On Sunday, July 8th we will hold a congregational meeting to elect and give thanks for the new slate of Elder and Deacon candidates recommended by the Christ Presbyterian Session and introduce and affirm our first group of Deaconesses. We will also hear other church updates.
Meeting will be held in the Central location sanctuary, at 10 a.m. Ballots will be available at both locations.
On Sunday, July 15th, we will have a celebratory service of ordination, installation and commissioning of these gifted servant-leaders.
Don Bouldin was an Elder at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church in Knoxville. He was a professor at the University of Tennessee for 36 years. Don and his wife, Karen, have been hosting a Christ Presbyterian Connect Group for more than a decade. They have a son, Andrew.
Will and Julie Mayfield have called Nashville home since 2004. Will is an orthopedic surgeon working in Smyrna and has been active as a Connect Group leader and on Special Saturdays. He and Julie have four children: Emily, William, Luke and Caleb.
Campbell is ecstatically married to his wife of 26 years, Rebecca. They have four children. One is headed to law school in the fall, one in college and two still at home. They have homeschooled for 17 years. Campbell is a member of Mission Advisory Team.
IV moved to Nashville in 2009 from his hometown of Dalton, Georgia. He is currently employed by PwC in their Nashville assurance practice.
Mark and Jamie Petty have lived in the Nashville area most of their adult lives and have been members of Christ Presbyterian for 15 years. Both are long-term employees at Vanderbilt University. They have two daughters, Sarah and Glory.
Trael and Elizabeth Webb are native Nashvillians but returned home two years ago after nearly eleven years living in Washington, D.C. and joined Christ Presbyterian upon their return. They have three children: Tennysen (7), Clement (4), and Savannah (1). Trael is a licensed architect who manages design and construction projects for Ryman Hospitality Properties and Elizabeth works for the FBI.
Jim Easterling spent more than 40 years practicing law in Chicago. Jim’s area of specialty was corporate and securities law. Jim has more than 30 years of experience in leadership including as an Elder and Trustee at a large non-denominational reformed church in suburban Chicago, where he met and married his wife Marla after the passing of their respective spouses. He and Marla moved to Franklin in March 2015 and Jim officially retired from his legal practice in late 2017. Jim has two grown children, who reside in the Dallas and Boston areas.
Lisa Berry is married to Michael and they both grew up in Nashville and have been members of Christ Presbyterian for 6 years. Michael works at Hospitals Corporation of America as a certified public account and Lisa also worked as a certified public accountant prior to staying home with their three sons, Jack (7), Sam (6) and Drew (4). She enjoys serving with the Kids Ministry and is excited about serving as a deaconess.
Denise Smith Sikes is married to Greg and they have four children. Denise is currently serving as a coordinator for the Bereavement Committee, a participant in the Women’s Bible study and the meal committee. Denise and her family have been a part of Christ Presbyterian since its inception.
Angie Gage serves as Director of Women's Ministry at Christ Presbyterian and has a passion for connecting church and culture by bringing awareness of mercy and justice issues in the community to the local church and empowering others to serve using their God-given gifts. She has a heart to help and equip others to grow spiritually, emotionally and relationally. She is married to Rob and they have four children.
Virginia Stewart, Ph.D. in Biblical Counseling, leads HOPE Ministries, an extension of Christ Presbyterian's Care Ministry. In her HOPE Ministries role, she teaches Intensive Discipleship classes and also meets with people one-on-one. Virginia is married to Bob Stewart, who serves as an Elder and has three married children and 10 wonderful grandchildren.
Kathy White and her husband Ed of almost 44 years are founding members of Christ Presbyterian. They are the parents of four adult children and have eight precious grandchildren. Kathy has taught a CORE class, served with Moms and More, been a teacher and leader for the Women’s Bible study, and the primary coordinator for the Bereavement Committee. Kathy is excited and honored to be in the inaugural class of women serving as deaconesses.
Marla Easterling has had three different careers: first, as a microbiologist for the U.S. Army; second, in commercial property management for a national real estate investment firm and third, in business administration for a large non-denominational reformed church in suburban Chicago, where she also served as a Deaconess. She and her husband Jim moved to Franklin from the Chicago area in March 2015. Although officially retired, Marla continues to engage in some consulting work in church administrative matters.
Rebekah Wright has attended Christ Presbyterian from its beginning when the church met at Hillsboro High School. She and her husband Nathaniel have four children: Anna Walton, Isaac Olivia and Caleb. She is a preschool teacher and especially loves working with children who have special needs.
Marilyn and her husband Steve have been members of CPC since the early 90’s. Marilyn has been involved in the Stephen Ministry at Christ Pres since 1996 and served on the Leadership Team for over 10 years. This team was instrumental in the ministry remaining a vital “caring option” to our church community during multiple transitions at the church. Marilyn has also enjoyed being part of the Tuesday morning Women’s Bible Study as well as tutoring once a week at an inter-city elementary school.
Marilyn and Steve have two married daughters and 4 grands (20.19, 18 and 17). In her free time, Marilyn enjoys reading, cooking, hiking and biking. She never misses an opportunity to take a trip to visit their family.
Katie is married to her favorite person on earth, Troy Woolley. Together they have two daughters, Harper (age 10) and Lovie (age 8 and usually wearing a unicorn horn). Katie is a member of the Care Commission at CPC and teaches the greatest group of boys and girls ever as a member of the #56 team! Katie also has the best time ever working for CPC elder, Tom Price, in the Litigation/Valuation Department at Price CPAs.
Leisha is a wife to Chris and mom to daughters, Elaina (18) and Lindsey (15). She has enjoyed serving at CPC during her 20 year membership and considers Children’s Ministry and leading The Next Door Missional Community as her favorite volunteer opportunities.
Leah Jensen-Rader is originally from Panama City, Fla. Leah and her husband, Danny, have been members of Christ Presbyterian since 2010. Leah is a graduate of Belmont University and worked as the executive assistant at Hope Clinic for Women in Nashville before becoming a full-time stay-at-home mom to her 3 sons: Benjamin (8), Jude (5) and David (1).