Staff

Rev. Molly Shoulta Tucker

Senior Pastor

Contact Pastor Molly, molly@ridgewoodlouisville.org

Rev. Molly Shoulta Tucker was called to pastor Ridgewood on December 15, 2019. She began on January 1, 2020. Molly is a Louisville native. She is a graduate of Georgetown College (B.A., Political Science; B.A., Communications & Media Studies) and Duke Divinity School (Masters of Divinity; Certificate in Baptist Studies; Hoyt Hickman Excellence in Liturgics Award). She was ordained by Millbrook Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC and prior to Ridgewood, served in Music and Youth ministries in Methodist churches. Molly's husband, Rob, is a UMC Pastor and serves in Louisville as well. They enjoy good coffee, University of Louisville and Duke University athletics, and their border-collie-mix, Cliffe (named after Duke Football Coach, David Cutcliffe).

Tyler Purtlebaugh

Office Manager

Contact Tyler, office@ridgewoodlouisville.org


Tyler has served as the Office Administrator at Ridgewood since 2011. Tyler is originally from Virginia, but has been a proud Louisvillian since 2007 when he moved here with his wife, Renee. In his free time, Tyler has a 5 year old daughter.

Devin Holley

Music & Worship Director

Contact Devin, devin@ridgewoodlouisville.org


Devin Holley joined Ridgewood's staff on February 8, 2021. Devin is a Louisville native, and a current student at Simmons College, studying Music and Worship Ministry.

Amanda stirsman

Ministerial Intern

Contact Amanda, amanda@ridgewoodlouisville.org


Amanda began attending and became a member at Ridgewood in 2020. Amanda currently calls Louisville home but grew up near Owensboro, KY. Amanda is currently pursuing a B.S. in Biblical Studies at Indiana Wesleyan University. She has a desire to see those who have been rejected and abused by the church find healing, safety, and love in God. Amanda enjoys musical theatre, attending Broadway shows, traveling, going to Disney parks, and food!

Christina Ploetner

Childcare Development Center, Director

Contact Christina, christina@ridgewoodlouisville.org

For information about our CDC, please fill out and interest form here.

Christina came to Ridgewood July 27, 2015 as a toddler teacher, but quickly made her way into the Director’s position in November 2016. Christina has 26 years of experience working in childcare with all age groups. Currently, Christina has her Child Development Associate Credential in Preschool and her Director’s Credential. In May 2021, she will earn her Associate Degree in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education and then will begin working towards her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood and Family Studies.

Christina’s hobbies and special interests include spending time with her husband and four children, collecting owls and nutcrackers, and enjoying a few quiet moments each day with her morning cup of coffee.

Kayla Theineman

Childcare Development Center, Assistant Director

Contact Kayla, kayla@ridgewoodlouisville.org