Doug Thrasher

District Superintendent of the Atlanta Roswell District

(770) 362-1002

Dr. Doug Thrasher is a native of Decatur, Georgia. He grew up in an active Methodist family and was a member of Decatur First United Methodist Church. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Georgia, a Master’s of Divinity degree from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois.

In 1980 he was ordained Elder by Bishop William R. Cannon and has served as Pastor of churches in the North Georgia Annual Conference for 35 years, most recently as Senior Pastor of Hillside United Methodist in Woodstock, Georgia. He was appointed District Superintendent of the Atlanta Roswell District in 2014 where he currently serves.

He is the proud husband of Debbie, to whom he has been married for 41 years. They have two children, Brianne Thrasher Miller and Rev. Jordan Sims Thrasher, who serves as Associate Pastor at Creekside UMC in Cumming, Ga. He and Debbie have 5 granddaughters: Charlotte, Georgia, Elizabeth, Abigail, and Anna.