Staff & Leadership

Kent Shingleton

Kent and Shawnah have been married for 25 years and have lived right here in LaVergne for the past 16 years. God has blessed Kent and Shawnah with a wonderful family – Jared, Maci, Molly and Sarah. There is never a dull moment for this family a.k.a. “Shingletown,” and quite honestly, their daily life would make for a pretty interesting reality television show.

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Monica Pietrzyk

Monica and Jake moved to Nashville after getting married and have fallen in love with all things Tennessee! Monica and Jake have a baby girl, Elsie Rae, who is a constant reminder of God’s faithfulness. When they aren’t at home, you can usually find them at a local coffee shop, baby in tow, playing games, […]

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David Gutekunst

Originally from Kansas City, MO, David moved to Nashville in 2002 to pursue a Music Business degree at Belmont University.  While at Belmont, he met his lovely wife Jocelyn, who has a heart for helping those in need experience the love of Jesus.  The couple have a beautiful daughter, Joy, and a delightful Shih Tzu […]

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Jared Shingleton

Jared currently leads Hope Students with passion and a deep commitment to help students know Jesus Christ and and the power of God’s Holy Word.  In June of 2007 Jared’s life was completely changed on a mission trip to Brazil.  Since then, Jared has clearly sensed God’s calling on his life to preach and serve.  In […]

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Christy Wilson

Christy is originally from Michigan and moved to Nashville with her husband, Chris and their black lab, Addie in 2010. Chris and Christy met in college and were married in 2009. Christy holds a Bachelor of Science in Child and Adolescent Psychology and Development and has worked with children of all ages in churches and […]

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Jenny Loving

Jenny is originally from Mississippi and moved to Nashville in 2013 with her husband Matt and their 4 kids- Carson, Tessa, Ava, and Isabelle. Matt and Jenny met in college and married in 1996. Jenny holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and a Masters in Social Work and has worked with youth and […]

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Cliff Moore

Originally from Taylorsville KY, Cliff moved to Middle Tennessee in the fall of 1999 to pursue a production technology degree from MTSU. He has been heavily involved with the Concord Baptist Association, serving as a missionary for Rutherford County churches for 5 years during college and as staff worship leader for 12 years. He has […]

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