Beginning February 1st 2024, Reverend Janice Keebler is appointed as Tuckaleechee UMC’s Interim Pastor in Townsend, TN. This is a part-time role as she will also be the pastor for Campground UMC in Townsend. Janice succeeds Rev. Richard Rudesill who served over 8 years with Tuckaleechee UMC. Janice has a long history with the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church beginning in 1979. She has served 12 churches in Atlanta, north Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia, including multiple-point charges and large and small station churches. She pursued a doctorate in ministry at Columbia School of Theology, completing her coursework but not her thesis. Janice retired from Holston in 2015. In retirement she served the YMCA of Chattanooga for three years as the Associate Chaplain. Janice is married to Bob and they have a close-knit blended family of eight that spans three generations from age 12 to 87.