Board Member Elections

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Our church will be holding board member elections. We wanted to give you a chance to get to know our candidates beforehand. Below is a picture and a bio they have submitted for your review!

Our returning board members:

Judy Carden, Lance Forman, Erik Metzger, Jonathan Moore and Tanya Thompson.


Our candidates up for election:

Missy Howd:

Has attended Gateway (BCN) for 19 years. Works as a Physician Assistant. Currently on the board and Chairs the Missions Committee.


Kay Hudson:

Married to Jeff for 39 years. I have attended Gateway for 4 years and am involved in a small group, Sunday School, Missions committee and volunteer in the nursery. I am retired from 23 years as an Income Tax Practitioner. My children that attend Gateway are Katie, Lance and Hudson Forman.


Lara Fowler:

I have attended Gateway since moving to Franklin during the summer of 2013.  My family and I have loved the focus on community and service and have found great support through our small group and other special activities.  I have been honored to serve our church over the years through volunteering for VBS, teaching Sunday School, greeting on Sunday mornings, and working in Women’s Ministry.

I currently work for Ascension Health Care and enjoy running, reading, and cooking for my family.  I am married to Jeremy and we have two kiddos, William (13) and Annmarie (10).  I love to laugh and learn and am grateful to be considered for service on the Board.


Marlene McGregor:

I am a wife, mother and grandmother who relishes in all things family.  I have been an elementary and middle school educator for 28 years in Rutherford County and am currently an Instructional Coach at Blackman Elementary in Murfreesboro. My family moved to GCCN about three years ago, but I’ve grown up in the Nazarene faith


Jon Sparks:

I’m not a pastor by education or formal training…I’m a pastor by life. As a former logistics manager at UPS and a long-standing, successful career in the music industry, I ultimately found my calling introducing hurting hearts to the Healer. My time in the music industry lead me to working from home. Working from home allowed me ample time to be a dad and a father figure to a group of young men who would raid our refrigerator on a daily basis and made our house their home. I call these young men my sons. Eventually, daughters entered the picture and our life is hectic, our home is crazy and our hearts are full. Today my job is seeking the Father, following His lead and preparing an amazing property and a beautiful barn for a retreat focused on serving pastors and missionaries.


Allen Webb:

My wife Maura, daughter Eva, and I have been at Gateway since 2016 and love our Gateway family. I am a “retired” building contractor and served on our previous church board in Illinois for about 15 years. I would be honored to serve and grow with this church body as God opens doors and directs

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