Ellen McClure, director of DPCC, the Decatur Presbyterian Children’s Community, has announced her retirement in November after 32 years of service.
The DPCC Transition Team and DPC Session announce that Brandon Laird, a 12-year DPCC teacher, has been selected as her successor.
“We look forward to his creativity and spirit as the director, “says Nicole Alexander, chair of the Transition Team and DPCC Council chair.
Brandon wrote, “As Paul imagined Christ’s church a body, so I imagine our world for children at DPCC a natural living wonder. As its head. I look to nourish what’s best in the core of our legendary program, while stretching our collective legs to go further and our collective arms to welcome more.
“God bless DPCC and it’s long-standing, long-reaching, and far-seeing mission to touch the world with God’s love,” he added..
Brandon and his family live in Decatur. His wife,Tracey, is a professor of music at Agnes Scott College. They have two children: Zoey Emma will finish her senior year at Warren Wilson College in Ashville; Henry Atticus is a rising junior at Decatur High School.