supporting congregations of the Presbyterian Church (USA) in northwest Georgia
what we do
We believe God calls out and sets aside leaders for particular circumstances, times, and places. We work with local congregations to identify, recruit, train, and support men and women who are ready to answer God’s call to leadership.
Being the Church – people who demonstrate Jesus’ love and care for the world – is a spiritual task. It is also work that demands attention to many practical details. We work with congregations to develop and implement best practices for the stewardship – care and feeding – of people, leaders, buildings, property, and money.
Some projects are just too big to accomplish alone. When it is the best way, we help congregations and people connect to carry out the big projects – striving for reconciliation with God and neighors; battling for peace; standing for justice; and working to end suffering.
who we are
Nikki Collins MacMillan
Stated Clerk and Mission Coordinator
Treasurer, Chair of Ministry Support Team
Chair, Committee on Preparation for Ministry
Moderator, Coordinating Team
Chair, Committee on Ministry
Moderator of Presbytery
Mary Ellen Hittel
Chair, Nominating Committee
Chair, Worship Team
Edwin Gonzalez Gertz
Chair, Congregational Care and Mission Committee
Use the map below to explore our congregations. Contact information for each church can be found by clicking its icon.
Cherokee Presbytery is a regional governing body of the Presbyterian Church (USA), the largest Presbyterian denomination in the United States. Together, we bear witness to the faith that is our hope:
``In life and death we belong to God. Through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, The love of God, And the communion of the Holy Spirit, we trust in the one triune God, the Holy One of Israel, whom alone we worship and serve.
With believers in every time and place, we rejoice that nothing in life or in death can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.``
events & meetings
2017 Leadership Forums and Stated Meetings of Cherokee Presbytery
February 4, 2017 10am Trinity Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, GA
June 17, 2017 10am First Presbyterian Church, Dalton, GA
October 21, 2017 10am TBA
Other great things coming in Cherokee Presbytery...
Camp Cherokee is on the Calendar! Specific programs are being planned, but save the dates of June 18-30 and watch for more information for events for elementary through high school ages and even a special YOU and ME camp for younger campers!
Just a few of the many wonderful ways we saw the Holy Spirit at working among us at Camp Cherokee 2016 When we suddenly found ourselves without two vital staff positions, it was a joy to experience the response of so many persons be...
Highlights from the 222nd General Assembly in Portland By Reverend Chuck Swann Predictions are that the 222nd General Assembly had so many historic moments that it will be remembered as one of the most significant in the life of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A....
In 1838, an estimated 8,000 Cherokee Indians lived in the territory now mostly covered by modern-day Cherokee Presbytery. The Indians were rounded up by soldiers of the US Army and confined to 14 camps to await their forced removal to Indian Territory in Oklah...
a guest post by Rev. Chuck Swann, a member of the Faith Presbyterian Church community in Canton, GA Indian removal was a nineteenth century policy of the government of the United States to relocate Native American tribes living east of the Mississippi River to...
For most of us, the caution of well-meaning adults is embedded deep in our bones. “Don’t talk to strangers.” From fear of being hurt to a concern we might be misunderstood or launch a debate we did not intend, or on some days just plain laziness, we just...
Word is there is a big season finale coming up tomorrow night. I have to admit I was a latecomer to the Downton Abbey craze – if public television viewers are capable of a craze. It’s more like Presbyterians responsible for a pep rally, very dignified enth...