Rev. Jay Hartley

Jay Hartley

Jay Hartley became the Pastor of ECC in August of 2000, after serving 6 years as youth pastor in a large congregation.  Jay is committed to preaching a gospel of God’s steadfast and boundless love for all people.  Jay welcomes your questions and theological inquiries, deeply believing that rigid doctrine and simplistic answers are unlikely […]


Christy Jo Harber

Rev. Christy Jo Harber recently received her Master of Divinity from Vanderbilt University.  In 2012, she graduated from Murray State University in Murray, KY, where she focused on Nonprofit Leadership and Organizational Communication.  She served as the Student Associate Minister of Youth and Congregational Life at First Christian Church (DOC), Paris, TN while in college. […]

Julie Duemler

Julie Aaron

Julie joyfully serves as our Director of Children’s Ministries — which includes being the Director of EC3, our Parent’s Day Out ministry, since 2005.  Julie’s compassionate care has nurtured many young children and parents within our East Nashville community.  Julie’s beautiful voice has blessed us on Christmas Eve (“O Holy Night”) and soars to wonderful […]

Heidi Hoeft

Heidi Hoeft

Heidi is the friendly voice on the phone, the smiling face at the door, and the plate-juggler who schedules building use, coordinates weddings, manages finances, and keeps everything around here going.  

Wesley King

Wesley King

We are pleased to welcome Wesley King as our Music Director. Wesley is 28, has worked in church music for much of his life, and has a music degree from the University of Alabama. He has background in Baptist, Presbyterian, Episcopal, and Methodist Churches – so he should fit in great in a Disciples congregation.

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Ryan Huber

Ryan joined the ECC staff in May, 2015, and plays organ and piano in worship, providing support for congregational singing and accompaniment for the choir. Ryan hails from the St. Louis area and has a Master’s in Piano Performance from Truman State University.

Linda Armstreet

Linda Armstreet

Linda cares for our nursery children on Sunday mornings and also teaches at EC3 (our Parents Day Out) during the week.


Ben Reece

Ben Reece is a current Master of Divinity Student from Vanderbilt University. He graduated in 2016 from the University of Louisville with a degree in history. Go Cards!!! He is a lifelong member of Disciples of Christ denomination. He is excited to work with the congregation and get to know the Nashville area!