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.

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. 

WayneGilreathBioShotWayne Gilreath: Organist/Pianist

Wayne was born and raised in a military family, and this fostered a love for experiencing other cultures and travel. 

Wayne earned a B.M. in Piano Performance in 2005, studying with Mr. George Mann. While at UWG, Wayne also studied organ with Dr. Dawn MCCord. In the fall of 2005 he entered the University of Tennessee working toward a Master's of Music in Piano Performance. Upon entering UT, Wayne was awarded a full graduate assistantship in accompanying, allowing him to work with numerous vocalists, instrumentalists, and serve as the pianist for both the Symphony and Chamber Orchestras. His principal teacher was Dr. David Northington.  Wayne completed his M.M. in Piano Performance in 2007. 

Since completing graduate school, Wayne has taught for Haralson County School System and spent two years as a Flight Attendant for an International Charter Airline.  Currently, he is a staff accompanist at the University of West Georgia and maintains a private piano studio. He began at CPC in December of 2011.  

Wayne Fun Facts:

Favorite Hymn: My Shepherd Will Supply My Need (Resignation) 

Favorite Potluck Supper Dish: Chili!

How do you see Christ at work in the world today? If you want to see that, look in our own community.  People here are exemplifying God’s love by feeding hungry people at the soup kitchen, donating to Open Hands, entertaining at nursing homes, Christ’s love is right here.

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.

Carrollton Presbyterian Church seeks full time experienced Director of Christian Education with gifts to lead our Christian Education program and with talents to work with all ages.

OPEN POSITION!

We are currently searching for the right someone to fill this vital position in our church leadership. If you know someone who might be interested, send them to our link for more information or suggest they call the church office.

 

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