our staff

Please email info@ccpdalton.org with general questions about our church.

  • REV. ERIC D. GEIL

    Senior Pastor

    egeil@ccpdalton.org


    Pastor Eric grew up in Raleigh, NC and started following Jesus Christ in high school. He is married to Maxine and is the proud father of Daniel, Molly, and Riley. He has served churches in California, N. Ireland, North Carolina, Illinois, and Georgia.

  • WAYNE WILSON

    Director of Music Ministries

    wwilson@ccpdalton.org


    Wayne is the Director of Music Ministries. He graduated from Samford University and is married to Bettye Jo. He has 5 children, 13 grandchildren, and enjoys woodworking, the outdoors, and proclaiming Jesus through music.


  • MAYOWA ABIMBOLA

    Assitant Director of Music Ministries

    mabimbola@ccpdalton.org


    Mayowa recently graduated from Lee University with a Bachelor of Music in Music and Worship with honors in May of 2019. He hopes to further his studies into a Masters program then Doctorate program. Mayowa assists in selecting hymns and anthems for our Sunday services and also helps lead children's choir.

  • RYAN COBB

    Director of Youth Ministries

    rcobb@ccpdalton.org


    Ryan Cobb joined the ChristChurch staff in 2006, and has served as Director of Youth Ministries since 2007. He holds a B.A. in Youth Ministry/Bible & Religion from King College in Bristol, TN. A native of Durham, NC, Ryan is married to Rachel and has two daughters, Lilly and Hannah. 

  • ELIZABETH NICKLES

    Director of Children & Family Ministries

    enickles@ccpdalton.org


    Elizabeth Nickles joined our staff in August of 2012. She graduated from Presbyterian College with a B.A. in Religion and Christian Education with a focus in Family Ministry. She grew up in Greenville, SC where her family still lives.

    She enjoys volunteering in Dalton elementary schools, teaching bible studies, and family game nights.  

  • KENT BOYD

    Director of the Recreation Place

    kboyd@ccpdalton.org


    Kent is a native of Dalton, GA. He became the Director of the Rec Place in 2019 after serving for several years as the Assistant Director. Kent also manages Common Ground Coffee Shop. Kent is married to Rachel and they are expecting their first child in 2019.

  • ALEJANDRO CORONEL (AC)

    Assistant Program Director of the Recreation Place

    acoronel@ccpdalton.org


    Alejandro Coronel has lived in Dalton, Georgia for 10 years. He is attending Dalton State College and is graduating next spring with a degree in Computer Networking. He has been employed at ChristChurch since the spring of 2018.


  • RICO ACOSTA

    Assistant Marketing Director of the Recreation Place

    racosta@ccpdalton.org


    Rico is a native of Dalton, Georgia. He has spent many years as a touring and studio musician in Nashville. In the spring of 2019, he took the position of Marketing Director for Common Ground Coffee Shop and The Recreation Place. Rico and his wife Adrienne are also the worship leaders for our UTO Student Ministry.


  • CONNIE DANIELS

    ChristSchool Director

    cdaniels@ccpdalton.org


    Connie Daniels became the ChristSchool Director in 2019. Connie has decades of experience in public school administration, having served in educational leadership roles as a teacher, administrator, principal, and chief financial officer in Whitfield and Hall counties. During her career, she has led several award-winning initiatives that received statewide recognition.


  • KRISTI HUTCHINS

    Administrative Associate & Communications

    kthomas@ccpdalton.org


    Kristi Thomas is a native of Dalton, Georgia. She graduated from Dalton State College with a B.B.A. in Marketing in 2013 and has been working at ChristChurch in the roll of Administrative Assistant/Communications since 2016. 


  • TAYLOR GOWAN

    Administrative Assistant

    tgowan@ccpdalton.org


    Taylor joined the ChristChurch staff in August of 2018. She attended the University of West Georgia before returning to Dalton State College where she graduated with a B.A. in History in the Spring of 2019. She enjoys working creatively to help the many ministries here at ChristChurch Presbyterian. 

  • PHYLLIS SPAHN

    Rapha House Staff

    phyllis@theraphahouse.org


    Phyllis is a longtime ChristChurch member. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered/Licensed Dietitian. Phyllis is the Director of The Rapha House Counseling Ministry and works with individuals, couples and families to find emotional and spiritual healing. 

  • AARON SHANER

    Rapha House Staff

    aaron@theraphahouse.org


    Aaron holds a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Harding University. A focus of Aaron’s work is relationship counseling and he can help with difficulties that exist in marriage, parent-child dynamics, or other personal relationships.

  • SHERRY DICKSON

    Rapha House Staff

    sherry@theraphahouse.org


    Sherry Dickson is a Licensed Professional Counselor who is dedicated to helping children, adolescents, and individuals on a wide variety of issues.  

  • LILLIAN BARNWELL

    Rapha House Staff

    lsbarnwell@hotmail.com


    Lillian Barnwell is a Dalton native. She joined the Rapha House Counseling Center in 2017. Lillian is a licensed professional counselor, has a national certification in Master Addiction Counselor, and is a Certified Professional Clinical Supervisor. She received her masters in Counseling from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

  • DREW SMITH

    Rapha House Intern

  • ANA VALENCIA

    Rapha House Intern

    a.valencia93@gmail.com


    Ana is currently pursuing her MA degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the Pentecostal Theological Seminary in Cleveland, TN. She is working on her practicum and internship part of the degree program by joining the team at The Rapha House as an intern. Ana grew up in Tucson, AZ and received her Bachelors of Science degree in Public Health from the University of Arizona.