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CLERGY

Rev. Doris Graf Smith

Interim Priest-in-Charge: dgswooten@bellsouth.net
678-523-5752

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STAFF & MINISTRY TEAM

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DR. MARK MENTZER

Director of Music

markmentzer@grace-calvary.org

Dr. Mark A. Mentzer is an educator, scientist, author, and musician. He managed aerospace and manufacturing companies and led global product development in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. He taught at several universities and colleges for many years. His technical books are widely distributed in several languages. Mentzer’s music experience includes composition, arranging, theater productions, touring, accompanying, and live performances. Now residing in Blairsville, Georgia, Mentzer enjoys writing fiction and technical texts, performing popular music in local establishments, and serving as the new Director of Music at Grace-Calvary Church.

TERESA FRANKLIN

Financial Administrator
admin@grace-calvary.org

​Teresa Franklin has served as our Parish Administrator or Financial Administrator since September, 2013. She is a native Clarkesvillian, having graduated from Habersham Central High School in 1978. Teresa graduated from Georgia Tech in 1982, lived in the Metropolitan Atlanta area until 1996, then moved back to Clarkesville to be close to family. Teresa was ordained to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. in 2010, and currently serves as the Interim Pastor of the Nacoochee Presbyterian Church in Sautee. Teresa has been married to Phillip Franklin since 1999, and together they are raising two grandchildren, 9-year-old Arianna and 6-year-old Isabella. They live in a 100-year-old farmhouse that has been in Teresa's family since it was built in 1923.

JENNIFER BOYDSTUN

Office Manager

office@grace-calvary.org 
706-754-2451

Jennifer, though new to Grace-Calvary (and excited to be here!), has served in a church office setting since 2005.  Born and raised in Oklahoma, she graduated from Okla. State University with a BS in Forestry. Jennifer and husband, Blaine, have called Clarkesville home since 1988.  They have two sons & daughters-in-love, and three precious grands. In 2012, Jennifer was commissioned as a deaconess in the United Methodist Church, confirming a call to a ministry of administration and support for the local church.  The Order of Deaconess &Home Missioner is a lay order for women and men called to ministry through their vocation, under the authority of The UMC.

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