Teresa works for the United Methodist Church as the Administrative Assistant to the Atlanta Emory District. Her love of ministry stems from her parents, Dr. Ira and the Rev. JoAnna Pence, who are both active in mission and service in the North Georgia Conference. She has two adult children, Carl and JoAnna Gail, who are both graduates of Reinhardt University which is one of our UMC-related colleges. Teresa enjoys reading, gardening, creative activities, and traveling, especially to the Redwoods in California and to the Holy Land.