The Pulpit Committee has begun the final phase in their search for our new Senior Pastor. They hope to have the position filled by January 1, 2014.
Director of Shepherding and Small Groups: Rev. Paul Owens
Paul joined our staff in 2013 as Pastor of Care & Counseling. Paul and his wife, Rhoda, are native Georgians. With their children, Daniel and Anne, were very young, Paul moved his family to Jackson, MS. There, he studied & received his Master of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary. Paul has served as a missionary in Budapest, Hungry and short term missionary in Russia. Most recently, Paul has been taking Clinical Pastoral Education courses of study to hone his skills in pastoral care. He is the proud father-in-law of Justin Reynolds and Vanessa Owens, and he is Papi to Kadence, Riley and Wyatt.
Director of Worship & Arts: Steve Germany
Steve joined our staff in July of 2011. He and his wife, Christa, are parents to son August "Gus" and daughter Ruby Claire. The Germanys moved to Marietta from north central Florida where Steve served as the Worship Director for a sister PCA church and as a guitar and percussion instructor for a school of music. He holds an Associates Degree in Music Education from Central Florida Community College and is currently pursuing a Bachelor's in Biblical Studies. Steve serves as the Worship and Arts Director and provides support and direction for Small Groups.
Director of Student Ministries: Kevin McQuillen
Kevin and his wife Nancy are both originally from Augusta, GA, where they met each other in youth group at First Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Augusta. Kevin attended and graduated from Covenant College and currently is working toward finishing his Masters of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary here in Atlanta. Kevin has been working in full-time student ministry with junior and senior high students since 1999 in South Carolina, Florida, and most recently here with us. Before that Kevin was a youth ministry volunteer and intern for over 5 years where he grew in his love for students with a great desire for them to know and put their faith in Jesus Christ. Kevin and Nancy have three children, Knox, Mallory, and Mary Cleo.
Student Ministry Intern: Walker Long
Walker is from Birmingham, AL where he graduated from Oak Mountain HS and is a member of Oak Mountain Presbyterian Church. He attended the University of Alabama and is still pursuing his degree. He has been a summer intern at Oak Mountain Presbyterian (2012) and Covenant Presbyterian in Birmingham (2013). Walker has also worked at the Edge Conference and Breakaway Conference. Walker is an avid sports fan & participant and enjoys outdoor recreation.
Student Ministry Intern: Carolyn Crisler
Carolyn is a Marietta native and has been a part of the ECPC family since she was born. She is a graduate from King's Academy and is currently a student at Chattahoochee Technical College studying Business Administration. As an ECPC student, Carolyn was a member of our Student Servant Leadership Team and worked at the Edge Conference for two summers. She is an accomplished dancer studying at the Eastside School of Ballet and a member of the Praise In Motion dance company. Her other interests are reading, camping and hiking.
Student Ministry Administrative Assistant: Lisa DeMoss
Lisa joined the staff in December 2007, and has been a church member since June 2007. Lisa has a B.A. Degree in Recreation and Sports Management from Auburn University as well as a Masters degree in Administration of Higher Education from Auburn. She is excited about having the opportunity to work with the Student Ministry program at ECPC. She and her husband David have two children Abby and Duncan.
East Cobb Christian School Administrator: Teresa Staley
Teresa has been involved with the school in various capacities for the last twenty years. She has taught kindergarten, fifth grade, and middle school. After completing her Masters of Educational Leadership degree at Covenant College in 1998, she served as principal over third through fifth grades at Perimeter School for two years. She has been principal of East Cobb Christian School for seven years. Teresa and her husband Errol have two adult children, Amanda and Chris. They also have two grandsons. Teresa and Errol have also taught Sunday school with twos and threes for many years.
Finance and Information Technology Manager: Debbie Serro
Debbie joined the staff in 2009 as the Finance and Information Technology Manager. She provides financial and technical services to both ECPC and ECCS as well as administrative oversight for the church management software. She has over 20 years of accounting and information technology experience with a degree in Computer Management. She has served as Finance Manager for other churches prior to coming to East Cobb. She lives in Marietta with her husband Marty, and two daughters. They are members of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.
Assimilation Coordinator: Ted Robinson
Ted joined our volunteer staff in January 2009, after retirement allowed more time for leading our welcoming and greeting ministry with his wife Patty. Ted worked 28 years with IBM in marketing support and education, then 10 years as a contractor, before a 5-year stint in landscaping. Ted holds a B.A. in Math from Vanderbilt University and a diploma in Landscape Management from North Metro Technical College. A ruling elder at ECPC since 1992, he also assists in shepherding and administration. Ted and Patty have three adult children and eight grandchildren.
Dennis joined the ECPC staff in January 2010, serving as Facilities Manager. Dennis is also an active member of the Deacon Ministry Team. He and his wife Sheryl have four adult children.
Marj joined our staff in July 1999. She uses her love for children, her teaching background and her spiritual gifts of teaching and administration to lead and develop our ministry to children. Her educational experience includes a B. A. in Secondary Education and a major in English from Calvin College. Her teaching experience includes teaching high school and middle school students in Florida and Georgia. She has taught students with a variety of gifts and needs, including students in an ESOL program (English for Speakers of Other Languages), students with special learning needs and adult learners. Marj and her husband Jon have four children: Rachel (17), Deena (15), Andrew (11) and Matthew (6).
Donna joined our staff in August 2001. Donna and Mark Minday (ECPC elder) moved from Greenville, SC in 1990, and have been members of East Cobb Presbyterian Church almost that entire time. Donna has served on the WIC Council at ECPC for five years, Director of Nurseries for ten years, and has assumed the responsibilities of Church Administrator in November 2010. Mark and Donna have four daughters who are in high school, college and graduate school.