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Children’s Ministry Staff

Mallory Hammond, Director of Ministry with Children & Their Families

Mal grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, spending her college summers working for Briarwood Presbyterian Church. After graduating from Auburn University with a degree in musical theatre, Mal worked as a professional actor...

Shelley Eberle, Assistant Director of Faith Formation to Children

Shelley serves as the new Assistant Director of Children’s Faith Formation. She is excited to get to know the families of FPC and to help prepare our little ones to know and love Jesus all of their lives.

Mary Prevost, Ministry Assistant for Children & Their Families

A Nashville native, Mary grew up attending First Presbyterian Church, where she met her husband, Parker. They have four children—Penn (7), Annie (4), John (3), and Kenny (3)...

Valerie Duncan, Children’s Ministry Program Assistant

Beginning as a preschool teacher, Valerie has served in a number of roles at First Presbyterian Church before assuming her current position as Children’s Ministry Program Assistant.

Leah Moser, Elementary Coordinator

Leah is responsible for the nurture and care of our young disciples of Jesus Christ, 1st-6th grade, through age-appropriate ministries of faith formation for children and their parents. Leah has many years of experience in student, youth, and children’s ministries...

Suzanne Di Piazza, Nursery–Kindergarten Coordinator

Suzanne has worked in children's ministry for decades and is excited to get to know our little ones and their families.

Early Preschool Staff

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...

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