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.

Bobby Fleck

//Director of Connections and Communications// Bobby is an extroverted person who loves a good chat with someone at a coffee shop or just getting to know someone.

Taylor Lankford

//Director of Choral Activities and Traditional Worship// 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.

Karen Riegelman

//Office Administrator// 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.

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.

Jamie Smith

//Director of Youth Ministries// Jamie is originally from Rome, Georgia, where she first felt her call to ministry while a youth herself. Jamie is a 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…
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