Meet Our Staff
David Markle enjoyed a career as a high school vocal and instrumental music teacher for 27 years in Ohio having taught in the Columbus and Cleveland area. He and his wife, Mary are enjoying retirement in Savannah Lakes Village as avid golfers and boaters and enjoy traveling to visit with their three children and five grandchildren.
Although, originally a classically-trained pianist, David enjoys playing all styles of music as a result of his years playing in a variety of bands, producing and playing for various musical productions as an educator, not to mention his years as a church musician and director.
In retirement, David continues to enjoy sharing his unique blend of styles and love for piano in any number of settings from cocktail music for special events, as an accompanist and especially his work as a church musician at The Lutheran Church by The Lake. David feels blessed to have been sharing his passion for piano on the lovely Yamaha Grand at this beautiful church and appreciative congregation since the fall of 2019.
Susan K. Mazur
Susan lived her first 28 years in Chicago Illinois and attended Galewood Community Church, which was a United Church of Christ denomination. She remembers how active that church was and how much her parents enjoyed their years there. She was employed at the First National Bank of Chicago and CNA Insurance Company, both located in “the Loop”.
She married Robert Mazur in April of 1985 and moved to the suburbs of Washington DC for his job. There she attended Great Seneca United Church of Christ in Germantown, MD., where their daughter Emily, who was born in 1987, attended the Co-operative Nursery School she volunteered for. Prior to her daughter’s birth she worked for the United Mine Workers Health and Retirement Funds on K Street in Washington, DC. While it was a very dynamic city, they longed to move to a less hectic life, so they packed themselves up and headed south.
In 1990 they relocated to Winston-Salem, NC. Susan began attending Hebron United Church of Christ and became a very active member and was on the Board of Christian Ed and the Board of Consistory. Their son Mitchell was born in 1994. She worked for Wachovia Bank, RBC Dain Rauscher and finally for Davidson County Schools, where she retired in 2019.
The move to SLV happened in April of 2020, right in the middle of COVID, where everything was strange and shut down. Susan was so excited when the Lutheran Church By The Lake finally reopened for services. She is so glad to be here and back in the community of God.
Director of Music
Linda was born and raised in Abbeville County, SC on a dairy farm in Antreville, SC. Graduated from Dixie High School in Due West, SC and Furman University with a B.A. in Music Education. Upon graduation she became Music Director of First Baptist Church, Cayce, SC. Linda married Sam Wakefield, her childhood sweetheart, in 1961 and traveled for 33 years in the Army with her husband and 2 sons. She was the choir director and piano teacher wherever the Army took her. Linda and Sam have been retired in SLV for 26 years and are very active in the Lutheran Church By The Lake. They love this church because it offers so many activities in which to participate and is a very warm and friendly congregation. Linda has served as the Choir Director at LCBTL since January, 2017.
Debbie is the Office Manager for Lutheran Church By The Lake .
She and her husband, Fred, moved to SLV in November of 2022 from New Orleans, Louisiana. They have two children, Jessica and Eric, a daughter-in-law, Lindsey and a precious new grandson Luke. They have a dog named Finnegan and two grand dogs, Lucy and Penny...(shhh, none of them know they are dogs).
Before moving to SLV, she was the office manager for an insurance company and also held her license in property and casualty and life insurance.
In her free time she likes to volunteer at the animal shelter, read, craft, kayak, take walks in our beautiful community and hike in our spectacular National and State parks. If it is a sunny day, you might find her boating on the lake!
Jackie Rogers is the longest tenure employee of Lutheran Church By The Lake, hired in 2002 while Pastor Walt Wist was serving the church. For nineteen years, Jackie has provided Sexton Services to this congregation and served under Pastors Wist, Albert, Kinsler, and now Pastor Sue Johnson. Jackie is a McCormick, SC native, graduating from the Mims School. In her early years of employment, Jackie worked for Milliken, Daniel Construction, R&D Maintenance, Greenwood Mills, and finally, worked for 22 years at McCormick Healthcare in Building Maintenance and as the Floor Tech. She worked two jobs until her retirement from McCormick Healthcare in 2011 when she devoted her time to cleaning Lutheran Church By The Lake.
Jackie, the daughter of Elijha and Charlie Mae Rogers, has four living siblings and numerous nieces and nephews who are the joy of her life, and two German Shepherds, Jemma and Eli, her constant companions. She has volunteered for the Human Society and is a lifetime member of Shiloh AME church, pastored by The Rev. Paul N. Wharton. Her hobbies surround her pets and her love of fishing on our beautiful lake.
When asked about her philosophy of life, she replied that she loves people, and lives by the gesture of extending her hands out to others rather than taking from others.
Congratulations Jackie, on nineteen years of being a dependable employee of Lutheran Church By The Lake!