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Central Neighbors Parishes + Coordinators

Decatur Fall 2012Central Neighbors was formed to provide members with opportunities to build community and receive and provide pastoral care within eight geographical "parishes" located throughout metro Atlanta. Each member becomes a member of a parish when he or she joins Central.

Typically, parishes come together for social gatherings, service opportunities, support when a new baby is born, when someone is ill, or someone dies.  Annually, parishes gather in members' homes to mark Maundy Thursday by sharing a potluck meal and worship.  Our deacons work closely with parish coordinators, particularly in response to  pastoral concerns.


  • Decatur - Coordinators: Ann Hunter and Gretchen Griffin; Parish Pastor: Kate Taber; Parish Deacons:  Jennifer West, and Mary Sidney Harbert
  • Dunwoody/Sandy Springs - Coordinator: Bettye Russell; includes Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, and Alpharetta around the area of I-85 and I-285; Parish Pastor:  Cat Goodrich; Parish Deacons:  Paul Greene and Craig Knight
  • Intown South - Coordinators: Ximena Leroux and Jeff Spruell. Includes the neighborhoods of Inman Park, Candler Park, Druid Hills, Lake Claire, Grant Park, and the Old Fourth Ward; Parish Pastor:  Anthony Damelio; Parish Deacons:  Rob Forbes and Deanna Robbins
  • Intown North - Coordinator:  Debbie Miller. Includes the Poncey-Highland, Virginia-Highland, and Morningside neighborhoods; Parish Pastor:  Cat Goodrich; Parish Deacons Susan Landrum and Clark Campbell-Taylor
  • Northwest - Coordinator: Shirley Davis. Includes Mt. Paran area and the area west of I-285 up to I-75; Pastor Pastor: Anthony Damelio; Parish Deacons:  Lauren Davis and Ed Galloway
  • Northeast - Coordinators: Tricia Berrett and Carolyn Porter; Parish Pastor:  Steve Bacon; Parish Deacons: Alison Main and Bob Berrett
  • Brookwood - Coordinator: Juliana Winters; Parish Pastor:  Gary Charles; Parish Deacons:  Nancy Wilkes and Juliana Winters
  • Down Yonder (a.k.a. South and West Atlanta) - Coordinator:  Mary Anderson Hill. Includes Fayetteville and Peachtree City to Griffin, extends southwest of downtown and I-20 west; Parish Pastor:  Kate Taber; Parish Deacons:  Linda Lehfeldt and Em McNair-Rhodes