Staff & Leaders

Chris Laskey

Chris was appointed to J.F.U.M.C. in June of 2011.  Chris has a passion for Word & Spirit, his family, creative worship, preaching, music, and more.  Chris believes that we can have an intimate, intense relationship with the Divine in this life through the power of the Holy Spirit and through supernatural encounters with the Divine,…

Danelle Fowler

Danelle has been with JFUMC since October 2001 and has seen much change and growth in the church over the years. Hired as a part-time church secretary, her role has expanded into being a full-time Office Manager. Danelle also serves as the Financial Secretary and the Recording Secretary. Prior to working at JFUMC, Danelle was…

Renee Hilley

From August to December 2015, Renee served as the part-time Interim Director of Children’s Ministries. In January 2016 Renee officially took on the role of Director for our Children’s Ministries as well as Director for our Service Outreach Ministries. Renee is married to Nathan Hilley and they are parents of two very spirited daughters! Before…

Alice Lipscomb

Alice Lipscomb joined the JFUMC staff in January 2016 and serves as Youth Pastor, Director of Adult Discipleship, and Director of Outreach Ministries. Prior to this, Alice served on staff at a Methodist Church for 28 years.  She served as office manager for 10 years and then as Director of Programs and Education for 18…

Bob Reynolds

Bob Reynolds joins the church staff as Pastor of Care & Visitation officially in January 2016, after serving in this area for several years at JFUMC.  Pastor Bob is a retired ordained Elder in Full connection in the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church.  He served churches in the North Georgia Conference from…

Trina Riggott

Trina Riggott joined the church staff as Preschool Director in December 2015.  She served as an assistant teacher at the preschool before becoming the Preschool Director.  Trina is an active member of JFUMC, is married to her high school sweetheart John, and together they have four children; three daughters and a son. Trina is a…

Lisa Whitmire

Lisa Adams Whitmire is a life-long member of Jefferson First United Methodist Church and has served for many years in different musical capacities; pianist, organist, adult hand-bells, children’s tone-bells, children’s choir director and director of the children’s Christmas pageant. Lisa has a BA in English from Converse College, as well as a minor in musical…

Kevin Whitfield

Kevin started leading worship at JFUMC in January of 2016. Kevin enjoys helping people grow in their understanding of love through music, encouraging them to set aside their comfort and move forward in a vision that is bigger than themself. Before leading worship at JFUMC, Kevin led worship at Galilee Christian Church for 8 years…

Crystal Tucker

Crystal is a graduate of Mercer University with a degree in piano performance and English. She also has a Masters in Communication Arts from The University of West Florida and a Masters in Nursing from The Medical College of Georgia. She has 10 years of experience as a church pianist at First Baptist Church in…

Carole Frankum

Carole is a graduate of Brenau College with a degree in piano performance, music education, voice and a psychology minor.  She also has a Masters degree in Music Education from the University of Georgia.  Carole is a lifelong United Methodist and has years of service as an organist and choir director in the local church.…