Meet Us

Stephen Racine

Director of Youth Ministries


Stephen Racine grew up in Covington Tn, and went to college at Delta State University (Home of the Fighting Okra!) and studied Song Writing and Marketing. Stephen is Married to Lindsey Racine and has a son named Atticus and a daughter named Eva! He enjoys fishing, playing music, duck hunting, spending time with family and playing with his Dog Cope. He believes that church should be fun and full of fellowship!

Emily Holley

Associate Director of Youth Ministries


Emily Holley was born and raised in Columbus, MS. After receiving two degrees in Human Development and Family Studies from Mississippi State University, she and her husband, Hamp, settled back in their hometown. She has been working with youth at FUMC Columbus since 2013 and loving every second of it. She enjoys spending time with her family, especially her new little girl, Hope Douglass. Her faith is most important to her and she loves the opportunity to be able to share it with teenagers on a daily basis.

Anna Claire Coleman



Anna Claire Coleman was born and raised in Columbus, MS. Anna Claire currently attends Mississippi State University studying educational psychology and hopes to further her education in speech language pathology after graduating in December 2020. She was a member of the FUMC youth group and youth council while in high school at Heritage Academy. She is passionate about the Lord, children, and all things MSU/ Dallas Cowboys.

Kayne Whittle



Kayne Whittle grew up in Columbus, MS and is currently in school at Mississippi State University where she is majoring in Psychology. Kayne enjoys music, reading, writing, and spending time with family and friends. The Columbus First student ministry was where Kayne began to develop her own relationship with Christ, so she wants to be able to share this same love and experience with other young people. .

Logan Perkins



Logan Perkins grew up in Columbus, Ms and is currently in school at EMCC. Logan enjoys spending time outside, playing sports, and playing guitar. He himself was apart of the student ministry during his time as a youth. Logan believes that church should be a place where you feel at home and get connected!