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Greg Gallaher has been the senior pastor of Georgetown First since 2007 and leads its weekly worship, administers the sacraments, equips laity for ministry, prays and cares for the flock, and oversees the church’s administration and staff.

Greg has been married to his wife, Connie, for over forty years!

The thing he loves most about his ministry at Georgetown First is seeing the Holy Spirit’s transformational work in people’s lives through worship, prayer, study, and servant  ministry.  Jesus is Lord!

Connie and Greg Gallaher

Jeremy Arnold has been the Associate Pastor for Georgetown First United Methodist Church (UMC) since July of 2018.    He is a graduate of both Asburys in Wilmore and holds a BA in Bible & Theology at Asbury College (now University) and an MDiv at Asbury Theological Seminary.

Jeremy’s wife, Michelle, is a veterinarian  and their daughter, Naomi, inherited her love for horses! 

Jeremy has a passion for teaching and preaching scripture. He is a self-described extreme extrovert who also loves basketball and woodworking.

Pastor Jeremy Arnold

Shannon Shepherd is the receptionist at Georgetown First.

Shannon and her husband share four wonderful children together: Jackson (19), James (17), and Lexie and Riley (both 13).

Shannon enjoys getting to know more church members, and hopefully being a blessing to others as well.

Shannon Shepherd

Denise Pitts is the administrative assistant at Georgetown First.  She enjoys getting to know more church members, and helping staff so that they can better serve the congregation.

Denise was born and raised in Cunningham, a small town in far western Kentucky and graduated from Murray State University.  She and her husband, David, moved to Georgetown in 1997, with their two boys: JB and Will. She is a CPA and retired from the Commonwealth of Kentucky in 2017.

Denise enjoys reading and traveling, but her favorite place is home.

Denise’s favorite Bible verse is from Philippians 4:13- “I can do all things through him  who strengthens me.” (ISV)

Denise Pitts

Howard Miles is the business manager at Georgetown First.

In his free time, Howard enjoys spending time with his wife, Teresa, and their granddaughter, Layna.  Howard also enjoys being outside as much as possible.

Howard loves serving our Lord, and helping His people.  He truly brings this passion to his work at Georgetown First, and in his interactions with others.

Howard Miles

Kathryn (Kat) Reed serves as Director of Youth Ministries at Georgetown First.

Kat was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama.  She has one brother (Alex) and a sister-in-law (Jessica).  In her free time, Kat enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, Tyler.

Kat feels there are many blessings that come from working with Georgetown First.  She thinks that there is nothing better than seeing a teenager start to “get it” and understand the Gospel on a deeper level, taking to heart its message and sharing this through words and deeds.

Kathryn Reed

Director of Music Ministries, Sara Hall, has been on staff at Georgetown First since 2006.

Sara is married to Larry B. Hall, a retired United Methodist minister, and has two children and two grandchildren.  Her hobbies in addition to singing and playing piano include reading, and cross stitch needlework.

Sara has spent her entire life being involved in some way with church music ministry.  She is committed to serving God through music, and she views her talent as God’s gift to her so she may share with others.

Sara Hall

Dr. Rachel Taylor serves as the pianist, organist, and accompanist at Georgetown First United Methodist Church.  Rachel is the daughter of Edna Taylor, a lifelong church musician and public school music teacher.

Rachel lives in Georgetown with her husband, Mark Cleland, and their son, Taylor Crist Cleland.

Rachel enjoys traveling with her family, taking walks and interacting with her students.

Rachel Taylor

Paige Willhite serves as Director of the Preschool/Kindergarten programs at Georgetown First.

Paige is a Georgetown native, and was born and raised in Georgetown First United Methodist Church.  She and her husband, Chris, have three sons who all attended the preschool and kindergarten when they were younger.

Paige taught 3-year-old and 4-year-old classes from 2009 until July 2018, when she became the Director of the Preschool/Kindergarten programs.  She is passionate about early childhood development and helping our youngest children learn skills to help them be successful as they begin their education. She feels it is truly a joy seeing our children grow, both physically and spiritually.

Paige Willhite

Marcus Price II serves as Assistant Youth Minister at Georgetown First.  He is a senior at Georgetown College, studying both Religion and Philosophy.

Marcus and his fiancee, Haley Faye Snyder, will both graduate in spring 2018 and move to Lexington, KY, after their summer wedding.  He will continue his education at Asbury Seminary to become an Ordained Minister in the United Methodist Church.  She will study at UK to become a Family Counselor.

His core belief is in sharing the love of God through meaningful relationships.

Marcus Price and Haley Faye Snyder Fall 2017


Ashley Williams is the Children’s Ministry Coordinator at Georgetown First.  She enjoys the people she gets to work with and their willingness to serve.

Aslhey was born in Chattanooga, TN but moved when she was young. She was raised equally in Birmingham, AL and Wilmington, NC and graduated from the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!). She is married to Andrew (Drew) since July 11, 2009 and they have 4 kiddos: Cameron, Sarah Grace, John, and Annie. When asked something unusual about herself, she replied, “My husband said he wanted to marry me when we were 5 and I said ‘eww’. Thankfully, he asked again!”

Ashley enjoys traveling, cross stitching, and reading, and her favorite place to be is in the North Carolina Mountains.

Ashley’s favorite Bible verses are 1 Corinthians 13, verses 1-13.

Meet our Nursery Attendants 

Alex Broyles (pictured at left) has lived her entire life in Scott County and grew up at Georgetown First. She is a senior at Scott County High School. Her childcare experience includes volunteering for Vacation Bible School, babysitting her younger brother as well as his friends.  She hopes this experience will help her to grow toward a career where she can continue to work with children.

Lori Baker (pictured in the center) is originally from Danville, Kentucky where she grew up attending Centenary United Methodist Church. She has been attending Georgetown First since the fall of 2007. She and her husband have two children.  She is the Production Manager for the Georgetown News-Graphic.  She enjoys being around children and feels blessed to have the opportunity to care for some of the youngest members of our church.

Kelley Marie Young (pictured at right) is a mother to her very own toddler, who is full of adventure and teaches her something new every day.  She was baptized and confirmed as a child at Hillsboro United Methodist. She moved with her mom to Kentucky in 2001 and has lived in Georgetown since the spring of 2016.    She has two associate degrees from Somerset Community College in Applied Science and Arts Business Transfer.   She has worked for Lowes full time as a product service associate for 5 years.  Kelley enjoys working with our youngest members and their families in the nursery.

Nursery Attendants January 2018 ( Left to right: Alex Broyles, Lori Baker, Kelley Marie Young )