MPCS Board of Trustees


The MPCS Board of Trustees (Board) has responsibility for setting school policies in line with mission. Our Board consists of respected business men and women, pastors, and community leaders. The Board meets on a monthly basis to govern the operations and goals of the organization. Administration of the total school program is assigned to a head of school, who is appointed by the Board. Working in conjunction with the head of school to lead the school are the school division heads, as well as a group of administrators and support staff on the Executive Council.  


Mount Paran Christian School is grateful for the amazing men and women who faithfully serve on our Board of Trustees, who truly work to uphold the calling and the mission of the school. We are grateful for their strength in leadership, depth of wisdom, and prayerful servant hearts.

  • Jeremy Abernathy – Partner, Abernathy, Ditzel, Hendrick, Bryce​​​​​, and Senior Pastor, Noonday Missionary Baptist Church

  • Dr. Susan Banke – Director of Graduate Leadership, Gordon College

  • David Bottoms (Vice-Chair) – President, The Bottoms Group

  • Cameron Clayton – Group CEO, EasyPark Group, and Co-owner, NRG Esports

  • Andrew Craine – Managing Partner, Thomas Horstemeyer, LLP

  • Angie Davis – Clerk of the Georgia State Court

  • George Ethridge (Chair) – Retired Partner, Ernst & Young, LLP

  • Scott Keller – Managing Principal, Marietta Wealth ​​​​Management, LLC

  • Lissette Rivera-Pauley – Senior Vice President, Regions Bank

  • David Sheffield – Executive Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, Global Payments, Inc.

  • Michelle Stubbs – Vice President of Finance and Operations, SMB IT Solutions, LLC


MPCS Executive Council

The MPCS Executive Council (EC) is the managing group for day-to-day operations, policy administration, and activity planning for the school. The EC works to nurture our core values in all initiatives and lead students within the guidance of the school mission. We are grateful for God’s continued blessings as we skillfully lead our school family in this community of believers.

  • Jason Beard, Head of High School
  • Cary Brague, Director of Arts
  • Tina Baker, Head of Lower School
  • Stephanie Dunn, Director of Admission
  • Penny Harrison, Head of Preschool
  • Peter Hill, Head of Middle School
  • Jodee Foster, Director of Human Resources
  • Mitch Jordan, Director of Athletics
  • Steve Kyle, Assistant Head of School for Christian Life
  • Kathleen McCook, Director of Strategic Initiatives
  • Jennifer New, Chief Development Officer
  • Julie Ray, Chief Financial Officer
  • Tawanna Rusk, Associate Head of School
  • John Sess, Director of Operations
  • Dr. Kelly Swanson, Dean of Academics
  • Catina Taliaferro, Director of Diversity and Belonging
  • Dr. David Tilley, Interim Head of School
  • Tiffany Westbrook, Director of Marketing and Communications

“The teachers, administrators, and staff at MPCS care about you, your success, your happiness, your future.”

-C. Reilly '14