Church Leadership

Rev. Jill Williams began her ministry with St. Simon and St. Jude in June of 2022. She is excited to be part of this amazing community striving to be Jesus in the world.  Jill graduated from Virginia Theological Seminary in 2007.  Since then God has blessed Rev. Jill with a variety of ministry settings.  She served as the Christian Formation missioner for the Episcopal Diocesan of Western Massachusetts.   An associate priest at St. Francis Church in Holden, Ma. The Camp Director at Bement Camp, and a school chaplain at both Porter-Gaud School and Heathwood Hall.

In her spare time, Jill enjoys musical theater, hiking, and spending time with her husband (Andrew) and their two boys (Jude and Joshua).

To contact Rev. Jill please email

The Rev. Jim Neuburger
Assisting Priest, Retired

Fr. Jim Neuburger serves as Assisting Priest at St. Simon & St. Jude; he and his wife, Carol, were both raised in the upper Midwest. A graduate of Notre Dame University, Fr. Jim comes to St. Simon and St. Jude after a long and successful career first with State Farm Insurance Company, then Policy Management Systems Corporation.

Fr. Jim and Carol raised three children and are blessed to have their daughter and granddaughter, Beth and Caroline, and their son and grandson, Paul and T. J., living in Columbia. Their youngest daughter, Sarah, lives nearby in Atlanta.

Kendra Zinser
Parish Administrator

Kendra provides administrative support for St. Simon & St. Jude. Kendra's three children (Kaitlyn, Danielle and Dylan) keep her busy doing school and adventurous activities. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, camping, trying new recipes and family time.

If you have a question, just ask Kendra!

To contact Kebdra Jill please email



Dr. Matthew Whitehouse
Organist and Choir Director

Matthew is a graduate of The University of South Carolina, and holds Master's/Doctoral degrees in organ performance from The University of Arizona. In addition to his ministry at SSSJ, Matthew is an astronomy educator and serves as Observatory Manager at the South Carolina State Museum. He loves the Anglican music tradition, and also enjoys incorporating creative musical offerings such as "space music" organ improvisations. One of his main goals is fostering an inclusive music program where people of all ages and musical abilities feel welcomed. If you sing or play an instrument, please get in touch with Matthew to explore how you might participate in music at SSSJ!

Charlie Genova
Livestream Support

Charlie Genova is the Application Development Director of EDI and Cloud technologies at Palmetto GBA. Charlie is married to Melissa and they have three daughters, Ava, Lia and Tessa. Charlie sits on the vestry responsible for Christian formation and also assists with the audio and video technology within the church.

Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson
Livestream Support

Christopher Johnson is a postulant for Holy Orders in the Diocese of Upper South Carolina.  Prior to this, he spent 12 years as a hospice chaplain, leading the Chaplaincy Corps for Agapé Hospice the last three.  Chris has also helped out with High School Youth Ministry and VBS the last two years.  Since the outbreak of Covid-19, he has been supporting the audio/video technology at several area churches, including St. Simon & St. Jude.