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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: Crissy Collins 

Position: Children and Youth Ministry Director

Christina “Crissy” Collins is the Children’s/Youth Coordinator of Knoxville First Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  Crissy spent much of her childhood in Blountville, TN.  She relocated to Knoxville in 1993 to attend her final year of college.  She met her husband, David, in 1994 and they married in 1996 in the chapel of Knoxville First Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  Crissy and David have one child, Logan, born in 2007.  Crissy felt called to lead our Children’s Ministry program, and is delighted to be partnering with you while sharing God’s word with your children.  Her goal is to share God’s word with as many people as possible both inside and outside our church family.   

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