Pastor Dawn began her call as Pastor of MPC in November 2020.  Pastor Dawn came to MPC from Florida, where she served as Pastor of Community Presbyterian Church in Englewood. Prior to that, she was Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Brunswick, Georgia; Associate Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Cartersville, Georgia; and a Campus Minister in Virginia. Active in Presbytery life, she was Moderator of Peace River Presbytery, served on the Committee on Ministry, and was a Commissioner to the historic virtual 224th General Assembly.

Pastor Dawn enjoys every aspect of ministry: pastoral care, preaching and teaching, planning and leading worship, administration and working with staff and church members.

Her husband, Joseph, who is a Minister of Music, is a native of Virginia, and they spent the early years of their marriage in the Commonwealth, so in many ways this is a homecoming!  Their family includes Jackson (a Golden Retriever) and Maya (a housecat). 

A message from Pastor Dawn:

I am thankful and humbled to be called to serve as Pastor of MPC, a church with vibrant worship, a welcoming spirit, commitment to lifelong faith formation, and a heart for sharing God’s love in tangible ways. There is no greater joy than to share God’s love in ministry with God’s people!  I look forward to building relationships with people at MPC, as together we serve Christ and his church. 


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