Marietta community church's staff

Dr. Dave Mayo-Lead Pastor

dmayo@mariettacommunitychurch.org
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Dave and his wife Loretta came to Marietta in 2012 and have been with MCC from the very first worship service in October 2015.  Dave grew up in Virginia Beach and spent much of his youth on the sands of the beach and with his kinfolk in Eastern North Carolina.  He attended Emmanuel College, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, The University of Pittsburgh and Erskine Theological Seminary.   He taught for three years at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary before serving congregations in Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Georgia.  Dave and Loretta have led numerous domestic and international mission trips.  The thing that excitements Dave most in ministry is seeing people grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ.  

Dave and Loretta have two daughters: Becky, who is a Director of Children’s Ministries in Spartanburg, SC and married to John Odum; and Lindsay, who is an attorney in McDonough, Georgia.  In addition to spending time with family and traveling, Dave enjoys reading, golf and college sports.  

Rev. Drew Adams-Assistant Pastor

dadams@mariettacommunitychurch.org

DREW DID HIS SEMINARY TRAINING AT DALLAS THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY AND HAS COMPLETED THE ORDINATION PROCESS FOR ECO (COVENANT ORDER OF EVANGELICAL PRESBYTERIANS).  

DREW COMES TO US FROM PEACHTREE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN BUCKHEAD WHERE HE SERVEd AS THE DIRECTOR OF MIDDLE SCHOOL MINISTRIES.  BEFORE GOING TO PEACHTREE PRESBYTERIAN HE SERVED AT NORTH POINT COMMUNITY CHURCH, WORKING IN THE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM WITH MEN’S AND MARRIED GROUPS.         

DREW AND BRITTANY ARE QUITE FAMILIAR WITH MARIETTA AS DREW GREW UP IN THE METRO-ATLANTA AREA (EXCEPT FOR A FEW YEARS WHEN HIS FAMILY LIVED IN SANTIAGO, CHILE), AND BRITTANY WAS RAISED IN KENNESAW.  

DREW is a big UGA fan and loves all sports. He is passionate about connecting people to jesus through small groups and missions. 

Wilson Harding-Director of Technology & Media

wharding@mariettacommunitychurch.org

Wilson was born and raised in MArietta, GA and currently is a student at Kennesaw State University majoring in integrative studies. He has been using his technology skills for ministry since middle school.  Wilson is gifted in designing graphics, updating the website, music production, and all things technology.  

Wilson is a big fan of Alabama Football, trucks, and sushi.  He is a handi-man, jack  of all trades.  He is passionate about equipping people to do ministry through his behind the scenes service.  On his free time, you can find Wilson with his girlfriend Alexis and their dog, addie. 

Emily Smithhart-Director of Children's Ministry

esmithhart@mariettacommunitychurch.org

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Emily earned her bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies at a Christian university, Azusa Pacific University, in southern California.  Emily fell in love with children’s ministry and working for the local church during her time in college as she served as the Assistant Director of Children’s Ministry at Grace Church of Glendora.

After college, Emily had the privilege of working for Teach for America as a special education teacher for three years in Mississippi before she came on staff as Minister to Children and Young Families at Fondren Church.  

Emily comes to us from Huntsville, Alabama where she served as the Director of Children’s Ministry at Essential Church.   Emily and her husband, Bennett, are new to the Metro-Atlanta area, and they are looking forward to experiencing all that Marietta has to offer.  

Emily enjoys exploring the world through bike rides, hikes, and road trips.  She loves spending time with friends and feeding people at her home.  She is passionate about sharing the love of Jesus with children and their families.  

Adam Tavolaro- Executive DIRECTOR OF worship & engagement

Atavolaro@mariettacommunitychurch.org

Adam and his family were called to Marietta in 2017 where Adam would serve in his current role with MCC.  He grew up in New Jersey and attended Valparaiso University (IN), Westminster Choir College (NJ), and Drexel University (PA), completing his graduate work in music as well as organizational leadership and administration.  Adam is married to Laurie, and they have two beautiful and active children - Abigail, who loves reading and all things artistic, and Joshua, who loves running, reading, math, and playing with race cars.  

A lifelong musician, Adam has served as an organist, choir director, contemporary worship leader and ministry director at several churches, having over 25 years of staff and leadership development experience. He plays several instruments, and brings unique experience in leading various styles of worship as well as uniting multiple genres into a cohesive whole.

Adam shares MCC’s passion for being an intergenerational, community-connected church and is excited to continue deepening the opportunities to connect people to Jesus Christ in worship and engagement.