater, Mississippi. Cheryl is a health, wellness, and physical education teacher. Together they enjoy serving The Lord through their congregation, fishing, and hiking. They have a son and daughter, both of whom are happily married and four precious grandsons.
Rev. Cassie Boehringer
We welcomed Pastor Cassie, husband Derek, and son Billy, 3, to the St. Peter’s Family in January 2018. Their daughter Leeann was born in March 2019.
Pastor Cassie was born in West Palm Beach, FL, but lived most of her life in the small town of Tyrone, GA, south of Atlanta. Derek is originally from the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania, but later in his childhood, his family moved to Peachtree City, GA. Pastor Cassie and Derek attended rival high schools in the same county but didn’t meet until their college days at Georgia Southern University where Derek majored in law enforcement and she majored in Public Relations.
Pastor Cassie was baptized, confirmed, and married in the Lutheran church. At age 15, she began to sense God calling her to one day serve in ordained ministry. Pastor Cassie received her Master of Divinity degree from Candler School of Theology at Emory University in May 2015. She completed seminary field education serving at the Frazer Center in Atlanta (an adult and child daycare facility for persons of all physical and developmental abilities) and at Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone. On June 21, 2014, Derek and Cassie were married at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Fayetteville, Georgia. After graduating from seminary, she began serving an extended pastoral internship at Prince of Peace.
She arrived at St. Peter’s Lutheran in January 2018. She was ordained to the ministry of word and sacrament in the North American Lutheran Church on February 11, 2018. She was installed as our Associate Pastor the Sunday following her ordination. Pastor Cassie enjoys playing with the family’s two dogs, making arts and crafts, and taking their kids to the Riverbanks Zoo and other fun outings on the weekends. Her favorite things about life in Lexington are the welcoming and friendly community, fantastic home-cooked meals by our congregation, and raising her family in a beautiful town with lots to do!
The Boehringers are delighted to be here and are looking forward to making disciples with you!
Matins Choir / Instrumental
Craig Davis is the Director of Bands at the brand new Beechwoods Middle School. He is from Lexington, SC and is a graduate of Lexington High School. Craig was awarded a Bachelor’s of Music from Furman University in 2002. While a student at Furman, Mr. Davis studied music education under Dr. Leslie Hicken and trumpet under Dr. Gary Malvern. He was the principal trumpet of the Furman Wind Ensemble, the Furman Symphonic Band, and the Furman Symphony Orchestra in 2002.
In 2004, Mr. Davis received a Master’s Degree in Music Education from the University of South Carolina. During his time at USC, Mr. Davis served as a graduate assistant with the USC Band program where he assisted with the Carolina Marching Band, conducted the University Band, and studied conducting with Dr. William Moody.
Mr. Davis has previously taught in Spartanburg District Five and in York School District One at York Comprehensive High School. During his tenure at YCHS, the Cougar Band received the SCBDA Class 3A Bronze Medal twice at the State Marching Championships. The Symphonic and Concert Bands returned to the SCBDA Concert Festival, receiving Superior Ratings in 2011 and 2012. Numerous students were selected for the SCBDA Region and All-State Bands, the University of South Carolina Band Clinic, Limestone Honor Band Clinic, and Winthrop Band Invitational.
Angel Choir Director
Kayla is another life-long member of St. Peter’s! She, too, sang in the children’s choirs and is an active member of the Chancel Choir and Cantata Choir, helps with music for Vacation Bible School and serves as an instructor for both the Mini Music Camp for preschoolers as well as our Summer Music Camp for elementary age kids. Kayla is married with two kids.
Chancel Choir / Handbells
Barry was born and raised in Simpsonville, SC. He graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1987 where he majored in Music Education with an emphasis in String Pedagogy. While attending USC he sang with the Palmetto Mastersingers under the direction of Arpad Darazs. He taught orchestra for 17 years in Lexington District One while also directing church choirs for Holland Avenue Baptist and Kittiwake Baptist before coming to St. Peter’s in 1994.
Barry directed the music program here at St. Peter’s for 10 years before making a career change. Now he is Chef and Foodservice Coordinator for Thomas & Howard Company and is delighted to be back directing the Chancel and Handbell Choirs.
Barry lives in Lexington with his wife, Trudy and their two children, James and Molly. He enjoys cooking, camping, Nascar, working in the garden and helping Trudy with her Produce Stand.
Valerie joined our staff in 2019
Youth Director (Part-time)
Josh is a sophomore Youth Ministry major at Columbia International University. He grew up in Lexington and graduated from Lexington High School in 2017. He comes to us after interning with the Youth Ministry at Mt. Horeb United Methodist. Our Youth Committee and Church Council interviewed and voted to hire him and he officially joined our staff Wednesday, January 16, 2019. We are excited and blessed to have Josh to help lead our ministries for Junior Youth, Senior Youth and Club 345! We invite you to pray for Josh as he begins this new adventure in ministry!
Carol Wyndham is a native of Columbia, Tennessee, but has lived in the Columbia, South Carolina area most of her life. She is a proud graduate of Columbia College where she received her BM in Music Education with an emphasis in voice and served as the accompanist for the Columbia College choir. Her husband, Steve, is an IT Manager at the S.C. Law Enforcement Division, and together they have three adult children.
You may have seen Carol around town as she has been playing piano and organ for various churches since the age of 12 and has played and been on stage for many theater productions in Lexington and Columbia. After teaching for just over a decade, Carol found that her heart was happiest when doing full-time church work. At St. Peter’s, Carol serves as our Organist and Accompanist as well as our Administrative Coordinator. Carol and Steve are delighted to be a part of the St. Peter’s family.