Staff

Alan Scott | Lead Pastor
alanscott@cumberlandchurch.org

Alan has been involved in full-time ministry since 1986 as a youth minister, worship minister, teaching pastor, and lead pastor in Ohio, Indiana, Colorado, and Georgia. Alan’s top three gifts are teaching, leadership, and evangelism.  He has recorded several worship and music albums that he desperately wants no one to hear! He authored the book, “It’s A God-Thing… Miracle In A Cornfield.” (which currently sits at 2,170,555 on the Amazon.com best sellers list). His passion and priority is his family. He met his bride, Sherry, at Cincinnati Christian University and they were married in 1987. They have four kids: Brooklynn, Lauren, Morgan, & Michael.

Robert Irvine | Outside the Walls Pastor
robirvine@cumberlandchurch.org

Rob was born in 1952 on the hottest day on record in Guelph, Ontario Canada. He is the son of a watchmaker and a homemaker both of Scottish decent. He attended Culver City Bible School in L.A. and Emmaus Bible School in Chicago. He began ministry immediately after college and has served in many States and in Canada for 35 years. Rob has been on staff at Cumberland Community Church in Smyrna, Georgia for 12 years and champion all activities outside the walls of the church including global missions. In his spare time he experiments in gourmet cooking and wine and cheese tastings. He is married to his beautiful wife, Judi and they have 4 grown children and 3 grandchildren.

Joe Braun | Community Groups Pastor
joebraun@cumberlandchurch.org

Joe was born in Eugene, Oregon. Shortly after high-school he moved to Orange County, California and attended Hope International University and Cal State Fullerton where he graduated in 2002 with a degree in Communication and Biblical studies. He worked in the television industry for a number of years before diving head on into vocational ministry.  Joe came to Cumberland from out west in January of 2007, and serves as the Community Groups Pastor of Cumberland. He is married to his best friend, Jennifer, and they have two children, Owen, and Selah.

Britt (website)Britt Johnson | Student Pastor
brittjohnson@cumberlandchurch.org

Britt grew up in Covington, Georgia, and has always been involved in youth ministry. He graduated from Georgia College and State University in 2006 with a degree in Rhetoric… (it’s Communications). In 2008, Britt married his best friend, Shaner, who is a wonderfully talented painter. Britt has been in full-time Student Ministry around North Georgia since 2007. Besides working with students, his favorite things to do include going on hikes in the mountains with his wife, making music on the guitar or drums, and watching the Atlanta Braves. Britt and Shaner have a dog named Ellie.

Megan Sullivan | Director of Creative Arts
megansullivan@cumberlandchurch.org

Megan has been on staff at Cumberland since January 2000. She met her husband Frank at Cumberland, and they have two adventurous little boys – Luke and Reid. She moved to Atlanta in ’98 to work in regional theatre for a few years. But soon God called her to take a position on staff here (much to her own surprise) and He has surprised her in many ways since then! She love all things artistic and cultural – music, dance, theatre, film, literature, and food. So of course she loves getting to be creative as an act of worship!

Kyle Nighman | Director of Worship
kylenighman@cumberlandchurch.org
Kyle has been attending Cumberland since 2006, and he came on staff in January of 2012. After graduating from Auburn University in 2005, he moved to Atlanta, married the love of his life (Lizzy), and entered the working world with an IT job that he held for the next 6 1/2 years before going into full-time ministry. Kyle and Lizzy have two fantastic young children – Alaina and Carter.

Jen Overly | Director of Kids Ministry
jenoverly@cumberlandchurch.org

Jen is an Ohio State Buckeye at heart, but has planted some roots in the south since moving here in 2000. Jen and her husband Bryan, raise their twin boys Russell and William, while also trying to fit in teaching, coaching, and ministry on the side. Kids have always been a passion for Jen, and directing Kids Ministry here at Cumberland has afforded her an appropriate place to sing loudly, play the tambourine, dress in costumes, and wear wigs!

Greg-websiteGreg Chafin | Director of Residency Program
gregchafin@cumberlandchurch.org

Born and raised in Georgia, Greg is a local boy who has been across the country several times. Being involved in church leadership from a young age, he has a driving passion to train and lead others to their full potential. When he isn’t helping out with Student Ministry, Greg is off training for half-marathons. A graduate from Reinhardt University with a BA in Religion, he joined Cumberland’s staff in May 2013. Greg has partnered Cumberland with 12Stone to bring Church Residency to CCC, to lead and teach the next generation of church leaders.

Ben Propst | Director of Facilities
benpropst@cumberlandchurch.org

Ben was born and raised in Atlanta. He has lived here his entire life except for a brief stint in Colorado. He began attending CCC in 1990 (when it was known as Buckhead Community Church) and has been the Facilities Director since 2007. He met his beautiful wife, Louise, here at CCC. They were married in 2012.

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Lauren Scott | Kids Ministry Student Administrator
laurenscott@cumberlandchurch.org
Lauren was more or less birthed in the pews on a Sunday morning. Always loving the church and always being involved, coming on staff at Cumberland in August 2013 as a 19-year-old seemed natural. Lauren currently attends Toccoa Falls College online and is working towards a degree in organizational leadership. Her passions are kids and music. If she’s not hanging out with a bunch of elementary kids, she’s probably out playing drums or leading worship with her band Wire Method.
Stacy Brungardt | Community Development Coordinator
stacybrungardt@cumberlandchurch.org
Stacy is a native Georgian complete with the southern drawl. She came to CCC in 2010 and is now in her second year of college pursuing a Master’s in Social Work. She is the founder of An Open Heart Ministry, which serves locally by building relationships within diverse communities. Stacy has 1 daughter – Brooke, and 2 Grandchildren – Chris and Kaley.