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Kate Tyler joins episcopal office staff as executive administrative assistant


By Kara Witherow, Editor

Upon Bobbi Googe’s retirement Oct. 8, Kate Tyler will join the South Georgia Conference’s episcopal office staff as executive administrative assistant. 

Tyler succeeds Googe, who, after three years serving in the episcopal office, will begin a new role as a full-time grandmother. 

Tyler currently serves as administrative assistant to both Conference Pastoral Counselor Rev. Deborah Wight-Knight and Assistant to the Bishop for Ministerial Services Dr. Jay Harris. 

While this will be a new role for Tyler, she has been on staff with the Annual Conference for 13 years. She joined the Conference as administrative assistant to Rev. Wight-Knight in 2003 and five years ago also assumed the role of administrative assistant to Dr. Harris. 

As executive assistant to the Bishop, Tyler will be responsible for coordinating Bishop Graves’ South Georgia schedule and travel, managing and coordinating his communications, correspondence, and calendar, assisting with long-term projects, communicating with conference committees, maintaining files, and more.

She will also continue to support the Office of Ministerial Services.

“I join the South Georgia Conference in thanking Bobbi Googe for her three years of service and ministry to the Episcopal Office. She has done her work with excellence while doing it with a servant’s heart,” said Bishop David Graves. “It is with joy that we welcome Kate Tyler into her new role as Executive Administrative Assistant to the Bishop and Office of Ministerial Services. Kate’s 13 years of serving the South Georgia Conference, her knowledge, skill set, and work ethic is a tremendous gift to me as the newly appointed bishop.”

Tyler can be reached at kate@sgaumc.com or 478-738-0048.

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