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

Rev. Elizabeth Hagan


She began her ministry at First Christian Athens in August 2021.

Elizabeth began her career as a 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, she has served churches in North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC and Oklahoma in various roles before moving to Georgia earlier this year.

She is author of two books, Birthed: Finding Grace Through Infertility (Chalice Press, 2016) and Brave Church: Tackling Tough Topics Together (Upper Room, 2021)

She passionate about building communities of faith who know and love one another well and who serve their neighbors with compassion.

She comes to FCC Athens along with her husband, Kevin and daughter, Amelia who love doing life with her and as a part of the church.

In her free time, Elizabeth loves traveling, baking and going to the movies especially if popcorn is involved.

You can email her at She would love to hear from you!

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Angie Townsend

Office Manager

Angie 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.

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Cassie Kitchen

Child Care Leader

Cassie 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

Child Care Leader

Shellie 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.


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