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The Rev. Catherine Renken,   Pastor

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Our pastor, Catherine, joined us on September 5, 2011. She received an M.Div from Columbia Theological Seminary and B.A. in Journalism from The University of Texas at Arlington. She has served churches in Brentwood, TN, North Palm Beach, FL, and Fort Worth. She has written for various homiletics publications and devotional materials. She volunteers as a Chaplain for the Cobb County Police and is passionate about supporting organizations that fight human trafficking. Catherine is happily married to Brad, who is the owner of Hearthstone Luxury Pools + Outdoors, and she is the proud mother of two children. Catherine grew up in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and she enjoys running and spending time at the lake or ocean.

Catherine invites you to join her at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays for Coffee with a Pastor for a time of fellowship.

Heidi Hanz,   Director of Music

Our Music Director, Heidi Hanz , began her ministry at Kirkwood on June 1, 2002.  Heidi plans and directs music for all services at Kirkwood. She also directs the chancel, youth and children’s choirs. Heidi holds the master of music degree in sacred music and the bachelor of music degree in music education. She also is a Presbyterian Church USA certified church musician, a member of the American Guild of Organists, and the Music Teachers National Association.


Gail Garrett, Administration Assistant

Gail moved to Georgia in 1973. She has taught elementary school and worked for 2 computer companies. Gail also works part-time at a horse farm. 

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Jill Maurice, Youth Director

Jill Maurice is originally from San Diego, California.  She received her degree in education from California State University, Northridge.  Jillwas raised in a Presbyterian Church, where she later served on staff for ten years as both a youth director and children's ministry director.  Her passion is working with children and youth as they build a solid foundation in Christ.  Jill married her husband, Aaron, in 2012.  She gained a bonus daughter, 
Autumn, who now serves in the Air Force and has a family of her own.  Together, they have two children, Eden and Owen. Their family moved to Georgia for Aaron's work in the summer of 2020.  They have enjoyed getting to know the area and feel very much at home.  Jillis excited to create a safe and welcoming space for the youth at Kirkwood Presbyterian Church.

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Dana Augur, Children's Church and Education Leader

Dana Augur is originally from Hingham, Mass. She earned her bachelor’s  degree in psychology from Saint Michael’s College in Vermont. She worked  as a preschool teacher at a local United Methodist Church for 10 years and was the Assistant Director for five years. Currently she is a financial aid counselor at Kennesaw State University.
She has two sons and one daughter. Dana has a passion for teaching children about Jesus.


Anna Simmons, Nursery Worker

Anna is a student at Kennesaw State University. She is currently working towards a degree in Elementary Education


Charles Jarman, Treasurer

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