signal crest united methodist church

Youth Ministry staff

Learn more about our staff here or drop by the youth office to visit!


Rebekah Ducote

Director of Youth Ministry
Office Phone: 423-886-2330

Rebekah joined the Signal Crest team in 2012.   She grew up on Signal Mountain received her  BS from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.   Rebekah has been in working in Youth Ministry for over 10 years.   She and her husband Jacob (who is also a youth director) have a daughter named Virginia.   Her favorite part about youth ministry is getting to see students take ownership of their faith and to  trust in God in new and bigger ways.

Favorite Movie?   You’ve Got Mail

Favorite Food?   Tacos, Brussel Sprouts from Feed, and Mediterranean Mint talenti gelato

Who Inspires Me? Bob Goff.   In everything he does, he radiates joy and Jesus.   He knows how to love others well.

What Makes Me Laugh? My husband, fail videos, playing “what are the odds” with our high school students, and our crazy middle school students.

What do I do for fun? Run, drink lots of coffee, read, travel, and visit Walt Disney World.

What is your lifelong dream? To hold a sloth and to be a bus driver at Walt Disney World.

Favorite Bible Verse:   John 1:1-5


Drew Barton

Youth Director
Office Phone: 423-886-2330

Drew grew up in Sevierville, TN, and attended college at Tennessee Wesleyan College (now University) where he received his BS in Church Vocations.  Drew moved to Chattanooga in 2015 to join the Signal Crest Team.  When Drew isn’t hanging out with the youth, you can find him golfing, coaching community basketball and baseball, or watching the Duke Blue Devils and the Atlanta Braves.  Drew’s favorite part about youth ministry is when students have that "light bulb" moment in their faith and begin to understand what faith in God truly looks like.

Favorite Movie?   Elf, The Sandlot, and Angels in the Outfield

Favorite Food?   Anything with potatoes

Childhood Ambition?   Wanted to be the 1st baseman for the Atlanta Braves

Who Inspires Me? My family

What do I do for fun? coaching, golfing, spending time with my family, 517 Subs, watching NCIS, and cheering on my favorite sports teams (Atlanta Braves, Duke Basketball, & Tennessee Football)

Favorite Bible Verse: Isaiah 40:31 & James 1:2-4