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Eastside Church’s leadership is truly a team. While many of us have specific areas of specialty and emphasis, there is much sharing which takes place among us.
Tim graduated in 2005 from Huntington University in northeast Indiana with a B.A. in Bible and Religion. While in Indiana, Tim ministered at Aboite Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne. Since moving to Decatur, Tim served Clairmont Presbyterian Church and Oak Grove United Methodist Church. Tim graduated in 2010 from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University with his Masters of Divinity. When Tim isn’t doing something directly related to Eastside Church, he can be found renovating his 1910 bungalow in East Lake, strumming his Gibson acoustic, working out at the East Lake Family YMCA, watching IU basketball, playing with his 2 little boys or taking his amazing bride out for a night on the town.
Trent graduated in 2009 from Huntington University with a B.A. in Bible and Religion. During college, Trent served as Director of Worship Arts at Aboite Lutheran Church. In 2009 he began working towards his Masters of Divinity at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University and graduated in May 2012. Trent’s passion is for liturgy and finding ways for worship to connect with and be authentic to the Eastside of Atlanta. He is also passionate about finding ways to mobilize Eastside Church as an agent of liberation and resurrection in those darkest places in our community, city and world. Trent wants to help us practice resurrection on behalf of those who have no voice. He also does an incredible amount of work in the area of administration and communication. When not working at Eastside, you can find Trent running through the streets of Decatur, playing basketball at a local park, building relationships in a local coffee shop or pub, or watching Indiana Basketball and Colt’s Football.
Whitney grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she earned a degree in Religious Studies. The call to seminary led Whitney to Atlanta, where she attended Candler School of Theology and earned her Master of Divinity in 2012. At Candler, she focused her work in biblical interpretation and religious education. Throughout her studies, Whitney has been exploring her call to educational ministries. She has served children and youth ministries in several different capacities, and currently works as Religion Teacher and Chapel Leader at St. Martin’s Episcopal School in Brookhaven. She is excited to join the team at Eastside Church and to partner in ministering to the children and families of the Oakhurst community.
Elisabeth graduated from the Fort Wayne campus of Purdue University in 2007 with a degree in Organizational Leadership and Supervision. Upon moving to Atlanta she was quickly snatched up by Atlanta Magazine where she worked as Front Desk Administrator for three years. She loved her experience with the magazine, but with Ephrem’s arrival and her call to start Eastside Church, she is busy trying to help Tim and the Eastside team keep their heads on straight and their details in order.
Natalie is following her passion to make the world more beautiful by working with Habitat for Humanity through AmeriCorps. Natalie and Tyler’s role at Eastside Church is to introduce art and new creation into our community in profound ways. They both work tirelessly in connecting our church with artists in and around Oakhurst, Decatur and Atlanta’s east side.
Tyler graduated in 2010 from the University of Georgia earning a B.F.A. (Bachelor of Fine Arts) with a concentration in Art X - Experimental Arts. During his college years, Tyler was heavily involved at the the UGA Wesley Foundation, eventually interning in the arts ministry there. Currently, Tyler is a third year student earning his Masters of Divinity at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University, where he is merging his dual passions, theology and art. Since starting his graduate schooling, Tyler enjoys fostering creativity and the arts within Eastside Church. On Sunday mornings, Tyler helps one of the other five resident artists prepare their pieces for the Sunday service and/or plays cajon during worship. Tyler lives with Natalie in Decatur.
Katie Sack graduated from Birmingham-Southern College in 2011 with a degree in psychology and is now in her third year at the Candler School of Theology. Katie’s two loves are clinical child psychology and theology. She is always happy to read liberation theology and narrative ethics. She is excited to be working with Eastside Church in exploring ways to encourage and incorporate social justice in our community and in partnership with the communities of La Gonave in Haiti. When not at school or church, she can be found running long distances through Atlanta, scheming about international travel, eating brownies, or napping.
Colin is from Russellville, AR and graduated from Hendrix College in Conway, AR with a BA in English Literature. He is currently in his second year at Candler. When not doing school work Colin can be found watching or talking about movies and TV shows, playing guitar, reading mystery novels and Marvel comic books, or home brewing.
Carrilea is from Sylva, North Carolina and graduated in 2009 from Brevard College with a BA in Health Science Studies. She then spent two years as the Director of Youth Ministries at Highlands UMC and is now in her second year at Candler School of Theology pursuing her M.Div. Carrilea loves to play soccer, to kayak and pretty much anything else outdoors.