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MEET OUR TEAM

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SARAH JO ADAMS-WILSON

Director

Sarah Jo is pastor to Longview UMC and Adaton UMC in Starkville, MS and a 2011 alumna of Millsaps College. She serves as YTA's director.

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JOEL GARROTT

Senior Staff/Mentor

Joel is the pastor to youth and families at Maples Memorial UMC in Olive Branch, MS. He is a YTA mentor and responsible for staff development.

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NANCE HIXON

Senior Staff/Mentor

Nance is pastor of Sumrall UMC in Sumrall, MS. He serves as a YTA mentor in addition to being part of the curriculum design team.

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BENTON BROWN

Senior Staff/Mentor

Benton is a higher ed consultant and a 2017 alumnus of Millsaps College. He currently resides in Richmond, VA and serves as a YTA mentor.

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RICKY GEORGETOWN

Senior Staff/Mentor

Ricky is pastor to Little Zion UMC and Evergreen UMC in Brandon, MS. He serves as a YTA mentor.

THEON JOHNSON III

Senior Staff/Mentor

Theon serves as pastor of Downs Memorial UMC in Oakland, CA and is a 2006 alumnus of Millsaps College. He is a YTA mentor and works on curriculum and worship design.

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AUDREY JORDAN

Senior Staff/Mentor

Audrey is the Children's Ministry Director at First UMC in Starkville, MS. She serves as a YTA mentor.

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BRITTANY RADFORD

Senior Staff/Mentor

Brittany Radford is a Ph.D student in the sociology department at Mississippi State University.  She serves as a YTA mentor in addition to being part of the curriculum design team.

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SMITH LILLEY

Senior Staff/Mentor

Smith serves as an associate pastor at First UMC in Tupelo, MS. He serves as a YTA mentor in addition to being part of the curriculum design team.

Millsaps Youth Theological Academy | Millsaps College | Jackson, MS | yta@millsaps.edu