Dr. Jones began his ministry at Trinity as their interim pastor in February, 2020, and was officially installed as the pastor on March 19, 2023. He has served Presbyterian congregations in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, and South Carolina over the past twenty-five years. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama, and obtained his Masters of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in Virginia, and his Doctor of Ministry from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago. Chris loves all things outdoors, especially whitewater kayaking, biking, and fly fishing. If not reading, you can probably find him near a river, or in Montreat, celebrating God’s good creation. He and his wife Joan are celebrating their thirty-first year of marriage together. Joan works at Mauldin Elementary school, and also helps with the youth program at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, and with the Youth Council of Foothills Presbytery. They have two daughters, Sarah Dianne is a graduate of Maryville College and works for Sardis Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is a student at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Charlotte.. Catherine graduated with both her Bachelor and Master’s of Accountancy degrees from Mississippi State University in Starkville, and now lives in Jackson, Mississippi, working in the field of accounting.
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