Staff Leaders

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Deb O’Brien, Director of Children's Ministry

Deb was born and raised in Rochester, New York. After marrying Mike, her husband, and having two children, Bridget and Kevin, the family relocated to Lookout Mountain in Golden, Colorado, and after five years there, Mike's job transfer brought the family to Brentwood, Tennessee in 1993...

Tina Rose, Assistant Director for Children’s Faith Formation

Tina Rose originates from Ohio. She has a bachelor’s degree from Heidelberg University and a Masters in Christian Education from The Methodist Theological School in Ohio. Tina has served churches as a Christian Educator in Rochester, Illinois...

Candyee Goode, Director of the Early Preschool

Candyee is a native of Georgia but ever since moving to Nashville, to attend college at Lipscomb University, she has called Tennessee her home. She has over 30 years’ experience in the Early Education field with experience ranging from being a preschool classroom teacher, to shepherding adult students through the Child Development Associate Credential program to Directing Preschool Programs.

Leanne Hudson, Early Preschool Assistant Director and Children's Ministry Assistant

Leanne was born and raised in Lakeland, Florida. She graduated from The University of Tennessee, where she met her Husband and Brentwood native, Tyler. Leanne and her husband have two children...

Karen Fitts, Nursery Coordinator

Karen Fitts is a native Nashvillian, except her elementary years that were spent in Greenville, South Carolina. Her family joined FPC before moving to Greenville and picked up their membership when they returned. She attended Ohio Wesleyan University and finished Nursing School at Belmont University...

Valerie Duncan, Children’s Ministry Program Assistant

Valerie grew up in the Southwest U.S. and graduated from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ.  She then moved to Nashville and had two children, Riley and Taylor...

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