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Will Norman, Campus Minister & Executive Director:

Will NormanThe Board of Directors at the Presbyterian Student Center at UGA is excited to announce that The Rev. Will Norman is our new Executive Director and Campus Minister. He will begin his ministry at the PSC on August 1, 2018.

Will comes to us from outside of Sacramento, CA, but grew up in metro Atlanta, GA. He earned his M.Div. at Columbia Theological Seminary, where he also met and was married to his wife The Rev. Christin Johnson Norman (UGA ’09). Christin and Will have a 6 month old son named Jack, who really loves bananas and apple juice. Prior to being called to the PSC, Will has served as a solo pastor, young adult minister, director of music and arts, youth minister, and college & campus minister both in Atlanta and in the Northern California. He describes his sense of call to the PSC, saying “I have often described campus ministry as a kind of first love of mine and cannot wait to get back onto the path with students as they journey through what is at the same time one of the most challenging and rewarding seasons of the life of faith.”

Andy Cooke, Grant Consultant: andy [at] pscuga [dot] org

headshotcropAndy served as Campus Minister from January 2008 through April 2018. Beginning May 1, he is serving as the Grant Consultant. He will handle issues pertaining to the Waddel Fellowship and transition until the new Campus Minister arrives. Originally from Augusta, Georgia, Andy studied at the University of Georgia, Princeton Theological Seminary, and the University of St. Andrews before settling down in Athens. He was ordained to service as a Minister of the Word and Sacrament in Northeast Georgia Presbytery in 2005. Andy is married to Katelyn and has two sons, Miller and Mattox.

Mary Elizabeth McDaniel, Waddel Fellowship Intern: maryelizabeth [at] pscuga [dot] org

Mary Elizabeth McDanielMary Elizabeth is the 2018-2019 Waddel Fellowship Intern.  She is from Columbia, SC and graduated from Clemson University in 2018, where she served on the council for the Presbyterian Student Association. Her term of service begins in August 2018.

Leslye Queen, Administrator: leslye [at] pscuga [dot] org

533112_10150792074701512_1545968709_nLeslye has served at the PSC since May 2015. Leslye is a member of First Presbyterian Church of Athens with work experience in marketing and development. She is a graduate of Hamilton College in New York. Leslye is married to Chris, and they have one daughter. We are grateful that she shares her talents with us and keeps this place running smoothly.

Margaret Davis, Ministry Associate: margaret [at] pscuga [dot] orgMargaret Davis

Margaret has served as Ministry Associate since February 2017. She completed degrees at Duke University and Columbia Theological Seminary before serving at First Presbyterian Church in Huntsville, AL and Oconee Presbyterian Church in Watkinsville, GA. Margaret is married to Ben and they have one son.

Nathan Hilkert, ELCA Liaison: nathan [at] pscuga [dot] org

Nathan HilkertNathan is the pastor of Holy Cross Lutheran Church (ELCA) in Athens. After studying English and Creative Writing at Berry College and Hollins University, Nathan worked at the Athens Banner-Herald for several years. He graduated from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in 2008, and served congregations in Conyers and Decatur, before returning to Athens. Nathan is married to Heidi, and they have 3 young daughters, Stella, Lucy, and Penelope. He’s excited about connecting with Lutheran students at UGA, and developing a strong ELCA campus ministry over the next several years.

Jill Patterson Tolbert, Ministry Associate: jill [at] pscuga [dot] org

Jill has served as Ministry Associate since January 2014. She completed degrees at Mercer University and ColumbiaJill Tolbert Theological Seminary with a career teaching in between. She was ordained to service as a Minister of the Word and Sacrament in the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta in 2007, where she served as Presbyterian Campus Minister at Emory University from 2007 to 2012. Jill is married to Joel and they have three sons.

 

Student Ministers

Will Drosos, Student Minister: will [at] pscuga [dot] org Will is the Student Minister for Encounter and University Liaison/Chief Officer of our student organization. He is a third year student from Cincinnati, OH majoring in Finance.

Stacey Bowden, Student Minister: stacey [at] pscuga [dot] org Stacey is the Student Minister for Hospitality. She is a Psychology major from Watkinsville, GA.

Dray Criswell, Student Minister: dray [at] pscuga [dot] org Dray is the Student MinistersStudent Minister for Interfaith Relations. He is a sophomore from Lawrenceville, GA studying Business Management.

Wes Bowden, Student Minister: wes [at] pscuga [dot] org Wes is the Student Minister for Worship and the Auxiliary Officer of our student organization. He is a senior from Watkinsville, GA majoring in Religion.

Robin Smith, Student Minister: robin [at] pscuga [dot] org Robin is the Student Minister for Community and the Secretary of our student organization. She is an Accounting major from Ridgewood, NJ.

Ashley Earley, Student Minister: ashley [at] pscuga [dot] org Ashley is the Student Minister for Service and the Treasurer of our student organization. She is a second year graduate student in the Plant Biology Department from Rock Hill, SC.

Board of Directors

  • The Rev. Bob Googe, Chair, Parish Assoc. at First Presbyterian Church of Athens
  • The Rev. Carol Strickland, Vice Chair, Assoc. Pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Athens
  • John Kolher, Treasurer, Oconee Presbyterian Church
  • Patti Reed, Secretary, First Presbyterian Church of Athens
  • Mary Barnett, Covenant Presbyterian Church
  • Jackie Bishoff, Commerce Presbyterian Church
  • Nettie Jester, Student Representative, 2017-2018
  • Bonnie Johnson, Holy Cross Lutheran Church
  • Kathy Little, Oconee Presbyterian Church
  • Eleanor McMinn, Covenant Presbyterian Church
  • The Rev. Colin Pettigrew, Assoc. Pastor at Madison Presbyterian Church
  • Brenda Poss, Central Presbyterian Church
  • Paulo Santos, Student Representative, 2017-2018
  • The Rev. Will Norman, Campus Minister, Ex Officio
  • The Rev. Hilary Shuford, General Presbyter, Northeast Georgia Presbytery, Ex Officio

Waddel Fellowship Committee

Waddel Fellows and more information on this program can be found here.

  • Kathy Bangle, First Presbyterian Church of Athens
  • Katrina Bowers, Oconee Presbyterian Church
  • Dr. John Knox, Covenant Presbyterian Church
  • The Rev. Anna McArthur, Northeast Georgia Presbytery
  • Wayne Peacock, Oconee Presbyterian Church
  • The Rev. David Powers, Pastor at Madison Presbyterian Church
  • The Rev. Carol Strickland, Board Liaison
  • The Rev. Will Norman, Campus Minister, Ex Officio

 

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