Nashville Fellows Program is a community of churches that equips young adults to love the church, excel vocationally, and live missionally in every part of life.
Three churches - Christ Presbyterian Church, St. George's Episcopal Church, and West End Community Church - partner together to build strategic relationships within the body of Christ across denominational lines and through this unique ecumenical approach, we seek to equip young people to both understand the relevance of Christ in our culture and develop a framework for engaging this culture towards the restoration of all things. The Nashville Fellows Program is a 501c3 non profit organization working in partnership with the The Fellows Initiative.
Theresa wilson, Nashville Fellows executive Director
Theresa has been with the Nashville Fellows Program since August of 2015. Before that, she worked in higher education in Alabama, Colorado, Wisconsin, and Texas. She’s worked in residence life, financial aid, admissions, and in many roles within student life. Theresa has an MA in Leadership (Denver Seminary) with an emphasis in Student Affairs in Higher Education (CO State University), and she is passionate about student leadership development. Theresa is very excited to be working with the Fellows, which allows her to continue walking alongside young adults as they become leaders, while also utilizing her seminary degree more directly. In her free time, Theresa can be found enjoying the great outdoors with her hubs, Clint (who is an associate priest at St. George's Episcopal Church), and their first child, a black lab/chow mix named Denver. This happy family loves hiking, biking, kayaking, paddle boarding, camping, backpacking, and scaling mountains in snowshoes. Beyond the outdoors, Theresa loves lawn games, board games, card games, and interactive group games (but not video games – sorry to all the gamers out there). She also loves watching movies, eating pretty much any kind of food, going to music shows, and hanging out in downtown Nashville.
Bo Bartholomew, Board Chairman
Samuel “Bo” Bartholomew is CEO and co-founder of PharmMD, a leader in medication therapy management services. Prior to forming PharmMD, Bo incubated a health advocacy company and a telemedicine physician access start-up company. He spent four years with HCA’s Executive Development program, where he helped build one of HCA’s newest hospitals and then managed HCA’s oldest hospital. Bo earned his MBA from Vanderbilt’s Owen School of Management and has a Masters in Christian Studies from Regent College in Vancouver, BC and his undergraduate from Davidson College in North Carolina. Sarah Bartholomew is a graduate of the University of Virginia. Bo is married to Sarah who spent her childhood in Northern Virginia with the Fellows Program at Falls Church. Sarah has chaired the International Justice Mission banquet and the Antiques and Garden show in Nashville and currently works as an interior decorator while caring for their four kids, Samuel, Lilly, Charlotte and Thomas.
Bob Bradshaw, Christ Presbyterian Church
Bob serves as Director of Ministries at Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashville, TN. Before joining CPC’s pastoral team in August 2012, he served as Executive Director at Southwood Presbyterian Church in Huntsville, AL since 2006. Prior to entering full-time ministry, Bob worked as Chairman and CEO of Boston-based MSL Corp.; as President and COO of SCI Corp., in Huntsville; as Eastern Region President for Solectron Corp. in Charlotte; and as Senior Executive-Site General Manager for IBM in Charlotte. Bob holds a bachelor’s in math from Westminster College (New Wilmington, PA) and is certified in Crown Financial Ministries. Bob co-founded a small creamery business in Charlotte with his wife, Rose. They are the parents of four daughters.
RACHEL CRENSHAW, WEST END COMMUNITY CHURCH
Rachel Crenshaw is Connections Coordinator at West End Community Church in Nashville, TN. Originally from the mountains of Boone, NC, she grew into a Tennessean during her years in Knoxville (Go Vols!) where she developed a love for higher education, rooted in a passion for helping college students identify & develop their giftedness & strengths. After moving to Nashville seven years ago, Rachel worked in development & alumni relations before moving into her current role at West End. She loves to meet new people, travel and try different restaurants with her husband, David, but these days one of their favorite pastimes is chasing after their adventurous toddler son, Nate.
Katherine HoFstetteR, secretary
Katherine is a Richmond, Virginia native who now calls Nashville home thanks to her Nashville-bred husband. After graduating with her bachelor's degree in Psychology and Religious Studies from the University of Virginia, she has spent most of her career working in event planning and donor engagement for several faith-based, non-profit organizations including: International Justice Mission, Blood:Water Mission, and Show Hope, where she currently serves as Director of Donor Engagement. Katherine has a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Trevecca University, and she and her husband, David, enjoy working together part-time at their private counseling practice in Belle Meade.
In her downtime, you may find Katherine enjoying a clear, Nashville evening with David and their (spoiled) dog, Trigger, walking in Percy Warner park or relaxing on their deck with a delicious meal cooking on the Green Egg! Katherine was a Falls Church Fellow class of 2007 and believes wholeheartedly in this life-giving ministry to young adults.
G. Edward powell, Board Treasurer
Ed Powell is the CEO of IPX which monitors, manages, and monetizes intellectual assets. He has started several companies that leverage artificial intelligence to optimize business performance in sectors ranging from supply chain management to healthcare.
For eight years, prior to his move to the commercial sector, Dr. Powell was a Member of the Technical Staff at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Lincoln Laboratory. At MIT, his research focused on large scale data fusion, astrodynamics, and the application of Artificial Intelligence to the command and control of surveillance satellites.
While living in Austin, Texas he was a ruling elder at Redeemer Presbyterian Church (PCA). In 2001, he and his wife Molly, along with two other couples, started City School, a Christian school in the heart of the city. At present, he is a member of St. George’s Episcopal Church, and serves on the Board of Trustees at Montgomery Bell Academy.
Powell received his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and a BS in Aerospace Engineering from Auburn University. He and Molly have four adult sons, two grandsons, a fabulous daughter-in-law, and reside in Nashville.
Steve’s career path has wound from business law, to venture capital investing, to philanthropy. A native of the Tampa, Florida area, he practiced corporate law there before moving to Nashville in 2002 to co-found Mountain Group Partners, a venture capital investing firm. Mountain Group invests in seed and early-stage companies in life sciences and technology. He remains a Managing Director with Mountain Group but spends the majority of his working time serving as President of the Charis Foundation, a family foundation that partners with nonprofit organizations, ministries, and churches in the Nashville area, around the US, and internationally. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Micah Project, an organization that serves street-connected boys in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Steve is a graduate of the University of South Florida and Stetson University College of Law. He and his wife of 25 years, Christy, have two daughters and one son.
Joe King, St. George's Episcopal Church
Joe is the Director of Lay Ministry Engagement at St. George’s Episcopal Church in Nashville, TN. How he got here is a journey down many roads, all were changed by God’s hand. He has made a living as a professional drummer, a Corporate pilot, and he just left a 25-year broadcasting career in rock radio and as a TV Meteorologist. Yes, God has a sense of humor when it comes to him! Through all his turns, he has had a relationship with God and a breath prayer to please show him where he needs to be, and the doors have opened every time. He received a calling from Saint George’s Rector, The Rev. Leigh Spruill, one year ago to serve in the church on the Leadership team, he accepted instantly. His goal is to help all people going down the many happy and some difficult roads in life to teach, lead, and motivate in the Spirit of Faith/Hope/Love. He and his wife Kim have been coming to St. George’s for almost 25 years. They were married here 20 years ago, and have two sons, Joey 17 and Justin 15. He is a founding board member at the Episcopal School of Nashville, and still enjoys playing the drums, flying, golfing, and being the King of Yahtzee.
carolE peterson, Board Member
Carole Peterson is the Executive Director of UpRise Nashville, a career development program for unemployed and under-employed individuals in the community. Carole worked as a litigator and a federal prosecutor in the Major Crimes Section of the United States Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles for nearly 15 years. She is married to her favorite person in the world, John, her husband of 24 years. Carole loves to solve problems and bring people together, skills she utilizes daily in the workplace and at home as a mom of two awesome kids, 15 and 12. She also enjoys running, a good family game night and any food she does not have to cook.
CAMMY BETHEA, BOARD MEMBER
Cammy Bethea is the Director of Missional Living at Christ Presbyterian Church. This is her third year @ CPC to be directly involved w/ our Nashville Fellows Program. Cammy coaches and mobilizes the leadership of groups of CPC members to use their gifts and do innovative mission minded things all over the Nashville area. Cammy was born in NYC yet grew up in Atlanta, GA. She received her BA in French Language at the University of Virginia. She earned a MA in French at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and she even taught English in Paris her first year after college. Cammy has living in Nashville for 23 years. Her favorite people are her 7 nieces and nephews in which she is very active with. She enjoys traveling, gardening, reading, swimming, walking, tutoring and encouraging/praying for friends
AMY NORTON, BOARD MEMBER
Amy Norton is a partner at GiANT Worldwide doing leadership development consulting, coaching and training with individuals and teams. In a nutshell, she helps make companies better by making their people better. Amy has worn many professional hats -- teacher, art gallery director, fundraiser, event planner, writer, managing editor -- which have allowed her to experience a wide range of work environments. Know yourself to lead yourself to lead others is my mantra, and she helps individuals understand not only what healthy leadership behavior is, but how to multiply that throughout their organizations. On a personal note, Amy and her husband, Will, have lived in Nashville for 23 years and have two nearly grown children, Will (19) and Kathleen (17). She has been an active member of St. George's Episcopal Church since 1996 and enjoys traveling, the outdoors and reading.
Sarah hughes, Non-voting BOARD MEMBER
Sarah Hughes is a Manager at DHG Healthcare as part of the national strategy practice. Even though she grew up in Dallas, TX she spent her summers in the North Carolina Mountains at Camp Greystone and graduated from Furman University in Greenville, SC, so she considers the Carolinas a second home. During her time at Furman she served as a YoungLife leader and for two summers, had the opportunity to go back to Camp Greystone as a group leader and counselor. After graduation she moved to Birmingham, AL and earned her Masters in Health Administration and MBA and then received an offer to come work for DHG Healthcare in Nashville. She has been in Nashville for just over 3 years and absolutely loves the city. She is a member at Midtown Fellowship 12 South and loves running, cycling, volunteering at Saddle UP!, trying new restaurants and coffee shops, and traveling.