Randy Martin, District Superintendent
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In an effort to better represent our entire regional area as a Connectional Body of Christ, the Chattanooga District of The United Methodist Church has adopted a new identity. Our District which encompasses multiple states is now known as The Scenic South District. There are many details that will need to be changed and much work to do to make this transition. We thank you for your understanding and we welcome your prayers as we go about this task. If you have questions or concerns please contact the District Office.

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List of Scenic South District Churches

Shell projected next Scenic South District superintendent

Rev. Reed L. Shell

ALCOA, Tenn. -- Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor announces the projected appointment of the Rev. Reed Shell as Scenic South District superintendent, effective July 1.

Shell currently serves as senior pastor at Hixson United Methodist Church in Hixson, Tennessee. He follows the Rev. Randy Martin, who will retire this summer after serving as Scenic South District superintendent since 2017.

Shell is a native of Athens, Tennessee. His home church is Keith Memorial United Methodist Church. He is a graduate of Emory & Henry College (1975) and Candler School of Theology (1978).
Shell has served full-time under appointment since 1976 at Oakdale-Woods Chapel, Logan's Chapel, Andersonville-Mt. Pleasant, Concord (associate pastor), Kingston, State Street, Broad Street, and Hixson.
He has served on district committees of Ordained Ministry and the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry. He currently chairs the Conference Personnel Resource Committee.
His family includes wife Cathy, three children, and two grandchildren with another on the way.
The Scenic South District includes 63 churches.