Pastors and Staff


Susan Haynes - Interim Senior Pastor  |  Send an e-Mail

Susan is a native of the Atlanta area, a lifelong Presbyterian and grew up in the Stockbridge church.  Even then, before many women were ministers, Susan felt a tugging towards some type of professional ministry.  She received a B.B.A. degree from Georgia State University in 1980 and then received the Master of Divinity in 2002 from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA.  She has served as the Associate Pastor at Northminster Presbyterian in Roswell for the past 12 years. 

Susan has been actively involved in many aspects of the life of the church, as both a layperson and pastor.  Before her ordination as a Minister of Word and Sacrament, Susan previously had been ordained as a deacon in the Stockbridge Church and then as a Ruling Elder at Ray-Thomas Memorial Presbyterian in Marietta.  She has the distinction of attending the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church(USA) as a Youth Advisory Delegate in 1973, as a Ruling Elder in 1994, and as a Teaching Elder in 2012.  Susan’s main area of service to the church beyond the local level has been with the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta’s Committee on Ministry where she has served as co-chair for the past four years. 

Susan particularly enjoys gardening and home improvement projects.  Susan’s daughter Christie is President of the Chamber of Commerce in Dawson County.  Warning!  Susan is an avid University of Georgia Bulldogs fan. 




Micah Nutter Dowling  
Associate Pastor to Youth and Their Families  |  Send an e-Mail

Micah is from Birmingham, Alabama, growing up as the middle child of seven. He has been in ministry for 15 years serving as youth minister, worship leader, as well as leading many other church and community outreach programs. Micah has an undergraduate degree from Southeastern Bible College as well as a Master of Divinity Degree from Columbia Theological Seminary.

Micah met his wife, Katelyn, at Columbia Theological Seminary, while pursuing his Master of Divinity degree. They were married August 27th, 2016 in Montreat, North Carolina. Katelyn Nutter Dowling is from Detroit, Michigan and will be graduating with dual Masters (Mdiv/MAPT-CE) from Columbia Theological Seminary in May, 2017.

Micah’s hobbies include avidly pulling for the Auburn Tigers, Basketball and Guitar-Jamming as well as enjoying adventures with his partner. 


Staff Directory

Church Secretary: Beth Royal | Send e-mail

Financial Secretary: Karen Geeter | Send e-mail

Music Director: Becky Hafner-Camp | Send e-mail

Preschool Director: Barbara Kookogey | Send e-mail


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