Our Intentional Interim Minister- Rev. Kyle Harris
The Reverend Kyle T Harris is a life-long Disciple. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Phillips University in Enid, Oklahoma and a Master of Divinity from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Indiana. Kyle has served churches in Oklahoma, Colorado, Indiana, California, Kentucky, and Tennessee with particular focus on educational ministry with children, adolescents, and adults and for the last 10 years in intentional interim ministry. In addition, from 2008-20011, he worked with Metro Nashville Public Schools in a position funded by a Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) grant designed to help bring social and behavioral change in middle schools. The mantra of the job was “Creating a Culture of Kindness” in inner city schools.
Kyle loves being a dad who chases his children all around the soccer fields and basketball courts. Austin is a sophomore in high school and loves to play basketball and soccer. Julia is a 5th grade tween that loves doing art and playing soccer and basketball. In his personal time, Kyle enjoys playing golf, biking, and running.
Our Student Director, Bookkeeper, and Communications Coordinator- Nicole Martin
Nicole Martin was raised and grew up in Murfreesboro her entire life and attended Central Christian Church since Elementary School age. She graduated from Oakland High School in 2011 and from Middle Tennessee State University in 2015 with a Bachelors Degree in Horse Science and a minor in Psychology. Her life goal is to start a ministry using Equine Assisted Therapy to help the youth here in the Middle Tennessee Area. And when she isn't at Church, the Art Studio, or the Barn, you can find her enjoying some downtime reading, writing, or enjoying any of the multitude of nerdy things that she is into :) Trust me, just ask her about anything nerdy and she will talk non-stop!
Our Choir Director/Organist- Michael Hooper
Dr. Michael Hooper spent most of his childhood traveling across the country as the son of an Air Force Civilian Senior Executive. Dr. Hooper earned his Bachelor of Music degree in Percussion Performance from the Pennsylvania State University, he received his Master of Music degree in Percussion Performance from the Peabody Institute of Music, he earned his Master of Liberal Arts from Johns Hopkins University, and received his Doctorate of Education from Lipscomb University. He has performed with many orchestras in Maryland and Washington D.C., including the Washington Symphony Orchestra, the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Columbia Orchestra, and the Chesapeake Orchestra. He has taught music at the St. Mary’s College of Maryland and the Park School of Baltimore, and has composed and arranged music for adult choir, teen choir, handbells, marimba and piano. Active in church music since 1987, he has served as the Director of Music for churches in Virginia, Washington D.C., Maryland, and Tennessee, and has been serving as the Director of Music for Central Christian Church since September 2019. He is a former ballroom dancing instructor, and he lives with his wife Carrie and their miniature schnauzer, Augie.
Our Church Custodian- Roger Osborne