Rev. Molly Smothers, Senior Minister is a native Lexingtonian and has double degrees from Transylvania University in Philosophy and Humanities, a Master’s Degree from UK in Ethics, and an MDiv from Lexington Theological Seminary where she has also done doctoral work. Pastor Molly has held senior pastorates in Cynthiana, Mt Sterling, and most recently Morehead. She has also served as interim senior minister at churches in Independence and Owensboro.
She has done quite a bit of work in the area of Celtic Theology, in particular how it has influenced Appalachian culture. Some of her favorite authors are Thomas Merton, Anne Lamott, J Phillip Newell, Thich Naht Hanh, Eugene Peterson, and Kathleen Norris.
Pastor Molly and her husband Leon live on a 26 acre farm in Rowan County. Leon is a civil engineer and is retired from the Division of Water in Frankfort. They have three children, and three grandchildren.
Chris Prichard, Youth Director grew up near Frenchburg, KY and moved to Morehead to attend college after high school graduation. Chris graduated from Morehead State University in 2008 with a BA in English and Secondary Education. Outside of his work with FCC Georgetown, Chris is the Program Coordinator for the ACTION (Appalachian Career Training in Oncology) Program at UK’s Markey Cancer Center. He works with both high school and undergraduate students from Appalachian Kentucky to help provide them with education and experience in the field of cancer research and Oncology. Chris has over 10 years experience working with youth and served most recently as Youth Director at FCC Morehead. Chris currently resides in Winchester, KY and recently began work toward a MA degree in Higher Education Administration.
Neil DeAtley, Minister of Music, a native of Bentonville, OH, is bass-baritone vocalist, conductor, and educator. He received a BA from Morehead State University in 2013. During his undergraduate work, Neil was active in the MSU choirs, opera, and theater programs. For the past four years, Neil has taught vocal music, drama, and music history at West Union High School in Ohio. He has experience in teaching, conducting, theater directing, and music ministry. In the fall of 2018, he will begin studies at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and plans to enter into the ordained ministry.
Dr. Cully Bell joined the staff in April of 2017, and serves the church as our organist/pianist/choir accompanist/ substitute choir director, and all round go to it guy. He has a BM in piano performance from UK, and both a MM and a DMA in piano performance from University of Cincinnati. He is currently teaching at EKU, and also does accompanying. Dr. Bell has won many honors, including most recently the Illinois State Music Teachers Association Member of the Year in 2016.
Teresa B, Church Administrator tries to keep the rest of us in line. She spent her early years in Maryland, and then moved to southern California to complete her college degree in Business Administration: Accounting Theory, and Practice. She has also served as the Accounting manager for a professional theatre troupe while her family was stationed in Florida. She is married to Paul, who works for the federal government, and they have two daughters: Brittany, who is married to Adam and lives in North Carolina, and Terra, who is a student at Scott County High. She enjoys cooking and exercise, and is currently learning to make stained glass.
Jessi Jump, Webmaster manages the website and social media of the church. A native Georgetownian and graduate of Georgetown College, she has spent her professional life in nonprofit service focusing primarily on fundraising, communications and administration and is currently a staff member at the University of Kentucky. Jessi has her two amazing daughters (Brynna and Maren) and enjoys reading, writing and playing board games.
Marcia Wallace, Nursery Attendant ensures that our youngest members have a safe, fun and spiritual atmosphere during Sunday morning and special events. Nursery is open to infants through four year old children. Marcia is also a Pharmacy Tech in Georgetown and enjoys trail riding, reading and watching sports.
Scott Jarvis, Maintenance and Housekeeping, has been married to Linda for 25 years and is the proud father of three sons. He enjoys baseball games, camping, and hanging out with his family. A retired Fire Marshal from 21 years of dedicated service to the Georgetown Fire Department, Scott handles all maintenance and housekeeping for First Christian Georgetown.