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Rev. Rhoda Howell

Senior Pastor

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Pastor Rhoda arrived at Mountain View UMC July 1, 2017. She says, "it was like coming home, as I served in the Cobb - Cherokee area early in my ministry." She was ordained in 1997 after receiving a Master of Divinity (MDiv) from Candler  School of Theology at Emory University. She received a B.S. in Psychology from Kennesaw State College (University) in 1994.
 
Not only does Pastor Rhoda serve this UMC, she serves the greater church as well. At the District level, she serves the Strategic Growth team, where they work with churches within the district to understand their ministry footprint.
 
At the conference level, she serves with a colleague, leading a first year of ministry group of pastors. She also serves on Church Development.
 
Rhoda and her husband Eric have been married since December of 1974. Together, they have raised 2 children. Eric works in computers. He loves playing music. They both serve with Walk to Emmaus. And they both love reading and some have said their home looks like a medium size library! 
 
Pastor Rhoda says "I believes in the ability of the local church, whether small or large, to build relationships with others, so the Good News of Jesus Christ can be shared. I believe that believers in the Good News have the power, through the Holy Spirit, to impact the world with the love of God through Jesus."

 

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Emily Adams

Director of Music

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Emily Adams is thrilled to join Mountain View United Methodist Church as music director.  A Georgia native, she studied both music and English at Kennesaw State University.  Her studies in music have taken her all over the world, including Italy to sing opera and Oxford University to conduct.  

Emily and her husband Tanner have recently welcomed a little boy into their family - Theodore!  They have three dogs and love finding ways to go on adventures with all six of their family members.

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Natalie Anderson

Church Secretary

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Natalie is thankful to be serving the Lord and you here at Mountain View!  When they are not at the softball field, you can find her and her family hiking or cheering on the Dawgs.

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Tracie Schwebs

Preschool Director

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Tracie brings a wealth of experience in children and family ministry to Mountain View. She holds a degree in social work from the University of Georgia and a master's in Christian education from Asbury Theological Seminary.

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Erin Parker

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Erin Parker has worked with children in a variety of capacities at MVUMC.  As a teenager, she discovered her calling to love and teach young children while she volunteered at VBS at her home church in Alpharetta.  After graduating from Berry College with a degree in Early Childhood Education, she earned a master’s degree in School Library Science and then taught as a Media Specialist in K-5.  Erin and her husband, Chaz, have been members of MVUMC for over 15 years and her 2 boys are growing up here surrounded by faithful followers and a loving community.

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Doug Hawkins

Youth Director

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Doug has a background in outreach with middle and high school students. He was on staff with Young Life. He has a heart of taking on students at ages where they need help with the next step in life. Doug and his wife Michelle have been involved with Mountain View since 2017 and have 2 children. 

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Michelle Nix

Financial Secretary

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Michelle came to Mountain View as the financial secretary in September 2008 and soon after assumed the full role of church bookkeeper. Michelle has a bachelor's degree from Georgia Tech in business management with a minor in accounting.