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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. 

 

Email: Pastor@chatfumc.org

 

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Melissa Sneads, Office Manager

December of 2021 will mark Melissa Sneads' 25th 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.

 

Email:  Office@CFUMC.org

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Greg Burns, Interim Music Director

Mr. Burns was born and raised in Chatsworth, Georgia and is a 1997 graduate of Murray County High School.  He is currently serving in his 13th year of Band Director.  During his 12 years in Jefferson County, he taught 8 years at Louisville Middle School and 4 years at Jefferson County High School.  In 2012, Mr. Burns was named Louisville Middle School’s Teacher of the Year.  This is Mr. Burns’ first year as Band Director at Gladden Middle School and Assistant Band Director for his alma mater, the Murray County High School Marching Indian Band.  

Mr. Burns received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education with an emphasis in Instrumental Music in 2008 from Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Georgia.  

Mr. Burns, along with his wife Kristen, son Jacob, and dog Maggie, currently reside in Chatsworth, Georgia.

 

Mary Margaret Howard, Preschool Director

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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! 

Email:  Office_Assistant@chatfumc.org

Tony Morgan, Youth Minister

I am excited about the opportunity of serving as Youth Pastor at Chatsworth FUMC.  I am a native of Cohutta and grew up at Varnell UMC, where I had 13 years of perfect attendance in Sunday School (I’ve got the pins to prove it.)  I began youth ministry about 25 years ago and have served on full-time, part-time, interim, and volunteer staff for several churches and non-profit ministries as well as teaching middle school PE and Health for 19 years in Cobb County.  Along the way, I studied at Liberty Online Seminary to get a degree in Discipleship Ministries. 
I currently live in Cohutta with my wife Mel, her two boys, Logan (17) and Mason (7), and our dog Patch.  I also 2 sons: Bennett (20) who lives in Dahlonega, and Braeden (17) in Canton.   We are looking forward to meeting the CFUMC family and joining your efforts to reach the Chatsworth/Murray County community as we seek to lead people to become more fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. 
 

Rachel Jordan, Children's Minister