Pastor Eric Murray

Senior Pastor

Pastor Eric has been serving as Messiah’s Senior Pastor since July 2004. In addition to his responsibilities as head of staff, Pastor Eric oversees the Worship and Disciple ministries of Messiah.

When not at Messiah, Pastor Eric enjoys UltimateFit classes at the YMCA, running, entertaining friends, a good novel, and watching movies either at the theater or streaming at home.

Pastor Pauline Farrington-Pezzino

Associate Pastor for Care and Serve

Iin October 2012, after receiving a call to Messiah, Pastor Pauline joined our ministry staff as Associate Pastor for Care and Serve. While Word and Sacrament are the fundamental call of any Ordained Minister, Pastor Pauline also concentrates the focus of her ministry in Pastoral Care with a special emphasis to Elder Care and Social Service Ministry.

Joan McGinnis

Director of Music / Organist

Joan McGinnis has been the Director of Music at Messiah since January, 2006. A native of Powell, TN, Joan studied organ with member and former organist, John Brock, Professor of Music at the University of Tennessee where she received her Bachelor of Science in Music Education.

Kristin Kennedy

Administrative Assistant

Kristin has served as Messiah's Administrative Assistant since September, 1995. A dairy farmer and piano teacher/organist’s daughter, Kristin was raised in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas. She is a cradle Lutheran who always wanted to work in the church—which isn’t surprising since her family lived across the street from her home congregation where her mother was the organist.

Mary Sophia Hawks, RN, BSN

Parish Nurse

Raymond Phillippi

Business Manager