Director of Youth and Childrens Ministries
Evan Carter became the Director of Children and Youth Ministries in December of 2015.
She comes to us from Liberty United Methodist Church in Macon, having served at Jefferson Presbyterian while a student at UGA. She has been working with children and youth since she was a senior in high school when the youth director left and she and a group of other seniors stepped into leadership roles.
She loves finding new restaurants and listening to new bands in Athens, spending time at the lake with family and friends, and any sporting event…especially UGA football!
Sherry Sawyer joined the office staff at Oconee Presbyterian in January of 2014.
Sherry and her husband, Dan moved to Oconee County in 2004, after being longtime residents of Conyers, Georgia. The Sawyers’ have three daughters and their initial family of five has grown to a family of thirteen with the additions of sons-in-law and grandchildren! “After moving to the area, we spent a long time visiting different churches in Oconee and in Athens. Oconee Presbyterian was our first experience with a Presbyterian church since Dan and I had always attended Methodist churches. When we visited, we found ourselves warmly welcomed and invited in to what would become our church home.” In late January 2014, Sherry joined the staff as office administrator. “I feel very fortunate to worship and work at OPC.”
Director of Music Ministries
Dallas became Director of Music Ministries at Oconee Presbyterian Church in October of 2014.
He is a lyric tenor who has distinguished himself in several great opera houses in over forty leading roles. He has appeared in concert at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall, and Weill Recital Hall in New York City. Dallas has also appeared as soloist for many oratorio works including Handel’s Messiah, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, and the Mozart Requiem Mass.
After fifteen years on the stage, he chose to leave the life of a traveling musician and moved to Athens. Prior to coming to OPC, Dallas served as the choir director at St. Gregory the Great Episcopal Church in Athens, Georgia for seven years. He also teaches master classes on vocal technique and interpretation and is available as an adjudicator for competitions and seminars on the art of singing. His students have received numerous awards and scholarships, and many are enjoying careers in music.
His favorite role is that of husband to his wife, Kendall, and daddy to his daughter, Chiara and son, Logan.
Kristin Humbard has been studying piano since she was six years old. She received her B.M. Piano Performance from Pittsburg State University and her Masters in Piano Pedagogy from University of Georgia. She held a graduate assistant position while at UGA and taught class piano as well as accompanying for the Men’s and Women’s Glee clubs.
She currently teaches private piano lessons in Athens, GA and also maintains an active performing career at UGA, collaborating with vocalists and instrumentalists. She also teaches at the NCC piano academy in Atlanta.
Her academic recognition includes a membership in Pi Kappa Lambda, an American honor society for musicians; and a membership in Phi Kappa Phi, the oldest and largest collegiate honor society for all disciplines. Her past musical pursuits include the performance of a solo piano concerto with the Andrews University orchestra, a masterclass performance with Stanislav Ioudenitch (Van Cliburn Gold Medalist), and many solo and collaborative recital performances. Recently, she was a guest teacher at a presentation during the 2012 UGA Piano Pedagogy Symposium.
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