Pastoral Staff

Matt Reynolds : Director of Youth Ministries

Matt Reynolds

Director of Youth Ministries
(615) 883-3918 ext 109

Matt is a rare Nashville native who currently lives in Mount Juliet. An avid hockey fan and mediocre adult leaguer, you can usually find him enjoying his time being warm in cold places, or trying to get a nap before the youth's next big adventure.
He began attending HUMC waaaay back before iPhones were a thing and, after a short career as an engineer, had a call to ministry working with young people. He has been on staff since the fall of 2016.
Jacob Fasig : Associate Pastor

Jacob Fasig

Associate Pastor
(615) 883-3918 ext. 116

Jacob grew up in Nashville and has lived here his whole life, with the exception of university and seminary work. He started serving in the church in 2001 until present. He has a wife (who is a United Methodist Pastor in Nashville) and two amazing daughters. He is passionate about being at #HermitageUMC for all the things they currently do with the community and also the amazing things that God is calling them to be a part of in the future. 
Paul Henrie : Outreach Coordinator

Paul Henrie

Outreach Coordinator
(615) 883-3918 ext 106

Paul and Terri reside in Hermitage, TN and have disciples of HUMC since 2001. After moving here in 2000 and searching for a church to attend, they found HUMC to be a very spiritual church and programs geared to intentional faith development. Paul joined the church staff in 2005 after hearing God’s call while on the walk to Emmaus.
Kacie Patterson : Director of Children’s Ministries

Kacie Patterson

Director of Children’s Ministries
(615) 883-3918 ext 107

Kacie has been at HUMC since 2015.  She is passionate about serving and loving kids and their families.  As Director of Children's Ministries, she enjoys seeing "littles" realize that God loves them, Jesus died for them, and that they too can do amazing things for His Kingdom.  When Kacie isn't working, she loves spending time with her fellas: at the gym or binge watching tv with her hubby (Joey), cheering on her future NBA star (MJ), or chasing around the most energetic child in the world (Kingston). 
Chris Seifert : Senior Pastor

Chris Seifert

Senior Pastor
(615) 883-3918 ext 112

Pastor Chris Seifert grew up in Hendersonville, TN and was called to ministry in 1998. He began his pastoral calling in 2002. He became a Commodores fan when he attended Vanderbilt University Divinity School. Chris has four beautiful women in his life, a wife and three daughters. And his biggest hobby is smoking... smoking meat.
Tommy Shelton : Associate Pastor

Tommy Shelton

Associate Pastor
(615) 883-3918 ext 105

Music Staff

Eddie Parsons : Praise Team Director

Eddie Parsons

Praise Team Director
(615) 883-3918

Eddie is from Glasgow Kentucky and lives in the Donelson area of Nashville. He loves giving piano lessons and playing in the diamonds at the local jewelry company where he works part time. Eddie came to HUMC to play piano and lead music one Sunday in January 2003 and he has been on staff ever since.
Denise Pridemore : Director of Transformational Ministries & Chancel Choir Director

Denise Pridemore

Director of Transformational Ministries & Chancel Choir Director
(615) 883-3918 ext 111

Denise is a life-long resident of Madison, having left Madison for the West Coast only long enough for Graduate Studies and return to Middle Tennessee as quickly as possible! She and her husband of 32 years (Bill), live in Neely's Bend and enjoy golf, the outdoors, gardening, and their dogs (William & Kate). HUMC has been her home church since 2001 and she began attending to participate in the many ministries and service opportunities. Denise has been on staff since 2013 as the Chancel Choir Director and since 2017 as the Director of Transformational Ministries.

Administrative Staff

Teresa Baker : Pastoral Administrative Assistant

Teresa Baker

Pastoral Administrative Assistant
(615) 883-3918 ext 103

Teresa grew up in Kingsport, TN and moved to Nashville 32 years ago and lives in Mt. Juliet with her husband (Scott), sixteen year old son (Chandler), Bichon Frise-Shih Tzu mix (Bella) and a cat named Kevin. Teresa also has an older son Blake who is engaged and lives in Nashville. Teresa is a huge advocate for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. Her youngest son Chandler and mother-in law live with Type 1 diabetes. She and her family became members of HUMC in 2008. She's been on staff since October 2012.
Karen Bruner : Treasurer

Karen Bruner

(615) 883-3918 ext 115

Carolyn Horton : Administrative Assistant

Carolyn Horton

Administrative Assistant
(615) 883-3918 ext 102

Carolyn has been on staff at HUMC since 2002. She is a Grammy to two toddlers, Sofia and Luke, who have stolen her heart. Carolyn also has a Newfie Beagle mix, Holly Grace, that keeps her on her feet with hiking on the weekends. She loves training and taking care of all breeds of "fur babies".
Joey Parker : Business Administrator

Joey Parker

Business Administrator
(615) 883-3918 ext 114

Debby Payne : Receptionist

Debby Payne

(615) 883-3918 ext 101

I am a born and raised Nashvillian. I have two adult children, Evan and Lynlea. Lynlea was born with Down Syndrome, she is employed in an office and involved with Special Olympics. Evan works as a baker at Panera Bread. We have three cats, Buffy and Spike who are beautiful Russian Blues, and Vandy who is a yellow tabby. I have been attending Hermitage United Methodist for over 30 years and have worked as a receptionist for 14 years. My favorite past time is reading mysteries and thrillers.
Jennifer Percy : Director of Communications

Jennifer Percy

Director of Communications
(615) 883-3918 ext 104

Jennifer is a native of Nashville and lives in Mt. Juliet with her husband (Paul) and one-year-old little girl (Isabelle). There's also a free-loading Labrador mix (Lucy) and tuxedo cat (Prim) in their house, both of which are still trying to figure out what a human baby is. She began attending the Foundry service in 2012 and was drawn to the authenticity of worship there. She's been on staff at HUMC since 2016.
Brad Stephens : Facilities Manager

Brad Stephens

Facilities Manager
(615) 883-3918 ext 122

Brad is originally from near Peoria, Illinois. He moved to Nashville in 1989 for the music business and became a facilities manager, a novelist and a perpetual student (MA in Clinical Psych, ThD candidate Biblical Theology). He and his wife Judy live in Hermitage. Their 5 children and 13 grandchildren are scattered throughout Middle Tennessee, Illinois and Colorado. Brad has been on staff at HUMC since 2005.
Shirley (Mimi) Tucker : Nursery Coordinator

Shirley (Mimi) Tucker

Nursery Coordinator
(615) 883-3918 ext 121

You may e-mail HUMC staff by adding their first name to An example is You may also call the church office at (615) 883-3918 to speak with staff members.

  • Rev. Chris Seifert, Senior Pastor
  • Rev. Jacob Fasig, Associate Pastor
  • Rev. Tommy Shelton, Associate Pastor
  • Joey Parker, Business Administrator
  • Karen Bruner, Treasurer
  • Kacie Patterson, Director of Children’s Ministries
  • Matthew Reynolds, Director of Youth Ministries
  • Brad Stephens, Facilities Manager
  • Paul Henrie, Outreach Coordinator
  • Eddie Parsons, Praise Team Director
  • Denise Pridemore, Choir Director
  • Teresa Baker, Pastoral Administrative Assistant
  • Jennifer Percy, Director of Communications
  • Carolyn Horton, Administrative Assistant
  • Debby Payne, Receptionist
  • Shirley (Mimi) Tucker, Nursery Coordinator