altThe Reverend David Hood:

Interim Pastor

Pastor David Hood is originally from Nashville, TN, growing up in the Donelson area.  He graduated from Two Rivers High School and received a BA in Sociology from Middle Tennessee State University.  He received his Master of Divinity degree from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, SC. Ordained in 1976, Pastor David has served parishes in Tennessee, Georgia, and North Carolina.  He served on a team ministry in North Carolina at UNC-Chapel Hill in both congregation and campus ministry.  He was an Assistant to the Bishop of the Southeastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (1992-1998). David and Jo have been married for 44 years and are parents of three adult daughters, all working as teachers and living in Murfreesboro, TN with their husbands and children.  David and Jo love being close to their five grandchildren ranging in age from 13 to 1 year old.


David Dorn:

Minister for Music 

David is a passionate and versatile pianist who has played piano since the age of 6. He grew up in South Carolina playing in churches starting at the age of 8 and studied classical piano for over 20 years. He was accepted into the prestigious South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts where he studied piano with some of the top classical pianist in the world. 

 After graduating from the Governor's School, he was accepted to Erskine College where he received a full scholarship to study piano. He studied at Erskine for two years before deciding to transfer to Belmont University. He quickly recognized that being in Nashville would provide more opportunities as a musician and Belmont had a great reputation for its music department. Shortly after moving, David was appointed as  the music director at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, where he still serves today. After graduating, David built his own studio off of music row where he produces  demos for many songwriters and independent artist. He is presently playing sessions for many of the top songwriters in Nashville. When not in the studio or out on the road, David enjoys writing and hanging out with his talented wife as well as hiking and drinking a good cup of joe with friends.




Michelle Janovitz: 

Office Administrator






Bill Gable: 

Organist Emeritus






The Reverend Dr. Delmer Chilton: 

Pastor Emeritus



Council Members

Kathleen Cullen - President
Ann Bishop - Vice President
Debbie Robert - Secretary
Jonathan Collar - Treasurer

Eric Dahl

Justin Groce
Rundi Ream
Ann Bishop
Linn Folger
Jana Buse
Nancy Collins
Jessica Shook