Our Staff

Ministerial Staff

Rev. Liz Millar

Senior Associate Minister Rev. Liz joined LaGrange FUMC in late August 2022, after her and her husband Bill moved from Gainsville First UMC in Gainsville, GA. Contact Liz

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Family Ministries

Leah Chapman

Youth Minister Leah joined the LaGrange FUMC staff mid-September 2022. She and her family moved to LaGrange from Dallas, TX. Contact Leah

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Jeanne Jones

Jeanne Jones has served as our Children’s Minister since 2017, when she and her husband, Al, moved to Georgia to be closer to family. She also serves as the District Children’s Coordinator for the SouthWest District of the North Georgia Conference’s Board of Laity and the SouthWest District’s contact for the NGUMC Children’s Ministry Networking Groups.

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Music Ministries

Dr. Richard Prior

Dr. Richard Prior is our Minister of Traditional Worship. Richard was our interim Minister of Traditional Music for a few months before officially accepting the full-time position in February 2022.

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Mary Elizabeth Gerick

As our Minister of Modern Worship, Mary Elizabeth has a heart for creating an authentic worship space for individuals to experience God with others. Mary Elizabeth moved to LaGrange from Kennesaw, and she has more than two years of experience in organizing and leading modern worship services at Hillside United Methodist Church, Mary Elizabeth brings a genuine and abiding faith in Jesus Christ, a relational disposition and people-focused outlook, and exceptional musical talent. 

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Administrative Staff

Facilities Ministries

Scott Hill

Scott Hill has been LaGrange First Methodist’s Facilities Maintenance Coordinator since 2019. Originally from Rome, Georgia, he graduated from Berry College in 2010 with a degree in History and a minor in Anthropology.

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Eddie Giddens

Custodian Eddie Giddens most likely walks several miles a day within the walls of our church in his role as LaGrange First Methodist’s custodian since 2001.

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