Sardis UMC 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 United 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. 

  • 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, Administrative Assistant

    Veronica is a new member to Sardis UMC and has recently stepped into the role of Administrative Assistant. Prior to accepting this position, Veronica has many years of experience as an Executive Assistant and Administrative Coordinator in state & local government, legislative advocacy and non-profit organizations such as the American Red Cross. Originally from central Tennessee where she was raised by her grandparents and great grandparents, Veronica has lived in the metro Atlanta area since age 8 and was an Art major in college. She has an adult son and three fur-babies. Veronica's hobbies include cooking, baking, collecting recipes, genealogy, crafts, movies, cultural arts, shopping and shoes.