Sardis Methodist Church Staff

  • Rev. Charles "Chuck" Savage

    Chuck Savage served as president of the Georgia United Methodist Foundation from July 2011 until June 2016. Chuck had served as member of the Foundation Board of Trustees for 18 years prior to assuming the role of president. He served as board chair for the five years immediately preceding his appointment as president. Chuck is a lifelong Methodist and is passionate about his faith, his family and the Methodist Church. 

    Chuck entered the ministry after a successful 32-year career with IBM. He has served as senior pastor at several United Methodist churches in North Georgia including Christ UMC in Roswell and Kingswood UMC in Dunwoody. He is a 1967 graduate of Savannah State College with Bachelor of Science degrees in chemistry and mathematics. He received the Master of Divinity degree from Candler School of Theology in 2001. He was ordained as an elder in 2004 and has been a delegate to the general conference in 2008, 2012, and 2016. 

    Chuck and his wife, Mary, have two children and four grandchildren. Chuck is an avid college basketball fan and enjoys playing golf. 

  • Rev. Nathan Ballew

    Nathan Ballew is our new minister for our new Next Generation Ministry (bka NextGen) specifically targeted to young adults. Nathan is from Canton where he and his wife, Sarah, both graduated from Creekview High School. Nathan attended the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega where he studied physical education and participated in the ROTC Program. Nathan has been deplored serving in several roles, namely as Chaplain and continues to serve in the Reserves. In Dec 2022, he graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary with my Master’s in Divinity. Nathan and Sarah have one son, Wesley, soon to be a a year old. 

  • Jonathan Quillen, Organist/Pianist

    Raised in Unicoi, Tennessee, Jonathan began playing piano and organ at age 13. He provided organ music for a local Baptist church in high school, as well as the piano accompanist for the local high school. His professional life brought him to Atlanta in 1972. In 1987, he began serving as the pianist at Sardis alongside then organist, Ernie Briggs. In the late 1990's, upon Mr. Briggs departure, Jonathan agreed to take on both instruments and has blessed Sardis with his musical gifts ever since. Whether accompanying congregational singing, our chancel choir, featured soloists, or "Our Favorite Hymns", Jonathan is an invaluable fixture in the worship and community life of the Sardis Family.

  • Veronica Chaffin, Office Mgr. & Wedding Coordinator

    Veronica was invited to Sardis in 2018 by a co-worker & friend and became an official Sardis member in 2021 after already having stepped into the role of Administrative Assistant. Prior to managing the Sardis office, Veronica has many years of experience as an Executive Assistant and Senior Administrative Coordinator in state & local governments, legislative advocacy and non-profit organizations such as the American Red Cross. 

    Originally from central Tennessee where she was raised by her grandparents & great grandparents who provided a strong Christian foundation, Veronica has lived in the metro Atlanta area since age 8 and was an Art major in college. She has an adult son along with canine & feline fur-babies. She is an avid animal lover influenced by her late step-mother. Veronica's hobbies include cooking, baking, collecting recipes, genealogy, crafts, movies, cultural arts, shopping and shoes.