Josh was appointed to Allen Memorial in June of 2015. A native of Walton County, Georgia, Josh holds degrees from The University of Georgia (Bachelor of Arts in Sociology) and from Emory’s Candler School of Theology (Master of Divinity). Josh was ordained as an elder in the North Georgia Conference in June of 2013.
Prior to Allen Memorial UMC, Josh served as the Associate Pastor of Chamblee First UMC from 2010 to 2015 and as the Pastor of Pleasant Valley UMC from 2006 to 2010.
Josh and Loren were married in November of 2006 in Social Circle, GA. They have one son, James, who was born in June of 2014, and are expecting their second child in March of 2019. Most of their free time is spent with family and friends and rediscovering life alongside of James. Their dog, Little Chief, rounds out their family for now.