Our Pastor: Rev. Shannon Bullion

Rev. Shannon Bullion is the fifth pastor to serve Church of the Palms. 

Shannon earned an undergraduate Degree in Psychology / Consumer Science
from Western Kentucky University. She earned her Master of Divinity from Vanderbilt University.

She was ordained an Elder in the South Carolina Conference in 2021. Rev. Bullion previously served as Senior Pastor of Grover and Providence UMC in the Walterboro District. Most recently she was an Associate Pastor at Shandon United Methodist in Columbia District, serving as the Minister of Evangelism and Outreach.

Rev. Shannon has two children, a daughter Mackenzie and a son Charlie.


Our Director of Music and Worship Arts: Anna Marie Kuether


Anna Marie Kuether is the Director of Music and Worship Arts. Anna Marie earned a Bachelor of Music, Music Education (Piano Concentration) from Appalachian State University, Boone, NC in May of 1985. She assumed her position full-time in September 2020.

She earned her Master of Music, Music Education in December of 2005 from the University of North Carolina- Greensboro, Greensboro, NC.

Anna Marie has taught choral music at Wilkes County Public Schools and Polk County Public Schools, Columbia, NC. She was also the Minister of Music at Mountain Hill Community Church, located in the Cliffs at Glassy. Most recently, she taught choral music at H.E. McCracken Middle School in Bluffton.


Our Church Secretary: Sandy Biggs


Sandy Biggs is our part-time Church Secretary. Sandy received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Roanoke College in Salem, VA. Sandy has worked in church offices for the past 10 years.

Sandy moved to Hilton Head in July 2014 when she and her husband, Robert relocated to the area from Virginia with his employer.




Our Music Leader: Lauren McLeod


Lauren McLeod is our Music Leader and a classically trained vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter with ten years of experience in leading congregations in worship.






Our Bookkeeper: Carol Ann Van Hoewyk


Carol Ann Van Howwyk serves as part-time Bookkeeper, handling the numerous transactions associated with accounts payable, payroll, and the processing of reimbursements.