In a PCA church the congregation has the responsibility and privilege to nominate and call men to the role of deacon and elder (including pastor). Also, the elders regularly appoint and commission both men and women to ministry leadership and service. Explore the Parish Life menu above and then ask for the current leadership contact info to get involved!
George Grant (moderator), Michael Miserocchi, Tom Goddard, Steve Nelson, John Scherrer, Phil Hutcheson, Brandon Goodin, Mike Mastorberti, and Matt Morrison.
Aaron Anderson, Andy Clark, Jason Parolini, Jeff Dokkestul, Randy Sadler, Nae Soundara, Ben Crist, Tim Simmons, Brandon Blair, Jimmy Allan, Dave Gould, Ian Kern, Allan Douglas, Tom Milligan, and Charlie Snow.
George Grant — Pastor: Dr. George Grant is the Pastor of Parish Presbyterian Church, Founder of New College Franklin, President of the King’s Meadow Study Center and Founder of Franklin Classical School. He is the author of dozens of books in the areas of history, biography, politics, literature and social criticism and he has written hundreds of essays, articles, and columns. His work on behalf of the homeless, for international relief and development, for racial reconciliation and for the sanctity of life has been profiled in such varied media outlets as the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Focus on the Family, The 700 Club, the Coral Ridge Hour, Point of View, Crossfire, World Magazine and Christianity Today.
In addition to his pastoral responsibilities and regular classes in literature, history, theology and the arts, George maintains an active writing and speaking schedule at home and around the world. He has academic degrees in Political Science at the University of Houston (B.A.), Philosophy at Whitefield Theological Seminary (M.A., D. Litt, PhD.), Humanities at Belhaven College (D. Hum.), and Theology at Knox Theological Seminary (D. Min. Cand.). He makes his home on the east side of Franklin with his wife Karen (and their dogs, books, and gardens). They have three grown children and four grandchildren. Hear sermons or learn more about Pastor George’s work on our Resource page.
Henry Haffner — Music Director: Henry C. Haffner, a sixth-generation Franklin native, serves as Music Director at Parish Presbyterian Church. Mr. Haffner graduated from Vanderbilt University, and received his Master of Music degree at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. As a Violist and Violinist, he has performed with orchestras and recording artists throughout the South and Midwest. In addition to his duties at Parish, Mr. Haffner serves as Principal Violist of the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra in Lexington, KY, and teaches at New College Franklin. He lives in the country with his wife Lisa, and their daughter Elisabeth.
Teresa Sharp — Secretary: Teresa and her husband Mark have been a part of the Parish family since early 2013. After spending most of her career managing medical practices, she has found great joy in serving as the church secretary for the past two years. Teresa and Mark live in Columbia and have two sons, a daughter-in-law, and three grandchildren. Teresa enjoys spending time with Mark, helping out with the grandkids, and riding around in her Mustang convertible with the top down whenever she can.
Jamie Crampton – Pastoral Intern: Jamie moved to Franklin from Mississippi to attend New College Franklin. There he met his wife, Audrey, and he became an intern at Parish after graduating. He is currently enrolled in distance education at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. Jamie also teaches Latin to elementary students and coaches recreational gymnastics. Jamie and Audrey have one son, Peter, who brings joyful chaos into their lives.
Cam Clausing — Assistant Pastor: Cameron (Cam) and his wife Taryn came to Parish after serving in Bogota, Colombia with Mission to the World. He is currently on study leave. See some of his writings at www.theclausings.com