Pastor Kathie Bowles will began her 1st year of appointment at Byrdstown First United Methodist Church on June 29, 2014, following previous appointments at Gainesboro Frist, Clarkrange, and Carthage-Cedar Point United Methodist Churches.
Kathie holds a BS Degree in History from Tennessee State University and a MA in History from Middle Tennessee State University, and has completed the Ministerial Course of Study from Candler School of Theology at Emory University. June 14, 2009, she was elected as an Associate Member in the Tennessee Annual Conference.
Her motto is " Live, Laugh, and Love," and prays that "The Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you." (Numbers 6:25)