Pastor & Staff
The Reverend Brad Corban, Pastor
The Reverend Brad Corban is an ordained elder in the Mississippi Conference of the United Methodist Church and serves as the pastor of St. Luke UMC and Boyle UMC. Brad went to Millsaps College in Jackson, MS for his Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies, and he graduated from the Pacific School of Religion and the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California with a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Systematic Theology. As pastor, Brad leads worship, administers the sacraments, provides care and counseling, serves as the church administrative officer, oversees the spiritual formation and education program, and participates in community and global ministries.
Disciples of Jesus are called to create and sustain communities where everyone is welcome, everyone is served, and everyone is equipped to serve others. I'm passionate about a Christian faith that challenges me to welcome new people, be a lifelong learner, give generously, and make a positive difference in the lives of others, especially those who are disenfranchised and socially marginalized.
Every sermon is crafted to preach the Word of God to our ever-changing contexts, to teach us the disciplines of prayer, scriptural immersion, and spiritual direction, and to inspire compassion, wisdom, and generosity. Some of Brad’s recent sermon series include “Reconciling God, Science, & Nature,” “Love, Sex, & Relationships,” “Forgiveness,” and “The Most Important Contradictions in the Bible.” Brad’s current continuing education goal is a Certificate in Spiritual Formation from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA. Learn more about Christian Spiritual formation here.
Brad is married to Kathleen, and they love their daughter Edith, who is 3 years old. Kathleen is an Occupational Therapist, and Edith loves to read books with her parents, swing on the back porch, and dance to the songs of the Mary Poppins films.
St. Luke Church Staff
Jamie Dahman | Music Director
Sung-Eun Ryu | Pianist
Linda Smith | Organist
Betty Hunter | Nursery
Lisa Horton | Secretary/Custodian