Rev. Dr. Gail Atchison, Senior Pastor
The Reverend Dr. Gail Atchison is Senior Pastor of MCC of Our Redeemer. She came to the church in February of 2018 from Denver, Colorado. Rev. Gail has earned a Bachelor’s of Science from Wichita State University, a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Southwestern Oklahoma State University, and a Master of Divinity from Earlham School of Religion. Rev. Gail received her Ph.D. in Philosophy and Human Behavior from Newport University in California and has a special area in organizational psychology.
Rev. Gail worked as a psychologist in private practice for 12 years and then went into administration as a CEO for behavioral health organizations and primary care. She has been with MCC for the past 14 years. Rev. Gail has a son and three grandchildren who live in Phoenix, Arizona along with her mother who is 94. She enjoys jogging, reading and working in children’s ministries. Since being in Augusta, she has renewed her love of golf. She says that Augusta is one of the friendliest cities she has lived in and is excited about being the Pastor for MCC of Our Redeemer, Augusta!
Rev. Marc Trimm, Associate Pastor/Music Director
Marc Trimm has had a desire from a very young age for people to learn of the love and goodness that God offers to all. Marc realized the passion to touch hearts and transform lives burned inside of him and he allowed it to drive him to serve as a media specialist for various ministries, traveling minister, pianist, worship pastor and senior pastor for the last 20 years. In 2003 Marc was ordained as a Minister of the Gospel and later that year became a senior pastor in which her served for 6 and a half years while also earning a Bachelors Degree in Ministry from Chesapeake Bible College and Seminary. Marc has served as Director of Music at MCCOR since 2013 and in 2018 became the Associate Pastor. It is his prayer that through music, the messaged shared and the love from the family of MCC that all will grow in the knowledge of how much God loves and cares for our world and everyone who visits MCC of Our
James Brooks, Pianist
James played trumpet while in school as well as sang in various choirs. He played for piano for an MCC in Columbia during 1988-1989. James says, “My love for piano has always been strong since I was 17, when I first picked up music lessons at my Grandma’s piano in Tazwell, Virginia during the summers. I’m so thankful to be with MCC. It’s been a tremendously enriching experience, the people, the worship, and the wonderful music that comes from joining a great group of people.”
Renee Boyett-Gardner, Administrative Assistant