Our church is a warm and committed family who holds as our core values:
Love, Family, Friendliness, Meaningful Worship, a Sense of Belonging, and Our Tradition.
Photo by: Matthew Whitehead
We are delighted that The Rev. Dr. Dwyn Mounger will be serving as our Pastor-in-Residence this summer, May 31 – August 31, 2015, while Pastor Vanderbilt is on sabbatical. Dwyn is a native of Jackson, MS; and holds degrees from Mississippi State U., from Princeton Seminary (M.Div.), & Union Seminary, N.Y.C. (Ph.D. religious history). He has served PC(USA) pastorates in Georgia, both Carolinas, and Oak Ridge, TN; as well as interim pastorates. He taught for three years at William Peace U., Raleigh, NC.
In retirement Dwyn and his wife
Kay, who is a member of the church, live in Knoxville and have found a congregational
home at West Emory. They are both looking forward to getting to know our church family even
We are also pleased to have three additional outstanding preachers during this time: The Rev. Judd Shaw, General Presbyter of East Tennessee Presbytery, May 31 and June 14; The Rev. Gloria Mencer, Hospice Chaplain at UT Hospital, July 19 and 26; and The Rev. Dr. Anne McKee, Campus Minister at Maryville College, August 2 and 16.
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