Ministry Staff

Rev. Jerry Long, Pastor

Rev. Jerry W. Long, pastor of Batesville Presbyterian Church, is a native of Decatur, Georgia and a graduate of the University of Georgia and Columbia Theological Seminary. A second career minister, Pastor Jerry spent the first 25 years of his adult life in the marketing and communications field, working with advertising and marketing agencies as well as a number of small and large corporations.

Prior to accepting the call to Batesville, Rev. Long held pastorates in Georgia at First Presbyterian Church of Bremen and First Presbyterian of Valdosta as well as in South Alabama at First Presbyterian Church of Andalusia. In addition, Pastor Jerry has served as Youth Director at Carrollton (GA) Presbyterian Church. He and his wife, Shannon, have one son, Will, who is a high school coach and sports broadcaster in the Atlanta area.


Youth Director:
Catherine Carroon

Catherine Carroon was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. She grew up attending church at both Briarwood and Fondren Presbyterian Churches. Catherine is a junior at the University of Mississippi studying Integrated Marketing Communications with a minor is Business Administration. In addition, she is involved in Alpha Delta Pi sorority and UKirk Presbyterian Campus Ministries where she serves on the executive board. During her summers Catherine has worked at Montreat, Camp Hopewell and at the Jackson Yacht Club coaching swim team. 

Church Secretary:
Teresa Hargett

Music Director:
Susanne VanDyke

Church Organist:
Cherie Matthews

Moderator of Session: Rev. Jerry Long

Moderator of Deacons: Justin Unruh

Presbyterian Women of the Church Moderators: Debi Honnoll

Presbyterian Men of the Church Moderator: David Honnoll

Sunday School Superintendent: Jerry Lightsey

Pottery Mission: Fred Henry