Staff & Leadership

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Scott Bowen

Senior Pastor

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Andy Cornett

Associate Pastor of Families

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Paul Manuel

Associate Pastor of Congregational Care

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Joey Sherrard

Associate Pastor of Discipleship

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Celestial Allen

Director of NightOWLS Ministry

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Courtney Armstrong

Director of Kids Ministry

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Matt Broom

Director of Technical Support Ministries

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Paul Byrd

Student Ministry Resident

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Jackson Clemmer

Co-Director of Student Ministry

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Lorie Dewey

Lorie Dewey

Director of Women’s Ministry

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Elizabeth Collins

Elizabeth Collins

Director of Preschool Ministry

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Jason Duroy

Assistant Director of Music Ministry/Organist

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Barbara Hailey

Administrative Assistant

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Steven Ingram

Director of Music Ministry

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Sydney Little

Administrative Assistant – Student & Family Ministry

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Jack London

Jack London

Chief Accountant


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Johnny Long

Executive Director

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Catherine Payne

Director of Kids Discipleship

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Amy Meller

Director of Presbyterian Day School

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Carol Price

Hospitality Director

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John Ridge

John Ridge

Director of Support Services

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Valerie Schultz

Valerie Schultz

Childcare Coordinator

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Cara Rock

Director of Embrace Ministry

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Jesse Schwindt

Executive Administrative Assistant

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Leza Simpson

Assistant Director of Presbyterian Day School

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Camille Ward

Co-Director of Student Ministry

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Hannah Sims

Administrative Assistant – Women & Kids Ministries

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David Barker

Lee Behar

Tony Boals

Andre Dantzler

Julie Foreman

Drew Fowler

T. W. Francescon

Marc Funk

Doug Gregory

Brant Holt

Jim Hynds

John Kinard

Robert Kulisek


Peggy LaRochelle

Bob Marshall

Tal Mincey

Carter Newbold

Frank Peele

Donna Peterson

Tom Plauche

Tyler Rogers

Stokes Smith

Steve Tipps

Andy Tucker

John Wilson

Bruce Zeiser

Jennifer Agan

George Armstrong

John Barker

Clint Cavett

Jeff Claxton

Garrison Conner

Bill Crabbe

Frances dickerson

Kris Edmondson

Douglas Ford

Anna Graunke

Chad Harris

Gary Helrigel

David Higgins

Susie Higgins

Katherine Hurst

Kim Huston

Allyson Kinard

John Laramore

Eric Merkle

Marc Miller

John Rennich

David Simpson

Warren Sinor

Gerry Stafford

Andy Williams


Interested in joining the Signal Pres team?
Take a look at this introduction to Signal Pres and our community and browse open positions below.

Preschool Caregivers

Signal Pres is looking to fill two part-time child care positions in our Preschool Ministry. Individuals in this role must be available on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. There may be additional opportunities for occasional hours on other days. Experience and love for young children (infants through PreK) is a must. Please contact Valerie Schultz for more information.


Student Ministry Resident | 2022

The position: A full time, 1-year Student Ministry Residency

Anticipated start date: September 1, 2022. Applications are reviewed as they are submitted and until the position is filled.

To apply, view the whole APPLICATION PACKET for full details including job description and timelines. Application involves Resume, Two Letters of Recommendation, and online Application.  

About us: Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church is a 1,500-member EPC church (Evangelical Presbyterian Church) on the edge of Chattanooga, TN. Our student ministry has a solid staff, tremendous adult leaders, and a church with the vision to present every student with the transforming gospel of Jesus, equipping them personally to live in his love and serve in his name. At our core is a growing team of 50 adult volunteers who love and disciple the students in our community on a weekly basis.  

The plan: We’ve created a position for a “Student Ministries Resident” at Signal Pres who will be part-time staff. Think of it as an “apprenticeship” in student ministry: learning the unique phases of MS and HS Ministry; the essentials of developing leaders, fostering volunteer and student relationships, creating program environments, and discipling middle and high school students for faith in Christ. 

The goal: To be prepared after one year to leave and lead a student ministry or move into another position as God calls. One of our enduring values as a church is generational investment: welcoming the next generation for the sake of God’s kingdom. We envision this as a tremendous opportunity for us to welcome and invest in someone who wants to start out in student ministry and/or explore serving Christ on church staff – all the while being loved and mentored in community.  


Assistant Director of Music – Informal Worship | 2022

In coordination with the Director of Music Ministries, the Assistant Director of Music – Informal Worship will support the growth and development of the music and worship ministry through spiritual and musical leadership while having primary responsibilities in the area of Informal Worship.
To view the full job description, click here.
To apply, email a resume and any links to videos to Johnny Long ()


Communications Coordinator | 2022

To view the full job description, click here.
To apply, email a resume to Johnny Long ()


Student & Family Ministry Coordinator | 2023

To view the full job description, click here.
To apply, email a resume to Johnny Long ()


Not seeing what you’re looking for?

We are always on the look-out for team members who will be a great fit down the road! To introduce yourself, please send a letter and resume or CV to Johnny Long.  




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