Local Pastors

Message to Local Pastors

Meet Joel Miller in this message to North Georgia Conference local pastors.




North Georgia Fellowship of Local Pastors and Associate Members

The purpose of the Fellowship of Local Pastor and Associate Members is to provide support, love, and encouragement to each other through the promotion of self-care and spiritual growth, and to create a sense of unity and fellowship. The fellowship will serve all local pastors and the Board of Ordained Ministry as an advisory resource group on needs and issues of Local Pastors and Associate Members. It will serve as a voice for Local Pastors and Associate Members in the North Georgia Annual Conference, will sponsor retreat time, and will encourage small group participation with all clergy on the district level.

Executive Committee 

  • YoLanda Jones-Colton, Chair
  • Darrell McGinnis, Vice-Chair
  • Bill Lloyd, Secretary

District Representatives 

Athens Elberton: Bill Lloyd Atlanta College Park: Samuel Townsend
Atlanta Decatur Oxford: Deanne Lynch Atlanta Emory: Mathew Philip
Atlanta Marietta: John Woods Atlanta Roswell: 
Augusta: Darrell McGinnis Gainesville: Winfred Pitts
Griffin: Claude T. Herbert LaGrange: YoLanda Jones-Colton
Northwest: Byron Ahrens Rome-Carrollton: Randy Rooks


  • Dana Everhart, Director, Center of Clergy Excellence
  • Michelle Levan, Assistant Director, Center for Clergy Excellence
  • Susan Landry. Cabinet Representative
  • Joel Miller, Past Chair