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 […]
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 […]
Christy Jo serves as our Associate Pastor for Youth Ministries. She is a second year MDiv student at Vanderbilt Divinity School. Christy Jo is particularly interested in the intersection of charity and justice in congregational ministry. She loves taking the youth to Bethany Hills Camp, on immersion trips, and outside to experience God’s love and peace that can be found all around us.
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.
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.
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.
Marcia provides loving care and a warm welcome to our youngest friends!
Linda cares for our nursery children on Sunday mornings and also teaches at EC3 (our Parents Day Out) during the week.