Fondren Staff

Administrative Secretary: Erica Mannery-Barker
Erica Mannery-Barker joined Fondren's staff in 2012 after many years of experience as a legal assistant and client services manager for law firms in Mississippi and Texas. A native Jacksonian, Erica attended Callaway High School and Jackson State University. Erica's husband, Willis Ricardo Barker, Jr. (Rick), a native of Cleveland, Ohio, is a retired sergeant first class with the United States Army (27 years). She is the mother of a daughter, Jessica Amelia-Anne, and fraternal twin boys, Miles Willis and Maxwell Ricardo—and the family pet, a chihuahua/Jack Russell terrier mix named Sandi. Erica is an avid reader, amateur writer/blogger, and a devoted HGTV, History, and Discovery Channel viewer. Erica, her husband, and their children are members of Briarwood Presbyterian Church.

Accountant: Dee Stallings
Dee Stallings has over thirty years' experience in both audit and tax with specialization in designing and implementing business accounting systems for a wide range of business entities including real estate developers, building contractors, medical practitioners, wholesale and retail establishments, and church and other non-profit organizations. She manages the accounting services department for Harper, Rains, Knight, & Company P.A., a local certified public accounting firm. She is a member of The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants, and The Central Chapter of Certified Public Accountants. Dee is assisted by her daughter, Fran Peacock, a second generation CPA. They have been accounting for Fondren Presbyterian Church since August 1998.

Music Director: Nell Adams
Nell Adams, mezzo-soprano, teaches voice and related subjects as Associate Professor at Mississippi College where she has been a faculty member since 1992. A native of Amelia Island, Florida, she holds Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in Music Education from William Carey College, a Master of Music degree in Vocal Pedagogy from Mississippi College, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from The University of Southern Mississippi. Prior to her position at Mississippi College, Nell taught for seventeen years at Clarke College. She holds membership in the Delta Omicron International Music Fraternity and the National Association of Teachers of Singing. A Clinton resident, Nell has two daughters and two grandchildren.

Organist: Amy Jones
Amy Jones became Fondren's organist on Sunday, February 15, 2015. She is a senior organ major at Mississippi College, studying with Professor Robert Knupp. She has several years' experience in church music, first as keyboardist at the First Baptist Church in Slidell, Louisiana, her home church, and then as organist at First Presbyterian Church of Yazoo City and Northside Baptist Church of Clinton. Amy has earned several awards and scholarships and has performed for the Jackson Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO), most recently in March 2015 at Northminster Baptist Church at the AGO 29th Annual Choral-Organ Festival.

Organist Emerita: Judy Slater
Judy Slater retired as Organist and Assistant Choir Director in 2014 after twenty-six years of service to Fondren.