Decatur Presbyterian Church of Decatur, AL » Our Staff and Leadership
  • Rick Stark
    Associate Pastor

    Rick is the Associate Pastor of Decatur Presbyterian Church. Prior to DPC, he was at Plains Presbyterian Church in Auburn, AL where he served both as its planting Pastor and Senior Pastor.


    A native of Louisiana, Rick has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Southeastern Louisiana University and a Master of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary. Prior to entering seminary, Rick and his wife Betsy served 20 years with Athletes in Action (a ministry of CRU), both in the U.S. and internationally.


    Other than his family (father of four beautiful children), Rick’s passions include hunting, fishing, landscape and home renovations.


    Rick’s life verse is Galatians 2:20 and his favorite quote from missionary Jim Elliot – “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.”

  • Nathan White
    Assistant Pastor

    Nathan was born and raised in Decatur, Alabama. He began serving Decatur Presbyterian as the Pastoral Intern in January of 2017, became the Youth Ministry Director in 2020, and was ordained and installed as the Assistant Pastor in January of 2021. Nathan grew up in church, hearing the gospel from an early age, and is a graduate of Reformed Theological Seminary.


    He married his wife, Rachael, who is also a Decatur native, in March of 2016.


    Nathan is deeply thankful for the opportunity to love and serve both Christ and His people at DPC.

  • Stu Schieler
    Worship Director

    Stu is originally from Ripon, WI, but he grew up in Miami, Florida. Music has always played an important role in his life and it allows him to worship God on a very personal level. For over 15 years, Stu was very active in the music ministry of Old Cutler Presbyterian Church (PCA), and in his younger years Stu traveled to Latin America, Mexico, and Europe as a member of a musical mission team from that church.


    Stu married his childhood sweetheart, Lory, and they have two children, Jessie and Tel, and they have been at DPC since August of 2010.

  • Tonya Roth
    Office Administrator

    Tonya joined the staff as the Office Administrator for Decatur Presbyterian Church in the Spring of 2013, and is most often the first voice you hear when contacting the church.


    Tonya was born in California, but grew up in Florida and Tennessee. She has lived in Decatur for 38 years. She and her husband, Michael, have three adult children, Nicholas, Asher, & Heather, and two grandchildren, Jack & Harper. Tonya has a strong love for her Redeemer and Savior, Jesus Christ, and loves the DPC family and considers it a pleasure to serve the staff and congregation of DPC.

  • Lainee Oliver
    Next Generation Ministry Director

    Lainee was born and raised in Arlington, Texas and met her husband at Auburn University where she studied Public Relations and English. She was the Office Manager at Westminster Presbyterian (PCA) in Fort Walton Beach for four years before her family moved to her husband's hometown of Decatur in 2020.


    Lainee grew up in the church and has loved the Lord since she was young, but in her freshman year of college she began to grow in her study of the Word, making Christ even sweeter to her. She enjoys reading and playing piano when she can find time with two young children at home. She is grateful to serve DPC and prays that each child comes to know and love our Lord Jesus Christ.

  • Session

    Jeff Keith                      Allen Schmidt
    Mike McMahan           Greg Smith
    Kent Quinn                  Blake Temple
    Brian Rodgers             Chip Walraven
    Connor Ross

  • Diaconate

    John Elder                    Andy Thompson

    James Fudge           Sam Thompson
    Bill Nelson                 David Whitcomb
    Scott Missildine       David Zajic
    Steve Sasser

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