Staff

  • Christopher Joiner began serving at First Presbyterian in June of 2004. He is married to Kim, and has a son (Samuel Caleb) and daughter (Chandler Belle). He is a graduate of Bethel University (Bachelor of Arts) and Vanderbilt University Divinity School (Master of Divinity). Chris completed a Doctor of Ministry degree at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in May 2019.

    cjoiner@fpcfranklin.org

  • Mary Sellers Shaw

    ASSOCIATE PASTOR

    Mary Sellers Shaw began serving at First Presbyterian in August 2018 .  Mary Sellers is originally from Birmingham, Alabama, and she studied Communication Studies and Civic Engagement at the University of Alabama.  After graduating, Mary Sellers worked at Nashville's Room In The Inn through the PC(USA) Young Adult Volunteer program, where she helped coordinate their workforce development efforts.  Mary Sellers completed her Masters of Divinity in 2018 from Vanderbilt Divinity School and was ordained in March 2019.

    msshaw@fpcfranklin.org.

  • Anne Keener

    COMMISSIONED PASTOR

    Anne Keener has been on our staff since November 2013 and a member of First Presbyterian since 1997.  She completed her Certificate in Ministry through Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in November 2018, and was installed as a Commissioned Pastor by the Presbytery of Middle Tennessee in February 2019.  She is married to Jim and has two children, Julie and Brian. Anne graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She has been involved in a variety of ministries at First Presbyterian over the years including serving as a Stephen Leader for 10 years.

    akeener@fpcfranklin.org

  • MICHAEL SNODDY

    DIRECTOR OF MUSIC & organist

    Michael P. Snoddy currently serves as the Director of Music and Organist for First Presbyterian Church of Franklin, Tennessee and is a recipient of the Master of Music Degree in organ performance from the University of North Texas. Mr. Snoddy is also an undergraduate winner in the twenty-sixth annual William C. (Bill) Hall pipe organ competition, a state-wide event sponsored by First Presbyterian Church, San Antonio, Texas. A performer of numerous recitals, he has appeared at both Hull City Hall, Hull, England, and First Congregational Church in the city of Los Angeles. His CD entitled Immortal, Invisible, recorded at Bentwood Trail Presbyterian Church in Dallas, Texas, was featured on a nation-wide broadcast of American Public Media’s Pipedreams, a program dedicated to the music of the King of Instruments. Most recently he earned the Presbyterian Association of Musicians professional certification as a Certified Church Musician (CCM). In addition to a career as a church musician and organist, Mr. Snoddy has worked as a professional pipe organ builder and continues to assist the historic Canadian firm of Casavant Frères Limitée in project development.

    msnoddy@fpcfranklin.org

  • KIM JOINER

    DIRECTOR OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

    Kim Joiner began as Director of Children's Ministries in 2005 and moved to Director of Christian Education in 2015. Kim was raised in Arkansas and came to Tennessee to attend Bethel University in McKenzie, where she studied Christian Education. She graduated from Bethel with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She is married to Chris and has two children, Samuel Caleb and Chandler Belle. Kim, aka Mimi, is the proud grandmother to Caleb and Ryoko's daughter Kotomi.  A good Sabbath day for Kim includes reading, running with friends, practicing yoga, and date night with Chris.   

    kjoiner@fpcfranklin.org

  • sam belcher

    DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRIES

    Sam is familiar with Franklin as he attended Ravenwood High School and then Lipscomb University. Sam felt called into youth ministry in his teen years and was very active in his youth group and has many great ideas to share with us. He has just graduated from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary’s Center for Youth Ministry with his Master of Arts degree. While in the CYMT program Sam served as Director of Youth Ministries in Lakeland, TN.

  • GLENDA ANDREWS

    OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

    Glenda Andrews began serving at First Presbyterian Church June 21, 1993. She is married and has a daughter (Crystal) and son (David, Jr.) and six grandchildren. She attended Union Theological Seminary for Church Business Administration, 2000-2001.

    gandrews@fpcfranklin.org

  • Sara Chang

    Communications Director

    Sara Chang joined the staff at FPC as Communications Director in 2019. She grew up in Franklin right down the street, graduated from MTSU, spent a few years in NYC, and now lives in Brentwood with her two sons, Dylan and Derek. She sings in a few choirs around town and leads Beer & Hymns Nashville a few times a year. Sara loves meeting new people, so come visit her, give her a good book recommendation, and if you bring her coffee, she'll be your best friend!

    schang@fpcfranklin.org

  • marie hayman

    church Accountant

    Marie Hayman was raised and educated in Southern California. She moved to Nashville in 1998 with her husband Kevin and her son Garrett. For the past 22 years, Marie had been employed as the Corporate Accountant for Colliers International Nashville, a large commercial real estate firm in downtown Nashville. She also has experience in property management accounting and banking. Marie tried retirement for a short time, but soon became bored and decided she loved working and keeping active. “First Presbyterian Church feels like the perfect fit for me.…I have already met so many wonderful people. I hope to be a blessing to this very thoughtful and helpful team.” When Marie is not working or enjoying her family and pets, she is painting with watercolors, cooking, or reading.

    mhayman@fpcfranklin.org

  • tony flemister

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  • KATE LASSETER

    NURSERY COORDINATOR


  • KELLY OLDHAM

    NURSERY COORDINATOR

    Kelly Oldham has been on our staff since 2008 and has been a member of the church since 1992.  She graduated from Western Kentucky University with a degree in Elementary Education.  She is married to Robert.  They have four children and one grandchild.  She has served on the session and various committees at FPC.  Kelly began volunteering in the nursery when her children were young.

  • Sara Hinds

    Treasurer

    Sara Hinds joined the church in 1968 when her family moved to Tennessee for her dad's job.  Graduated FHS in June 1974.  Graduated MTSU in May 1978 with degree in accounting.  Worked for public accounting firm Touche Ross from summer 1978 until early 1986.  Worked in corporate accounting until retiring in June 1994.  Became treasurer around end of 1998 or early 1999.  A member of Finance Committee, Administration Committee and Communion Cleanup.  She delivers for Meals on Wheels with FPC.  Married to Ron Hinds and has 6 dogs.  Likes to snow ski and take cruises.

  • karen hanson

    CLERK OF SESSION