leadership


  • Rich Good, Pastor

     

    Rich was born in Ohio but did most of his growing up in Nashville. 

    Though his family regularly went to church, it wasn't until college, through his involvement in a campus ministry, that he understood what it really meant to have a relationship with Christ and his faith started to deepen.  Since then, he has been increasingly amazed by God's abundant grace, faithfulness, and patience as he slowly progresses as a recovering pharisee.


    Rich moved back to Nashville after college and worked in management consulting and then as a teacher and coach before getting involved in full-time ministry. He earned his Master of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary, and from there he has served in a variety of churches over his 24 years of ordained ministry.  He met his wife, Dawn, while serving in Illinois; they had their daughter, Adrie, while in Virginia, and their son, Evan, while in Maryland.

     

    Rich enjoys hearing people's stories, connecting with friends, staying up late to watch Stanford football and spending time with his family - with Friday pizza and movie nights, hikes in the North Georgia mountains and vacations to the beach as the highlights.


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  • Eric Steed, Ruling Elder

     

    Eric was raised in Monroe, GA until he went on to attend the University of Georgia in Athens. He went on to physical therapy school in 2010 at the Medical College of Georgia where the Lord connected him with a group of men who were a part of Medical Campus Outreach (MCO) – a campus ministry under the support and direction of First Presbyterian Church of Augusta (PCA). Eric had a passion for making disciples of the next generation of healthcare providers while on the healthcare campus. This passion brought him and his wife, Morgan, who is also a physical therapist, to Dahlonega in 2014. Since then, they have invested in physical therapy students on the UNG campus.

     

    In 2019, Eric was called and ordained as a ruling elder, shifting his focus from campus ministry to serving as a leader in the local church.

     

    The Steeds have two young children – Jackson and Hannah. Along with spending time with his family, Eric loves to roast coffee, woodwork, waterski, hunt, fish, and scuba dive for fossils.

     

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  • Kenny Jones, Ruling Elder

     

    Kenny was born in Georgia and grew up and lived in Covington and Conyers until moving to Dawsonville in 2015.  Having been raised attending church, he understood his need for a savior at an early age and professed his faith in Christ.  However, it wasn’t until adulthood that he began to understand, and is still grasping, the depth of God’s endless grace and mercy.

     

    Kenny is married to his childhood sweetheart, Maria; they have home educated their five children – Joshua, Katarina, Jacob, Matthew, and Micah – and have one grandson – Levi.  When not enjoying the lake with his family and friends, he can usually be found watching Georgia football or the Atlanta Braves.  Kenny works for Cox Automotive as Sr. Director of Environmental, Health and Safety.

     

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  • Laurie Sussman, Church Administrator, Women's Ministry Team Coordinator and Hospitality Team Coordinator


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  • Becky Benson, Audio Visual Team Coordinator


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  • Matt "Fish" Luke, Worship Team Coordinator


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  • Austin Whitehouse, Youth Team Coordinator


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  • Brittany Caldwell, Children's Ministry Team Coordinator


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  • Danielle Fitts, Children's Ministry Team Coordinator


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  • Emily Luke, Children's Ministry Team Coordinator


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