You'll see these faces around First Christian on a regular basis. They make everything happen around here.

Rev. Elizabeth Hagan

Pastor Elizabeth began her ministry at First Christian Athens in August 2021 and was installed as our first female senior pastor in our 148 year history in May 2022!

Pastor Elizabeth began her career as an elementary school teacher after graduating from Samford University in Birmingham, AL. She later attended Duke Divinity School after feeling a call to pastoral ministry. Since completing seminary and ordination in 2006, she has served churches in North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC and Oklahoma in various roles before moving to Georgia.

Pastor Elizabeth is author of two books, Birthed: Finding Grace Through Infertility and Brave Church: Tackling Tough Topics Together that speak to her passion of building communities of faith who know and love one another well. Pastor Elizabeth believes that church should be a safe place of welcome for whoever might feel a pull to be a part of a loving community. She’s known to say that following Jesus is always about actions that show what we believe, not just empty words.

Pastor Elizabeth is married to Kevin. She is mom to two littles: daughter, Amelia and son Andrew who love doing life with her and as a part of the church.

In her free time, Pastor Elizabeth loves writing just for fun, taking in UGA sporting events, going to plays at the Classic Center, and trying new restaurants around town. She’s a 2023 graduate of LEAD Athens and thinks that Athens is the gem of Georgia!

If you have questions about First Christian, Elizabeth looks forward to hearing from you.

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Angie Townsend

Since 2016, Angie has served First Christian as a bookkeeper and office manager. Angie and her husband, Chuck, live in Hull. Angie has two sons and  is a devoted grandmother to grandson, Jordan.

Angie can be found in the office Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between 9-12 noon. If you have any questions about the church or need assistance in learning about a program, email Angie and she’ll direct you to the answers!

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Brooks Todd

Brooks Todd is a singer and multi-instrumentalist originally from Springfield, VA. After moving to Athens in 2019, he earned degrees in vocal performance and music business from the University of Georgia. Brooks has appeared in multiple operas with the UGA Opera Theatre and as a tenor soloist with the UGA Hodgson Singers, Repertory Singers, and Choral Project. Brooks is currently working on recording an album of his own original music.

Brooks joined the Athens FCC community in 2022 as a staff singer with the choir, and is excited to continue to grow with the music program as director, a position he began in the summer of 2023.

If you are interested in learning more about the choir or how you can get involved in the music program of the church, Brooks looks forward to hearing from you!

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Abby Seavers

Abby is a 2023 graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in Math and is currently working her masters in education so she will soon be a double dawg!

Abby has been the Sunday School Teacher Lead for the past year and has recently come on board with new responsibilities as the children’s ministry intern! She’s a warm and engaging presence among our children’s programming each week.

It’s Abby’s job to keep the children’s ministry running on Sunday mornings (10-noon) and to plan special activities for the children and their families to get together and get to know one another better.

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