A native of the metropolitan New Orleans area, Casey came to Royston along with his family to seek refuge from Hurricane Katrina in 2005. He lived at the home of his grandparents, Bill and Carole Stewart and soon began attending Emmanuel. After much prayer, his family made the decision to stay permantently in Royston in 2007 and Casey has called the area home since. He graduated Emmanuel in 2010 with a BA in Church Music and went on to earn a MM in Music Literature from the University of Georgia in 2012. Now, Casey has returned to Emmanuel to teach courses in music history.
Sue is originally from southern California but has also lived all across the country. She has an A.A. degree in early childhood education, a B.S. degree in psychology, a M.A. degree in dynamics of criminality, and expects to finish her Ph.D. in criminal justice this semester. Sue's career as a police officer included K-9, SWAT, fraud investigation, and time as a senior training officer. She taught at the police academy in North Carolina for five years and continued to provide training to police officers and departments nationwide.
Coach Molly McCarty, a life-long resident of Athens, GA, joined the EC Lions coaching staff as the assistant women’s soccer coach under the direction of head coach Forrest Wimberly in 2014. She completed her undergraduate and graduate work in education from the University of Georgia and her educational specialist from Piedmont College.
Katy Conner received her B.S. in Early Childhood Education from Emmanuel College, while playing softball for the Lady Lions. She received her M.A. in Early Childhood Education from Piedmont College.
Mrs. Conner is a certified dyslexia tutor and a Center Consultant for Brain Balance Centers. Brain Balance specializes in Processing Disorders such as Autism, Dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, Asperger’s using a holistic approach. Mrs. Conner’s son is a former graduate of the program.
Kayla Grudda, a newlywed as of July 26, 2014 graduated from Emmanuel with a BS in Christian Ministries in 2014. While a student, she was a member of our women's basketball team. Kayla is now a member of Emmanuel’s coaching staff, helping to coach the same team she played for. Kayla and her new husband, Austin, live in Lavonia. " I’m very excited to share Christ through the sport of basketball.
Braden is the school counselor at Lavonia Elementary. After receiving her undergraduate degree at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology she attended Liberty University to earn a Masters of School Counseling. Braden has been around gymnastics and cheerleading her entire life.
Ashley graduated in 2014 from Montreat College in Montreat, North Carolina with a Psychology/Human Services degree. She is married to Noah Hall, Resident Director of Wellons Hall and serves as Office Administrator for Admissions. While in college, Ashley took a year off of school and lived in Tyler, TX at Pine Cove Camps where she did an 8-month long discipleship program called The Forge.