Renee Hilley

Renee Hilley

Renee is a Georgia girl, born and raised. Her father was a Methodist minister whose pastor appointments allowed her to grow up in the beautiful North Georgia mountains as well as spend several years enjoying city life in Atlanta. Her love of the outdoors took her to schools like Young Harris College and the University of Montana. Renee has a passion and gift for working with children. Over the last 15 years, she has worked with young children in various roles such as teacher, PreK special education teacher, Education Director, and classroom support. In 2015 God gave her the opportunity to combine her gifts with her faith as a Children’s Director in Jefferson. She loves finding ways to be creative and silly with the kids and families she serves while helping each child see just how much Jesus loves them. What better way to build the kingdom of God than in the hearts and lives of children!

GET TO KNOW RENEE

FAMILY

Renee is married to Nate and they have two spunky daughters, Anna and Chloe.

BIRTHPLACE

Northside Hospital in Atlanta, GA

FAVORITE DAY/EXPERIENCE

There’s the obvious great stuff like my wedding day or the days Anna and Chloe were born. Another memorable time would be fall camping with my family in the North GA mountains.

WHEN I’M NOT AT CHURCH OR WITH MY FAMILY…

I like to go for walks with my dogs, runs with good music, or grab coffee or a meal with good friends.

FAVORITE QUOTE(S)

Choose kindness and laugh often.

FAVORITE PERSON(S) I’D MOST LIKE TO MEET

Lysa TerKeurst—she has such a beautiful way with words and deep understanding of scripture. Her devotions always seem so timely in my life. Would love to spend an afternoon chatting with her!

ON MY PLAYLIST

I Am They, All Sons & Daughters, My Morning Jacket, John Prine, Jason Isbell, Brett Dennen, Al Green, Gillian Welch, The Head & the Heart, Dwight Yoakam, JR JR…I love music!

FAVORITE MOVIE

The Princess Bride

FAVORITE FOOD

Veggie pizza or chips & guacamole…yum!

GOT PETS?

We are a critter loving family with two pups, two cats, one gecko, and one fish.

LIFE VERSE(S)

1 Peter 4:10

GET IN TOUCH

renee@jfumc.com

Children's Ministry
Monica Gilstrap
Co-Pastor
Brent Gilstrap