Senior High Ministry Director
Justin is no stranger to West Tennessee, since he was raised in Dyersburg and attended Union University in Jackson. In 2004, he ventured out from familiar surroundings to attend Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama, where he earned his Master of Divinity degree. In 2007, Justin began serving at First Presbyterian Church in Meridian, Mississippi, as Director of Student Ministries. Over the course of his seven years at First Presbyterian Church, he also served as an Associate Pastor, overseeing discipleship throughout the church. In 2014, Justin was called by Independent to serve as an Assistant Pastor with a focus on ministering to High School students. Justin and his wife, Meredith, were married in 2006, and they have two sons; Patrick and Simon.
justinjones [at] indepres [dot] org
Senior High Assistant Director
Mary Virginia is from Oxford, MS and graduated from Mississippi State University. After graduation, Mary Virginia worked for two years with RUF as an intern at Baylor University. She got married in 2013 to Stephen Felker. In May of 2014, Stephen and Mary Virginia moved to Memphis for Stephen to start MTR (Memphis Teacher Residency). Mary Virginia began working with the Senior High Youth department at IPC in June of 2014.
mvfelker [at] indepres [dot] org
Senior High Female Intern
Emily is a native of Ridgeland, Mississippi where she attended Highlands Presbyterian Church, PCA. She recently graduated from Union University with a degree in Psychology. While at Union Emily was an active member of Kappa Delta sorority and served as a New Student Orientation leader. Emily has had experience working with Senior High students through Younglife, summer internships, and by leading a small group at a local church in Jackson, TN.
erussell [at] indepres [dot] org