Rev. Dr Gail Atchison, Moderator
David Brown, Vice Moderator
David Brown has currently served on the MCCOOR Board of Directors since October 2014 and previously served two 3-year terms on the Board of Directors. David was legally married to his partner John in LaPlata, Maryland 1 year ago in January 2014 and has been happily partnered with John for 34 years (1980). David is a native Tennessean. He, John and Jacob (Black Lab furry four legged family member) have lived in Augusta since 1980.
As an active member of MCCOOR since 2000 David has served in various capacities to include Chair of the Outreach Ministry Team; member of the Stewardship Team; and is a longstanding member of the Building and Grounds Team and MCCOOR Choir. He has represented MCCOOR on Community Boards such as the Ryan White Consortium and World AIDS Day Committees and has been involved in annual MCCOOR sponsored events such as World AIDS Day Services; Food Drives for the Downtown Cooperative Church Ministries; Pet Food Drives for local animal rescue groups; School Supply collection drives; Church Yard Sales; Annual Church Clean-up days; Augusta Pride support; Annual Blessing of the Animals services; Stained Glass Windows Restoration Project; annual Adopt-a-Nursing Home Christmas gift and social (6 years); and numerous other church related outreach and social justice projects.
David works at the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center as their Emergency Preparedness Coordinator since January 2005. Prior to this he served as the Emergency Operations Officer in the Bioterrorism Office of the East Central Health District VI, Public Health. He is a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) with the State of Georgia and has achieved the CEM designation through the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM). David has served as Disaster Services Director of the Local Chapter of the American Red Cross and deployed to New York following 9/11 as a responder for the Red Cross. He has served as Deputy Emergency Manager for the City of Augusta-Richmond County, GA.
Annette Perez-Smith , Clerk
David Jay, Member at Large
David Jay brings apartment management experience to the table. He is a dedicated member of our choir as well. David was raised in the Southern Baptist tradition where his TGfather served as pastor.
Terry Scott, Member at Large
Terry Scott was elected to the MCC Board of Directors in November 2017 after serving on the Pastoral Search Committee. Terry was legally married to Mary Scott in Maryland in September 2013 and has celebrated being partnered with Mary for 28 years. Terry served in the U.S. Army for 27 years and, coupled with that experience, has a B.S. in Sociology/Criminal Justice and an MBA from Columbia Southern University.
Travis Mainer, Member at Large
Travis is originally from Miami, Florida but lived in Atlanta for 27 years. He worked for AT&T for a total of 36 years and is now retired. He has lived in August for 5 years and has been attending MCCOOR for over 3 years. He is happy to serve on the Board of directors and is married to David McConnell.
Lisa Mitchum, Member at Large
Lisa’s previous church leadership includes service as church treasurer, school director, youth director, lead pianist, lead organist, various committee work and teacher (youth and adult) over the past thirty years. She is married to Nancy Mitchum Thompson. She has a BS in Secondary Education (primary focus in History with a concentration in Social Studies) from the University of South Carolina at Aiken, as well as an MBA from Georgia Regents University. She is currently a certified Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). Some of her hobbies include singing, playing piano/guitar, reading, hiking, traveling and spending time with friends and family.