Skip comes to Brookhaven after vocational work in congregational, academic and pastoral care and counseling settings. He has served churches in Texas and the Atlanta area. Skip was raised in North Carolina, where he still has family, but lives in Gwinnett County with his wife, Dale Ann, and their amazing daughter, Bethany.
Skip’s passion lies with the reality of divine grace, a grace that can be realized through everyday relationships with God and neighbor and which can be encountered through the community of the local church. He celebrates the good gift of life that is bestowed through Jesus Christ and the ongoing availability of redemption.
He is often caught short by the wonder of God’s creation and the surprising movement of the Holy Spirit that can illuminate the smallest moments of the day.
Don has been the Director of Music at Brookhaven United Church for five years. Prior to that, Don was a full time, professional pianist in NYC. Don was raised Roman Catholic (and was even an altar boy!) at St. Mary’s church in the small, vacation town of Wells, Maine. It was there where he realized his love of music. Don eventually left Maine to spend two years at the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan where he studied classical piano and received his high school diploma. After studying at New England Conservatory and receiving his Bachelor of Music degree, cum laude, from Long Island University, he made a name for himself in NYC as a pianist and accompanist. In addition to playing keyboards on Broadway for such hits as Wicked and Little Mermaid, Don maintained a private piano studio of 30+ students and freelanced throughout NYC, Long Island and Connecticut. After spending 21 years as a church pianist and music director, Don is excited to continue serving BUMC and looks forward to what the future holds!
-Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works! Psalm 105:2
Nancy joined Brookhaven UMC in October 2016 after a 30 year career in healthcare at Shepherd Center, Inc. and Alliant Quality. Nancy is an Atlanta native and is a graduate of The University of Georgia. She is married and lives in Sandy Springs with her husband and chocolate lab, Kassie. Nancy has 2 children, Meredith ~ a Science teacher at Peachtree Charter Middle School and Michael ~ a 4th year student at Georgia Tech studying Nuclear Engineering and Physics. In her free time, Nancy enjoys spending time with family and loved ones, playing tennis and baking.
Child Development Center Director