Staff

Rev. Dr. Ed Tomlinson

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Ed Tomlinson has been a member of the North Georgia Annual Conference since 1973. He has served at Northside, Mt. Bethel, Allgood Road, and Briarcliff Churches. Previously, he has been District Superintendent of the Atlanta-Roswell (1988-91) and Rome-Carrollton Districts.   After 8 years as Executive Assistant to the Bishop, he was assigned to the Atlanta-Roswell District in 2007 and will finish a six year term before beginning service as Pastor at Lanier United Methodist Church in Cumming.

He has been a delegate to the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference of The United Methodist Church since 1988 and to General Conference since 2000. As first clergy elected in 2008, he was Vice Chairperson of the North Georgia delegation. He chaired the General Administration Legislative Committee at the 2004 General Conference.

 Currently, Ed serves on the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits and is a member of its Executive Committee. He is a member of the denomination’s Human Rights Task Force. Also, he was elected to the 2008-12 Jurisdictional Committee on Episcopacy which evaluates and assigns the bishops.   He was previously a director of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry.

 His service extends to a number of boards and agencies of the North Georgia Annual Conference. He was the first President of Aldersgate Homes for the developmentally disabled. He served as Vice Chairperson of the North Georgia Board of Ordained Ministry. He was Chairperson of the Simpsonwood Conference and Retreat Center Board. He was selected as Chairperson of the Conference Task Force on Persons Living in Poverty. He was chosen to Chair the Building Committee for the United Methodist Center at Simpsonwood. He was Conference Information Officer. He is a member of the Loan Committee of the North Georgia Foundation. He is now chairperson of Emory Pastoral Services Advisory Committee.

Ed is a graduate of Emory and Henry College, Candler School of Theology at Emory University (M. Div.), and United Theological Seminary, Dayton, OH (Doctor of Ministry).  

Ed and his wife, Nancy, have two married daughters and four grandchildren.      

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