Formal Education

2014-2017:  Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, Massachusetts
Doctor of Ministry in Transforming Congregations

2004-2007:  Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey
Master of Divinity

1992-1996:  Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina
Bachelor of Arts in French

Fall 1994:  Vanderbilt-in-France, Aix-en-Provence, France
Semester Abroad

Continuing Education

February 2020:  Being Christian and a Leader in an Election Year, Princeton Theological Seminary
To empower Christian leaders to help our communities retrain divisive habits, build new ways of engaging constructively across our differences, and seek the transformation that will help us become robustly “Christ’s body” and a “more perfect union.”

January 2020:  Preaching Cohort and Calvin Symposium on Worship, Calvin University
Participated in a 6-person preaching cohort to grow and be coached in the ministry of preaching, followed by a conference on preaching and worship leadership.

June 2019:  Whitworth Ministry Summit, Whitworth University
Invited by the Director to participate in the Preaching and Teaching Track and to be part of the first women’s cohort in preaching. 

January 2019:  The Coaching Institute, 2019 Cohort, Columbia Theological Seminary
To equip pastors with the knowledge and skills needed to guide staff, officers, and lay leaders in a process of discernment, goal-setting, and accountability to further their ministry to Christ’s Church.

July 2018:  Whitworth Institute of Ministry, Whitworth University
Preaching and Teaching Track

June 2018:  The Joe R. Engle Institute of Preaching, Princeton Theological Seminary
To nurture and strengthen teaching elders’ preaching ministry.

August 2016:  Interim Ministry Training, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Week 1, Montreat Conference Center, Montreat, North Carolina

2014-2015:  Future Travelers Missional Learning Community
To equip leaders to shift their church paradigms, navigate change, and take action toward greater Kingdom impact by making disciple-making disciples of Jesus Christ. One-year cohort. 

March 2015: CREDO
To help PC(USA) Teaching Elders cultivate their spiritual, vocational, health, and financial well-being, as well as their leadership potential.

July 2014:  The Joe R. Engle Institute of Preaching, Princeton Theological Seminary
To nurture and strengthen teaching elders’ preaching ministry.

August 2013:  Leadership Summit, Willow Creek Association
Summit Participant 2007-2010, 2012-2013 

2012:  Leading for Transformation Certificate, Willow Creek Association
Completed 4 seven-week courses for a total of over 60 hours in leadership development.

Summer 2006:  Riverside Regional Medical Center, Newport News, Virginia
Clinical Pastoral Education, One Unit

Work Experience

October 2020-February 2022: Clairmont Presbyterian Church, Decatur, GA
Interim Pastor & Head of Staff

September 2017-September 2019: McDonough Presbyterian Church, McDonough, GA
Interim Pastor & Head of Staff

June 2016-August 2017: Presbyterian Church of the Resurrection, Conyers, GA
Interim Pastor & Head of Staff

June 2016-March 2017: The Fellowship Community, Louisville, KY
Interim National Director

January-May 2016: Macland Presbyterian Church, Powder Springs, Georgia
Bridge Interim Pastor

March-May 2015: Providence Presbyterian Church, Dallas, Georgia
Stated Supply & Session Moderator, from Palm Sunday through Pentecost Sunday

February-April 2015: Presbytery of Greater Atlanta
Contract Position to coordinate Presbytery event with The Rev. Bruce Reyes-Chow

2009-2014:  Westminster Presbyterian Church, Snellville, Georgia
Associate Pastor for Adult Discipleship (served as Acting Head of Staff from May-August 2013 and also supervised some program staff from July 2013-June 2014)

2006-2007:  Department of Biblical Studies, Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey
Teaching Assistant for Introduction to New Testament Greek

2004-2007:  Institute for Youth Ministry, Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey
Research Assistant/Student Worker

2005-2006:  Clinton Presbyterian Church, Clinton, New Jersey

2001-2004:  First Presbyterian Church, Norfolk, Virginia
Director of Youth Ministries

1998-2001:  Providence Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, North Carolina
Young Life Church Partner and Director of Youth Ministries

1996-1998:  Young Life, Shelby, North Carolina

Service to the Church

2016-Present: Examinations Commission, Presbytery of Greater Atlanta
Member & Secretary

2017: Executive Presbyter Nominating Committee, Presbytery of Greater Atlanta
Member & Recording Secretary

2014-2017:  The Fellowship Community
Vice President of Presiding Board

2010-2015:  Committee on Preparation for Ministry, Presbytery of Greater Atlanta
2010-2011 Member, 2012 Secretary, 2013 Vice Moderator, 2014 and 2015 Moderator

2010-2014:  Tree of Lives, Kenya
Advocate and Mission Team Member (served as coordinator for a mission to Kenya in June 2014)

November 2015:  Churchwide Conversation on Race, Racism, Ethnicity, & Ethnocentricity

January 2015:  Women’s Retreat, First Presbyterian Church, Morrow, Georgia
Speaker and Facilitator

2011-2014:  Fellowship of Presbyterians
2011-2012 Advisory Board, 2011-2013 <45 Planning Team, 2013 Board Member, 2014 Vice President

2008-2014:  Presbyterians for Renewal
2008-2011 NPWL Board, 2010-2013 Board of Directors, 2013-2014 Vice President

2008:  Norfolk Emergency Shelter Team, First Presbyterian Church, Norfolk, Virginia

2008:  Small Group Ministry Team, First Presbyterian Church, Norfolk, Virginia
Team Facilitator

2007-2008:  Pilgrimage Core Team, Presbytery of Eastern Virginia
Spiritual Director

2005-2007:  Hurricane Katrina Relief, Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey
Team Coordinator

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