Meet Our Team

Reverend Angy Trimmer – Ministry Planter/Director
Angy is a nomad who has lived all over the world and believes she is finally settled in Columbia, Tennessee.  Angy is Mom to more kids then she can count and always has room at the table for one more!  She loves to read, play the piano and watch movies.  She is in long term Recovery and her current addiction is working out at Harvey’s Gym. Angy has been a United Methodist Pastor for the past 10 years and has served the Church in many capacities for over 25 years.  She is passionate about people in recovery and loves working with people of all ages.
Reverend Cynthia McGowan – Youth Pastor
In 2009, I was arrested on drug charges and was sentenced to one year in Maury County Jail. While I was there I had a profound encounter with Jesus that has changed my life completely. I have spent the past 9 years devoted to rebuilding my family, getting a college degree and helping people that are trapped in addiction find hope through Jesus.  I am also the administrator at the Discipleship House, a transitional housing facility in Mt. Pleasant, TN.
Gary Pinson – Recovery Minister
Gary has 27 years experience in 12 Step Recovery. His interest is in working one-on-one with new people in Recovery.  He also has a desire to see the honesty and accountability of the 12 Step Program adopted by the church.  He believes everyone would benefit by the fellowship, honesty and love that can be found in Recovery.  Gary has a Master’s Degree in Religion from Trevecca University and a B.A. from the University of Tennessee.
Annie Hardison B.S.W. – Recovery Minister
Annie received a Bachelor of Social Work from MTSU in the year of 1994 at age 55, and recently acquired Licensure in Social Work.  Annie’s dedicated love is working with women dealing with alcohol and drug problems. Annie recently celebrated 26 years of recovery in a 12 step program.
Mary Biggs – Director of Development
Mary Biggs is the most recent addition to the FreshSTART staff.  We are proud to have Mary serving as our Director of Development.  She will be responsible for fund raising and organizing FreshSTART special events.  Mary also assists with the music ministry at Friday evening Celebrate Recovery meetings.