Rev. Sara Webb Phillips

Lead Pastor

Sara Webb Phillips is originally from West Tennessee, where she grew up on a farm. After college at the University of Tennessee at Martin, she received her M.Div. degree, and has since served in ministry for 40 years. She has been connected with seven Annual Conferences, and served in various ways: three-point circuit, college chaplain (twice), Red Bird Mission involvement, university justice and peace director, large urban church, small inner city missions, seminary Field Education, writer, and publisher.

She is married to Ed Phillips, whose relationship is the product of a Wesley Foundation romance. Ed is the Associate Professor of Worship and Liturgical Theology at Candler School of Theology, Emory. Both Ed and Sara were ordained elders in the United Methodist Church in 1980. They have three daughters, Meredith (spouse Sean, and granddaughter Sara Ann), Karen, who has a lively spirit while coping with some disabilities, and Emily, a GT grad in environmental engineering.

Sara enjoys gardening, music, traveling and reading, and has loyalty to the UT Vols (football) and Duke (basketball). She also dabbles in singing and playing folk music.



Mrs. Nora Harris

Financial Assistant

Nora grew up in Roswell, Georgia. She attended Emory University and graduated with Bachelors of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Accounting. She is a licensed CPA. Nora also works part time in the Finance Department of Oak Grove UMC. Nora, her husband, Jay, and their two sons live in the Oak Grove community and are members of Oak Grove United Methodist Church. In her spare time Nora enjoys playing golf with her family, gardening and reading. 


Pastor Dan Levine

Teaching Parish Assistant

Dan is appointed to serve at Grace as its Teaching Parish Assistant. From Connecticut, he is a student at Emory's Candler School of Theology. 

With experience in camp ministries and the local church, Dan also currently serves  on the Board of Directors for the Reconciling Ministries Network.


Pastor Yeojin Kwak Hopson

Pastor of Children and Family Outreach

Yeojin is originally from Seoul, South Korea where she graduated from Methodist Theological University before deciding to pursue her M.Div. in America, at Emory's Candler School of Theology. After graduating Candler in 2018, Yeojin is excited to continue her passion of serving in Children's Ministry at Grace as the Pastor of Children and Family Outreach.

Also a ministry candidate in the North Georgia Conference, Yeojin is married to Sam Hopson. They love  spending time with their dog, Charlie. Additionally, Yeojin enjoys reading books, doing yoga, and walking mindfully.


Pastor Chadwick Smith

Pastor of Youth and Community Outreach

A native of Metro Atlanta, Chadwick graduated from Southern Methodist University with a master's degree in education. While in Texas he also served with Teach for America.

Chadwick has served local churches, and is currently a student at Emory's Candler School of Theology. Speaking German and Spanish, he is serving Grace as its Pastor of Youth and Community Outreach.


Ms. Roddie Ingram

Children/Youth Meals Coordinator

A long-time member of Grace, Roddie has led its nursery and after-school programs in the 1980s. She has also taught in Atlanta Public Schools, Green Forest Academy, and is currently at Bright Horizons.

Roddie is currently serving Grace as its Children/Youth Meals Coordinator.


Rachel Haines

Office Manager

Rachel grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana before pursuing her undergraduate studies at Emory & Henry College. After college, Rachel spent time serving with AmeriCorps VISTA in Southwest Virginia. Currently, Rachel is a first-year MDiv Student at Candler School of Theology.


Rachel enjoys crafting, quality time with her loved ones, and spending as little time as she can stuck in Atlanta traffic.