Woodland Presbyterian is transitioning to a “training hub” model of leadership. This model consists of a staff of part-time students, young adults, seminarians, and other individuals who are developing skills for ministry and nonprofit work.
Every Sunday, you’ll hear a variety of voices. Some will be training hub members, and others will be church elders, pastors throughout the Presbytery, or even lay members of the congregation. Below are our current staff members, consultants, and contract workers.
Tracy Bell – Administrative Support
Tracy is a Medical Aesthetician and Massage Therapist. She loves spending time with her 2 children and her family.
Tracy is joining the team as Woodland’s Operations Manager and hopes to help build a strong bond between the church and the community.
Jenny Cook – Children & Youth Intern
A Nashville native, Jenny graduated in 2014 from Furman University with a degree in graphic design. She spent the past two years working in the nonprofit sector and has interned for various youth ministries in the past. She loves drinking copious amounts of coffee, yoga and mediation, community, and spending time with her one-year-old nephew, Aidan.
Jenny is joining the team as Woodland’s Children and Youth Coordinator and hopes to bring positive energy and creativity to Woodland while serving alongside us.
Michael Cuppett – Social Media Intern
Michael is a native of St. Louis, MO, and a senior at Belmont University. Michael is a triple-major at Belmont, studying Music Composition, Music Theory, and Piano Pedagogy (Teaching). Michael will graduate in the Spring, and plans on attending Princeton Theological Seminary in the fall for his Masters of Divinity.
In addition to serving at Woodland, Michael works as a professional pianist and composer in the Nashville area. His personal website can be found at michaelcuppett.com.
Ministry Architects – Consultants
Ministry Architects (MA) is currently walking alongside Woodland Presbyterian as they transition into a new season of ministry. MA has taken Woodland through an assessment process to discern where they are so they know where to go. Ministry Architects is led by Mark DeVries. Monica Lewis is a consultant on the project and Tracy Bell assists with administrative and operational tasks for MA and the church. Ministry Architects is excited about helping Woodland find clear direction and sustained momentum backed up by properly aligned resources. To learn more, visit ministryarchitects.com.
Desiree Dyer – Contract Facilities Coordinator
Desiree works hard each week to ensure the church is clean and ready for all who use the facilities. From vacuuming, to dusting, to refilling toilet paper rolls, Desiree stewards our space well so that the church is clean and functional. Desiree also works with El Jardin de los Ninos teaching yoga and owns her own Professional Home Organizing business, Tidy by Desiree.