Youth Ministry

our new

Associate Pastor for Youth and their Families

We are so excited to have Chip share his talents with our WMPC Youth Ministry team. Chip is funny, gentle, thoughtful and creative, and we can’t wait for him to join us on April 7. We want to help Chip get to know us at Hot Dish and Hope, Red Dragon Movie Nights, ASP trips, PYC and Lock-ins. Look out Chip! White Memorial Youth are awesome and we think you are too!

“I believe that God calls us to navigate this life together. It is through community that we can discern God’s calling both on our lives and the community. I also believe that PC(USA) polity enables us to respond to the joys and challenges of life as a communal body. Through celebrations and struggles, we are called to continually search for avenues of discernment and dialogue that will enable us to seek ways to live out the mission to which God is calling us.” 

Chip's Fast Facts  
Tampa, Fl.

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
Auburn University

Masters of Divinity
Columbia Theological Seminary 

Presbytery of East Tennessee in 2008

Wife Elissa and daughters Celia (8) and Lily (5)             
Director of Children's Ministry
New Providence Presbyterian
Maryville, Tennessee

Pastoral Intern
Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church    
Duluth, Georgia

Part-time Youth Director
Rehoboth Presbyterian Church
Decatur, Georgia

Associate Pastor
West End Presbyterian Church
West End, North Carolina

Perspective from the Search Committee
“Throughout our conversations with Chip, I was struck by the creative ways that Chip has included youth in the life of his churches, and the ideas he has for building on our foundations at White Memorial. Chip is committed to including youth in every aspect of the Christian walk, including worship, service, and education. I get excited thinking about the ways he will help insure that the current generation of youth grow to not only love God, but to also love being a integral part of our church community."
                                                                              ~Dan Daniel

“Chip is dedicated to youth ministry and Christian education for youth. His professional focus has always been on youth; after training to become a teacher, he was drawn to ministry. A man of deep faith and conviction, Chip has a knack for empowering youth in the church, as well as adult volunteers. He focuses on personal relationships - not just programs - and tries to find ways to involve every member of the youth program.”
                                                                              ~Stanford Baird