IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT from the Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC):


Rev Herzen Andone and his wife, Jennifer

The North Georgia Conference has announced the following pastoral appointments for 2018 that directly affect Hillside UMC: Rev Dr Michael Cromwell will continue his duties at Hillside. Rev Dr John Beyers will assume duties as Senior Pastor at LaGrange First United Methodist Church in LaGrange, GA. Dr John will also fulfill an adjunct teaching position at LaGrange College, a United Methodist institution similar to Reinhardt University in Waleska. Please join us in thanking Dr John for his dedicated and invaluable service during his tenure at Hillside UMC. Rev Herzen Andone, currently serving at the North Georgia Conference as Director of Connectional Ministries, is appointed as Senior Pastor at Hillside UMC. Rev Andone is married to Rev. Jennifer Andone who serves as the senior pastor of Elizabeth LEE UMC in Chickamauga, GA. Herzen and Jennie have been married for 29 years and have two sons. Dakin is a graduate of Georgia State University and is an associate writer in the online division at CNN. Dylan attends UGA.Rev Andone was ordained in 1990 and has served in many capacities in North Georgia. The last few were as Senior Pastor at Hickory Flat UMC for 11 years, Senior Pastor at Peachtree City UMC for 3 years and Superintendent of the Northwest District for 5 years. He joined the North Georgia Conference as Director of Connectional Ministries in 2016.Rev Herzen enjoys fishing, singing, cooking and playing guitar. He is a member of “The Wild @ Heart Band,” a worship band of 8 pastors that have led worship services at Methodist conferences throughout the Southeast. Rev Andone has a unique set of skills that equip him for leading Hillside forward in our mission to make and grow disciples of Jesus Christ who make and grow disciples. Please join us in welcoming Rev Herzen Andone and Rev Jennie into the family of Hillside.These appointments are effective June 21, 2018. Rev Andone will be present at Hillside UMC on Sunday, June 24. Rev Dr John Beyers will be at LaGrange UMC on the same day, June 24.Please direct comments or questions to Greg Faber, chair of the SPRC at Thank you.


Dr. John Beyers

Senior Pastor

Jesus said, "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls." Matthew 11:28-29

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Dr. Michael Cromwell

Minister of Worship

I have the honor of serving as the Minister of Worship where I oversee all aspects of our communal worship services where we seek to KNOW the heart of our great God in the worshiping community with the hope of growing closer in our personal relationship with him.

"He must increase; I must decrease." John 3:30

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