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Kristen Burkhart

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 Rev. Kristen Burkhart is in her 12th year as a Pastor in the Holston Conference.  She was ordained as an Elder in the United Methodist Church in 2010.  Kristen has been in ministry since 1998 as a youth pastor, children’s director, associate pastor, and pastor.  She graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work and from Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, with a Master of Divinity Degree.  She is currently enrolled at Wesley Theological Seminary earning her Doctor of Ministry in Leadership Excellence.  

     Kristen has a heart for reaching the least, the last, and the lost.  She loves to promote healthy family systems and encourage leaders.  Kristen is the 2015 recipient of the Harry Denman Evangelism Award from the Holston Annual Conference.  She places a focus on making, growing, and sending forth disciples of Jesus Christ.  She also enjoys taking part in mission work and has had the opportunity to help with various mission trips both locally and afar.

     When in the pulpit, Pastor Kristen loves to preach the scripture in a practical life application story-telling manner to relate the love and mission of Jesus Christ.  She has a passion for encouraging all people to claim and name their spiritual gifts of ministry and to use them for the Glory of God’s Kingdom.  

     Kristen is married to Phillip Archer, they have a daughter, Joanna (11) and a son,  Abraham (4)

Administrative Assistant

Mary Powers

Mary joined the "ministry team" at Panther Springs in August, 2007.  She has two grown children, three grandchildren, and one great-grandson. She enjoys herb gardening and University of Kentucky sports.

Children Director

Tina Johnson

Music Director

Dr. Bernardo Miethe

Dr. Miethe is a Professor of Music at Walter State Community College and also at Carson-Newman,
University, where he teaches Flute.
Dr. Miethe received his undergraduate education and Masters at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Both degrees are in Music. His doctorate is from Louisiana State University. He began his music study at
the age of 9 and studied at the Carabobo Music Conservatory in El Sistema, Venezuela. He is a career
flutist, and credentialed in voice, orchastra conducting, and choral conducting.


Mark Herron


Brenda Wilder

PDO Director

Lisa Callahan


Clyde Loyd

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