Fitz Legerton has been Pastor Emeritus since 1992. Prior to that, he served as the congregation’s Pastor for forty-two years. With degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, Union and Princeton Seminaries, and Presbyterian College, Fitz continued working after “retirement” as Director of Church Relations at Warren Wilson College. He re-retired in 2005 and now lives with his wife Emmy Lou in North Carolina.
During his time in Atlanta, Fitz served as Clerk and Moderator of the Presbytery, as well as serving on many committees. Fitz also served the church at the Synod and General Assembly levels, attending as a commissioner in 1955, 1964, and 1969. He also participated in exchange pastorates in Oregon, Bridgwater (England), and Rotorua (New Zealand). Fitz also taught courses at Oglethorpe University and Columbia Seminary.Fitz was very active in civic activities as well, serving on the boards of Pace Academy, Oglethorpe University, the DeKalb Community Council on Aging, and on the Advisory Council of the Montreat Mountain Retreat Association, among others. In retirement, Fitz enjoys tennis, golf, reading, traveling, and carpentry (of a basic sort!).