Charles Ensminger - Senior Pastor
 
Charles, the son of David Ensminger - past pastor at Harrison UMC, completed both his M.Div and M.A. in Biblical Studies at Drew Theological School in New Jersey.  With almost twenty years in the ministry, Charles also has experience teaching as an adjunct Professor of Religion at Tennessee Wesleyan College (now Tennessee Wesleyan University).  
 
You can follow him on our blog here at Harrison UMC or at the following:
 
Beginning in March 2017, Charles has added a new blog to his arsenal.  The purpose of this blog is to review books he hopes people will be interested in reading.  The link to this new blog is:
 
 
JC Smith - Choir Director
 
JC is a 30-year-old native of Dalton Georgia. He has proudly served as the choir director for Harrison United Methodist Church for the past 5 years, after having previously served as choirmaster at Saint Thaddeus Episcopal church for four. With a background in both traditional high church, and Pentecostal music, coupled with music studies at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, he brings to the choir and congregation of Harrison an eclectic blend of musical knowledge and tastes. When not serving Harrison, he stands as the executive director for a local theater company, and as an Administrative Technical Support liaison with the City of Chattanooga.
 
Dr. Catherine "CT" Turner - Pianist
 

 “CT” has been playing piano since childhood.  She has served several churches over the last 20+ years  as pianist, organist, choir director, handbell director and/or children’s director.  She also has several years’ experience playing keyboard and percussion in pit orchestras for a local theater production company.

 

Paul Stone - Administrative Assistant
 
Paul joined the staff of Harrison United Methodist in March 2016.  He is retired from Unum Insurance (formerly Provident Life & Accident) where he worked as a computer Systems Analyst for over 37 years.  In addition to his duties as Administrative Assistant at Harrison, Paul also serves as Music Director for Simpson United Methodist Church in Rossville, Ga. He and his wife, Darlene, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary in January 2017 and they reside in Ringgold, Ga.
 
 
Crystal Fallesen - Youth Director
 
Crystal has been involved in ministry since high school. While attending Maryville College, she served First UMC of Maryville and found her calling in educational ministry. After graduation, Crystal moved to Chattanooga and served Rivermont Presbyterian Church for 10 years. Crystal joined the Harrison UMC staff in 2015. Crystal is currently working on her Masters of Christian Education at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, VA through their distance program.