peachtree road storybook

Write down for the coming generation what the Lord has done, so that people not yet born will praise him. – Psalms 102:18

Thanks to all who have contributed thus far to the Peachtree Road Storybook living history website!

Marcia Gaddis, PRUMC member and Storybook contributor

Marcia Gaddis

Marcia Gaddis is a writer and presently the Creative Director for the Centennial Peachtree Road Online Storybook. She and her husband, Mike, have been church members since 2005 and they are active in New Beginnings Sunday School. She serves on the Mary Stewart Altar Guild.

Eve REspess

Eve Respess is the Peachtree Road United Methodist Church Centennial Committee Chair and church archivist. Her paternal and maternal grandparents were founding members of Peachtree Road, and Eve is dedicated to preserving not only their legacy, but the legacy of all church members.

Bill Britt, PRUMC member and Storybook contributor

Rev. Bill Britt

Rev. Bill Britt is the Senior Minister of Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, where he has served since 2008. He is a graduate of Stetson University in DeLand, Florida. He received his Master of Divinity degree from Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta and his Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.

Kelly Brannon, PRUMC member and Storybook contributor

Kelly Brannon

Kelly Brannon has been a church member since 2017, when she moved back to Atlanta after college. She met her husband Mason in the church’s Young Adults program, and they are active in the Harvest Sunday School class. Kelly works as an internal strategist for The Home Depot and enjoys her involvement in the church as a Kindergarten Sunday School teacher, a volunteer on global mission trips, part of the Sanctuary Guild, and now also a writer contributing to the Peachtree Road Online Storybook.

Ron Greer, PRUMC member and Storybook contributor

Rev. Ron Greer

Ron Greer is the Director of the Pastoral Counseling Service at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in Atlanta, where he has served for over 30 years. He is a frequent speaker at conferences, churches, and organizations on a variety of issues including parenting young adults, grief and its healing, integrity, personal growth and marriage enrichment.

Janet Joiner, PRUMC member and contributing writer.

Janet Joiner

An Atlanta native and life-long Methodist, Janet joined Peachtree Road in the early 80s. She quickly became a member of the New Beginnings Sunday School class. That class and those friends continue as the abiding touch-point in her Church life, while over the years she has organized and taught adult and youth Sunday School, traveled on Church mission trips, and continues to sing in the Chancel Choir.

Betty Lee Kennedy, PRUMC member and Storybook contributor

Betty Lee Kennedy

Betty Lee Kennedy is a long-time member of Peachtree Road United Methodist Church. Known as “the mother of acolytes,” Betty Lee dedicated many years as volunteer coordinator of the Acolyte Guild.

Lindley Small, PRUMC member and contributing writer to Peachtree Road Storybook.

Lindley Small

Lindley and Warren Small joined PRUMC in 1975, after a year’s search for a church home as newlyweds. They raised three sons at Peachtree Road. Lindley has served as a Sunday School teacher for children and adults and as a Bible School leader. She trained to become a Stephen Minister and Leader and as a GriefShare leader also. Currently, she enjoys service in UMW, the Altar Guild, the Funeral Guild, the Archives Committee, the Centennial Committee and teaching Sunday School at Calvin Court Retirement Center.

Jeff Upshaw, writer, contributor and member of Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in Atlanta, GA.

Jeff Upshaw

Jeff and his wife Ann have been members of Peachtree Road since the summer of 1988, having moved to Atlanta from Dallas, Texas just a few days earlier.  Their first Sunday on campus Susan Marshall suggested they visit the New Beginnings Sunday School Class, and they have been visiting it ever since.  Their best friends in the world come from that class.  Jeff and Ann raised their two children in this church.  They have attended many worship services in this church.  They have served in many capacities in this church.  They have attended many bible studies in this church.  They have traveled on many missions for this church.  They have eaten many meals in this church.  They have attended many weddings in this church.  They have wrestled with many difficult issues in this church.  They have celebrated many baptisms in this church. They have had their eyes and hearts opened in this church.  And they have also attended many funerals in this church.