Rev. John McCrosky
Rev. John McCrosky grew up in Orange Park, FL, and is a lifelong Presbyterian. He met his wife, Catherine, at Winthrop University, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education in 1993. After a summer of directing a Presbyterian camp in North Carolina, John moved to Richmond, VA, to study at the Presbyterian School of Christian Education (Now part of Union Presbyterian Seminary) the following year. Catherine and John married in 1994. After receiving his master’s degree, John served churches in Georgia, Colorado, and the Carolinas. John also spends a number of years working with underprivileged youth and their families in Jacksonville, FL, through the Boys & Girls Clubs and the Duval County School System.
John has many years of experience working in Northeast Georgia Presbytery, where he was the Director of Youth and Children’s Ministries at Covenant Presbyterian in Augusta. He also served on the Presbytery Youth Council as an adult advisor for a number of years. In 2018, John said goodbye to his friends at Covenant to begin his studies at Columbia Theological Seminary, where he spent four years receiving two additional master’s degrees: a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Practical Theology with an emphasis on pastoral care.
Catherine and John have one child, Sam, who will begin studies at Georgia College in January after spending a gap year interning at a civil engineering firm.
John comes to us from Monticello, GA where he just completed an interim position. Some comments he received as he gave his last words to the session included:
“Thank you for all your hard work and dedication steering us through the past year. You have been a tremendous blessing, an answered prayer, a caring friend, and a strong and compassionate leader.”
“Thank you for giving us your heart. I was new to the whole “interim pastor” concept and must admit I had my doubts and even considered looking at other churches. But your heart and attitude toward God and MPC changed my mind, and I’m grateful and thankful the Lord used you that way.”
The McCroskys love getting out in nature and exploring creation. They also love trying new foods, meeting fun people, and finding treasures in vintage and antique shops.
Annette Houtz is the Administrative Director at Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church and has been employed since 2002. Previously she was employed at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church in Lilburn for 7 years. A native of the Pennsylvania Dutch country she and her husband have lived in the Lawrenceville area for 40 years.
Annette Houtz is active in the Administrative Personnel Association (APA) of the Presbyterian Church (USA) since 2002. She is a Certified Church Administrator and has APA Certification in Levels I, II and III and a Certificate of Polity.
Annette and her husband are members of the First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville and she has served in many ministry areas of the church. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her family, especially her three grandchildren.
Director of Music
Hunter McGee is the Director of Music at Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church, overseeing and directing all music ensembles at LPC, including the Chancel Choir, Handbell Choir, and Lawrenceville Community Orchestra since 2016. He also serves as the piano and organ accompanist for all services. Hunter has been a lifelong member of LPC.
Additionally, McGee serves as the Director of Bands at Riverwatch Middle School in Suwanee, Georgia. Under his direction, the Riverwatch Symphonic Band performed at the 2022 Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) In-Service Conference and is a two-time recipient of the GMEA Exemplary Performance Award (2019 & 2022). He has also worked extensively with the Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony, serving as the Percussion Coordinator from 2013-2020. McGee has performed in Walt Disney Concert Hall (LA), Carnegie Hall (NYC), Severance Hall (Cleveland), the New World Center (Miami), and the Music Center at Strathmore.
McGee graduated summa cum laude from the University of Georgia, where he was a percussion student of Timothy K. Adams and Kimberly Toscano Adams. While completing his Bachelors of Music Education, he performed with the UGA Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Wind Symphony, and Percussion Ensemble, including a performance at the GMEA In-State Conference and recording sessions with the Hogdson Wind Ensemble. Prior to his appointment at Riverwatch, Mr. McGee served as Director of Bands at Dacula Middle School. He also served as Director of Percussion at Lakeside High School (Atlanta) from 2014-2017. McGee arranges and composes music for various organizations in the Metro-Atlanta area. Professional affiliations include NAfME, GMEA, NBA, and PAGE.