Rev. Susannah Davis
Rev. Susannah Davis grew up in Warrenton, Georgia instilled with a love of church, family and community. She attend Emory & Henry College in Emory, Virginia, and from there went immediately to Candler School of Theology at Emory University here in Atlanta.
Upon graduation from Candler, she was ordained in the United Methodist Church and served churches and agencies in the North Georgia Conference for the following 12 years before receiving the call to serve in the United Church of Christ in 2006.
Susannah continues to lead Kirkwood UCC in worship, service and commitment to the teachings of Jesus Christ. She promotes meaningful worship that moves people toward a deeper relationship with God and others.
Born and raised in Marietta, Ga, Kathy fell in love with all things Southern and has settled in Decatur. As a child, she discovered she excelled in gymnastics at the young age of 3 and started competing as soon as she was old enough to participate and competed until the age of 16. A few years later she returned to the sport to teach, eventually serving as the Director of the Preschool component of a large academy. It is at that time she realized how much she enjoyed both curriculum development and teaching little ones.
Kathy’s spiritual development is a mixed bag. Raised in the Methodist church through middle school, then a brief stent in the Southern Baptist church in her adolescence, followed by some exploration in nondenominational churches, Kathy finally found her home in the UCC in 2009. She felt immediately drawn to assist with the children’s ministry. “What can be better than sharing God’s love with little kids? Childhood is the ideal time to be exposed to the ENORMOUS love of God. There is no better foundation for their lives to be built on.”
Under Kathy’s leadership, KUCC’s Children’s Ministry has seen tremendous growth with the joyful addition of many new children and their families. Kathy has developed numerous opportunities for children and their parents, including a fantastic VBS experience, Kid’s Night In/Parent’s Night Out, faithful Sunday School for children of all ages and special field trips.
Outside of KUCC, Kathy is a nurse experienced in both intensive care and forensics. She currently serves as the Clinical Services Director at a non-profit center in Duluth focused on providing care to patients who have experienced trauma. In her spare time, Kathy loves to spoil her itty bitty dog, Ozzie, go for meandering bike rides, often finds herself lost on Pinterest for hours and enjoys browsing in local consignment/antique stores.
Bones and Karen Mann
Karen and Bones both began playing music at a very young age. Playing a variety of instruments throughout their school careers, both chose to major in music in college. Karen majored in Church Music with trumpet as her primary instrument. Bones was a music education major with percussion as primary instrument. Between the two of them, there are few instruments they cannot play.
Karen went on the Candler School of Theology and spent some time working as a hospital chaplain. Bones’ career led her away from music as a profession, but she has always continued playing and writing music. They are blessed to be a part of the ministry at KUCC through the musical and worship life of the congregation.
Bones, particularly, delights in sharing her extensive instrument collection with members of the congregation and encouraging people to reconnect with their musical talents. Everyone who walks through the doors of KUCC will sooner or later be asked by Bones, “What instrument did you play in high school?”
Servant Leadership Team
Servant Leadership Team is KUCC’s governing board – overseeing all staff, services, and ministeries of the church. We make decisions by consensus and are open to all members of the community. Meetings are held monthly. For more information contact: Trish Floyd, KUCC Congregational Moderator.