Hillside's On-Campus Missionary Staff

Missionaries are those that use their Spiritual gifts to serve in their community, their nation and their world. Hillside staff is here to serve you. Feel free to contact your missionaries at Hillside for assistance as needed.

Congregational Care, Hospitality, and Servant Ministries


Travis Jones

Director of Spiritual Formation

I have the honor and privilege to serve as the Director of Spiritual Formation at Hillside UMC. My direct areas of oversight include Small Groups ministry and that of Christian Education. I am a systems driven individual that enjoys seeing people connect with the purpose that God has given them as well as seeing people walk in their true identity as followers of Christ.

'I will go before you and will level the mountains; I will break down gates of bronze and cut through bars of iron.' Isaiah 45:2

770-924-4777 ext. 106


Beth Federman

Director Of Guest Services

What a blessing to work with Hillside’s exceptional parking, welcome center, greeter, usher and medical teams as together, we seek to provide OUTSTANDING hospitality that EXCEEDS our guests’ expectations, all for the GLORY of GOD!

A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. John 13:34-35

770-924-4777 ext. 114


Finance, Facilities & Administration


David Good

Director of Operations

As the Director of Operations I serve as the primary steward for church resources, finances and facilities in conjunction with church leadership.

'Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not upon your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will direct your paths.' Proverbs 3:5-6

770-924-4777 ext. 118


Lauren Cox

Director of Communications

As the Director of Communications, I get the opportunity to coordinate but also help support and develop the various ministries of Hillside on all promotional and communications activities. I love to design cutting edge art and promotional materials, while developing communication strategies that will help us as a church reach more people for Christ in our community.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

770-924-4777 ext. 124


Linda Wilson

Program Ministry Support

In supporting program ministry, I take care of the administrative needs of the Children and Youth Ministries.

'Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church. He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.' Ephesians 4:15-16

770-924-4777 ext. 132


Kerri Muffett

Operations Support

770-924-4777 ext. 119


Loretta Yike

Financial Secretary

As the Financial Secretary, I strive to accurately account for all monies received from our members and guests.

'I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.' Philippians 4:13

770-924-4777 ext. 111


Bob Dowis

Facility Manager

Oversee the maintenance and repair of the complex.

'I can do all this through him that gives me strength.' Philippians 4:13

770-924-4777 ext. 104


Children, Junior High, and Senior High Youth


Steve Brooks

Youth Minister

As Youth Minister I help students KNOW the Gospel of Jesus Christ, disciple students to GROW in their Christian faith, and encourage students to SHOW the love of Christ by their actions.

'Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”' John 11:25-26

770-924-4777 ext. 116


Jenny Hurt

Children's Minister

As the Children’s Minister, I am working to make Sundays the best day of the week for our families at Hillside by creating a fun and dynamic LifeGroup and Large Group experience for their children. It is my goal to incite wonder in the hearts of our children for the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

“The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, m shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” Psalms 18:2

770-924-4777 ext. 122


Anne Beyer

Assistant Youth Minister

As Assistant Youth Minister, I am blessed to assist our Youth Minister in program development, as well as help disciple the junior and senior high youth in their walk with the LORD.

I want them to be encouraged and knit together by strong ties of love. I want them to have complete confidence that they understand God’s mysterious plan, which is Christ himself. In him lie hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. Colossians 2:2-3

770-924-4777 ext. 133


Stephanie Franklin

Children's Large Group Director

I grew up at Hillside UMC in Towne Lake. I met my husband Blake at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. We served together in the music and children's ministries in a church in Macon, GA for 10 years and moved back to Towne Lake in December 2016. We have two daughters and I love working with children and helping them learn more about Jesus.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” Declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” - Jeremiah 29:11

770-924-4777, ext. 120


Worship Ministries


Shawn Cox

Modern Worship Minister

I have the honor of serving as the Modern Worship Minister. I oversee the worship, media, and anything pertaining to the visual environment of Celebration Hall for worship services. Creating a distraction free environment in which The Creator and His creation can meet is priority for me. Regardless of the medium we use, it's purpose is to take the focus off of our circumstances and help us place focus on The One who holds the answers to all of life's questions.

'God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.' John 4:24

770-924-4777 ext. 139


Anita Norman

Music Associate

Music and ministry have been my passions throughout my entire life. It is a great privilege and blessing to share my gifts with the Hillside family as I direct our two handbell choirs, reignite and lead our children’s choirs, support and accompany the adult choral ensembles, and serve as organist for Traditional Worship.

“Make a JOYFUL noise unto the Lord, all ye lands; serve the Lord with gladness; come before His presence with singing!” Psalm 100:1-2

770-924-4777, ext. 107


Missions and Outreach


Christy Good

Director of Missions & Outreach

As Director of Missions & Outreach at Hillside I encourage our church to know God's call to serve our neighbors, grow in being a servant and not just a volunteer, and show God's love through their actions and words as they serve.

'Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other. Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically. Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying.' Romans 12:9-12

770-924-4777 ext. 128


Counseling Center


Carol Zepf

Director of Counseling

I am a fully credentialed Licensed Professional Counselor and the Director of Hillside Counseling Center. I am responsible for assembling the group of therapists that work alongside me as we serve the community from within the outreach efforts of Hillside UMC. (We are qualified and uniquely qualified to help those in need.)

'The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoices; and with my song will I praise him.' Psalm 28:7

770-924-8517 ext. 121


Allison Spargo


My spirit was called to serve the Hillside Counseling Center, to form a community with the individuals and families seeking to make positive changes in their lives and relationships. I feel incredibly privileged to serve the clients, the church, and the community in a deep and meaningful way.

'He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others.' 2 Corinthians 1:4

770-924-8517 ext. 263


Hillside Preschool and Academy


Amanda Carver

Director of Hillside Preschool & Academy

I am honored to serve as the Director of Hillside Preschool and Academy. It is my great pleasure to lead our staff and students as we learn together and grow in faith. I am a National Board Certified Educator in Early Childhood. I have taught preschool - second grades. My husband and our two beautiful daughters are members of Hillside United Methodist Church. I am proud to work and worship here.

"For I know the plans I have for you, " declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

770-924-4776 x 141


Amy Mohrmann

Preschool Assistant Director

Assists the Director in assuring a successful preschool program.

'May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight. LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer' Psalm 19:14

770-924-4776 ext. 110


Teri Benton

Office Manager

Handles all finance and assists with day-to-day operations of the preschool.

'The Lord is my light and my salvation — Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the refuge and fortress of my life — Whom shall I dread?' Psalm 27:1

770-924-4776 ext. 125


Lori Aszman

Administrative Assistant

Responsible for greeting and assisting parents/visitors and assisting with day to day operation of the Preschool Office.

'Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.' Colossians 3:12

770-924-4776 ext. 115