Staff

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Name: Mike Wilkinson
Position: Pastor

Mike Wilkinson has served as the pastor of Knoxville First Cumberland Presbyterian Church since September 2013. Originally, from Knoxville and a graduate of Karns High School, he entered in the ministry in 1992 after a twelve-year career in civil engineering and construction. Before he came back to Knoxville, he pastored three other congregations, one in West Tennessee and two in Alabama. He earned his Master of Divinity degree from Memphis Theological Seminary; he also holds degrees from Roane State Community College and Bethel College. He has been active on the denominational level and currently serves on the Ministry Council of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  Pastor Mike was elected Moderator of the 191st General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  Pastor Mike has been married to his gracious wife, Joanna, since 1982. They have three daughters, two son-in-laws, and five awesome grandchildren.

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Name: Miranda Scott
Position: Office Manager

Miranda Scott is the Office Manager of Knoxville First Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Miranda was born in Charleston, South Carolina and moved to Knoxville in 2015. She attended Trident Technical College for a Associates Degree in Applied Sciences and attends University of Phoenix for an Accounting Degree. She enjoys time with her husband Richie and her 4 sons: Jace , Mason, Ryder and Gabriel. She enjoys hiking, cooking, music, reading and writing. She and her family are new to First Cumberland Presbyterian Church as of 2022. 

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Name: Kayla Jeffery
Position: Children's Ministry Director

Kayla Jeffery is the Children's Ministry Director at Knoxville First Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She is a current student at the Johnson University of Tennessee after graduating from high school in Greenville, Michigan. She has her mother and father, Kristen and Clifford Jeffery, in Michigan as well as her six younger siblings: Grace, Rachel, Stormy, Benjamin, Jack and Cora. Kayla previously worked as the Intern Children's Minister at Greenville Community Church in Michigan. Currently, Kayla is studying for a triple major in Children's Ministry, Bible Theology, and Family Studies. She has a heart for children and after graduating college hope to pursue a full-time career in Children's Ministry.