REV. JACQUELIN RATLIFF
Rev. Jacquelin Ratliff is committed to the centrality of the Gospel, the doctrines of grace, relevant expository preaching, and building authentic multi-generational ministry opportunities. Her desire is that we become a people of grace, changing the identity of our community in making disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the World. Rev. Jacquelin has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Mercer University with a concentration in counseling and a Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology at Emory University.
Minister of Care & Education @ North Springs UMC
Brent comes to us from West Virginia where he served as a hospital chaplain, having done accredited Clinical Pastoral Education. He served in a public trauma hospital and in a private mental health hospital concurrently. Prior to this he worked as a licensed social worker for four years, dealing with parent training, supervision of specialized foster care parents and visits between foster children and the biological parents, in home preservation programs designed to prevent the need for removal of children into state custody, developing and implementing behavior modification plans, intervention option-in plans, and giving testimony in court when court related to children in his care. He also served as a parish minster of small rural and town churches and as a youth pastor for a total of ten years. He is an ordained American Baptist minister holding a master of divinity degree earned in Philadelphia at Eastern Baptist theological seminary. He considers that his primary God given spiritual gift is the gift of encouragement.
JERRELL MELTON III
Choir Director @ North Springs UMC
Jerrell Melton III is a pianist and vocalist from Fayetteville, Georgia and recent graduate of Morehouse College where he concentrated in Piano Performance. Growing with a passion for Jazz and Classical music, Jerrell began performing across Atlanta very young, and developed a name for himself and strong reputation for his versatility in sound and performance. In his time at Morehouse, Jerrell served as the student accompanist for the Morehouse College Glee Club and the vocalist for the Morehouse Jazz Band. He previously served as accompanist for Atlanta’s Friendship Baptist Church for a number of years and most recently served as interim music director at North Decatur Presbyterian Church. He is thoroughly excited to be joining the North Springs family and to serve in worship.