McGregor staff profiles

  • Rev. Robyn Garrison, Interim Pastor


    Robyn is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Philosophy and received her Masters of Divinity in 1997 at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.  She was ordained as a Presbyterian Church (USA) Minister of Word and Sacrament in 1998.  For the past 14 years, Robyn has served as the pastor at a local Presbyterian Church in Columbia.  She is an active member of Trinity Presbytery, having served on several committees and commissions.

    Robyn is the mother of three wonderful young adult children, Erin, Kara and Benjamin. 

  • Michele Glasscock

    Michele is the office manager of McGregor Presbyterian Church. She and her husband, Ed, are long-time members of McGregor. Michele became the office manager in 1997. She has a bachelor of science in business administration from Winthrop University.


    Michele and Ed have two grown daughters, Melissa and Kayla, who grew up at McGregor. Melissa, her husband, Dave Meverden, and their daughters, Lyla and Ava, live in Charleston. Kayla, her husband John Abernathy, and their cat, Marv, live in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Michele enjoys reading (especially Nora Roberts and J.D. Robb novels), watching sports with Ed, and being a grandmother.

  • Joy Ackerman

    Joy has served for more than 30 years as director of music at McGregor Presbyterian Church, sharing her musical gifts as both organist and adult choir director. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in music and a master of education degree in elementary guidance from the University of South Carolina. Joy has furthered her education as a church musician through annual attendance at the Montreat Conference on Worship and Music. She and husband Bill live at Lake Murray near Irmo. Now that she is retired from her other career in elementary guidance, Joy enjoys concerts and recitals, movies, sunset boat rides, being a grandmother to Ben, and continuing to serve through music at McGregor.  

  • Christine (Chris) Manley is the Director of McGregor Preschool.  She is a graduate of Villa Julie College in Maryland and Converse College in South Carolina with a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education and minor in Children in Healthcare.  Years ago, Chris was the Spanish teacher at McGregor Preschool and at several community centers.

    Christine and her husband, James, live in the Irmo/Columbia area and enjoy their five amazing daughters and eight grandchildren - most of whom attended McGregor Preschool.  They also enjoy traveling and visiting with family abroad (South America) and throughout the states.  Chris' hobbies include gardening and outdoor anything when not enjoying her family.  Her favorite times are with James on their deck with all 18+ kiddos of all ages visiting and laughing while grilling birthday dinners and watching an occasional good football game.

  • Alex Manley

    Alex Manley is McGregor's Nursery Staff Worker.  Alex has been a member or McGregor for over 20 years and been working in our nursery for over 8 years.  Alex is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a Bachelors of Fine Arts, Bachelors of History, and Masters of History with a focus on museum work.  She is also a former teacher at McGregor Preschool.