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​​Karen Hartzog
Director of Revive225

Hometown: Baton Rouge, LA

College: Louisiana State University

Major: Interdisciplinary Studies

Fun fact: Award winning pianist 


Phone: 225-916-7674

What's with the 225?

The area code for the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area is 225. Revive225 is a ministry born out of the vision of First United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 

After conducting a study of the population within the three-mile radius surrounding FUMC, we realized that as a church situated in the heart of downtown Baton Rouge, we needed to be better neighbors.

When did this whole thing begin?

Our first season of Revive began in 2015. We hosted 468 volunteers from January to July and established relationships with 15 families in our community by doing home repair and other acts of service. It was an incredibly successful start, but we knew there was still so much work to be done.

When does Revive operate?

Volunteer groups begin to arrive in March for our Spring season. The last week of Revive is generally at the end of July or first week in August. FUMC hosts multiple church-wide workdays throughout the year, however.

About Us

George Ragsdale
​Executive Director of Children, Youth and Missions at FUMC

Hometown: Roswell, NM
College: McMurry University
Years in youth ministry: over 30 
Years at FUMC: 14
Phone: 225-383-4777 ext. 251