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Meet the DUMC Youth Staff!

Andrew Chappell - Director of Youth Ministries

What do you do here? My main goal is to help our students grow up in love and faith, and as they do so, help them to lead younger students in that same growth as well.

How long have you been a part of DUMC? I joined the youth staff in May of 2012.

Who are your people? My sister Hailey is working on her Masters at University of North Georgia.

How did you do in school?

M.Div. from Candler School of Theology at Emory University in 2015

BA in Religion from UGA in 2012

ABJ in Mass Media Comm. from UGA in 2012

What do you do when you aren’t here? Drink coffee, binge watch Netflix, read Stephen King books (but not at night), and drink coffee.

Favorite thing ever? Playing Taylor Swift songs by the fire at any DUMC Youth trip!

 

Karen Bass - Associate Director of Youth Ministries

What do you do here? I’m here to connect students to God and each other through small groups. My hope is that our students might grow in faith and relationship with each other and God, and feel comfortable enough at DUMC to call this place home.

How long have you been a part of DUMC? I joined DUMC as a member in 1998 and joined the youth staff in 2014.

Who are your people? I’m married to Billy, and we have 3 awesome kids — Will (Auburn University student), Maggie (Dunwoody High School Senior), and Ben (Dunwoody High School Sophomore). 

How did you do in school?

MS in Psychology from University of Tennessee

BS in Psychology from University of Tennessee

What do you do when you aren’t here? Read, walk my dogs, play cards, and embarrass my children.

Favorite thing ever? Going on mission trips with the DUMC Youth!

 

Montana Hamby - Associate Director of Youth Missions

What do you do here? I am here to find creative ways for our students to serve our local community and the world!

How long have you been a part of DUMC? I joined the youth staff in January of 2016.

Who are your people? I’m married to Natalee Dukes-Hammy (who works in DUMC’s Children’s Ministry)!

How did you do in school?

MAT in Social Studies Education from UGA in 2014

BA in History from Georgia State University

Currently working on M.Div at Candler School of Theology at Emory University

What do you do when you aren’t here? Catch pokemon, watch football, and goof off!

Favorite thing ever? I love spending time with my wife Natalee. My second favorite thing is Village Burger.

 

Patricia Clark - Youth Ministries Assistant

What do you do here? I’m here to connect our kids to Jesus through fun and craziness. I’m also passionate about planning retreats and events through which God can reach our students. 

How long have you been a part of DUMC? I joined the youth staff in May of 2016.

Who are your people? My younger brother Taylor! He is currently attending Georgia State.

How did you do in school?

BS in Communication and Information Sciences from University of Alabama (Roll Tide!)

What do you do when you aren’t here? Sports, anything outdoors, coffee, and coffee shops.

Favorite thing ever? I love going to concerts and going on trips with the DUMC Youth!