Meet Our Staff:


The Reverend Alvin Lingenfelter, Senior Pastor

The Rev. Alvin Lingenfelter has over 30 years of experience in the United Methodist Church, holding practically every position possible in support of local church ministry.
His work has been education, service and outreach focused and spread across multiple age groups. His experience includes small and large congregations in rural and urban settings.
For the past 10 years, Alvin has served as a local pastor in the Metro Atlanta area assisting congregations in transition, helping them work toward a new vision and future as “The Church” continues to evolve and adapt to new challenges and opportunities in the world.
He holds a Bachelors of Music from Mississippi College and a Masters of Divinity from Duke University. His wife, Lindsey, is the owner of Linden Tree Photography and they have two teenage children, Amos and Leighton.
arnettesmithArnette C. Smith, Administrative Assistant
Arnette comes to us as a seasoned administrative assistant. She has ties with the AME (African Methodist Episcopal) Church, The United Methodist Church, The Presbyterian Church, The Baptist and a Non denominational church. She has many years experience as an administrative assistant . She has been doing God’s work behind the scenes for years and will tell you quickly that this is her ministry. Arnette was born and raised in the Atlanta area and is the mother of one daughter, Bridgett Slayton, who is a sales rep for Georgia Lottery. She is excited about being a part of the Clarkston United Methodist Church Family and hopes that in some small way she makes a difference in sharing her gifts and talents with the Clarkston Church Family and the community!
Lisa Wilson, Director of Music Ministries
Lisa joined our staff in the Fall of 2017. We are blessed to have such a talented musician on our staff.