Meet Our Staff
Bret attended New Orleans Theological Seminary and has been the Pastor of Temple since May 10, 1992. He enjoys leading and discipling individuals into a life-transforming relationship with Christ.
Bret is married to his high school sweetheart, Joyce Skidmore Yaeger. They have been married since May 19, 1979, and have two grown children, Michael Yaeger, and Christi Fetzer. Michael and his wife Bree have 4 children (Noah, Gia, Luke and Asa) while Christi and her husband Seth have 2 children (Jossi and Tessa). Besides spending time with his family, Bret enjoys all kinds of outdoor sports, especially running.
Danny accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior in 1983 and a few months later accepted the Lord's call to preach. Danny holds a Bachelor's Degree in Ministry from Covington Theological Seminary.
Danny and Lisa (Cole) were married in 1998. Although they do not have any biological children, they have raised and are raising their four nephews: Cordell, Dawson, Samuel, and Jeremy.
Danny is an avid journaler. He enjoys reminiscing on how God has so miraculously blessed him through the years and allowed him to assist other believers through his own spiritual growth.
Michael has been leading worship at Temple since November, 2006. He is passionate about using music to reach others in both their time of need and celebration. He, also, heads up our Technology Ministry. Michael studied Music and Computer Science at Georgia State University from which he holds a Bachelor of Science degree.
Michael is married to Bree (Fetzer) and has four children: Noah, Gia, Lukas, and Asa, When he isn't playing music, Michael enjoys spending time with his family. He, also, enjoys many athletic and outdoor activities including basketball, golf, and mountain biking.
Rhett and Angela Ausmus were over the Children's Ministry at Temple for 13 years before they felt God calling them into the Youth Ministry and Rhett stepped into that role. He enjoys digging into God's Word, teaching/speaking God's Word into people's lives, and seeing them apply it to their lives. He, also, has a desire for all Christians, young and old, to put Jesus Christ first in their lives.
Rhett is married to Angela (Ledford) and they have 3 daughters, Ali, Kacie Smith, and Molly. Rhett enjoys spending time with his family and watching his daughters participate in different activities.
Mary is a graduate of Tennessee Temple University where she studied Music, Business, and Administration. She has been serving in the church office of Temple for less than 1 year but has served other churches and Christian schools in the Dalton area for over 20 years. Her favorite scripture is Hebrews 13:8 as it reminds us all that Jesus Christ's love for us never changes!
Mary was born and raised in Chattanooga, TN and now resides in Rocky Face, GA with her husband, Mark. They have a daughter and son-in-law, Jessica and Jeremy Thomas. In her spare time, Mary enjoys playing the piano and mowing several acres of their rural Rocky Face property.