Meet The Team

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Ben Mayfield

Director of Student Ministries

Ben Mayfield was an active part of the Student Ministry staff at Dahlonega UMC before feeling called into vocational ministry. Ben is a former Middle School teacher and brings a great deal of expertise in middle grades education to the Student Ministry team. He has been a part of Cumming First UMC since March 2017. 


Jake Riggs

Modern Worship

Jake is a native of Cumming, GA and began his ministry at Cumming First UMC as a worship leader for the Student Ministry. In 2013 Jake was called to serve as Worship Leader for the 9:51 service on Sunday mornings. He and his wife Anna, along with their son Liam, have been a part of CFUMC since 2012.


Sydney Smith

Student Intern

I always loved being around the church group and was there a lot and felt like I was getting closer to the middle schoolers. I really enjoy helping to form their faith with God and be the best version of themselves. Not only that but they help me grow in my faith and be an example as well. 


I have been with CFUMC my whole life


My favorite youth event would probably be Rad Sab but I love them all!! Rad Sab is an amazing getaway to be with my closet friends and it is a weekend to get closer with God and clear my mind from all high school and life stress. 


Emma Woodall

Student Intern

Hi! I’m Emma Woodall and I’m the student intern. I am a senior at Forsyth Central High School. I am a competitive gymnast and a cheerleader at Central. I have been involved in the youth program since I was young, so I am super excited to have the opportunity to give back to a community that has impacted my life in so many different ways.