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

C. Reilly
Class of 2014

MPCS Board of Trustees

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 Crain – 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


Our peace shall stand as firm as rocky mountains.

William Shakespeare

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