Welcome: Staff


Eastminster Presbyterian Church - Staff - Pastor - Pressley Cox
Pressley Cox, Pastor
Rev. Pressley Neal Cox is a native of Columbia, SC and graduated from Presbyterian College with a BA degree in Religion and Christian Education.  She has a Master of   Divinity degree from Columbia Seminary in Decatur, GA and a Master of Arts from the Lutheran Southern Seminary in Columbia, SC.  Pressley has a strong sense of call to the ministry of Christian Education and is well grounded in the Reformed faith and has a commitment to the Presbyterian Church and its programs.  She has served as Associate Pastor at First Presbyterian Church in York SC and as Designated Pastor of Children, Youth and Young Adults at Providence Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, NC. In her past years of ministry she has served as the Worship Director for several youth conferences and co-director of a mid-high conference at Maryville College.  She has been an independent writer for youth ministry “How To’s” for the Presbyterian Church, USA and Chalice Press “Inside Out” Curriculum.  Pressley came to us in 2013 from Cascades Verdae where she served as Chaplain for the retirement community in Greenville, SC.  Pressley is married to Ben and they have three children, Sara, Emily (twins), and Henry.
Eastminster Presbyterian Church - Lucie Svatonova-Hughes, Music Director

Lucie Svatonova-Hughes, Music Director

Lucie Svatonova-Hughes is a native of Prague, Czech Republic where she earned a bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from the Academy of Performing Arts.  She came to the U.S. in 1996 to pursue a Master of Music degree at Converse College.  Lucie has since been performing with numerous ensembles and organizations in SC, NC and Georgia.  She has been a church musician since the age of 18 and also enjoys working with aspiring artists of all ages. She is currently on the faculty at Presbyterian College and Erskine College. Lucie came to Eastminster in February 2016. She is married to Kenny Hughes and they have two sons, Caleb and Lewis. Lucie and her family are excited to be a part of the EPC community.


Joan Jones

Joan Jones, Director of Children & Middle School Ministries

Joan was born in Alabama and has lived in Texas, Kentucky, Virginia, New York, Arkansas and Georgia and recently moved to Simpsonville. She is married to Chris Jones, the interim pastor at Fountain Inn Presbyterian, and they have two daughters, Sarah Dianne and Catherine.  Joan ‘s greatest joy is sharing in the lives of children and youth.  She brings many years of children and youth ministry experience to Eastminster. Joan has directed Presbytery summer camps for middle school and children as well as keynoted youth and elementary retreats. She is also very active at Montreat Youth Conferences having served on planning teams for Middle School and Co-directed Middle and High School Conferences.  She has also served as Preschool Director and a preschool teacher for the past 20 years.
Kelly Fluker

Kelly Fluker, Administrative Assistant

Kelly Fluker was born and raised in Iowa. She moved to South Carolina in 1997. She is married to Jermaine Fluker and they have one son, Caelin. The Flukers currently live in Simpsonville. Kelly is thrilled to be part of the EPC Staff.