Beth Ahrenhold

Beth Ahrenhold

Beth Ahrenhold is our Wedding Director. She coordinates and directs our weddings here at the church. Beth enjoys meeting with brides and grooms and welcoming their families and friends to our wonderful church. Originally from Alexander City, Alabama, Beth enjoys gardening, traveling, and spending time with friends and her two sons and daughter-in-law. Her church involvement includes New Beginnings Sunday School Class, Altar Guild, Flower Guild, and Women’s Prison Ministry efforts.

Rev. Geoff Beakley

Rev. Geoff Beakley

Geoff Beakley is our Associate Minister who leads our men’s ministries and Scouting programs.  He loves working with the men of PRUMC and discussing the scriptures with them in small groups.  Geoff is from Atlanta, Georgia, attended Henderson High School in Dekalb County, and earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from GA Tech in 1994.  Geoff had a 21-year career in sales and operations management in the energy conservation industry.  The last eight years of his career were with Siemens, where he was a global director.  As a member of PRUMC, Geoff experienced the call to ministry.  In 2018, Geoff earned a Master of Divinity degree from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology.  Geoff currently has a dual appointment with the United Methodist Church as an associate minister at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church and as the Senior Campus Minister of the Wesley Foundation at Georgia Tech.  Geoff is married to his wife, Leigh, and they have two four-legged kids – two Labradoodles – named Noah and Fin.  Outside of work, you can find Geoff fishing, golfing, or working in the yard.

Rev. Bill Britt

Rev. Bill Britt, Senior Minister

Bill is from the small town of Thomaston in middle Georgia and is a graduate of Stetson University in DeLand, Florida. He received his Master of Divinity degree from Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta and his Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. He and his wife Wendie have been married for 40 years and have two adult children (Sara and Will). Bill has served churches throughout the North Georgia Conference including Trinity-on-the-Hill UMC in Augusta, Trinity UMC in Cartersville, and the First UMC in Athens. He became the senior minister at Peachtree Road UMC in 2008, and his hobbies include spending time with his three grandchildren, playing classic golf courses, and enjoying time at the beach. He loves to eat barbeque and icebox lemon pie!

Rev. Elizabeth Byrd

Rev. Elizabeth Byrd

Elizabeth Byrd is one of our associate ministers.  She works with discipleship, adult education, new members, and hospitality here at Peachtree Road.  Elizabeth loves helping people grow in their walk of faith and in the knowledge and love of God.  She grew up in Mississippi and attended college at the University of South Alabama.  She is a graduate of Candler School of Theology at Emory and was ordained as an elder in the North Georgia Conference in 2021.  Outside of work, you can find Elizabeth singing, playing her guitar, enjoying baseball games, and spending time with her husband Phillip and her daughter Tilly.  Learning to play the violin is on her to-do list.

Rev. Emily Miles

Emily Miles is our Director of Mental Wellness and one of our Associate Ministers on staff.  Her primary focus is leading the congregation in ministries of mental, physical, and spiritual wellness. Emily loves walking with others in faith and helping them find peace in their daily lives. Hailing from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Emily graduated from Appalachian State University with a bachelor’s in Religious Studies. After discovering her call to ministry, Emily attended Candler School of Theology at Emory University, where she received a Master of Divinity and certificate in Faith and Health. She is an ordained deacon and a certified yoga instructor with more than eight years of teaching experience. When Emily is not working, you can find her reading, crushing another Peloton workout, or hanging out with her husband and fellow pastor, Rev. Josh Miles and their sweet baby girl, Daisy.

Rev. Josh Miles

Rev. Josh Miles

Josh Miles is an Associate Minister on our staff. Josh works with prayer, pastoral care, worship, and racial justice here at the church. Josh loves listening to people, investing in people, and affirming people’s gifts for ministry and discipleship. Originally from Athens, GA, Josh served in ministry at his home church – Athens First United Methodist Church – for eight years before being appointed to Peachtree Road. In Athens, Josh developed a passion for pouring into the next generation as he directed the church’s youth ministry. Outside of work, you can find Josh spending time with his beautiful wife, Rev. Emily Miles, or following college sports.

MDiv, Candler School of Theology at Emory University, 2020
MA, Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia, 2013
BA, Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2011

Rev. Daniel Ogle

Rev. Daniel Ogle

Daniel Ogle is an Associate Minister at Peachtree Road and the Campus Minister of Westside Table, PRUMC’s second campus.  Daniel loves the chance to meet new people and help people discover and rediscover how much God loves them.  He is married to Erin, who works at Emory University, and they are the proud parents of Georgia.  Daniel usually has a cup of coffee in hand and is always on the search for Atlanta’s best cup of coffee.  He is originally from Sevierville, Tennessee, and is a graduate of Wake Forest University and Emory’s Candler School of Theology.

Charles Akin

Charles Akin

Charles Akin is our Director of Sports, Recreation and Life Enrichment. He oversees all operations related to providing youth sports leagues, camps, and enrichment classes to families in our community. He considers his job a labor of love and finds great satisfaction in serving Buckhead with excellent programs. Originally from Atlanta, Charles attended Pace Academy as a child and then Marist High School and Auburn University. His wife, Joeleen, is an Associate Athletic Director at Georgia Tech and they have two children – Bobbie, a Dance Major at the University of Kentucky and Ryan, a student at Marist. When he’s not working, you might find him Kayak fishing on the Hooch!

Scott Atchison

Scott Atchison

Scott Atchison is our Director of Music and Organist. He oversees all aspects of our Music Ministry and how it is integrated into our worship each week. Scott loves making music with the extremely talented folks at PRUMC, and especially leading hymns at the Great Organ. He is originally from Atlanta – as his family history tells you. His mother and grandmother attended the premier of Gone with the Wind! Outside of work, you can find him hanging out with his French Bulldog Claude, who really runs the household.