Our Leadership

Ministers and Staff


As of April 7, 2019, we are in search for an interim/developmental minister.

Our beloved minister, Rev. Carmen Emerson, has moved. We wish her well on her next journey in life.

Affiliated Community Ministers

Rev. Dr. Michelle Pederson

Rev. Dr. Cynthia Stewart

Ministerial Intern

Mary Early-Zald, Ph.D.

Minister Emeritus

Rev. Dr. Dan Rosemergy

Music Director

Fran Gebuhr

Office Administrator

Kris Thresher


Board of Directors


Nathanael Reveal


Jennie Gemignani


Eddie Bailey


Doug Luckes

Directors at Large

Susan Menking

Caren Spencer-Smith

Elizabeth Marlowe

Board Committees

Finance committee

The Finance Committee oversees the financial management of the Congregation and its resources; prepares, coordinates, and recommends financial policy to the board; prepares the budget; conducts the Congregation canvass: its planning, development, and follow-through to completion; and oversees all other fund-raising. The Finance Chair is Kristin Reveal.

The current members of the Finance Committee are:

Kristin Reveal, Chair

Doug Luckes, Treasurer

Mary Hinton, Assistant Treasurer

Nathanael Reveal, Board President

Jesse Spencer-Smith, Pledge Drive & Long Range Planning

Ryan Davidson, Member-at-Large

Healthy Congregations Team

The Healthy Congregations Team works with the Minister and Board to support the mission and shared ministries of the Congregation, to evaluate the shared ministries of the Congregation, and to support healthy communications practices within the Congregation.

Current members of the Healthy Congregations Team are:

Amy Dudley

Steve Graves

Mary Hinton

Dave Pederson

Jesse Spencer-Smith

Shared Ministries Council

The Shared Ministries Council is comprised of all the committee and task force chairs whose leadership with their teams help us to fulfill our mission as a liberal religious UU congregation serving the Greater Nashville metro area, and surrounding communities. It would be impossible to "do" or to "be" church without these dedicated volunteers!

For more information about these teams see Our Ministries.