Robert M. Watkins, Senior Pastor

Robert M. Watkins comes (home) to Mallard Creek Presbyterian from California where he was the General Presbyter for the Presbytery of Sacramento. He has served in this position since January 2016. Before that, Rob served as a Pastor and Associate Pastor for 25 years. His ministry began as Pastor in Ludlow, Kentucky at First Presbyterian Church, then as an Associate Pastor in North Carolina, serving First Presbyterian-Gastonia and then here at Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church, and then as Pastor in Augusta, Georgia at the Covenant Presbyterian Church. 

 

 

Rob was born in Virginia, but grew up in Statesville, North Carolina. Rob attended Davidson College and Union Seminary in Richmond, VA. Rob is married to the Rev. Alison Messick-Watkins, They have two children—Perry and Chelsea They also have one dog, Hazel.




David Barnaba,  Director of Music Ministries

David is our Director of Music Ministries at Mallard Creek. David is no stranger to working in music, and has grown up in a musical family. His Grandfather played in many bands, and his mother is a private piano instructor in South Carolina. David is a graduate of the Crane School of music in Potsdam, NY and has a degree in music education. He is a full-time elementary music teacher at Pitts School Road Elementary, is married to his wife Tara, and has a 2 year old daughter, Clara.


 

Meet Cathy Marlor, Financial Secretary

Cathy has worked for churches and nonprofits for the past 30 years. She and her husband, Mike have 3 sons, 2 beautiful daughter in-laws, 3 adorable grandchildren and one dog. In their free time, Cathy and Mike enjoy camping in the NC mountains.

Email Cathy at cathym@mallardcreekchurch.org  


 

 

Shawn Watkins, Administrative Assistant

Shawn joined Mallard Creek Presbyterian in December of 2015 and cares for the many details that are involved in assisting the church body. After spending 17 years with Love, Inc. her compassion and love for people is something that she is excited to continue utilizing as she gets to know the MCPC family. Shawn and her husband, Lynn, have four grown children that they enjoy celebrating as God leads their lives.  Email Shawn Watkins at swatkins@mallardcreekchurch.org.