The Dedicated Staff of Faith Presbyterian
Reverend Karen Ware Jackson
Karen enjoys bringing creative, interactive elements into traditional worship settings. She is passionate about helping folks discern their call to love God and to love others. Originally from Texas, Karen is a graduate of Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta, GA and served as a Young Adult Volunteer with the PC(USA) in Hollywood, CA.
Karen's husband, Rob, is the pastor of Community in Christ, Presbyterian in Greensboro. They have two young children who join them in ministry.
Karen blogs about the intersection of life and faith at Ordinary Time.
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Rev. Jim Rissmiller
Following many years of service to the church as a pastor (Crossroads in Mebane, and Community in Christ Presbyterian in Greensboro), and then on staff of Salem Presbytery, and his retirement, Jim joined the staff of Faith Presbyterian and now serves as part of the Pastoral Team.
Jim's primary duties will be in the area of Pastoral Team, with occasional preaching duties as well.
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René Shoffner Summerlin
René has been a music teacher and director for over 30 years. She earned both her bachelor and master of music degrees from UNCG, with a concentration in voice and piano. Her work with church choirs includes several denominations. She has served as soprano soloist, choir director, pianist, and handbell director. René sang soprano professionally with The Bel Canto Company for 18 years.
In addition to her musical work with students from ages 5 through 95, René is a financial advisor and insurance specialist. She especially enjoys guiding seniors and women through the complex world of finances and insurance.
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Michelle was born in Springfield, Missouri, but spent much of her childhood in St. Petersburg, Florida.
She comes to us highly qualified for the position of Childcare Provider. She has her Associates Degree in Early Childhood from GTCC, as well as her Early Childhood Credentials I and II. She is CPR and First Aid certified.
She not only works at Faith, but also at "A Child's World," where she will soon celebrate her 16th year. She also works with the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute of UNC-CH and with Guilford College on various programs that are related to childcare.
Michelle has three children: Andrew, Jordan, and Kaitlyn. We are pleased to have Michelle on our staff.