Rev. Justin Floyd began his ministry at First Christian Athens in January of 2016. He received a bachelors degree from Texas Christian University in 2010 and a Masters of Divinity from Claremont School of Theology in 2013. Justin served several churches in Texas and California. He has begun program work for a Doctorate of Ministry Degree at Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He likes college football, country music, and good bar-b-que. He and his wife Catie have a son, Charlie, who was born in 2017. A cat Bailey and a dog Gary complete their family
Rev. Stacy Pardue began her ministry at First Christian Athens in November of 2018. She worked with Family Promise of Athens that supports homeless families following her move to Athens in 2015. She graduated from Yale University and Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. She has served churches in Raleigh, North Carolina and was the Chaplain at Meredith College. As Chaplain, she started programs in food insecurity, anti-human trafficking, interfaith dialogue, and was the founder of the poverty initiative, The Children’s Collaborative of Wake County. She is a former competitive tennis player, and now enjoys pickleball! Her husband Sam is the Dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of Georgia. They have two adult children, a daughter Caitlin and a son Taylor.
Twila Willis is a gifted musician who has shared her talents as organist at First Christian since 1994. In addition to enhancing worship with pipe organ music, she is accompanist and pianist for choirs and special music. She is a graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary where she studied Church Music. Twila has lived in Athens since 1969 where she and her husband, Lamar, raised three daughters and a son Treasured family gatherings now include nine grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Angie Townsend serves as bookkeeper and office manager. She joined the staff in January 2016. She and her husband, Chuck, live in Hull. Angie has two sons. She is a devoted grandmother to grandson, Jordan.
Cassie Kitchen enjoys working with babies and toddlers. She has earned the title “baby whisperer” at First Christian! Cassie is a phlebotomist and on Saturdays, she is always cheering for the Dawgs!
Shellie Mull grew up in Athens. She is a nurse with Piedmont Heart Institute at Piedmont Athens Regional. Her favorite “child” to play with other than the children at First Christian is her dog, Lady.
Dylan Michel is a senior at the University of Georgia majoring in Health Promotion and minoring in Global Health. She is vice-president of UGA's Pre-Nursing Society and a member of the Future Health Promoter's Club. She loves spending her Wednesday nights at Disciples on Campus and her Saturdays with the Bulldawgs!