Staff

  Will Norman  | Campus Minister |  will@pscuga.org   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.”

Will Norman | Campus Minister | will@pscuga.org

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.”

  Leslye Queen  | Office Administrator |  leslye@pscuga.org   Leslye 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.

Leslye Queen | Office Administrator | leslye@pscuga.org

Leslye 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.

  Mary Elizabeth McDaniel  | Waddel Fellowship Intern |  memcdaniel@pscuga.org   Mary 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.

Mary Elizabeth McDaniel | Waddel Fellowship Intern | memcdaniel@pscuga.org

Mary 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.

 

Partners in Ministry

  Andy Cooke  | Grant Consultant   Andy 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.

Andy Cooke | Grant Consultant 

Andy 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.

  Margaret Davis |  Ministry Associate  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.

Margaret Davis | Ministry Associate

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 Liason  Nathan 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.

Nathan Hilkert | ELCA Liason

Nathan 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.

 

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
  • Will Drosos, Student Representative, 2018-2019
  • 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
  • Robin Smith, Student Representative, 2018-2019
  • The Rev. Will Norman, Campus Minister, Ex Officio
  • The Rev. Hilary Shuford, General Presbyter, Northeast Georgia Presbytery, Ex Officio

Student Leaders

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Dray Criswell, Student Ministerdray@pscuga.org Dray is the Student Minister for Interfaith Relations. He is a sophomore from Lawrenceville, GA studying Business Management.

Wes Bowden, Student Ministerwes@pscuga.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 Ministerrobin@pscuga.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 Ministerashley@pscuga.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.

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