Hunter Stevenson

Senior Pastor

Hunter Stevenson is our Senior Pastor. He grew up in Greenville, SC and graduated from Furman University. After teaching mathematics for 6 years at Spartanburg High School, he attended Reformed Theological Seminary where he received a Masters of Divinity. Hunter served as the Youth Pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Macon for 7 years before becoming the pastor of NMPC in 2010. He is married to Heather and they have 4 children. Hunter enjoys college sports, reading and hiking.

Mark Ballard

Youth Director

Mark Ballard is our Youth Director. He began serving at NMPC in January of 2015. Mark grew up in Macon and attended Tattnall Square Academy and GC&SU in Milledgeville. Mark is married to Kara. They are currently enrolled in online counseling courses with CCEF (The Christian Counseling Education Foundation). They enjoy hiking, biking, hunting, gardening, fishing, cooking, playing Frisbee, exploring, and some good old-fashioned yardwork.

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Anna Smith

Female Youth Director/ Youth Ministry Assistant

Anna Smith joined the NMPC staff in May of 2020 for the second time. She was on staff the summer of 2016 as a summer intern. She is originally from right here in Macon, Ga. She graduated from Georgia College & State University with a B.A. in Mass Communication and a minor in Marketing. Combining her degree with her passion for people brought her to North Macon where she assists Youth Director with planning events, designing graphics, and investing in the lives of NMPC's youth. Her parents, three sisters and brother -in -law all live in Macon and attend NMPC as well. Anna is passionate about photography and has her own photography business. You can find some of Anna’s work on the web at Annie T. Photography.

Kathy Pye


Kathy Pye is our Administrative Assistant. She has worked for North Macon since January 1991. Kathy is married to Charlie and between them they have seven children and fifteen grandchildren. She went to Georgia College and then went on to Crandall Business College where she received an Executive Secretarial Degree. Kathy enjoys reading, music, keeping her grandchildren and cooking with her husband.

Monni Parrish

Financial Director

Monni Parrish joined our staff part-time in 2013 as pianist and 2016 as financial director. She expanded her role to full-time adding an administrative assistant role in September 2019. After graduating from Wesleyan College with a double major in business and music, she worked for Dick McLemore, CPA focusing on church accounting. She has worked with several churches around Macon including First Presbyterian Church downtown. Monni is married to Charlie and they have two children, Andrei and Nicole. She enjoys reading, spending time with family and playing pickleball with friends.

Melanie Buckner

Music Director

Melanie Buckner joined our staff in February 2020 as our Music Director. She grew up in Montezuma, GA and attended Mercer University where she received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Music degrees. After several years of teaching music in the university and serving in the church, Melanie earned her Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting from the University of South Carolina. She teaches private music lessons and enjoys working with musicians of all ages. She is married to Josh, and they love playing pickleball!

Riley Wilson

Preschool Director

Riley Wilson joined our staff as the Preschool Director in 2022. She is from Alpharetta, Georgia and has lived in Macon since 2019. Riley became a Christian in middle school, but grew deeply in her relationship with the Lord through Campus Outreach in college. She graduated from Georgia College with a BS in Special Education. Riley taught elementary Special Education in Bibb County Schools prior to joining NMPC's staff. She is married to Jacob and they have two dogs, Archie and Remi. She enjoys coffee shops, spending time with family and friends, listening to podcasts, reading, and traveling.

Megan Cathey

Children's Ministry Director

Megan Cathey joined our staff in November 2022 as the Interim Children’s Ministry Director. Megan has
previously served in the Children’s Ministry in various teaching and volunteer roles and is a member of
the Children’s Ministry Committee. Prior to serving as the Interim Children’s Director, Megan was legal
counsel for a local bank. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in
Psychology and holds a juris doctorate from Washington and Lee University. Megan is married to Matt,
and they have three children. Megan enjoys reading, Wordle, and spending time with her family.