Pastoral and Program Staff
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Rev. Tommy Ward

Title: Senior Pastor

Phone: 615-893-3455
Fax: 615-896-2273

Tommy Ward began his ministry at St. Mark's in 2018 after five years as the Director of the Nashville Area Office of Ministerial Concerns. Prior to that, Tommy served three local churches as pastor:... Read More...

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Dr. Jim Clardy

Title: Executive Pastor

Phone: (615) 893-3455

Jim Clardy has served as Executive Pastor of St. Mark’s since July 1, 2006.  Prior to that time he served as Superintendent of the Murfreesboro District of the United Methodist Church... Read More...


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Rev. Martha Touchton

Title: Minister Of Education

Phone: (615) 893-3455 Ext. 13

Martha Touchton grew up attending Sunday school and playing handbells at First United Methodist Church of Jamestown, North Dakota.   She first heard the call of Christ as a camper and then again as a counselor at Wesley Acres Camp.  ... Read More...

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Rev Mary Dicken

Title: Minister of Worship and Music

Phone: (615) 893-3455 ext. 14

Mary Dicken joined the St. Mark’s team in February 2016. As a native “hoosier”, Mary previously served United Methodist churches in the Indiana conference as associate pastor and in worship/music ministries. She is passionate about... Read More...

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Sherrie Gilliam

Title: Preschool Director

Phone: (615) 895-1803

Sherrie began working as a classroom teacher at St. Mark's Preschool in 1988 on the days her own two daughters, Elizabeth and Caroline, attended.  By 1994 she had moved into the director's seat, where she continues to serve.  Sherrie has a... Read More...

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