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CARIN G AT S M O KE R I SE BART McN IE L - Associate Pastor Welcome Ashley Litzell as Communications Assistant Ashley joined our ministry support team in January as our new Communications Assistant. Ashley graduated from Carson-Newman University with a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology and Religion. While at Carson Newman she worked with the Step-up Program that provides resources and tools for students in need of assistance or intervention. After graduating, she worked as a Case Manager for the Salvation Army. In addition to working at Smoke Rise, Ashley is the Church Engagement Intern with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship in Atlanta. Her administrative and software technology skills have been a great asset to our communications team at Smoke Rise. “Ashley has created, organized and implemented the systems that we have needed to function at our highest capacity. She brings a fresh approach to the way we have done things in the past and offers new ideas for the future,” said Rev. Jeremy Colliver, Minister of Youth, Communications and Missions. Ashley is married to Harrison, who has served at Smoke Rise for two years as a Ministry Intern with Children and Families, and is an M. Div. candidate at McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University. They are members of Smoke Rise. Ashley grew up in Orlando, Florida and has known Harrison since childhood. They have been married for four years and are expecting their first child in August. Welcome Teri Moore as Pastoral Administrative Assistant We are pleased to welcome to our ministry support staff team, Teri Moore, who begins serving this month as Pastoral Administrative Assistant to both our senior pastor and our associate pastor. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management and has technical and organization management experience as an MLS Secretary with Coldwell Banker Real Estate and as an Administrative Assistant to the Director, Admissions Representative and Financial Aid Officer at a small private college in Orlando, Florida. Teri has many years of volunteer service, including volunteer leadership as the SRBC Family Mission Trip Coordinator and Deacon Communion Coordinator. She has also served on committees and boards at church including the Pastor Search Committee, The Strategic Vision Committee, and Weekday School Board. Teri has also served as General Assembly Administrative Assistant for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship in Atlanta. “Pastor Chris and I are glad to welcome Teri to our care pastoral ministry and administration team in this new support role. With her help, we hope to improve our ability to track and respond to congregational care needs,” said Rev. Bart McNiel, Associate Pastor. “With Teri serving in this much needed support role, we hope to improve management of day-to-day pastoral care and administrative tasks with a goal of finding more time for personal ministry and touch.” “Since our family joined Smoke Rise eight years ago, I have found great joy in serving in many different areas of our church life,” said Teri. “Now, I am excited to serve in direct support of the ministries of Chris and Bart.” Teri and her husband, Joe, are members of Smoke Rise Baptist Church along with their three children, Olivia, Evie and Maive. Joe works in Buckhead with World 50 as Director of Engineering. Teri and Joe have been together for 21 years and have been married for 13 years. Teri and Joe came to Atlanta from Pensacola, Florida where they grew up. 9 | S MOKE RIS E BAPT IST.ORG

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