Our Ministry Team
Megan Doud, M.Div.
Associate Minister in Student Ministries
Megan is a huge University of Tennessee fan who grew up in Knoxville. After graduating from Carson Newman University with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies and a minor in Education, she discerned a call to ministry and interned at her home church, First Baptist Church of Knoxville, with the students and children. Upon completing her internship, she began studies at McAfee School of Theology in Atlanta. During seminary, she interned at Johns Creek Baptist Church, working with students and children. She graduated in May 2014 with her Masters of Divinity in Christian education and congregational ministry. After graduation she served at First Baptist Church, Huntsville, Alabama as the Student Ministry Resident. Megan understands her passion for relationship-building as guiding her call to serve with students. She loves traveling and just hanging out with her friends and family.
Kathy Samaha, M.Ed.
A native of Raleigh, North Carolina, Kathy grew up in Athens, Georgia and graduated from Mercer University. She received her Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Georgia.
Kathy was fortunate to teach at Aiken Elementary School for 16 years. She taught third, fourth, and fifth grades. She also taught gifted and talented classes and kindergarten reading intervention. Kathy is a member of SCIRA (South Carolina International Reading Association) and NAEYC (National Association for the Education of the Young Child).
Interim Music Director
Interim Director of Children's Ministry