Leadership

ELDERS

Pastor Clif Daniell


Clif Daniell is from middle Georgia. In 1999, he and his family moved to Douglasville and were a part of the original group of families that helped plant Grace Presbyterian Church. Previously, he was a middle and high school teacher. Upon completion of an MDiv degree at Reformed Theological Seminary in Atlanta, he became an Assistant pastor at Grace and then later was called to be an Associate. He was called as Senior Pastor of Cherokee Presbyterian Church in Canton, Georgia in September 2021. Pastor Clif and his wife, Melody, have a son and three daughters.

Jim Friday

Elder Emeritus

Jim has served on the session at Cherokee since 2007. He is presently employed at the Centers for Disease Control. He and his late wife, Karla, are blessed with 2 adult children, 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.  Despite his retirement from active service on the session, Jim still leads in worship, visits the sick, attends prayer meetings, and is involved in the Canton Community Group.

Jimmy Friday

Elder

Jimmy was ordained as a ruling elder in 2013. He teaches Middle and High School Bible classes at Covenant Christian Academy in Cumming and coaches soccer, basketball and baseball. Jimmy and his wife, Amber, are raising two sons, James and Jackson. Jimmy serves CPC as he regularly teaches adult Sunday School, leads the Education Committee, and acts as Clerk of Session.

DAryl Lipham

Elder

Daryl is a founding member of CPC, and has served the church as an elder for 30 years.  He continues to operate his own business, and is blessed in his marriage to his wife, Lynette. Together they have 10 children, 38 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Daryl is actively engaged in many ministries at Cherokee including leading worship and the Fellowship Events Team. He leads the West Canton Community Group.

Chuck Lokey

Elder

Chuck is a San Francisco native, but grew up mostly in the Washington, DC area. He received his Bachelors from Covenant College and Masters from Syracuse University and is retired from the information technology industry and the Navy Reserve. Chuck was ordained as a ruling elder in 2013. He and his wife, Linda, are blessed with 2 adult children and 4 grandchildren. Chuck is active in several ministries including the Praise Team, Missions Team, Community Outreach Ministries, and the Woodstock Community Group. He also leads a non-profit ministry, Teaching Missions International, that sends professors to mostly developing countries to train pastors and other church leaders to shepherd their congregations.