We love because he first loved us. 1 John 4:19
We love because he first loved us.1 John 4:19

Church Staff

Pastor: Rev. Loren A. Boyce - pastor@trinityumcathens.com


Program Director: Tina Morgan - program@trinityumcathens.com


Admin. Assistant: Debbie Hashe - office@trinityumcathens.com


Accompianist: Payton McKeehan-  paytonmckeehan@comcast.net


Trinity Tots Director: Natosha Ledford - trinitytots@trinityumcathens.com


Rev. Loren A. Boyce

Senior Pastor

Reverend Boyce earned a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from the University of Tennessee and a Master’s of Divinity from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. As a lifelong United Methodist and lifelong minister with young people, he remains humbled to have been called to serve the church and its people. He is called to ministry in the local church, and welcomes those who are seeking both traditional and non-traditional avenues to be in relationship with God, themselves, and the world around them.  He is passionate about meeting people where they are: on the ball field, in the bar, in the river, on the trail, on the fence, or on the couch. Rev. Boyce’s gifts are most evident in a collaborative environment that embraces the notion that we worship on Sunday to replenish our souls for doing God’s work in the world throughout the week. He is married to the Rev. Jessica Boyce, and they take their marching orders from two fine young men, Alexander--25 months, and Zachary--4 months.

TinA Morgan


       Tina is a lifetime resident of McMinn County. She is a graduate of Hiwassee College where she received an A.A. in Religion and Tennessee Wesleyan College, where she received her B.S. in Church Vocations with an emphasis in Youth Ministry. She is currently working on her Master of Divinity Degree at Asbury Theological Seminary. Tina spent 5 years in part time ministry until she began her full time ministry in 2005. She began working at Trinity in April of 2013. She is responsible for the oversight of all age level and family ministries and our Media Ministry. Tina has been married to her husband, Paul, since May of 2005. They currently live in Riceville with their dog, Charles.

Favorite Scripture: Philippians 4:6 - "Don't worry about anything, instead pray about everything"

Debbie Hashe

Administrative Assistant

 Debbie has been the Administrative Assistant at Trinity since June of 1999. She loves gardening, knitting, and sewing. She lives in Athens with her husband Dick. They have 2 grown children and 2 grandchildren. She likes working at Trinity and enjoys interacting with the members. She is a huge asset to the church and keeps everything running smoothly. If you have a question, she can answer it or direct you to the answer.

Payton McKeehan


Natosha Ledford

Trinity Tots Director

Natosha grew up in West Virginia. She graduated in 1997. She married her husband, Freddy Ledford, in 1998. They have one son, Jude. Natosha began her work at Trinity Tots in October of 2008 and was promoted to Director in June of 2011. She loves working with the kids in the program and does an outstanding job!

Contact Us

Physical Address:

100 E College St

Athens, TN 37303


Mailing Address:

PO Box 396

Athens, TN 37371


Phone: 423 745-0452

Fax: 423-745-0453


Please check the staff page for email addresses.



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Regular Weekly Schedule



Kid's JAM 9:30am

Kid's WOW 10:45am


Sunday School 9:30am

Worship 10:45am


Youth Meeting 5pm-7pm



Mondays - Thursdays:


Office Open 9am - 4pm


Trinity Tots 10am - 3pm





Boy Scouts 6pm





Cub Scouts 6pm





Choir Practice 7pm


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