Senior Pastor — Collin Adams
Call the church office, 423-247-5121, to get in touch with Rev. Adams.
Director of Music – Julie Vogel
Julie grew up in Winston-Salem, NC. She earned a Bachelor’s of Music Degree from Furman University and a Master’s of Music from the University of Texas in Austin. She attended Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary for a year as a non-degree student after feeling God’s call to Church Music Ministry.
She came to Kingsport in 1984 following her marriage to Ernie. She began work at Waverly Road Presbyterian Church in 1985 as the Director of Music and Christian Education. In 1992, following the birth of her first son, Greg, she began serving in her current capacity as part-time Director of Music Ministries at Waverly Road.
She and her husband, Ernie, have three children: Greg, Alina and Matthew. Julie has always enjoyed making music in the church and loves guiding others to enjoy this also. Besides music her hobbies are reading, knitting, and doing laundry.
Children’s Ministry Coordinator and Music Department Assistant – Rachel Lawson
Mississippi State University, BS, Educational Psychology, 2004.
Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries – Josh Russell
Josh is a recent graduate of King University with a major in religious studies. He is married to Jamie, and they have a beautiful daughter named Eloise. He has started very successful youth groups in several small churches, as well as having pastored at two small churches in the Hawkins County area. The Russells make their home in Church Hill, TN.
Business & Communications Administrator – Amy Boyles
PARISH Nurse – Joyce Caldwell
East Tennessee State University, RN, 1977.
Organist/Accompanist – Susan Whipple
Susan has been the organist at Waverly Road since 1980. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville with a B.S. in Music Education. Susan has done graduate work at East Tennessee State University (continuing education) and Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA (in church music).
She is a member of the Presbyterian Association of Musicians, the American Guild of Organists, and the Kingsport Music Club.