Rev. George Tatro
Rev. George Tatro joined the JCPC family in February 2024. He is an engaging preacher, strategic leader, and community builder who works collaboratively with staff and lay leaders to faithfully seek answers to the two main questions he believes we all must ask on our journey of faith:
Where is God calling us?
How are we going to get there?
George served Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church for 11 years through a season of discernment and transformation. His commitment to outreach, mission, and partnering with non-profits led to the formation of Memorial Drive Ministries and three new immigrant worshipping communities under the care of the New Church Development Commission of the Presbytery.
Following his time at MDPC, George served McDonough Presbyterian Church as Bridge Pastor and Head of Staff, providing stability and guidance after the unexpected departure of the Senior Pastor. For the past year he has been pastoring Kelley Presbyterian Church in rural Henry County.
George serves the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta on the Pastor to Pastor team and on the New Church Development Commission. He previously served on the Committee for Representation and as the Presbytery’s point person for the Hunger Walk.
George was born at DeKalb General in Decatur and grew up in Miami, Fla. He attended Florida State University where he graduated Cum Laude from the School of Social Work in 1992. After college, he managed his family’s apartment complexes in Dekalb County until he felt called to ministry in 2004. He graduated from Columbia Theological Seminary in 2010 and began serving Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church soon after graduation.
George and his wife Carrie met at Atlanta Vintage Books where Carrie was the manager; they share a passion for rare and collectable books and ephemera. They have been married for 23 years and share their home with a Bishon Frise, a Pomeranian, a Poodle, and a Hound. George is a black belt in judo, played rugby for Florida State University and for High Country Rugby in Atlanta, loves fishing, reading, painting, and hopes one day he will play the ukulele well.