Rev. Chris Branscomb came to Varnell to serve as the pastor in June 2018. He came with his wife Heather, who he married in 2000, and his children Emily and Joshua.
Chris has been a United Methodist all his life. He grew up in Tucker, GA and was a member of Tucker First UMC. He attended Shamrock High School in Decatur, GA and went on to Auburn University, receiving a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering in June 1994. After answering his calling into the ministry in 1995, Chris spent a few years serving as a youth minister before returning to school at Emory University where he received a Masters of Divinity degree from Candler School of Theology in May 2003. He was first appointed in the North Georgia Conference in 2000 as a Student Pastor and was ordained as an Elder in Full Connection in 2008.
Chris and his family are all excited about the opportunity they have to serve our God alongside the faithful people of Varnell UMC. They all look forward to being in mission in this community, in our state, in our nation, and around the world.