Our Co-Lead Pastors
The Reverend Pauline Farrington

Pastor Pauline is gifted and passionate about preaching, worship, pastoral care, and biblical scholarship. She sees it as her call to make the Bible stories and scenes come alive to people of all ages so that listeners and learners find themselves in the action and come away from it transformed. Originally from Middle Georgia, Pastor Pauline has served three cngregations, all of which are located in Tennessee. When not thinking of biblical stories, Pastor Pauline enjoys cooking good food for people she loves; reading fiction or going to the movies; listening to the music of Jason Mraz or Jon Batiste; walking; traveling; and, visiting art museums. 

The Reverend Eric L. Murray

Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Pastor Eric's first career was in physical therapy. Then came theological studies at the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, SC where he recieved his Masters of Divinty degree in 1995. Ordained later that same year, Pastor Eric has gone on to serve Lutheran congregations in Oglethorpe, GA, Peachtree Corners, GA, Knoxville, TN, Birmingham, AL, and since July, 2021, Saint Andrew, Franklin, TN. In service to Christ's love for the world, Pastor Eric uses his gifts of vision, hospitality, creativity, worship curation and prophetic preaching. As often as possible, Pastor Eric finds time to enjoy sci-fi movies, poetry, jazz, post-impressionist and abstract art, and running. 

 

Director of Family Ministries
Haley Rhoads

Originally from Dubuque, IA, Haley attended college in the Quad Cities studying Communications and Marketing but what brought her to loving ministry was her work as a Youth Ministry Intern and Camp Manager - a camp close by in Tennessee. After college, she continued full-time work in ministry as a Youth Director in a large ELCA congregation in the Quad Cities.

Seeking to be closer to friends, Haley moved to the Midtown/Nashville area at the end of May with her puppy, Finley! Initially working remotely in marketing, Haley found her heart still hoped to find a ministry role and congregation to become home. This calling brought her to our community of Saint Andrew and her role as our new Director of Family Ministries.

When not working you can find her trying out different coffee shops in the area, reading books, or connecting with friends -- all with Finley in tow. 

Director of Music
Dr. Susan Kelly

Dr. Susan Kelly is Co-Director of Choirs at Stewarts Creek High School in Smyrna, Tennessee.  Prior to coming to Stewarts Creek, Susan served as an Assistant Professor of Music/Choral Director at Tennessee State University.  She currently serves as an associate conductor for Vox Grata Women’s Choir and served the past seven years as a soprano section leader at Westminster Presbyterian Church.  

Susan is also in demand as a guest conductor, having recently conducted the KY-ACDA All-State Middle-School Choir, as well as choirs in Georgia, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, New York, and Virginia.  Additionally, she has sung soprano with the Tennessee Chamber Chorus, a professional choir based in eastern Tennessee and The Cecilia Ensemble, based in Augusta, Georgia.  

Susan holds undergraduate degrees in Music Education and English Education from Wilkes University, a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance and Choral Conducting from Temple University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral Conducting from the University of South Carolina.

Organist
Dr. Darryl Miller

As an accompanist, conductor and concert organist, has performed in some of the most famous churches and halls in the world, including Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, St. Paul's Cathedral in London, and St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City. In the summer of 2013, Darryl performed solo concerts at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, and was the first American to perform an organ concert at the Cathedral of Saint-Gervais-et-Saint-Protais in Soissons, France.

Directly responsible for negotiating the acquisition of the Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ, Darryl Miller has served St. Andrew's Organist for nearly 20 years.

He was educated at Cedarville College, the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, Scarritt College, and Grand Canyon University. In addition to his earned bachelor and master's degrees, he was awarded an honorary degree in 1988 from Wessex Theological College in Wessex, England, for his “attainments in music and his contributions to the church.”

In his spare time, Darryl teaches part-time at Columbia State Community College, enjoys photography, and treasures spending time with his daughter, Annie, son-in-law, Luke, and the best grandchildren in the world, Noah and Willow.

Parish Administrator
Chandra Hoover

Chandra Hoover comes to Saint Andrew with a varied background and skill set. Originally from Northwest Ohio and most recently from Jupiter, Florida, Chandra is a veteran, writer, event coordinator, fashion designer, and entrepreneur.  Chandra served in the US Army as a Communications Specialist, honorably discharging with a rank of Specialist.  She received a dual MBA in Digital Marketing and Human Resources from Lynn University in December 2021. Prior to her master’s work, Chandra received a Bachelor in Science in Fashion/Apparel Design from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale in June 2016 receiving the Highest Achievement Award and top honors.

Chandra has worked with the VA, as well as co-founded the design label “Chandra Todd” with spouse, Todd Hoover. In her spare time, Chandra enjoys working with veterans and conducting fashion shows as fundraisers for non-profits, as well as traveling and writing.

Chandra brings to her role as parish administrator, great energy, and enthusiasm, as well as an attention to detail, organizational skills, extensive IT knowledge and a deep desire to serve. She loves acquiring new skills and knows that the learning curve will be steep but is excited for the challenge and opportunity to join our ministry through Saint Andrew. 

Administrative Assistant
Alison George
Alison is in the office part time building bulletins, scheduling volunteers, and doing odds and ends in the office. She is an ordained ELCA minister and grew up at Saint Andrew Lutheran Church. She was Confirmed, Ordained, and married here! She remembers worshipping in the old sanctuary, Pearson Hall, and the sweet taste of Hawaiian bread for communion. She graduated from The University of TN at Chattanooga and the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. 

She is married to Brendon George, a graduate of Texas Lutheran University and The University of Wisconsin, earning his Ph.D. in history. They have a four-year old son, Ian and love being in Franklin near family.

Facilities Manager
Joe York