Our Interim, or Transitional, Pastor the Rev. Dwyn Mounger will start/starts/started his ministry at Highland February 3, 2019.
He lives with his wife Kay in Knoxville and has two grown children and four grandchildren.
He has served called pastorates in PC(USA) congregations in Columbus, GA (where he and Kay met and married); Morganton, NC; Valdosta, GA; Anderson, SC; and Oak Ridge, TN.
He has served interims at First Presby., Statesboro, GA; First Presby., Jonesboro, AR; Kirk-in-the-Pines Presby., Hot Springs Village, AR; (Flagler) Memorial Presby., St. Augustine, FL; Trinity Presby., Fairhope, AL; Fondren Presby., Jackson, MS; Community Presby., Deerfield Beach, FL; Eusebia Presby., Seymour, TN; and New Hope Presby., Knoxville.
A native of Jackson, MS, he holds degrees from Belhaven University; an M.A. in history from Mississippi State University; an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary; and a Ph.D. from Union Theological Seminary, New York.
He spent a Fulbright year at the Free University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Last fall, in time for Christmas, Crippled Beagle Publishing, of Knoxville, produced his rhymed children's book Elihu, Innkeeper's Lad, about a fictional son of Bethlehem's innkeeper who finds shelter for the desperate Holy Family. It is available in both hard and paperback on amazon.com and in kindle version.
Dr. Mounger enjoys walking in his West Knoxville neighborhood, biking, writing, leading occasional tours overseas; and, with Kay, spoiling grandchildren! He hopes, at least sometimes, to join the Highland Church weekly hiking-in-the-Smokies club.
Dwyn Mounger with his grandkids Owen and Annie Mounger of Maryville