Church Staff


Rev. Tamlyn Collins


Reverend Collins has been Pastor of CFUMC since July 2015.  Rev. Collins was previously the Associate Pastor of Serve Ministries & Missions at Peachtree City UMC in Atlanta. She has also served as Associate Pastor of Duluth UMC and as Senior Pastor at Woodstation UMC in Catoosa County.



Rev. Furman Norris, Pastor Emeritus

 Furman Norris was appointed pastor of Chatsworth First UMC in July, 1993 and served until December 1997. Rev. Norris was appointed Pastor Emeritus in 2001.
     Highlights during his time as pastor included spiritual development within the church, a well-received "Camp Meeting" with hundreds attending, and the complete renovation of the church sanctuary.
     Due to physical illness, Rev. Norris retired early. However, he continues to take an active role in the church and continues to provide leadership along with his wife, Bettie.

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Ms. 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.