Staff

Ben Cathey

Ben is a Georgia native.  After going home to Symrna, he has lived in Tucker, Dalton, Marietta, Auburn, AL., Wilmore, KY., Temple, Lilburn, Grayson, and Loganville. Ben was baptized as a 10th grader at McEachern UMC in Marietta, GA. became a member after accepting Jesus as his Savior. He sensed a call to full time…

Heather Burroughs

Heather is the Preschool Ministries Director, which mean she manages the Ringgold United Methodist Church Preschool and the preschool ministries for the church. She has worked with the preschool since August 2013. Heather has lived in Ringgold her whole life, and she is a graduate of Ringgold High. She has worked in early childhood education for 14 years.…

Bobby Fleck

Bobby holds a Master of Divinity degree at Candler School of Theology in Formation and Witness, and Bobby attended Mercer University where he graduated with a degree in Christianity and a minor in Information Technology. Bobby’s ministry experiences have included several foreign mission trips, work with media and communications, and youth praise band development and…

Taylor Lankford

Taylor is a Senior at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, majoring in Vocal Music Education.  He holds a K-12 Teacher Certification in Choral/General Music Education.  Taylor has served as the President of the UTC Chamber Singers and has sung in many choral ensembles. Taylor is single, but dating.  He is a huge Denver Broncos fan…

James Pelt

Having been born and raised in Macon, GA, James joined Ringgold United Methodist Church in 2003 with his wife, Diane, after having moved to the area. James has served as a teacher, lay leader and delegate to annual conference. James responsibilities are in the areas of our senior ministries, including 49ers, the Care and Visitation…

Jonathan Walker

Jonathan and his wife Sarah have two young children, Isabelle and William.  Jonathan found the Chattanooga area after gaining a full tuition music scholarship to Tennessee Temple.  He graduated with a B.S. in Vocal Performance. While in school he traveled with the school worship team visiting different churches and ministries dozens of times per year.…

Christina Ware

Christina has an educational background in child development, earning a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Berry College and a Master’s in special education from UTC. Christina comes to the church after several years of experience teaching with Catoosa County schools.  Christina brings an intimate knowledge of the church coupled with, a passion for God’s church…

Karen Riegelman

Karen Riegelman is the Office Administrator at the church. She was born in Fort Knox, KY so technically she is a southerner, but her tendencies to watch hockey games and drink un-sweet tea give hints to her “Yankee” upbringing. Being the daughter of a military man (aka an Army Brat), Karen has lived many places, including Germany for…