Our Staff

Rev. Keith Grogg

Pastor   |   pastor@montreatchurch.org  
Keith Grogg began as our pastor in April, 2014. For twenty years, he has been bringing church youth groups to the Montreat Youth Conference, and he has attended many other Montreat offerings through the years. He was the pastor of Carolina Beach Presbyterian Church, 2000-2014, and before that served a shared ministry in Kannapolis, NC, as pastor of Kirkwood Presbyterian Church and associate pastor of Bethpage Presbyterian Church. He received the Master of Divinity degree from McCormick Seminary in 1993. Before ordination, Keith was a lifelong member of Second Presbyterian Church in Bloomington, Illinois. He graduated from Indiana University in 1989 and spent the following year as a PC(USA) Mission Volunteer, serving St. Andrew’s (Anglican) Church in Bedford, England through the Time for God program. Keith married Vivian Hare in 1992 and they have two children. Vivian’s mother, Clara Hare, who will also be moving to Montreat, is a graduate of Montreat College.

Patty Smith

Office Administrator   |   office@montreatchurch.org
Patty was born in Santa Rosa, CA and moved with her family to Western North Carolina at a young age. She graduated from AC Reynold’s High School in 1984, was married in 1985 and became a mother the following year. She has two children, both educated at home and pursuing careers, in which each excel. Her son has made her a proud grandmother of two. Patty worked at The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove for 12 years, leaving in 2014 to finish her course work at AB Tech. In May, 2015, she graduated with high honors and an Associate’s degree in Office Administration along with several Microsoft Certifications. In her free time, Patty works diligently on her great passion in life, photography.