Rev. Candice Klein

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   Rev. Candice Klein was born in Tennessee and earned her undergraduate degree in English and Education with a minor in French at University of Tennessee. She went on to earn her Master of Divinity at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and then completed her Clinical Pastoral Education Certification through the West Virginia University Hospitals.

   Candice was ordained in 2009, and she served two churches as their installed pastor before coming to us here at First Presbyterian in Gallatin. She has also served on various presbytery committees as well as on interchurch ministry boards. She is well versed in Presbyterian theology and polity, having entered the denomination in 1990 after growing up in the Methodist church.

   Our pastor is a welcoming person who is easy to talk to, and she is also a wonderful listener. She has a passion for worship, proclamation, outreach, and pastoral care. Candice also possesses a terrific smile.


Robert Thurman 

Organist and Choir Master

   Robert has served churches in Sumner and Trousdale Counties for more than 40 years. This is his second time of service with FPC Gallatin. Robert received his music degree from MTSU and is especially skilled in vocal performance, organ, piano performance, arranging, and leading a very dedicated choir. Robert also enjoys offering thematic choir concerts to the community at large that have included "Great Hymns of our Faith", "Folk Hymns and Spirituals", and "Rhapsody of American Music". Robert is married to Ann Thurman, and they have three children and one grandchild.

Carol Stewart 

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   Carol Stewart plays many roles here at FPC including keeping the office running and the books straight. Carol will always make you feel at home when you come into the office. She is particularly skilled in graphic layouts for church events. She is a member of West End United Methodist Church but she often participates in musical events at FPC. She is married to Keith Stewart. They have three children and 8 grandchildren.

Dianne Cothran 
Coordinator of Children's Ministries

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   Dianne has been a member of Gallatin First Presbyterian Church for 44 years and has been involved in Christian Education for most of that time.  She and her husband John served as youth leaders for many years and both currently teach Sunday School classes.  She has been a deacon and a member of the Session, serving as Chairman of the Christian Education Committee. Her main interests are her two grandboys.

Sharon Sides
Director of FPC Preschool

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   Sharon directs the FPC Preschool, which has served Sumner County for almost fifty years.  Sharon has a wealth of experience serving a similar Presbyterian Preschool in Humboldt, Tennessee for nearly 20 years. She is passionate about providing the best staff and program for Preschoolers, offering a safe, stimulating, and loving environment that honors Jesus Christ. Sharon and her husband Jerry live locally, enjoying their grandchildren and are deeply involved in service to our community.


Session - Ruling Elders - Moderated by Rev. Candice L. Klein


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Bill Hamby Ann Thurman Susan Johnson