Leadership

Pastors, Lay Leadership & Staff

Pastors

Dr. Ryan Moore

Pastor and Head of Staff

Ryan Moore was called, by God’s grace, in October 2019 to be the Senior Pastor of First Presbyterian Church Nashville.

Dr. Sandra Randleman

Associate Pastor for Congregational Care & Missions

Sandra Randleman has served as the Associate Pastor for Congregational Care and Discipleship since 1999. Her areas of responsibility include congregational care, support groups, and missions.

Dr. John Musgrave

Parish Associate

John has served First Presbyterian as a parish associate since 2015. He teaches the Good News Sunday School class and is active in the First Friends ministry.

Leadership

Frank Coyle

Church Executive

Frank A. Coyle, Esq. is the Church Executive at First Presbyterian Church of Nashville. In this role, he cares for our church’s non-ordained staff, daily operations, and strategic planning.

Lonnie Stout

Clerk of Session

Lonnie Stout is currently an active Elder and serves as Clerk of Session.

Church Officers

The Session is the duly constituted council of First Presbyterian Church, Nashville, Tennessee, consisting of all teaching elders (pastors) and ruling elders in active service. The office of ruling elder and the duties and responsibilities of the Session in a Presbyterian church are patterned on the overseer of the early church. It has ultimate responsibility for all facets of the life of the church, its mission, and its government. The importance of this office is emphasized by the fact that our denomination takes its name from presbuteros, the Greek word for elder.

Class of 2024
John Callison, Kevin Garvey, Lynn Kendrick, Joel Locke, Bill Oldacre, Ron Pasquale, Cathryn Rolfe, Sharon Schweinhart, Dee Ann Stone, Lonnie Stout, Tom Stumb, Hugh Tanner

Class of 2025
Bill Akin, Wilson Brim, Charlie Bryan, Becky Campbell, Wally Conyers, Nell Ann Crowe, Mary Earthman, Mickey Fitts, Rick Gernert, Carrie Hininger, Chuck Lassing, Hal Sauer

Class of 2026
Denise Bellardo, John Eason, Michael Hindman, John Hollins Jr., Malcolm Liles, Scott McConnell, Austin McMullen, Lauren Ross, Emmett Russell IV, Tricia Scott, Elizabeth Wagster, Hobbs Yarbrough

The Diaconate is the board of deacons of First Presbyterian Church, Nashville, consisting of all deacons in active service. The primary purpose of deacons is to serve those in need. This ministry of compassion may take many forms, but it is most directly implicated in the work of the church’s ministry and mission councils. The Diaconate serves as an advisory body to the Session, and deacons assist the ruling elders in performing many of the functions assigned to the Session.

Class of 2024
Alex Apple, Susan Bannen, Melissa Burton, Sue Clark, Donna Dalton, Dick Fleming, Matt Hancock, Sheryl Hayes, Mark Ison, Marty Kaufman, Keats Leach, Kelly McMullen, Clay Morgan, Eric Osborne, Margaret Polancich, John Ridenour, Scott Standard, Meredith Stewart, Frank Wilk

Class of 2025
John Atchley, Frank Bass III, Mary Lindley Carswell, Amy Colton, Gretchen Ekiss, Brad Gilmore, Leah Hawkins, Carolyn Hill, Laura Hollins, Blewett McInteer, Jake Peters, Katie Pickel, James Pitman, Mary Loch Smith, Lamar Stanley, Brannon Taylor, Brandon Van Pernis, Jacquie Watlington, Steele Yancey, Joel Zehr

Class of 2026
Summer Bryan, Allen Callison, Sarah Dalton, M.L. Davis, Sally Einstman, Ben Elrod, Bill Girard, Kim Greene, Harold Harr, Greg Hill, Travis Holland, Chris Holstein, Ben Huddleston, Cindy Luna, Mary Marraccini, J.T. Martin, Alex Nicholson, Donna Platt, Robert Rolfe Jr., John Thomas

Ryan Moore, Moderator of Session
Lonnie Stout, Clerk of Session
Lynn Lassiter Kendrick, Associate Clerk of Session
Mary Earthman, Christian Education Council Chair
Tom Stumb, Governance Council Chair
Carrie Hininger, Ministries Council Chair
Austin McMullen, Missions Council Chair
Hobbs Yarbrough, Resources Council Chair
Elizabeth Wagster, Worship Council Chair
Ben Elrod, Diaconate Chair
Tricia Scott, Finance & Budget Committee Chair
Laura May, Treasurer

Ministry Staff

Julia Wilk

Connections and Engagement Coordinator

Julia engages visitors and new members and fosters meaningful relationships throughout the congregation. She can answer questions about first visits, membership, and getting connected.

Sally Ostheimer

First Friends Ministry Coordinator

Sally oversees the First Friends Ministry where she works diligently to connect our active older adults with one another and with the church family for fellowship, service, and personal growth.

Charlotte Schierbaum

Ministry Assistant for Congregational Care

Charlotte supports congregational care, other caregiving ministries, the columbarium, and New Officer Training.

Jennifer Richmond

Hospitality Coordinator

On any given weekday, Jennifer is the first face you see at the Hospitality Center where she welcomes guests, directs phone calls, and serves as the first point of contact for members and guests.

Raquel Warchol

Contemporary Worship Music Director

Raquel serves as a part of the FPC ministry team with a specific focus on creating, establishing, and sustaining excellent worship music for the Church’s contemporary worship services.

Youth Ministry

Gage Arnold

Director of Youth Programming

Gage serves as the Director of Youth Programming at FPC. Gage can help answer questions about any part of the ministry to children from 12 years old until high school graduation, including questions (for children or with their grown-ups) about the faith, the church, worship service resources, any ministry-wide or church-wide major event, or the spiritual nature of youth.

Cameron Timmons

Assistant Youth Director

Cameron Timmons serves as an Assistant Youth Director, providing day-to-day leadership and support for the FPC Youth Ministry, working with young adults, youth, parents, staff, and volunteers.

Ginger Sheppard

Youth Program Coordinator

Ginger is responsible for handling the day-to-day operations and administrative function of the FPC Youth Ministry, working with young adults, youth, parents, staff, and volunteers.

Evan Benbow

Assistant Youth Director

Evan Benbow serves as an Assistant Youth Director, providing day-to-day leadership and support for the FPC Youth Ministry, working with young adults, youth, parents, staff, and volunteers.

Children's Ministry

Mallory Hammond

Director of Ministry with Children & Their Families

Mallory oversees the Children’s & Family ministry and the First Presbyterian Early Preschool. She is also a candidate for ordination in the PC(USA).

Shelley Eberle

Assistant Director of Faith Formation to Children

Shelley Eberle serves as the Assistant Director of Children’s Faith Formation. She develops and oversees curriculum and programming for the ministry and helps oversee the Children’s Ministry staff.

Mary Prevost

Ministry Assistant for Children & Their Families

Mary Prevost is our Ministry Assistant in hospitality and operations for the Children’s Ministry. You will find her Sunday mornings in the Children’s Wing welcoming our sweet families and their little ones.

Valerie Duncan

Children’s Ministry Program Assistant

Valerie Duncan serves as the Children's Ministry Program Assistant. She prepares resources for Sunday programing, Milestones, and major Children's Ministry events, keeping things running smoothly each week.

Suzanne Di Piazza

Nursery–Kindergarten Coordinator

Suzanne serves as the Nursery-Kindergarten Coordinator where she oversees programming, volunteers, and staff who nurture and care for our youngest disciples, children ages 0-6.

Early Preschool

Candyee Goode

Director of the Early Preschool

Candyee is responsible for the management of the FPC Early Preschool Program, an NAEYC Accredited program. This is a weekday ministry for children ages 18 months to 5 years, serving approximately 90 students and a staff of 24. Reach out to her with any questions about Programming, Philosophy, Tours, Waiting List, Staffing.

Jessica LaNier

Assistant Director of the Early Preschool

Jessica is responsible for working alongside the EP Director in managing the EP program and supervises teaching staff.

Children's Music

Kevin Salter

Director of Children's Choir

Kevin leads children in 2nd – 6th grade in a worship choir that provides a caring community for the participating children while providing high-quality, inviting and engaging choral music education for young children.

Kelly Posey

Children's Choir Director

Kelly has the primary responsibility to develop a high-quality, spirited and inviting music ministry for young children. She is responsible for the leadership of the children’s music through a graded choir program. Reach out to her with any questions regarding young children or the music ministry.

Music Ministry

Dr. Raphael Bundage

Director of Music

Raphael is responsible for leadership in the total program of music ministry at First Presbyterian Church. He provides direction and supervision of a comprehensive music program aimed to foster faith in the life of the church in keeping with First Presbyterian Church’s mission: To know Christ, to make Him known, and to exhibit His love through worship, education and service.Contact Raphael via email by completing the form below or call 615-298-9535.

Dr. Peter Rogahn

Organist and Assistant Director of Music

Peter provides organ music and accompaniment at the church, and he manages the growth and development of the FPC Music Academy. Through the Music Academy, he instructs organ and piano lessons.

Daphne Garey

Administrative Assistant for Music Ministry

Daphne ensures elements of worship are accounted for and executed professionally each week. She can answer questions about Sunday mornings.Contact Daphne via email by completing the form below or call 615-298-9517.

Rhonda Swanson

Assistant Organist

Rhonda is our Assistant Organist and Wedding Music Coordinator. She can answer questions about the organ, organ lessons, and any and all things regarding your wedding and its music.

Recreation Ministry

Jen Kutzner

Director of Recreation

Jen Kutzner is FPC's new Director of Recreation. She is tasked with visioning, implementing, executing, and maintaining athletic and recreational ministry programs in a way that points to Jesus. Play is essential to our work here at FPC, and we are excited to play and work with Jen!

Dominique Jacoy

Assistant Director of Recreation

Dominique supports the visioning and implementation of recreational offerings for church members and guests. Her primary focus is on recreational offerings that include team sports, fitness, and fellowship opportunities.

Erika Shapiro

Director of Camp Watermelon Ministries

Erika is responsible for Camp Watermelon, a summer day camp program on the church campus that exposes children to the love of the Lord through play, worship, service and fun.

Haley Lutts

Recreation Coordinator

Haley Lutts serves as the Recreation Ministry Assistant. As the first point of contact for the Recreation Ministry, she assists with all Recreation programs including soccer, summer camps, and TEAM Horseback Riding.Contact Haley via email by completing the form below or call 615-298-9510.

Curt Stacy

Equine Program Director

Curt oversees all aspects of the Therapeutic Equine Assistance Method (TEAM-FPC) horseback riding program. He can answer questions about any aspects of the horseback riding program.

Julie Upshur

Equine Program Assistant

Julie helps keep lessons and operations running smoothly at the TEAM-FPC barn. She can answer questions about anything related to the TEAM-FPC riding programs.

Administrative

Susan Becker

Administrative Assistant for Worship Services

Susan Becker has joined the staff as a part-time Administrative Assistant for Worship Services. Susan will be responsible for ensuring the elements of worship are accounted for and executed professionally each week. Worship is at the heart of our church, so this job is critical to ensuring all our services are done with excellence.

Sarah Dalton

Communications Coordinator

Sarah supports the communications of First Presbyterian Church through content creation for print and digital publications, including monthly newsletters, quarterly magazines, weekly email newsletters, and the Church website. She is also responsible for managing the specific communications needs of ministry program areas as we seek to be an outpost of Christ’s kingdom.

Lynn Elliott

Executive Assistant

Contact Lynn via email by completing the form below or call 615-298-9504.

Abigail Hawkins

Administrative Assistant

Abigail (or Abbi) is responsible for administrative tasks in support of the overall function and activities of the church and assisting with special projects and events. She can answer questions about church events.Contact Abbi via email by completing the form below or call 615-298-9536.

Lizy Wegener

Creative Coordinator

Lizy supports the Communications Ministry of First Presbyterian Church by designing print and digital collateral that advances and strengthens the Church’s mission. She is also responsible for managing the specific communications needs of ministry program areas as we seek to be an outpost of Christ’s kingdom.

Kim Rogers

Chef

Kim supports the programs of First Presbyterian Church of Nashville by coordinating food services to include menu planning, purchasing of food supplies, food preparation and presentation within budgetary guidelines, and maintaining kitchen inventory. She is responsible for ensuring the kitchen and storage areas are consistently maintained and cleaned to meet local health department guidelines. Reach out to her with any questions about food services at FPC!Contact Kim via email by completing the form below or call 615-298-9514.

Stephen King

Production Manager

Stephen oversees all the audio, video, and technical components around the church, including live events, worship services, and live-streaming. Reach out to him with any questions about most things audio, video, or technical around the church.

John Dennis

Production Associate

John assists the Production Director in all church AV needs—namely sound and video for services, events, Bible studies, and meetings. Contact him if you need any assistance with recording events or hearing the sermon.

Kathy Gaston

Bookstore Manager

Kathy is responsible for inventory management and volunteer engagement for the bookstore. Contact her with any bookstore questions, requesting particular books to be ordered, or to volunteer in the bookstore.

Finance & Stewardship

Chuck Handley

Interim Director of Finance

The Interim Director of Finance is responsible for oversight of all finance, accounting and reporting activities. The Director will be involved in making presentations to the Treasurer, the Finance Committee and the Generosity/Stewardship Team and will work closely with the senior leadership team of the Church. The Director leads all day-to-day finance operations of the Church and supervises the Finance team with functional responsibility for accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and designated funds.

Mary Russ

Contributions and Donor Relations

Mary Russ provides essential recordkeeping and administrative support for the Finance and Resource Development teams to ensure member contributions are accurate and consistent with donor intent. She plays a vital role in managing the annual stewardship and planned giving programs.

Lipscomb Davis

Staff Accountant

Lipscomb is an Accountant, as well as an advanced MinistryPlatform user. If you have any questions about the church's finances, or anything with MinistryPlatform, give him a call!

Megan Mena

Accounting & Payroll Clerk

Megan is in charge of our accounts payable and payroll. She can answer questions about reimbursement, paying vendors or anything expense related for the church.

Operations

Tim Minnifee

Facilities & Maintenance Manager

Tim manages the day-to-day maintenance and repairs of facilities, buildings and grounds utilizing a combination of outside service providers and internal staff. Tim participates in performing a wide variety of mechanical and other trade-type skills related to the repair, maintenance and modification needs of the buildings, equipment, and grounds.Contact Tim via email by completing the form below or call 615-298-9592.

Leo Talledo Marchena

Events & Maintenance Technician

John Pentecost

Assistant Facilities & Maintenance Manager

Noe Chavez Robles

Facility Maintenance Manager

Leon Fisher

Events & Maintenance Technician

Don Brown

Church Caretaker/Security Assistant

Don is part of the security of the First Presbyterian Church campus.

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Founded in 1814, First Presbyterian was born by grace. We are an outpost of the kingdom, called to glorify the Triune God, to make known the crucified and risen Christ, and to advance the gospel of God’s free and redeeming grace. Whether you are a long-time member or are new to First Presbyterian, we would love to help you find ways to get more connected.

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