Greetings! My name is Allen Huff, and I have served as pastor of
Jonesborough Presbyterian Church since October, 2010. Ordained in 1996
after completing my M.Div. at Columbia Theological Seminary, I served
solo and associate pastorates in Mebane, NC and Shelby, NC.
Of particular interest to me are the joys of
preaching, visiting with members of the congregation, and working with
the Jonesborough Area Ministerial Association (JAMA). When not tending
to pastoral responsibilities, you might find me reading, writing,
strumming my guitar or hiking in the mountains with my wife, Marianne,
to whom I have been married since 1985.
Marianne and I enjoy finding out-of-the-way trails
where we can revel in the wonder of God's creation. We also enjoy
caring for our critters, Todd (dog) and Pumpkin (cat), listening to
folk music, watching good movies, and trying to keep up with our two
grown children, Ben and Elizabeth, both of whom live here in Washington
I have been the pastor of Jonesborough Presbyterian
Church for seven-and-a-half years, and am as grateful to be here today
as I was when I arrived. Please come join us any Sunday morning. You
will find a warm welcome awaiting you.
Blessings and Peace,
Cherry Smith, music director at Jonesborough Presbyterian Church, has
been involved in church music since the early years of her life.
Growing up in the Leesburg community in Washington county, TN, she
became assistant pianist and youth choir director of her home church,
Leesburg Presbyterian Church, at the age of 16! After serving in many
churches of several denominations, she feels that being back in the
Presbyterian church is like a "home-coming" in her Christian journey.
After high school graduation from Washington College Academy in 1963,
Cherry received degrees from Virginia Intermont College for Girls,
Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, and a BS in Music Education and
Master of Arts from ETSU.
Now retired from teaching music in public
schools for 43 yrs., Cherry feels her position here at JPC is even more
challenging! Spending many hours in planning music for choir members of
various age levels is very rewarding in so many ways. Seeing a young
child sing a solo for the first time, watching a hand-bell choir
perform at JPC and in the community, hearing a senior adult read a
narration part in a Christmas Cantata, or just hearing a choir member
say"I listened to our recorded CD and we sounded great!" makes the
position of music director not only worth-while but assures the choir
director that she is doing what God has called her to do!
Since 2005, Cherry has seen the music department expand with the
addition of a community senior adult choir, a community children's
choir, and a children's and youth hand-chime choir added in 2012.
In addition to her duties as staff pianist at Jonesborough
Presbyterian Church, Jeri teaches applied and class piano at East
Tennessee State University, as well as directs ETSU's Summer Piano
Camp. Jeri also enjoys teaching elementary through adult piano students
at Paolini’s Piano Studio.
She served two biennium as president of the
Appalachian Music Teachers Association, and currently serves as
president of the Tennessee Music Teachers Association.
Jeri previously held the position of principal
keyboard player with the Johnson City Symphony Orchestra. Prior
to coming to Johnson City, Jeri held a staff accompanist position at
The Juilliard School in New York City, and taught at area New York
She holds undergraduate and graduate performance degrees from Southern Illinois University and the University of Texas.
Monica Moore, Office Manager
Brooke Ransdell, Youth Director
Sarah Gibson, Treasurer
Debbie Walls, Nursery