At every level at Harpeth we make decisions in community, seeking guidance and wisdom from Jesus together. Jesus is our supreme authority. Under his leadership, we serve his church together.

Staff

Our staff runs the day-to-day ministry and operations of the church.

Dr. Bobby Harrington

Dr. Bobby Harrington

Lead Pastor

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Dr. Bobby Harrington

Lead Pastor

Dr. Bobby Harrington

I have the joy of serving as the point leader for the elders and the staff.  I also have been empowered to spend 25% of my time helping churches and leaders around the nation to make the shift back to discipleship.

Hometown: Calgary, Canada

Married to/how long: Cindy/34 years

Kids/ages:  Ashley/30 & Chad/28

Why do you enjoy Harpeth? Our commitments to discipleship and balancing grace and truth

A few of my favorite things are: Teaching the Bible, engaging in conversations with people who do not know or follow Jesus, and raising up young leaders

If I’m not working I like to: Go to the movies, watching hockey, read international news and travel to Israel.

One of my biggest pet peeves is: the way TV portrays men

Favorite worship song: 10,000 Reasons

I love: My wife and my family


Geary Tanner

Geary Tanner

Business Administrator

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Geary Tanner

Business Administrator

Geary Tanner

I have 2 areas of responsibility at HCC; Business administration for the church locally (working with our wonderful staff) and Operations for our national ministry Discipleship.org.  These two keep me pretty busy.

Hometown: Semmes, Alabama (what they call the deep south)

Why do you enjoy Harpeth?  Relationships with imperfect people like me who are serious about trusting and following Jesus

A few of my favorite things are:  Motorcycle riding on winding country roads; relational experiences with friends and family; “me” time;  quality time with Anne

If I’m not working I like to:  Rest

One of my biggest pet peeves is: People who attack me if I don’t agree with them

I love…:  being around the church and doing my part

Favorite worship song: Just As I Am

 


Damien Charley

Damien Charley

Executive Minister of Family Life

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Damien Charley

Executive Minister of Family Life

Damien Charley

I have oversight of the Children’s Ministry and personally work with the Jr & Sr High ministries. Along with those roles, I’m a part of our executive steering team that helps with the direction of the day to day operations of the church.

Hometown: Brighton, Alabama (a suburb of Birmingham)

Why do you enjoy Harpeth? The emphasis on Intentional Relational Discipling as a church, along with the opportunity to work with Bobby and the staff of HCC.

A few of my favorite things are: Golf, football, sushi, working out and nature walks/hikes

If I’m not working I like to: Spend time w/ Christina, our children, and take care of my “honey do” list. Outside of that, I’ll get out and play a round of golf if time permits.

One of my biggest pet peeves is: Nashville traffic!

Favorite worship song: Rise Up Men of God


Josh Patrick

Josh Patrick

Teaching and Discipleship Minister

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Josh Patrick

Teaching and Discipleship Minister

Josh Patrick

I teach people about Jesus and equip them to trust and follow him in their everyday lives. I also coach and encourage our Community Deacons and Home Groups leaders. My other area of passion is creating discipleship opportunities for men who are hungry of heart.

Hometown: Huntsville, AL

Why do you enjoy Harpeth? We are led by Jesus, unified by a shared mission and our focus is on people; not programs or the Sunday show

A few of my favorite things are: dates with Joni, enjoying great meals and conversations with friends, reading books that sharpen my thinking and stir my soul, cheering for the Alabama Crimson Tide

If I’m not working I like to: Hang with my wife and daughters, go for a run, read a book, watch a movie

One of my biggest pet peeves is: fakeness in any form

Favorite worship song: All to Us, Be Thou My Vision, My Hope is Built on Nothing Less


Cam McLaughlin

Cam McLaughlin

Children's Minister

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Cam McLaughlin

Children's Minister

Cam McLaughlin

I oversee our Children's Ministry, birth thru 5th grade.  I partner with parents and coach our volunteers to help kids develop close meaningful relationships with God and others.

Hometown: Denver, CO

Why do you enjoy Harpeth: Pushes me to be like Jesus

A few of my favorite things are: Playing basketball and golf

If I’m not working I like to: Work on cars and mow lawns

One of my biggest pet peeves is: Being late

Favorite worship song: Big House

I love: My wife and kids


Kimira Benton

Kimira Benton

Assistant Children's Minister

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Kimira Benton

Assistant Children's Minister

Kimira Benton

I provide clerical support to the Children’s Minister as well as administrative and ministerial support for Children’s Ministry special events. I also work with the MOMS Ministry, coordinating childcare and preparing curriculum for the children.

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Why do you enjoy Harpeth? I love the relationships and the wonderful people we have met here.  Small groups are especially important and we have really connected here.

A few of my favorite things are: family, friends, chocoloate, cafe's, flower gardens, art, music and books

If I’m not working I like to: On my day off I go on a nature walk and then to a coffee shop and read or write

One of my biggest pet peeves is: people not cleaning up after themselves

Favorite worship song: Fix My Eyes


Michelle Eagle

Michelle Eagle

Discipleship and Planning Minister

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Michelle Eagle

Discipleship and Planning Minister

Michelle Eagle

I provide administrative support for the Home Groups Ministry, the Marriage Ministry and Celebrate Recovery.

Hometown: Jacksonville, FL     

Why do you enjoy Harpeth? I love the community and the authenticity

A few of my favorite things are: anything chocolate (except chocolate covered mushrooms-see below!)

If I’m not working I like to: to read and hang out with my family

One of my biggest pet peeves is: Mushrooms and the slimy red things that all frozen dinners have in them

Favorite worship song: Hosanna

I love: Jesus and his power to redeem all my yuck!


Jeff Hinkle

Jeff Hinkle

Technical Director (part-time)

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Jeff Hinkle

Technical Director (part-time)

Jeff Hinkle

To ensure that the technical aspects of the Sunday Morning Services and special events at Harpeth are enhanced by our technical resources. Most importantly, to develop a community within the Tech Ministry to foster disciple making.

Hometown: Genoa, IL

Why do you enjoy Harpeth? Harpeth is a church of authentic and friendly people, working out their hurts, habits and hangups through the Grace and Truth found in scripture. Harpeth is a disciple making church that seeks to make authentic followers of Jesus Christ, with an emphasis on Home Groups.

A few of my favorite things are:  I enjoy watching shows with my wife, hanging out with family and friends

If I’m not working I like to:  Anything outdoors with my friends and family . . . Camping, long hikes, fishing and canoeing! Both Disc golf and ball golf . . . And sitting on a warm sunny beach, with my feet in the water and listening to the waves on the shore! 

One of my biggest pet peeves is:  Being Late to anything

I love…: Seeing my wife smile (especially at Disney World), watching my son excel at Taekwondo, seeing my daughter's creativity come to life through her fashion design and hearing my grandson's innocent uncontrollable laughter

Favorite worship song: This is Amazing Grace


Roslyn Moran

Roslyn Moran

Student Ministry Associate Minister (part-time)

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Roslyn Moran

Student Ministry Associate Minister (part-time)

Roslyn Moran

I lead the girls in Jr High and Sr High to Trust and Follow Jesus. I help to build up other women leaders in the ministry to make biblical disciples of the youth girls.

Hometown: Born in San Antonio, TX,  but raised in the Nashville area

Why do you enjoy Harpeth? I enjoy so many things about Harpeth-  the leadership and real relationships, the truth of the bible preached, and the multiple opportunities for spiritual growth

A few of my favorite things are: game nights with friends and family, Jenny's ice cream, late nights with my Husband, snow days, walks in the park with my Husband and our Great Dane!

If I’m not working I like to: spend quality time with my husband, clean my house, listen to my audio bible, and spend time in the gym

One of my biggest pet peeves is: Disorganization

I love…: My Husband, Spiritual Growth, A Clean House, My Church Family!

Favorite worship song: From the Inside Out


Amber Williamson

Amber Williamson

Bookkeeper (part-time)

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Amber Williamson

Bookkeeper (part-time)

Amber Williamson

I handle the day to day bookkeeping and financial matters of the church. 

Hometown: Memphis, TN

Why do you enjoy Harpeth?. Biblical teaching that doesn't skip the hard/not-so-fun parts of Scripture.  HCC wants to help people grow in their walk with Christ rather than remaining stagnant.  The people are genuine and not afraid or ashamed to share their struggles.

A few of my favorite things are: the smell of honeysuckle, being in the country, enjoying nature

If I’m not working I like to: hang out with family and friends, exercise, read

One of my biggest pet peeves is: the sound of Styrofoam rubbing together

Favorite worship song: Forever, Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)

I love: my family, good food, babies

 

 


Chris Wilson

Chris Wilson

Worship Arts Associate Minister (part-time)

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Chris Wilson

Worship Arts Associate Minister (part-time)

Chris Wilson

My role at Harpeth Christian Church includes helping equip the band with Planning Center materials, working with the Worship Arts team to grow as a team and recruit new people. I also work with the youth group, leading worship and occasionally teaching.
 


Nicki Yorke

Nicki Yorke

Connection & Communication Manager

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Nicki Yorke

Connection & Communication Manager

Nicki Yorke

Hometown: Brentwood, TN

Why do you enjoy Harpeth? Wow…I love Harpeth for so many reasons.  Bible based teaching - there is a balance between truth & grace. Home groups are important to our family – we have made lifetime friends that help us in our walk with Jesus. 

A few of my favorite things are: snuggling with my kids, McDonald’s coffee, Runts, game & movie night in the bonus room, my birthday, time at home, finding a good deal

If I’m not working I like to: spend time with family, go camping in the Citation, watch my kids in sports, couponing

One of my biggest pet peeves is: inside out jeans in the dirty laundry

Favorite worship song: My Worship, Amazing Grace, Shout to the Lord

I love: date nights with Chris, our close knit family, my home group peeps, my dog Bella, Saturdays when there is nothing on the calendar!


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Elders

Our body of Elders guides and oversees the church.

Tony & Kathy Dupree

Tony & Kathy Dupree

Tony Dupree, Elder

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Tony & Kathy Dupree

Tony Dupree, Elder

Tony & Kathy Dupree

Hometown:  Berkley, MI

Why do you enjoy Harpeth?  The emphasis on discipleship and the great people! 

A few of my favorite things are: teaching Scripture, piano, golf, personal Bible study, reading

If I’m not working I like to: do my favorite things above! 

One of my biggest pet peeves is: The seemingly never-ending road work and construction in Franklin.

Favorite worship song: In Christ Alone

I love: The Lord and His Word, my wife and family, and Harpeth! 


Mike & Linda Shake

Mike & Linda Shake

Mike Shake, Elder

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Mike & Linda Shake

Mike Shake, Elder

Mike & Linda Shake

Hometown: Terre Haute, IN

Married to/how long:  Linda/44 years

Kids/ages: Leslie/40 and Cristy/37

Grandkids/ages: Kyle/15, Reagan/12, Dylan/11, Zack/8, Logan/7

Why do you enjoy Harpeth? Love the teaching, the music, the people and the great staff!

A few of my favorite things are: love to travel & see new sights, spending time with my honey, kids & grandkids, going to the movies, snuggling to watch old movies….And raindrops on roses & whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles & warm woolen mittens, brown paper packages tied up with string...these are a few of my favorite things

If I’m not working I like to: hang out with my sweetie & watch sports

One of my biggest pet peeves is: poor customer service….inconsiderate drivers that hang out in the passing lane & semi-trucks that try to pass going uphill…really?!?! What were they thinking??

Favorite worship song: This is Amazing Grace, Overcomer, anything by TobyMac

I love: Jesus & his sacrifice for me!


Ed & Barb Kaeser

Ed & Barb Kaeser

Ed Kaeser, Elder

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Ed & Barb Kaeser

Ed Kaeser, Elder

Ed & Barb Kaeser

Hometown: Franklin, TN

Married to/how long: Barbara Kaeser/45 years

Kids/ages: Carson/37, Carter/33, Caroline/31

Grandkids/ages: Hayden/4, Carson/3, Reed/1, Alden/1

Why do you enjoy Harpeth? The Bible is taught and truth is spoken

A few of my favorite things are: my wife, children, their spouses, grandchildren, meals with good friends and the outdoors

If I’m not working I like to: fishing, hunting and helping others with their hurts, habits and hang-ups

One of my biggest pet peeves is: When people complain about something they can do absolutely nothing about.

Favorite worship song: Amazing Grace and This is the day that the Lord has made

I love: Watching others grow in dependence on Christ and the peace and joy they have accordingly. It always encourages me.


David & Susan Sanders

David & Susan Sanders

David Sanders, Chairman of Elders

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David & Susan Sanders

David Sanders, Chairman of Elders

David & Susan Sanders

Hometown: Overland Park, KS

Married to/how long: Susan/35 years

Kids/ages: Jordan/27, Jenni /30, Sara/33 & Amy/33

Grandkids/ages:  Jax/5, Beau/2, Isaac/1, Ezra/newborn, Roman 2/ River/newborn

Why do you enjoy Harpeth? Harpeth holds to biblical truths when it is difficult and loves people with grace when most needed.

A few of my favorite things are: Hanging out with my good friends, having a special day with all my family together, ending the day with my wonderful Susan

If I’m not working I like to: exercise, read nonfiction and learning about the mysteries of God and the bible. Col. 1:26-27

One of my biggest pet peeves is: misplacing keys, glasses, iPad, about anything

Favorite worship song: Revelation Song


Bobby & Cindy Harrington

Bobby & Cindy Harrington

Bobby Harrington, Elder

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Bobby & Cindy Harrington

Bobby Harrington, Elder

Bobby & Cindy Harrington

I have the joy of serving as the point leader for the elders and the staff.  I also have been empowered to spend 25% of my time helping churches and leaders around the nation to make the shift back to discipleship.

Hometown: Calgary, Canada

Why do you enjoy Harpeth? Our commitments to discipleship and balancing grace and truth

A few of my favorite things are: Teaching the Bible, engaging in conversations with people who do not know or follow Jesus, and raising up young leaders

If I’m not working I like to: Go to the movies, watching hockey, read international news and travel to Israel

One of my biggest pet peeves is: the way TV portrays men

Favorite worship song: 10,000 Reasons

I love: My wife and my family