OUR TEAM

Leadership

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Chris Byrd

Executive Director
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Cary Rivers

Director of Development
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Jesse Pilkenton

Director of Organizational Development & Culture
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Xernona Thomas

Head of School Downtown Academy
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Patrick Howard

Director of Downtown Life
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Betty Booker

Associate Director of Downtown Life
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Troy Jones

Financial Operations Manager
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Grace Redmond

Communications Coordinator

Board of Directors

Nolen Wood
Board Chair
Life Church Athens
Blake Bailey
Treasurer
The Grove at Bailey Farms
Jim Purcell
Member
Ansley Real Estate
Dick Ferguson
Member
STIFEL
Wendi Milner
Member
Thomas Settles
Member
Calvary Bible Church
Greg Triplett
Member
Larson & McGowin
Caleb Tingle
Member
Premaco

Executive Director Search

Downtown Ministries is seeking an accomplished and missional leader to serve in the role of Executive Director.

As the senior leader for the organization, the Executive Director provides leadership to the various ministries of the organization and builds a team and culture that eagerly pursues our passion for developing Athens youth into the godly men and women who will be the next generation of leaders in our community.

Do you have experience leading organizations and people?
Do you have a heart to see Athens youth equipped to become leaders in our city?
Does the promise of God’s commitment to build his kingdom energize and excite you as you consider your own calling and career?

If so, then you may be the right person to help lead our organization!

“The Executive Director at Downtown Ministries is a great opportunity for a gospel-centered, kingdom-minded leader who carries a deep conviction of God’s care for those in need.”

Dr. Nolen Wood
Chair - Downtown Ministries Board

If you are interested in learning more about this exciting position, click the link below to learn more about job responsibilities, key challenges and opportunities, and the leadership expectations for the next Executive Director.

If this captures your imagination and interest and you would like to be considered for this position, please provide a current resume and letter of application that addresses your background and interest in light of our expectations and needs. You can email these things to Dr. Nolen Wood, Chair – Downtown Ministries Board of Directors, at EDSearch@downtownministries.org.

HELPING THE CHILDREN OF ATHENS GROW INTO THE GODLY MEN AND WOMEN WHO HELP OUR CITY AND ITS PEOPLE FLOURISH.