Hugh comes to Mt. View with his spouse of 48 years, Ilene. He entered pastoral ministry in June 2000 and graduated Asbury Theological Seminary with an MDiv in 2003. He was ordained as an Elder at Holston Annual Conference in 2006. He has served 3 appointments with the most recent being the Decatur-Concord Circuit in Meigs County where he also served as Director of Meigs County United Methodists, a 9 church cooperative parish.
Hugh has been a volunteer firefighter since 1976 and recently served as Fire Chief for Meigs County. He is also Chairman of the Meigs County 9-1-1 Board of Directors.