Pastoral Staff

 

Rev. Jeff Meyers
Senior Pastor

Jeff grew up in Spokane, Washington before attending the University of Washington in Seattle where he received a degree in Business Administration. After interning at University Presbyterian Church, working in finance for the Boeing Company, selling wholesale coffee, producing a radio show, and serving with a hospice care provider, Jeff attended Princeton Theological Seminary. He was awarded the Religion and Society Fellowship for his writing on Christian ethics and human rights. After graduating from PTS, Jeff served in college and young adult ministry at North Avenue Presbyterian Church in Atlanta for ten years. In 2017, Jeff came to Roswell Presbyterian Church. Jeff has preached everywhere from Harvard to homeless shelters. He and his wife, Courtney, an attorney at Alston and Bird LLP, and their dog, Percy, are expecting their first child in early 2019.

 

 
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Rev. Emily Wright
Senior Associate Pastor

Emily Wright is one of the senior associate pastors at Roswell Presbyterian Church. She oversees worship, congregational care, and mission outreach. She heads up the Adult Discipleship Ministry and focuses specifically on ministry to young adults and women. 

Emily went to the University of Houston, where she played volleyball. She received her Master of Divinity from the Candler School of Theology at Emory. Emily is currently working on her Doctorate of Ministry from Columbia Theological Seminary. Emily loves her career in ministry, but her true love is her family. She could not be both mom and pastor without the help and teamwork of her husband Charlie. She has been married to Charlie since 2001 and they are blessed with three crazy boys: Logan, Riley, and Elijah. In addition to her love of her family, she has affection for three other things: cooking, dancing, and traveling.    

 

 
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Rev. Lyndsay Lee Slocum
Senior Associate Pastor

Lyndsay is passionate about walking alongside families in their discovery of a God who loves unconditionally and helping them learn to worship, pray, and serve together. She is also called to serving marriages, parents, families, and the RPC community.

Lyndsay grew up in the Columbia area of South Carolina and is very proud to be a Carolina girl. She graduated from Presbyterian College with a degree in Christian Education and then headed to Columbia Theological Seminary where she graduated with a Masters of Divinity in 2004. During her time in seminary, Lyndsay worked at Peachtree Presbyterian Church with the middle school ministry.

Lyndsay joined the Roswell Presbyterian Church staff in 2005. She is married to Scott and they have two sons, Brandon and Drew, and a puppy named Ziplock. The things she cherishes the most include moments of deep laughter that make her eyes water and her stomach muscles sore, the fact that her boys will still hug her in public, almost any kind of cheese, sharing the table with others as sacrament and holy connection, and the transformative grace of Jesus Christ as she witnesses it in unexpected places.

 

 
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Rev. Mary Cox
Associate Pastor - Mission Outreach

 

Mary brings to the ministry staff of Roswell Presbyterian the missional experience of serving as new church development pastor in Mesquite, Nevada, north of Las Vegas. Using her gifts of preaching and relationship-based evangelism, God grew the community of faith in numbers, but more importantly, in spiritual leadership and discipleship. Ordained later-in-career-life, Mary draws from experiences of working in a wide variety of professional and volunteer venues.

Raised in the Kentucky foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Mary has since traveled extensively and lived with her husband Bill in cities ranging from the East to the West Coasts. Seeking the fresh movement of God’s Spirit in the world and inviting others to enter the joy of serving Christ is Mary’s passion and direction in life. Her hobbies are Bible study (no joke), reading, hiking, and singing women's barbershop!

 

 
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Rev. Carrie Weatherford
Associate Pastor - Children and Family Ministries

 

Rev. Carrie Weatherford is RPC's Associate Pastor for Children and Family Ministries, as well as the pastor that works with RPC's Stephen Ministry. Carrie feels called to engage, educate, and equip children and families both in church and on their faith journeys.  She is also passionate about the RPC community and caring for each other as a family of faith.

In 2016, Carrie graduated from Columbia Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity. She has a bachelor's degree in Education from the College of Charleston with a minor in Psychology, and she is certified by the State of Georgia in early childhood and middle grades education. Prior to working at Roswell Presbyterian, she taught middle school in Cobb County.

In her free time, Carrie enjoys swimming, running, and reading. However, her favorite thing to do is spend time with her family. Carrie is married to Jason and they have two sons, Cooper and Taylor, and a dog named Jackson. The Weatherford family loves calling Roswell home and being a part of this great community.

 

 
Bill Nisbet

Dr. Bill Nisbet
Assistant Pastor - Congregational Care

 

Bill comes to RPC with over thirty-five years of pastoral experience. He received his Doctor of Ministry from Columbia Theological Seminary and his undergraduate degree from Georgia Tech. Bill retired from the Army Reserves as a Chaplain with the rank of Colonel, having served on active duty for eight years after 9/11. He has served as a Pastor, an Associate Pastor, and as an Interim Pastor in a number of congregations as well as Transition Head of Staff for the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta.

Bill will lead our pastoral and congregational care ministries, working with our teams of hospital and lay parish visitors, partnering with Wit and Wisdom and Stephen Ministry, and joining with dozens of other care ministries in the life of the church. 

Bill’s wife Cheryl is a member of RPC, and they have three married daughters and seven grandchildren.

 

 

Dr. Randy Jackson
Assistant Pastor - Congregational Care

 

After nearly 40 years and a wide range of pastoral experience, Randy comes to RPC having received his Doctor of Ministry from Union Theological Seminary (now Union Presbyterian Seminary) in Richmond, VA, and his undergraduate degree in Counseling Psychology from Presbyterian College in South Carolina. Having been granted Honorable Retirement from Florida Presbytery, he most recently served as Senior Pastor/Head of Staff at the First Presbyterian Church of Pensacola. In his career, Randy has served five churches in the Southeast as Associate Pastor or Senior Pastor, and is excited to partner with Bill Nisbet and the other Pastors in the ministry of Congregational Care at Roswell Presbyterian.

Randy is married to Cathy (a new member of RPC) and they have three children and five grandchildren who are all active in RPC. He absolutely loves being a pastor - especially teaching, preaching, and visiting with folks of all ages. He enjoys woodworking and especially Alabama football.

 

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