Rev. Jeff Meyers, Senior Pastor has hosted 231 episodes.
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.
Rev. Lyndsay Lee Slocum, Executive Pastor has hosted 55 episodes.
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.
Rev. Carrie Weatherford, Associate Pastor - Discipleship has hosted 38 episodes.
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.
Rev. Dr. Dan Kreiss - Associate Pastor Mission Outreach has hosted 38 episodes.
Dan, along with his wife Cindy, has given his career to Christian ministry in international and domestic contexts. They served in ministry in New Zealand for 15 years with Youth for Christ, Knox Presbyterian Church, and Hutt International Boys’ School. Dan completed his Master of Education while in New Zealand. When they returned to the US, Dan, Cindy, and their four children settled in Bristol, Tennessee where Dan served as professor of Youth Ministry and Dean of the School of Missions at King University. Dan pursued ordination while working in higher education and completed his Master of Divinity at Mulligan University’s Emmanuel Christian Seminary. In March of 2018, Dan was ordained in the Holston Presbytery and began working toward his Doctor of Ministry in Leadership and Global Perspectives at George Fox University.
Rev. Dr. D. Scott Weimer, Associate Pastor - Congregational Care has hosted 8 episodes.
Rev. Dr. D. Scott Weimer, interim part-time Associate Pastor for Congregational Care, brings many years of pastoral experience. Scott was once the senior pastor at North Avenue and Clairmont Presbyterian Churches. While in this role at RPC, Scott will focus on the areas of hospital and home visitations, relational ministry, and worship leadership.
In addition to serving at RPC, Scott is currently founding a non-profit, Everything’s a Win “Working to End the Stigma, Shame, and Silence Surrounding Mental Health.” He is the vice chair of the board at Columbia Seminary, is a frequent guest preacher, and continues to be a pastor to many people, especially those who are not yet connected to a local church.
Rev. Mary Cox Associate Pastor - Mission Outreach has hosted 4 episodes.
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!
Rev. Dr. Randy Jackson Associate Pastor - Congregational Care has hosted 12 episodes.
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.
Rev. Julie Ferguson, Associate Pastor - Congregational Care has hosted 8 episodes.
Rev. Julie Ferguson is very excited to be joining the Roswell Presbyterian staff as Associate Pastor of Congregational Care and looks forward to meeting and getting to know the Roswell Presbyterian family. Julie’s first call in ministry was as a hospice chaplain. She has also been the short-term solo pastor of three churches and is trained in interim/transitional ministry. In 2016, Julie completed a chaplain residency year at Northside Hospital where her main areas of care were the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and the Cancer Center. Her favorite part of congregational care is “story listening” and hearing about the lives and families of God’s children and their concerns and joys.
Julie is married to Kelly and they have a daughter, Abby, who is a special education teacher in Forsyth County. Kelly and Julie live in Midtown, Atlanta (where Kelly walks to work daily) and they have a 3-year-old female tortoiseshell cat named Cat Benatar (“Bennie”). Kelly and Julie love creating “Weird Georgia” vacations they can experience together using the book by the same name, and they really enjoy traveling around the world with friends. Julie loves laughing, good humor, and reminding folks how much they are loved by God and how God’s grace abounds in our lives.
Julie has a Bachelor of Journalism degree from University of Georgia, an Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene degree from Medical College of Georgia (she practiced as a registered dental hygienist and clinical instructor for 13 years), and graduated from Columbia Theological Seminary in 2009 with her Master of Divinity degree. She currently serves as the clergy advisor for Georgia Presbyterian Pilgrimage and often works the 3-day spiritual renewal weekends as a clergy staff member. She also serves as a member of the Committee on Ministry of Presbytery of Greater Atlanta.
Rev. Ryan Jensen - Associate Pastor Congregational Care has hosted 1 episode.
Ryan is excited to serve with the Roswell Presbyterian staff and volunteers to build up further a faith community that feels loved and connected to the body of Christ. He is a native of Shelbyville, Tennessee, and a graduate of The University of Memphis with a degree in Business Administration. Ryan served in Shelbyville and Franklin, Tennessee, with youth ministry before receiving his Master of Divinity from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. After his first ordained call at Government Street Presbyterian in Mobile, Alabama, Ryan spent the last ten years as solo pastor of Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church.
Ryan is joined by his wife, Laura Massey Jensen, and their two children, Camille and Knox, along with Indy, the dog, and Jillian, the cat. Laura is the Pre-First teacher at Wesleyan School, where Camille and Knox attend. The family enjoys spending time together exploring the outdoors and loading up the minivan to travel to practices, rehearsals, plays, and soccer matches. In his spare time, Ryan can be found on the river, in the pool, around the grill, and cheering on his Memphis Tigers.