Taylor is a Nashville native who joined with St. Luke in 2020 after 8 years of working in youth ministry at previous churches in Clarksville, TN. Taylor holds an MDiv from Memphis Theological Seminary where he graduated in 2016 and was ordained as a Cumberland Presbyterian Minister shortly after by Nashville Presbytery. Taylor loves his wife (Lizzie), rescue dog, theme parks, UT football, and spending time with friends and family.
Rich was born and raised in Indiana, and upon graduation from college he moved to Chicago. In Chicago, he worked many Retail, and accounting jobs. He moved to Murfreesboro in 2000. He is glad and proud to be working with St. Luke's. He loves cooking, rehabbing, spending time with family, friends, and his two rescue pups, Georgie and Vivie.
Beth is a 5th generation Cumberland Presbyterian. Her Great Great Grandfather Rev. James H. Zwingle, Great Grandfather Rev. C.M Zwingle, and Great Uncle Rev. J.L. Zwingle were Cumberland Presbyterian Ministers. Her sister, Rev. Lisa Oliver is also a Minister in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Beth is a Graduate of Bethel University, a Cumberland Presbyterian sponsored school, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. She has worked with children for 30 years. She has worked as a Church Camp Counselor, was a teacher in the public schools in Stewart and Sumner Counties. Beth has spent the last 20 years working as a Preschool and School-age teacher in child care.
Beth enjoys working with children and bringing the world to them. She also enjoys music, spending time with family and being with friends.
Organist/ Co-Music Director
Carl has served as the organist at St. Luke since June, 2000. He and his wife, Pat, quickly fell in love with the St. Luke family and officially joined the congregation in November of 2000. Although a basically self-taught musician, Carl did take informal organ lessons from the late Pressley Templeton, a classically trained organist, in the early 1980’s. In 1999, he studied organ performance for a semester under Dr. Linda Shipley at the Allegro School of Music. Prior to joining St. Luke, Carl served at a variety of churches and denominations in the mid-state area for 14 years. As a retired educator, Carl enjoys spending time with family, friends, and especially grandchildren. Other passions in life include gardening, landscaping, and various handyman projects.
Pianist/ Co- Music Director
Janice Bane has served the St. Luke community since 2015 and has worked in liturgical music for many years as a pianist and vocalist in numerous churches throughout middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky. Along with her work in church music Janice has also been an integral part of the Nashville music publishing community, most currently as Sr. Manager of Copyright for the Barbershop Harmony Society. She was recently appointed Administrative Director for the Copyright Society of the South.
Janice joined the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in 1995. Husband Ted Bane is an ordained minister in the denomination and a member of Nashville Presbytery.
Janice holds a degree in Recording Industry Management from Middle Tennessee State University. In her spare time she enjoys travel and spending time with fur babies Maxwell, Nala, and Sonny.
I am honored to serve St. Luke Church, a home of prayer for Everybody. My personal mission is to give God’s house a humble work of cleanliness and care for our church family, while respecting its decorum and history. My family which includes Randy, and two daughters Roxie and Dixie are members of this loving congregation. You will most likely see me working with Grandpa, and sometimes my big or little dog.