Jordan Trasher // Senior Pastor   Dr. Thrasher began his ministry at Hampton UMC in June of 2018. Prior to Hampton, Jordan has served as an associate and solo pastor at several churches in the North Georgia Conference, and also as the Chaplain of Reinhardt University. Dr. Thrasher received his MDIV and DMIN from Candler School of Theology at Emory University. When not preaching and teaching, Dr. Thrasher enjoys ultimate frisbee, watching Atlanta United, and running Obstacle Course Races. He is married with three daughters, and you can even see him walking around with his dog, Bailey.

Jordan Trasher // Senior Pastor

Dr. Thrasher began his ministry at Hampton UMC in June of 2018. Prior to Hampton, Jordan has served as an associate and solo pastor at several churches in the North Georgia Conference, and also as the Chaplain of Reinhardt University. Dr. Thrasher received his MDIV and DMIN from Candler School of Theology at Emory University. When not preaching and teaching, Dr. Thrasher enjoys ultimate frisbee, watching Atlanta United, and running Obstacle Course Races. He is married with three daughters, and you can even see him walking around with his dog, Bailey.

  Matthew Chitwood // Music Director   Matthew is a 27 year member of Hampton UMC and has served as Music Director since 2016. During the week, Matthew works as an Air Import Coordinator for an International Logistics company. Matthew received his Bachelors Degree in International Business from the University of Georgia. In his free time, Matthew enjoys doing Crossfit, playing golf and softball, and cheering on the Dawgs and the Braves.

Matthew Chitwood // Music Director

Matthew is a 27 year member of Hampton UMC and has served as Music Director since 2016. During the week, Matthew works as an Air Import Coordinator for an International Logistics company. Matthew received his Bachelors Degree in International Business from the University of Georgia. In his free time, Matthew enjoys doing Crossfit, playing golf and softball, and cheering on the Dawgs and the Braves.

  Danny Stevens // Music Ministry    Danny is a 1979 graduate of Robert E Lee Institute in Thomaston, GA and attended Gordon College in Barnesville, GA as a music major from 1979-1981. Following his time at Gordon, Danny worked alongside his father and two brothers in their family business, Stevens Tire Company. He continued working there until the business closed in 2008, celebrating 60 years in business. He graduated from then Flint River Technical College as a Master Cosmetologist in 2007 and is the owner and operator of Salon Twenty One in Thomaston, where he has lived all his life. Danny credits his uncle Wayne Cook, organist of First United Methodist in Barnesville, as being a mentor in his aspirations in church music. Beginning as a self-taught organist for his home church, Trinity Baptist in Thomaston, Danny served his church faithfully for over 27 years collectively. Additionally, Danny served as organist of Thomaston First Presbyterian Church for 2 years and interim pianist for Thomaston First Baptist for 1 year. He has been organist for Hampton UMC since January 2013. He has one son, TJ, and one granddaughter, Airylin. In his spare time he enjoys yardwork, time spent with friends and family, and participating in events with the Thomaston/Upson Arts Council (TUAC).

Danny Stevens // Music Ministry

Danny is a 1979 graduate of Robert E Lee Institute in Thomaston, GA and attended Gordon College in Barnesville, GA as a music major from 1979-1981. Following his time at Gordon, Danny worked alongside his father and two brothers in their family business, Stevens Tire Company. He continued working there until the business closed in 2008, celebrating 60 years in business. He graduated from then Flint River Technical College as a Master Cosmetologist in 2007 and is the owner and operator of Salon Twenty One in Thomaston, where he has lived all his life. Danny credits his uncle Wayne Cook, organist of First United Methodist in Barnesville, as being a mentor in his aspirations in church music. Beginning as a self-taught organist for his home church, Trinity Baptist in Thomaston, Danny served his church faithfully for over 27 years collectively. Additionally, Danny served as organist of Thomaston First Presbyterian Church for 2 years and interim pianist for Thomaston First Baptist for 1 year. He has been organist for Hampton UMC since January 2013. He has one son, TJ, and one granddaughter, Airylin. In his spare time he enjoys yardwork, time spent with friends and family, and participating in events with the Thomaston/Upson Arts Council (TUAC).

 
  Matt Wilson // Music Ministry   Bio to Come!

Matt Wilson // Music Ministry

Bio to Come!

  Ashley Haymans // Music Ministry   Ashley has been a member of Hampton UMC for 10 years and has been apart of the music ministry for 3 years. Ashley is a senior at Griffin Christian High School and plans on majoring in marine biology in college. During her free time, Ashley enjoys playing volleyball for her high school, scuba diving, and playing with her dog Maddie.

Ashley Haymans // Music Ministry

Ashley has been a member of Hampton UMC for 10 years and has been apart of the music ministry for 3 years. Ashley is a senior at Griffin Christian High School and plans on majoring in marine biology in college. During her free time, Ashley enjoys playing volleyball for her high school, scuba diving, and playing with her dog Maddie.

  Don Hay // Treasurer   Don was born, raised, and lived in West Jefferson, Ohio for 65 years. Don graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in Commerce and Administration. Don worked for, and eventually owned Gregg and Hay Insurance Agency in West Jefferson until his retirement in 2001. He is married to Jolene (Jody) for 35 years, has two daughters, and three granddaughters. After retirement, Don moved to the Sun City Peachtree retirement community in 2004, and as a lifelong Methodist found his home here at Hampton UMC.

Don Hay // Treasurer

Don was born, raised, and lived in West Jefferson, Ohio for 65 years. Don graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in Commerce and Administration. Don worked for, and eventually owned Gregg and Hay Insurance Agency in West Jefferson until his retirement in 2001. He is married to Jolene (Jody) for 35 years, has two daughters, and three granddaughters. After retirement, Don moved to the Sun City Peachtree retirement community in 2004, and as a lifelong Methodist found his home here at Hampton UMC.

 
  Michael Bolton // Church Administrator   Bio to Come!

Michael Bolton // Church Administrator

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  Sheri Hand // Preschool Director   Sheri Hand began as pPreschool Director in May of 2017. Before becoming the directory, she taught K4 at a private Christian school for 10 years. She was also a paraprofessional in the Henry County school system for 7 years working with kindergarten and special needs children. The Lord has given her a desire to teach and minister to children and their families.  Sheri has been married for 33 years and has two children. Her daughter lives locally and has blessed her with a granddaughter who attends the preschool. Her son lives in Seattle where he works for Costco. She loves vacation at the beach, going to the pool, and reading in her free time. She is an avid football and soccer fan, and her favorite time of year is the fall when she can cheer on her beloved Georgia Bulldogs!

Sheri Hand // Preschool Director

Sheri Hand began as pPreschool Director in May of 2017. Before becoming the directory, she taught K4 at a private Christian school for 10 years. She was also a paraprofessional in the Henry County school system for 7 years working with kindergarten and special needs children. The Lord has given her a desire to teach and minister to children and their families.

Sheri has been married for 33 years and has two children. Her daughter lives locally and has blessed her with a granddaughter who attends the preschool. Her son lives in Seattle where he works for Costco. She loves vacation at the beach, going to the pool, and reading in her free time. She is an avid football and soccer fan, and her favorite time of year is the fall when she can cheer on her beloved Georgia Bulldogs!