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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.

Rosemary Stewart, Ministry Assistant to Children’s

Rosemary Stewart is a second generation Nashville native who began her employment with First Presbyterian Church as Hospitality Coordinator and has since transitioned to the Children’s Ministry...

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

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.

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...

Leanne Hudson, Early Preschool Assistant Director

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...

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