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.
ERIC ASHLEY, WEST END COMMUNITY CHURCH
Eric serves as Pastor of Discipleship at West End Community Church in Nashville, TN. Before joining WECC’s pastoral team in July 2013, he served as Pastor to Families and Staff Coordinator at First Presbyterian Church in Macon, GA since 2007. Though trained as a Mechanical Engineer, Eric spent his first few years before seminary working in Youth & College Ministry and playing music with a band on weekends. In 2003, Eric married Annette and God has blessed them with 3 sons and a daughter. Eric will always have a certain allegiance to his alma mater, Mercer University, but he is a Georgia Bulldawg through and through.
Carrie Horton, Board Secretary & Coordinator, Christ Presbyterian Church
Carrie Horton is a full-time writer and project manager based in Nashville, Tennessee. Originally from northern California, Carrie holds a BA in English and History from Concordia University in Portland, Oregon. She spent six years working with private charitable foundations and nonprofit organizations in Portland, Oregon; Washington, DC; and Nashville, Tennessee before moving into full time project management and writing, focusing on nonprofit grant writing. Carrie is an alumnus of the Capital Fellows program in McLean, Virginia and served on the Capital Fellows Steering Committee before moving to Nashville and helping launch the Nashville Fellows Program.
Sarah Puryear, Coordinator, St. George's Episcopal Church
Sarah Puryear serves as associate rector at St. George’s Episcopal Church in Nashville, TN. She grew up in Maine, which she still claims as her home state, but has lived in the South for so long that “y’all” is now part of her vocabulary. She was raised in charismatic and Baptist churches, but fell in love with the Anglican tradition in college. She was an English major at Wheaton College and received her Master of Divinity degree from Duke Divinity School. She was a fellow at The Falls Church Fellows program in 2004-2005 and has used what she learned as a fellow to help launch the program in Nashville. Sarah married Dan Puryear in September 2012 and enjoys reading, traveling, and going on retreats.
Tom Price, Board Treasurer
Tom is a partner in Price CPAs, a position he has held since 1978. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the Tennessee Society of CPAs and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts. As well as serving on the Nashville Fellows board, Tom is the 2014 President of the Board of Directors for Big Brother Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee. He is also a Big Brother and “Friendship Maker” contributor to the organization. Tom is an Elder at Christ Presbyterian Church. The Price family includes wife, Carol, four children and six grandchildren. He is native of the Nashville area and is a graduate of The University of Kentucky.
Scotty Smith, Professor for the Fellows
Scotty Smith is Founding Pastor of Christ Community Church in Franklin, TN. A native of Graham, NC, Scotty is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He is currently adjunct professor at WTS, Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Redeemer Theological Seminary in Dallas, and Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando. Scotty has been married to Darlene for forty years, and they have two adult children, Kristin and Scott and a grandson, Finn. Scotty has authored 6 books, including Objects of His Affection; Unveiled Hope, with Michael Card; Restoring Broken Things, with Steven Curtis Chapman; and Everyday Prayers: 365 Days to a Gospel Centered Faith. Scotty enjoys cross training, photography, fishing, & classic rock and roll.
Leigh Spruill, St. George's Episcopal Church
Leigh Spruill has served as Rector of St. George’s since 2005. Prior to his call to St. George’s, Leigh served as Rector of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Jacksonville, Florida, as Associate Rector at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Birmingham, Alabama and as Assistant Rector at St. James’s Episcopal Church in Richmond, Virginia. A native of Tappahannock, Virginia, Leigh received his B.A. from the UNC - Chapel Hill. After college and following several years in the commercial real estate industry in Richmond, he attended the School of Theology at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. Leigh is married to Susalee, and the Spruills have three children, Eleanor, Peter and William.
Morgan Wills, Board Member
Morgan Wills is an internal medicine physician who serves as President & CEO of Siloam Family Health Center, a Christian nonprofit clinic for the uninsured with a focus on immigrant and refugee health care. He earned his BA in History from Princeton University, his MD from Vanderbilt University, and his MATS in Marketplace Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, BC. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, where he teaches cross-cultural patient care in multiple classroom contexts. He is one of "the few, the proud, the native Nashvillians," but he regularly practices cross-cultural relations at home with his Canadian wife Heather and their dual citizen children-Isaac, Jessie and Morgan, Jr.
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.