Meet Our Pastor
Like many of you, I am new to the Covington/Conyers area. I grew up in Miami and graduated from the University of Florida (which makes me very popular around here during football season!).
After serving as a youth pastor in UMC churches in Florida for 22 years, I moved to Georgia to attend seminary at Candler School of Theology at Emory University. Before coming to Salem, I served as pastor of churches in Gainesville district of North Georgia and the Coastal district of
During my time at Candler, I met and married Katie, and together we have a growing, blended family that includes four grown daughters, their spouses, one grandchild, and lots of “grandpuppies.”
Katie and I love living in this area! Whether we’re biking the local trails near Conyers or eating ice cream on the Covington square, we are always encouraged by the warm and friendly people that we meet here! We are blessed to be at Salem United Methodist - a welcoming church that is striving to serve and minister to the whole community.
Rev. Cott Became Salem's Pastor Upon His Appointment in July 2021