Staff

Staff

Senior Pastor

Chris Bryant

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.
Director of Children’s Ministries

Britta Alton

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.
Director of Preschool and Nursery Ministries

Heather Burroughs

Heather is the Director of Preschool and Nursery Ministries, which mean she manages the Ringgold United Methodist Church Preschool and the nursery ministries for the church.
Director of Connections and Communications

Bobby Fleck

Bobby is an extroverted person who loves a good chat with someone at a coffee shop or just getting to know someone.
Director of Choral Activities and Traditional Worship

Taylor Lankford

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.
Office Administrator

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.
Director of Youth Ministries

Jamie Smith

Jamie is originally from Rome, Georgia, where she first felt her call to ministry while a youth herself. Jamie is also a recent graduate of Reinhardt University where she combined her varied interests in Religion, History, Sociology, and English into one degree. While at Reinhardt, she served with Campus Ministries and as ministry interns in three local churches. When she is not serving, Jamie enjoys searching for and reading antique books, traveling, and enjoying a good cup of coffee with…
Director of Worship Ministries

Jonathan Walker

Jonathan is the Director of Worship Ministries, the leader of the Contemporary Praise Band, and the coordinator of several of our worship support ministries at the church.
Serve Coordinator

Aimee Darwent

Aimee is the serve coordinator at Ringgold United Methodist Church. Serving in an unpaid staff role, her job is to help people get involved through serving in the ministry and life of the church.