janJan Stewart Tolbert - Pastor/Shepherd

When Jan was initially called to the ministry, she was a high school science teacher. She entered seminary and earned a Master’s of Divinity degree from Columbia Theological Seminary, where she’s currently enrolled in Columbia’s Doctor of Ministry.

She has led the Carrollton Presbyterian congregation since 2004, and before that served Greenville Presbyterian Church in Meriwether County for three years. From there she was chaplain to the Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation for four years.

Jan is married to Jerry Tolbert, a Coweta County native. Jerry is also an ordained elder in the PCUSA and an active Habitat for Humanity volunteer and board member. As a family they enjoy travel, reading and music.

Jan Fun Facts:

Favorite Hymn: When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

Favorite Potluck Supper Dish: Bean Salad with vinegar and oil dressing. Not sure what it is called but I eat it like it’s going out of style.

How do you see God at work in the world today? When I see these people here taking up their cross and following – making decisions in matters of life and faith that are less about the individual, and more about the community and the world.

Our beloved pastor has announced her retirement to be effective February 1, 2016. For those of you who want to know how we go about the process of finding a new pastor, here is what is happening: Read More
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The Interim Pastor Nominating Commitee (IPNC) has completed their interiview processes and on January 17, Session approved the hiring of Rev. Tom Buchanan as interim pastor for Carrollton Presbyterian. He will begin work on March 7 and preach for the first time on March 14, 2016. Read More

VFisherVicki Fisher: Church Secretary and Chief Traffic Director 

Vicki came to work at CPC on August 3, 2009. Although born in Oklahoma, she has lived in Texas, New Mexico, and Arkansas as well. She and her husband Gary and daughter Charissa moved to Douglasville in 1988 to join other family members who had also made their homes in this area.  

The major part of Vicki’s working career has been in the banking industry, primarily in commercial lending administration. She also worked as a Financial Secretary for the First Methodist Church in Douglasville and as Office Manger for Wells Fargo Real Estate Group in Atlanta. Vicki’s foremost desire is to perform her job at CPC to the best of her ability, while striving to be a blessing to its members and an instrument for God.

 

Vicki Fun Facts:

Favorite Hymn:  In The Garden

Favorite Potluck Supper Dish: Mexican Casserole

How do you see Christ at work in the world today? I see him in the joining of denominations to fight universal problems like hunger and child abuse. 

Christian Education Team

Ashley Slone and Andrea Johnson are job sharing this position, each working 15 hours per week.  This will include some office hours for planning and preparation.  Having two capable and motivated staff members mean we will be able to enrich the faith development for our children of all ages.  In addition to the Wednesday evening and Sunday morning programming, our new Christian Education team will be developing discipleship opportunities for our Junior and Senior High along with special events for all ages throughout the year.  


Andrea Johnson  Andrea Johnson is a graduate of the University of West Georgia (2008) with a BM in Music Education.     She is married to Norm Johnson and they have two children, Aaron and Leah.  Andrea grew up in the Douglasville Presbyterian Church and is an ordained elder in the PCUSA.  She has taken courses at Columbia Theological Seminary and is eager to see all of our children grow in their faith.
    Andrea says:  “As I look ahead to the future, I am joyful and optimistic! I am excited to see our children grow in their faith, their discipleship, and their relationships with one another, and the larger church family. I also look forward to working together as a loving church family. To listen and wait for the movement of God's Holy Spirit within our midst, as we prayerfully grow and develop educational opportunities for ALL of our young people. What wonderful blessings surely await our church family here at CPC as we fulfill and affirm our baptismal promises, together!”


Ashley SloneAshley Slone is a graduate of the University of Georgia (2005) with a BS and MS in Early Childhood Education.  She is married to Jonny Slone and they have two children, Ella Grace and Lyla.  Ashley also grew up in the Douglasville Presbyterian Church and has been instrumental in developing many large scale events and teaching Godly Play at CPC.  Jonny and Ashley are building a new home in Roopville and she is looking forward to being a local resident and watching her children and yours grow in their love of God and neighbor.
    Ashley says”  “I am excited to be a part of your child's spiritual journey.  My goal is to help provide a loving, learning environment in which your child can grow. I believe that together we can build a partnership to foster and nurture our children into kind, tolerant, and thoughtful Christians.”  

Dawn McCord   Dr. Dawn McCord: Director of Music

    Dawn 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.

Organist/Pianist Position Open

DESCRIPTION:  Carrollton Presbyterian Church is seeking a part-time organist/pianist to accompany Wednesday night choir rehearsal and Sunday morning worship in the Reformed tradition, as well as occasional other rehearsals and special services.  Requires an average of 10.5 hours per week.  Must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in music, or equivalent musical expertise.  Three years experience as a church organist is preferred.  Salary is $10 - 12,000 per year, depending on qualifications.  Four weeks paid vacation, non-accruable, provided.  The organ is a three-manual Allen, 2014.  Please send a cover letter and resume to Carrollton Presbyterian Church, 124 Maple Street, Carrollton, GA  30117 or office@carrolltonpresbyterian.net.

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