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ACMin Leadership Staff

Marcia Wilbur – President

A founding Trustee of the Athens College of Ministry, Marcia currently serves as the head of the college.  She holds an A.B. from the University of Michigan, an M.A.C.T. from Michigan State University in Curriculum and Instruction, and a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in Education.  During her career in education, she spent 25 years as an instructional leader in secondary and post-secondary settings and leading workshops and seminars across the country on topics related to instructional pedagogy.  More recently she worked for 8 years as the Executive Director of Curriculum Development for the College Board’s Advanced Placement Program. God called Marcia, her husband Rick, and their 4 children to Athens in 1999.  He then called Marcia and the inaugural Board of Trustees to begin laying the foundations for ACMin in 2009.  Marcia is passionate about teaching all believers how to live completely and obediently surrendered to Christ, how to develop a closer relationship with the Lord through effective prayer and Bible study, and how each of us is called to use our God-given gifts purposefully for the advancement and glory of His kingdom through prayer, worship, and service. Email Marcia at: mwilbur@acmin.org.

Raymond Morris – Chief Academic Officer

Raymond holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mercer University, a Master of Divinity (with Religious Education) from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Education also from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been the Executive Director of the Commerce Center for Christian Education since its inception in1984. During those years he directed and taught in the Center’s release-time ministry for ten years and its k-12 Christian school for more than twenty-three years. He is married to Mollie and has four grown children and six grandchildren. Email Ray at: rmorris@acmin.org.

Jesse Coyne – Graduate Program Chair

Dr. Jesse Coyne completed his undergraduate degree in Biology at UGA and was actively involved in the Baptist Student Union. He has subsequently served through Young Life, Northpoint Community Church, and several local congregations.  Jesse began seminary at the Atlanta extension of the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary before moving to New Orleans to complete an MA in Biblical Studies and eventually a Ph.D. in New Testament. Jesse entered seminary to prepare for campus ministry, but he quickly fell in love with the academic study of the Bible. He is passionate about helping others read and fall in love with the biblical text so that it can transform their hearts and minds to better love God and neighbor. Jessie brings to ACMin a wealth of teaching experience from New Orleans Baptist Seminary and Mercer University. Jessie, his wife Stephanie, and their two children live in Madison, GA, where Stephanie is the minister to youth and children at Madison Baptist Church. Email Jesse at: jcoyne@acmin.org.

Kurt Genteman – Undergraduate Program Chair

Dr. Kurt Genteman received the degree of Bachelor of Science in Finance in 1969 from the University of Illinois. After serving three years as an officer in the United States Navy, he worked for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta as Assistant General Auditor. From Georgia State University, he earned a Masters of Business Administration in 1977 and in 1979 a Masters of Professional Accountancy. In 1980 he successfully completed the Executive Development Program at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Tennessee.  Subsequently he was the General Auditor for a major Atlanta bank. in 1995 Kurt and his wife pioneered Vine Life Ministries in Athens which led him to pursue a Doctor of Ministry degree at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Kurt and his wife, Laurel, have three grown children and seven grandchildren. Email Kurt at: kgenteman@acmin.org.

Alex Fields – Director of Outreach & Student Affairs

Alex holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Georgia and a Master’s Certificate in Intercultural Studies from Columbia International University. Before starting as Director of Outreach, Alex worked in sales with Fortune 500 companies like State Farm and Ford. Alex is a member of Living Hope Church and currently serves as one of the Co-Chairmen of their Mission Team. He is passionate about God’s mission to see every nation come to know and worship Jesus and is committed to helping students and the larger Body of Christ discover their role in the Great Commission. In his free time he enjoys spending time with friends and family, running, hiking, various other sports, traveling and reading. Email Alex at: afields@acmin.org.

Ashton Hedrick – Library Specialist

Ashton holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Georgia. She is currently in her last semester of the Master of Library and Information Science program through Valdosta State University. Ashton was involved in Baptist Collegiate Ministries at UGA, and is passionate about helping students come to know and learn about Christ. Ashton holds a deep passion for reading, and loves helping students find information. It is Ashton’s hope that, through careful stewardship of the library and its materials, students may have easy access to the information and skills they need to further the Kingdom of God. Currently, Ashton attends Watkinsville First Baptist Church and is involved in the young adult ministry. In her spare time, Ashton enjoys reading, spending time with friends and family, shopping, watching UGA football and Atlanta United soccer, and playing with her dog, Henri. Email Ashton at: ahedrick@acmin.org.

Cynthia Berry – Financial Manager

Cynthia holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy and has served in the military for 17 years. She currently works part-time with the Georgia Army National Guard as a Logistics Officer. God called Cynthia to the Athens area in 2019. She is a member of Normaltown Community Church. Cynthia is passionate about prayer, Bible study, worship, and serving others all for the glory of God. She is married to Chris, and they have four children. Email Cynthia at: cberry@acmin.org 

Dee Pesaresi – Director of the Prayer Ministry Center

Mrs. Dee Pesaresi began prayer ministry training in 2005 at Shiloh Place Ministries with Jack Frost. From there she completed instructor certification training with Elijah House Ministries. She has received additional prayer ministry training with other methods such as Sozo and Restoring the Foundations. and is trained to lead Ultimate Journey groups. Dee teaches Elijah House and Effective Prayer Ministry Tools courses at ACMin. She has also written and taught a number of curricula such as Healing Shame and Walking in Sonship. Dee is responsible for directing the ACMin team of Prayer Ministers, leads many Prayer Ministry sessions, and has been a key leader in the inception of ACMin’s Wholeness Care Project. She and her husband, Victor, reside in Hoschton. They have 3 sons and 3 grandchildren. Email Dee at: dpesaresi@acmin.org.

 

Cindy Mackey – Connection Group Coordinator

Mrs. Cindy Mackey served as the Director of the Prayer Ministry Center from 2013-19 and continues to serve as a highly experienced Prayer Minister. She has extensive training in a number of soul care methodologies including: Christian Healing Ministries, Transformation Prayer Ministry, Restoring the Foundations, New Way Ministries, and others. She also serves as an ACMin faculty member, teaching courses in the Prayer Leadership Certificate Program and a number of effective workshops and seminars. She holds a Master of Biblical Studies from Christian Leadership University. Cindy also competed on the LPGA Tour from 1983 to 1995 and was an LPGA winner in 1986 and retains the LPGA record for “Largest Winning Margin.” Email Cindy at: cmackey@acmin.org