Chaplain Anthony Cothern Jr. is the Mayor Youth Council’s Lead Coordinator and has been with the City of Chattanooga for over 15 years. He is also a code enforcement supervisor for the office of Economic and Community Development and has served as a Chattanooga police chaplain for over 5 years. Chaplain Cothern has also serves on the Chattanooga Council for HIV/AIDS Care and Prevention where he has chaired several annual events. He is Chattanooga native with a love for science and serving his community.

Photos by Zachary Cross