Rev. Brett DeHart was appointed to Boynton UMC in June 2011. Brett and his family moved to Ringgold after serving three years at Austell First UMC (near Six Flags on the western side of Atlanta). Living out its BLESS AUSTELL vision following historic floods, the church was recognized as its city’s “Business of the Year” in 2009, the first time a church had been so honored in the award’s 50+ year history. Despite its smaller size, Austell First UMC’s dynamic community-focused ministry gained national coverage in The United Methodist Reporter, Interpretermagazine, Good News magazine, Rethink ChurchUMC website and the Atlanta Journal Constitution newspaper. Before Austell, Brett served as Associate Minister at 6000-member Roswell UMC, overseeing missions, evangelism and communications. While in seminary, he was Pastor of Underwood UMC in northwest Atlanta.
High school sweethearts, Brett and his wife Candy have been married for 21 years and have a 16-year old daughter and a 12-year old son. Brett enjoys playing tennis and watching sports.
Brett holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Florida State University and a Master of Divinity degree from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology. The second-career pastor previously was a sportscaster and salesman.
Church Administrator – Linda Osterhus
Financial Secretary – Ann Orr
Treasurer – Ellen Cook
Operations Manager – Carl Bunch
Director of Student Ministry – Nick Barrett
B-Kidz Coordinator – Denise McGaughey
Nursery – Janet Mullens
Organist – Diane Parsons
Pianist – Linda Osterhus
B-Kidz Day Out Directors - Candy DeHart, Rebecca Barrett