Rev. Dr. Carolyn Smith Goings is a Dyersburg, Tennessee native and was ordained in 1982. In addition to having pastored congregations, Rev. Goings has served as a chaplain in hospitals, prisons, hospice care, and on a college campus. Along with completing a Master of Divinity degree at the Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Dr. Goings earned two degrees from Goddard College: a Bachelor’s in English and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. She completed a Ph.D. degree from Antioch University in Organizational Leadership with a focus on race relations. Carolyn has lived in thirteen of the forty-eight contiguous states, with most of her life spent in New England. Her firstborn, Michaela, and her lastborn, David, are buried there. Carolyn has four living adult children: Kathryn, John, Jennifer, and Will, five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Her dog, Belle, an energetic German Shepherd, gets her up and outdoors early every morning, for which she is always thankful.

Dr. Goings is available by telephone at 731-325-1255. Please be prepared to leave a message. She will return your call if you tell her who is calling! You may also reach Carolyn by going to the “Contact” page on this website. Complete and submit the form you find there. You will receive a response within 24 hours.