Office Hours and Staff

Picture of Jonathan, Jodi and Children

Minister – Rev. Jonathan Cook

Office Hours – By Appointment

Phone – 864-226-2484

Rev. Cook’s Email

Click for Rev. Cook’s biography.

Church Secretary – Mrs. Linda Seeger

Office Hours – 9:00-1:00 Monday thru Thursday

Phone – 864-226-2484

Mrs. Seeger’s Email

Click for Mrs. Seeger’s biography.

Rev. Cook’s Biography

Jodie and Jonathan met in college at Erskine College and were married following graduation in 2007. They have four children; Jack, Henry, Maxine, and Madison. After college he worked in youth ministry for two years and then went to Covenant Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri for his Masters in Divinity. Following graduation from Covenant in 2012, Jonathan took a youth pastor position in Omaha, Nebraska where he continued in that role until 2019.

In 2019, Jonathan began a church planting effort that was derailed due to the Covid pandemic. In 2021, Jodie and Jonathan returned to our alma matter to be the RUF (Reformed University Fellowship) campus minister. In the winter of 2023, Jonathan began filling in for Young Memorial as their weekly pulpit supply as the church was looking for a new minister. In July 2023, he accepted the call to become the next pastor at Young Memorial ARP.

The Cook family loves YMCA Soccer, bacon, camping (not Jodie), wrestling (not Jodie), Harry Potter, Star Wars, and Penn State football (not Jodie). Our family theme is “We bring the party with us”, and we try everyday to “enjoy God and glorify him” in everything we do (though we probably enjoy more than glorify). Jonathan loves college football, grilling on the big green egg, being terrible at golf, keeping Chris Farley alive as he coaches his kids in soccer (“he’s a big dumb animal folks”), his kids, and Jodie. Jonathan hates England, kale, air mattresses, winter, and Roberts Rules of Order.

In all seriousness, the Cook’s are broken people who are trying to find our way in this world guided by Jesus’ love, teachings, and sacrificial life and death. As a favorite movie of mine (Jonathan) says, “There’s nothing special about us as a family, we’re just all we’ve got.” We seek to build this family mentality with our church family as well as we haphazardly walk through this life together, loving one another in our quirks and weirdness, seeking to be faithful to Christ’s calling in our lives how he has made us and where he has placed us. If you’re looking for the perfect pastor, I’m not it! If you’re looking for the perfect church, we’re not it! If you’re looking for a place that is looking to Jesus to bring hope, healing, and redemption, we would love for you to visit and add to our beautiful mess of imperfect people with a perfect Savior.”

-For Christ and His Kingdom, Jonathan Cook

Mrs. Seeger’s Biography

Linda was born on April Fool’s Day to John Harris and Gladys Latham Lowe. An only child, she grew up on a farm near Saylors Crossroads in Anderson County, with loving, Christian parents and lots of cousins living nearby.

Linda graduated from Honea Path High School and attended Erskine College.

Her first marriage produced two children: Lisa Fleming Tavernier (Kurt) and John Fleming (deceased). She has three married grandsons: Joshua (Meghan), Jared (Kayla), and Jacob (Brooke), and two great-grandchildren.

Most of her work history has been in banking: bookkeeping, teller, customer service representative, and secretary. She had the pleasure of working with Tom Richie for three years while he was Stated Supply Pastor at North Anderson Community Church, Presbyterian.

Linda is married to Bob Seeger (retired from South Carolina National Bank) and lives here in Anderson.

For the last three years she has enjoyed getting to know this family of faith here at Young Memorial.