Our Leadership and Staff

Rev. Susannah Davis

Senior Pastor

SusannahDavisApr2014Rev. 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.

Kathy Carter

Children’s Minister

KathyCarterBorn 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.

Music Minister

Our long-time music ministers Bones and Karen moved to Virginia in early August (we miss them!), but we look for some exciting news about a new minister of music to be announced soon.

Communications and Administrative Assistant

Megan Warley

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.

7:00 am Early Morning Worship
Early Morning Worship
Sep 3 @ 7:00 am – 7:45 am
Need a spiritual boost to make it through your week? Join us for Lectionary Bible study, meditation, Holy Communion and plenty of coffee!
7:00 am Wednesday Morning Worship:Wednes...
Wednesday Morning Worship:Wednes...
Sep 3 @ 7:00 am – 7:30 am
Everyone is WELCOME to share in Early Morning Worship EVERY Wednesday from 7am-7:30.  We share in a brief devotional time, our prayers with one another and Holy Communion.  It’s an easy and kind group and[...]
8:00 pm AA Meeting
AA Meeting
Sep 5 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
10:00 am Morning Worship
Morning Worship
Sep 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Our worship services are all about community, love and praise. We praise God through communal prayer, music, confession, preaching, sharing and Holy Communion. Our worship aims to be transformative in many ways, offering us opportunities[...]

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