Rev. Graham Arp, Pastor
Greetings! I and my family are blessed to be a part of the Chatsworth First UMC Family! My wife Julie and I have 3 children. I grew up in church and have been a Methodist since I was 12 years old. Julie and I are both from Canton, GA and met at Orange UMC, where both of our families attended while we were growing up.
I recognized my call to ordained ministry for some time before finally pursuing it. I graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary in May 2017. I have previously served as Associate Pastor at Kennesaw UMC. I feel so blessed to be appointed as Pastor of Chatsworth First UMC and I am excited about all that God is doing and is going to do through this community of faith.
Melissa Sneads, Office Manager
December, 2019 will mark Melissa Sneads' 23rd year of serving as Office Manager. She has worked with four pastors, numerous nursery attendants, pianists, children/youth ministers & music directors.
Melissa loves her job and believes she has been richly blessed through her service at CFUMC and looks forward to many more years.
Melissa's parents are Fred T. (deceased) & Leola Pritchett. Her dad was born & raised in Murray Co. & her mom hailed from Sand Mountain (Bryant), Alabama.
Melissa calls Murray County home because it’s the only one she remembers -- she was only three when her family moved here.
Melissa is the youngest of six children.
Clay Thornbury, Youth Director
Clay is a high school graduate of Murray County High School and a college graduate of Kennesaw State University. He is currently pursuing a Masters of Divinity at Luther Rice College and Seminary. He is married to Monica Thornbury. Though Clay is devout in his studies, he is even more so in his mission to perform God's work. He is passionate about bringing the word of God to the youth of the church and knowing more about God through countless hours of studying.
In his free time, Clay enjoys being newlywed with his wife, traveling and exploring new places, listening to sermons, and discussing all things to do with God.
Aaron Adams, Music Director
My name is Aaron Adams. I am twenty years old, and I have been going to Chatsworth First United Methodist Church since I was four. I have served our church as a choir member since I was 13, in the handbell choir, and have served on the Missions Committee. I am a 2017 graduate of North Murray High School, and I am currently studying Business Communications at Dalton State College. I have enjoyed singing with the Dalton State Singers for two years and the Dalton Community Chamber Choir for one year. When I was in high school, I was involved with the symphonic band (4 years), jazz band (2 years), and chorus (2 years). I enjoy playing the piano, reading, traveling, and spending time with my family. I look forward to continuing to serving the Lord and spreading His love through the music ministries of CFUMC.
Mary Margaret Howard, Preschool Director
Sheree McEntire, Office Assistant
I have been a long-time resident of Murray County and love to serve in our community. I am a member of Salem Baptist Church in Dalton, GA. I graduated with an Instructional Technology Specialist degree from Kennesaw State University and am looking forward to using these skills to serve in the church. I will be updating the social media information and website, as well as assisting with office tasks. I am excited to help you with any needs you may have!