Sophe Pope

Sophe Pope

Director of Children's Ministry
Sophe and her husband Dusty are the proud parents of 4 little girls, Ellie Ann, Mamie Cole, Hazel Lane, and Gladie Pearl. She was born and raised here in McDonough and is an (almost) lifelong Presbyterian. With an undergraduate degree in Spanish and ESOL from the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!) and a Masters in Teaching from Georgia State and College University, Sophe began her career in teaching at Mary Persons High School in Forsyth. After 4 years and when she and Dusty found out they were expecting their first baby, she returned home to teach at her alma mater, Union Grove High School.

After the birth of baby girl #2 in 2015, Sophe left the classroom to stay home and raise her babies. That Fall, she started as the Director of Children’s Ministries here at MPC. With a passion for working with children of all ages and a love for teaching, this is truly a dream job for Sophe!

Along with her roles as a mama to 4, ages 7 and under, and getting to play with the kids here at church, Sophe also serves on the Henry County Board of Education. Additionally, she sits on the Board of Trustees for Shingleroof Campground as well as the Board of Directors for Haven House.

Some random facts about Sophe:

  • She is the 6th generation to live in her (Elliott) family’s farmhouse.
  • Sophe and Dusty first met in Kathy Rutledge’s 5th grade class at McDonough Elementary School, although they didn’t start dating until they were juniors in college.
  • Sophe eats peanut butter on everything, including but certainly not limited to hamburgers and hotdogs.
  • If you want to know any embarrassing stories or additional information, Sophe was taught by the following church members: Ann & Bill Cook (mama and daddy), Sue Chafin, Bill Chafin (swim lessons), Cissy Brown, Jill Stroud, Dee Sanders, Jane Robinson (piano lessons), Rita McGarity , Kathy Rutledge , Mary Jane Portwood, Matt Portwood , Rodney Bowler (principal)