Dr. Ron G. Tippens has been pastor of the Albemarle Road Presbyterian Church for over twenty-five years and describes his time here as “an experience of grace.” A native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Ron graduated from Wheaton College with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology; Duke University Divinity School with a Master of Divinity; and Union Presbyterian Seminary (Richmond, Virginia) with a Master of Arts in Education and Doctor of Ministry. In his own words….. “I consider the call of God in my life to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament as a great privilege and sheer joy.”
Shari Dobyns joined the ARPC staff in the summer of 2017. She is an ordained pastor in the ECO Presbyterian Church with a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. In additionto leading in worship she is involved with the prayer ministry of the church and helps with visitations. Shari and her husband, Craig, have three sons and live in Indian Land, SC. She loves college football, Disney and baking. Shari and her family moved to the Charlotte area in 2016 and feel blessed to be a part of such a caring congregation.
Mrs. Treva Bridges is the Administrative/Financial Assistant for ARPC. She manages the church office and handles the financial details for ARPC. Treva joined the ARPC staff in 1987 and finds much joy in working with the dedicated members of the ARPC congregation. She has an Associate Degree in Business Administration from King’s College in Charlotte. Treva and her husband, Al, have a grown son and adorable grandson.
Mr. Timothy D. Brown has been an organist and pianist in churches since 1977. Albemarle Road Presbyterian Church is very grateful for the music ministry of Tim. He received a Bachelor of Music Degree from Queens University and a Masters in Business from Wingate University. Tim and his wife, Becky, have three sons and live in Mint Hill. Tim and Becky have been involved in the life and ministry of ARPC for over thirty years.
Mrs. Marcia Chumas joined the ARPC staff in 2015 as Multi-Media Coordinator. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree and Master’s in Mathematics Education from UNC-Charlotte. She and her husband, John, have three children. She joined ARPC with her parents over thirty years ago and returned in 2014 with her husband and son to become covenant partners at ARPC. Marcia is a member of the Praise Team and enjoys singing with the choir.
Mrs. Nancy Parker has been Director of the Albemarle Road Presbyterian Weekday School since August 1987. She has been with the Weekday School since December 1979. Nancy loves working with children. She grew up in Concord, NC and has an Associate of Science Degree from Lees-McRae College and a Bachelor Degree in Biology from UNC-Charlotte. Nancy and her husband Art have three grown children and five grandchildren