Jennifer has been the Children’s Ministry Coordinator since 2006. She was raised in Brentwood, and after college returned home to teach elementary school. Working with the children at Christ Fellowship has been an absolute joy and allowed her the blessing to impact the children from infant to youth group. Jennifer lives in Franklin with her husband, Shane.
Charity Briles is our Awana Commander.
Charity Briles received her Masters in Violin Performance with an emphasis in Suzuki Pedagogy from SIUE, and her Bachelors in Violin Performance from Belmont University. She was the Orchestra Director and Professor of Violin at Greenville College until moving back to Nashville in 2014. While gigging she maintained her own studio in Nashville until 2018 when she leveled up to her dream job- Motherhood. Charity is passionate about discipling children and raising up the next generation of the church. When she is not homeschooling her two boys or leading a gaggle of kids in a song about hippopotamuses, Charity can be found reading Tolkien or instructing her boys in the ways of the force.
Kathleen is the Women’s Ministry Coordinator. Originally from Minnesota, Kathleen has made Nashville her home since 1992 where she and her husband, Kip, have raised four children. They’ve made Christ Fellowship their home church for the majority of their years in Nashville. Even though Kathleen grew up going to church, it wasn’t until the fifth grade when she clearly understood that Jesus died for her sins personally and that it required faith on her part to have a relationship with Him. It was during that time that she began her lifelong love of studying the Bible and walking daily with Him. Kathleen loves people, stories, conversation, music, flowers, sunsets over water, and being with family and friends.
Justin is our Music Ministry Leader. Justin and Nikki Lanning have been active at Christ Fellowship for over 20 years. Together they have joyfully served in a variety of ministries. With a long and rich family background in music, Justin leads the music team with various music styles, and engages the congregation with energy and enthusiasm as we worship the LORD in song.
Kim is the Church Administrator.
Kim Smith is the Church Administrator. She and her husband Neil have loved Christ Fellowship since its origin. Prior to that, she was raised in church and came to salvation at an early age. Kim enjoys “country “life, sharing produce and flowers from her gardens with treasured family and friends. Kim and Neil have eight grandchildren and are retired from teaching in public schools in Nashville. They stay very active in volunteer ministry with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at their neighborhood high school.