Staff at Carrollon Presbyterian

Pastor (open position)

Carrollton Presbyterian has begun the process of prayer and discernment as we search for our next pastor. This process can take several months or even a year or more. Our Session will be working closely with the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta throughout this process. 

Angie Chesser - Church Secretary/ Administrative Assistant 

angie chesser Angie is a dedicated church administrator, spending over 30 years serving in the administrative and accounting fields in the non-profit arena.  Angie spent most of her childhood in Lindale, Georgia (a suburb of Rome, Georgia) and moved to Carrollton, Georgia 12 years ago.
She enjoys working, volunteering and spending time with family.  She has 1 son, 3 granddaughters and a great grandson whom I enjoy spending time with and is presently an empty nester.  
Favorite Hymn(s): Blessed Assurance, Jesus is Mine and Victory in Jesus 
Favorite Potluck Supper: Crockpot Salsa Chicken
How do you see Jesus in the World?  In the kindness of others.


Leslie Goldsmith - Pianist

Leslie GoldsmithLeslie Goldsmith is most comfortable behind a keyboard. Classically trained at Juilliard, she has performed as a soloist, an accompanist for solo artists, ensembles, concert and community choirs, and as pianist and musical director in theater. In addition to CPC, she currently "plays" with the UWG concert choir and accompanies students and faculty at juries, hearings and recitals. Also an actress, she has been featured in more than fifteen CAST productions in recent years. In her "other" life, she and her husband, Bruce, develop custom business Apps and interactive natural health education software to improve people's lives.
"Music is an integral part of who I am, and it is a privilege to create beautiful music with others. The CPC family has been warm and welcoming, and I look forward to sharing music together every week."

Fun Facts about Leslie:

Favorite Hymn: Oseh Shalom

How do you see God at work in the world today? Every act of kindness creates a ripple effect that goes beyond what the eye can see. It is how t'kun olam (healing of the world) takes place.

Dr. Dawn McCord - Director of Music

McCord, Dawn_staffDawn Harmon McCord, DMA and NCTM, is Associate Professor of Music Education and Organ  Studies at the University of West Georgia and has served on the boards of the Georgia Music Educators and Georgia Music Teachers Association. Dawn holds degrees from UGA, LSU, and FSU with studies in Music Education, Choral Conducting, and Organ Studies. She regularly adjudicates piano events and her research interests include topics related to teaching and learning. Dawn and her husband, Mark, have two sons, Lance and Ian and their granddaughter, Sophia, is the source of great joy in their lives.

Fun Facts about Dawn:

Favorite Hymn: ’Tis Midnight and on Olive’s Brow”

Favorite Potluck Supper: Anything cooked by the men and women of CPC, e.g., Bes, Matt, Pat. Raw octopus is not my favorite dish.

How do you see Jesus in the world? A song sung by faith and mind, a hand stretched out to heal and support, a word of inspiration and witness, a heart that can bear witness to sorrow and joy.

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