Church Office Hours: Appointments are recommended

Mon-Thu, 9am-4:30pm


Our Staff

Rev. Adam Kelchner

Lead Pastor

Adam was born in Richmond, Virginia and grew up in Hanover County, VA. He came to Middle Tennessee to attend Vanderbilt Divinity School. When he has the time, Adam loves to cycle on his road bike—he once rode from Nashville to Hohenwald and back on the Natchez Trace Parkway (that’s 150+ miles). Adam is married to Keeli Lewis and they live with their young daughter Serena locally. They also have a dog named Tybee.

Adam's favorite thing about Christ UMC?  

“Architecturally, I love the stone work in the sanctuary. People wise, I love watching long-time church members meet first-time visitors.”

Rev. Anne Hook

Minister of Music and Worship


Anne was raised in Memphis. She has been on staff of Christ UMC for over 20 years! Over the years, Anne has been on the editorial teams of both The Faith We Sing and Worship and Song United Methodist hymnals. In her spare time, she loves to work with wood, and is a huge fan of power tools! Anne and her husband Dave live in Franklin; they have two sons, Stephen and Andrew that are both in college.


Anne's favorite thing about Christ UMC?  

“The Spirit!! Working with most of the staff ;) – and getting to stay in one church while raising my family.”

Rev. Mark Price

Pastor of Congregational Life

Mark is a self-declared Tar Heel from Winston-Salem, NC—home to Krispy Kreme donuts, about which Mark is proud and to which he is devoted. Prior to his current ministerial vocation, he spent a decade as an editor at Abingdon Press. He is also known as “Captain Flynt.” Mark lives in Franklin with his loving and extremely patient wife Marné.

Mark's favorite thing about Christ UMC?  

“It’s a great congregation to be creative with...”

Rev. Paul Bonner

Youth Minister

Paul grew up in Brentwood, TN, and has seen a lot of changes over the years. He’s been blessed to work in youth ministry since 2000, and has been with Christ UMC since 2004—he feels God has given him the gifts and patience to work with teenagers. Paul loves woodworking, playing racquetball and disc golf, and doing just about anything outdoors. He lives in Franklin with his wife Amy and their son Isaac.

Pauls' favorite thing about Christ UMC?  

“Retreats! I love being on retreats with the families and students in our congregation! It’s a great time of growing in faith, community, spending time in worship, and making new memories.”

Aimee Cox

Director of Children's Ministry


Aimee was born in Morristown, TN and grew up in Johnson City. She moved to the Nashville area in 2006. She loves writing, reading tons of books, and organizing things… and most of all the Nashville Predators! Curiously, Aimee has a strangely keen sense of smell, which borders on a super power. And, as many at Christ UMC know, Aimee also loves hand sanitizer! She lives in Spring Hill with her husband Matt and their three girls, Mattilda, Alice, and Emmylou.


Aimee's favorite thing about Christ UMC?  

“Our church welcomes children into worship in such a beautiful way. Children are always included and often times considered leaders.”

Randall Mills

Building Superintendant

Randall grew up in Tennessee. His life has been “interesting” by his own words, and he has worked many jobs and traveled a long road in life, which has at times been a hard one. His career here at the church is one he feels truly blessed to have. Randall enjoys spending time with his grandsons, and loves to watch them play football. He is a music fan and likes to spend time playing guitar and singing. Lastly, Randall is a big Alabama fan (“Roll Tide”).

Randall's favorite thing about Christ UMC?  

“Countless! I joined Christ UMC many years ago and now have the pleasure of working in the church as Building Superintendent.”

Scott Gerow

Sound Engineer

Scott is originally from Miami, FL. In addition to running and orchestrating sound for Christ UMC, he owns his own production company and recording studio, Battery Lane Music. Scott has lived in a number of different places throughout his life, including Miami, Austria, Georgia, and Nashville. Scott loves playing music, hiking and camping, kayaking, and flying. He lives in Nashville with his wife and son.

Scott's favorite thing about Christ UMC?:  

“How genuine, honest, and welcoming the people are here.”