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Rev. Burnetta Armour - Pastor

Pastor Burnetta was born and raised in North Carolina, which accounts for her love of Cheerwine.  She attended Western Carolina University where she majored in English Education.  After graduation, she taught five years: one-year teaching high school English and four years teaching 8th grade language arts and NC history.  In 2006, she answered God’s call to serve as a minister of Word and Sacrament in the PCUSA.  She attended Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.  After graduation in 2009, she completed a one-year chaplaincy residency in Greenville, SC.  After her residency, she and her husband moved to Ohio where she served for seven years as the pastor of two yoked congregations in Amish Country.  She is honored to be called to serve CPC.

Pastor Burnetta is married to the love of her life, James Armour (a native Georgian from Crawford).  They have one son, Collin, who fills their life with adventure and humor.  She and her family are proud Georgia Bulldogs fans.

Fun Facts about Burnetta:

Favorite Hymn(s): “Lord You Have Come to the Lakeshore;” “How Great Thou Art;” “Lamb of God”

Favorite Potluck Supper:  I am up for anything as long as it doesn’t involve cantaloupe.

How do you see Jesus in the World? I see Jesus in the small acts of kindness that are practiced each and every day if we look to see them: people reaching out to help their neighbors in times of need, not caring about the things that are allowed to divide us; supposed enemies working together for peace; and churches joining together to be the body of Christ in their community.  

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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