Staff

Staff

Chris Bryant

//Senior Pastor// Chris is originally from southwest Ohio. As a young man he worked many years at Wesler’s Orchard in his hometown of New Paris. He played baseball, basketball, football, and ran track in his teen years.

Britta Alton

//Director of Children’s Ministries// With a heart for the spiritual formation of children, Britta takes great joy in finding ways to point children and families toward a loving God. Having spent most of her life working with families and children through vocation and volunteering, she loves finding new and creative ways to encourage kids and strengthen families.

Jeremy Bárcenas

//Director of Contemporary Worship// Jeremy is married to Kelly, and they have two girls, Joy and Grace. Jeremy grew up as a pastor’s kid and has been in music ministry most of his life. He is a gifted instrumentalist and enjoys photography and graphic design.

Pam Blaylock

//Office Administrator// Pam has been married to her best friend Tommy for 40 years. He has been in the area his whole life (he grew up in Rossville) and Pam moved into the area when she was twelve. Pam graduated from Covenant College with a degree in Organizational Management. Pam retired a little over two years ago from BlueCross BlueShield of TN after twelve years of service as an executive assistant to the CIO in Information Services. Before working there…

Jamie Ellis

//Minister of Connections// Jamie is from right here in Catoosa County where he graduated from Lakeview High School in 1992. He then graduated with a B.S. in Exercise Science in 1996 after which he began answering his call to ministry by attending Gateway Theological Seminary in Mill Valley California where he earned a Master of Divinity Degree. Jamie was ordained in the Baptist tradition in 2001 and has served as an Air Force, Hospital and Hospice Chaplain as well as various…

Sally Ensley

//Minister of Care and Church Community Liason// Sally is a “hometown” girl, being born and raised in the Ringgold area.  After graduating from Ringgold Hight Schoo and UTC, she worked as a social worker with the state of Georgia before going to seminary in Kentucky.  From seminary, Sally served a church in Providence, KY for six years as the Minister of Education and Families.  Upon leaving there, she was called to Signal Mountain Baptist Church where she served in almost…

Taylor Lankford

//Executive Director of Worship & the Arts//  Taylor is the Director of Choral Activities and Traditional Worship at Ringgold UMC. He earned his Bachelor of Music in Vocal Music Education from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2017 along with licensure to teach K-12 music in the state of Tennessee.

Drew Sherrill

//Coordinator of Audio, Video and Lighting Ministries// Drew coordinates the audio, video, and lighting ministries at the church. Drew is married to Bailey, his high school sweetheart, and they live in Ringgold. Drew grew up at Ringgold United Methodist. He enjoys photography and recreational activites.
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