Our Staff


Patti Sue Burton-Pye has been serving as Pastor of Providence Lutheran Church since 2008. She is a

graduate of Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary (LTSS) in Columbia, SC. She currently resides in

Lexington. She is married to Russell Pye and has two children, Christopher and Sarah Beth. Patti Sue

serves on the board of directors at of Lexington Interfaith Community Services (LICS), and enjoys spending

her spare hours with family.


Levi Walker We are delighted to welcome our new Music Director, Levi Walker, into our Providence Lutheran

Family! Levi graduated in May 2019 from the University of South Carolina with a major in Music Education.

He has been working for PLC since December of 2018.

Betsy Culler serves as the Preschool Director at Providence, and is also a teacher in the two year-old

classroom this year! Betsy has worked at Providence Lutheran Church's Preschool (PLCP) for 10 years. 

Her 12 year-old daughter, Lia, graduated from PLCP! Betsy grew up in Eastover, South Carolina, but has

been living in Lexington for 19 years. She is married to Ben Culler. They have two cats, Yoko and Uno, and a

dog named Zoe.

Steph Lawhorn has been serving as PLC's administrator since March of 2018. Steph moved to South

Carolina from Maryland in September of 2015, and her parents Deb and Eddie followed suit a year later.

They have fallen in love with Lexington. She and her husband, Mikey, welcomed a beautiful baby

girl in November 2017 and a sweet baby boy in November 2020. Steph loves her family, animals,

children and helping others any way she can. She is so excited to be a part of Providence Lutheran

Church’s community.