Our ministers and staff are called to spend their days in service to the Donelson Church family and the surrounding community.
Please reach out to them if you need anything.
Middle School Minister
Christie Beddow has been the middle-school Minister at Donelson since 2014. Before moving to Nashville, she was sent and supported by Donelson as a missionary to Olomouc, Czech Republic where she served from 2006 until 2013. Christie earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Communication Disorders. Christie’s goal is to minister to the middle schoolers in such a way that they will live in confidence that they are completely loved by God and that they can serve the church no matter their youth. Christie is married to Peter Beddow and they attend Donelson together.
Associate Minister of Church Life
Drue Clark began serving as Donelson’s Associate Minister of Church Life in August of 2017. He is a graduate of Lipscomb University, with a B.A. (Ministry & Theology: Preaching and Youth Ministry) degree and a Master of Divinity degree. Drue grew up in Nashua, New Hampshire, where his family has long served the Kingdom of God for many years (both he and his brother are fourth generation preacher’s kids). He is excited to be working with DCC’s Small Group Ministry, College/Young Adult group, and media/technology. He is also a donut and baseball enthusiast! If you have any questions for Drue (or would simply like to grab lunch!), feel free to email him.
Youth Minister, Worship Leader
Danny Gregg has served as the youth minister since 1989 and also serves as our worship leader. A native Oklahoman, Danny has a bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of Oklahoma. His responsibilities include ministering to the youth at Donelson; keeping families informed and equipped in the spiritual formation of our children; teaching classes; equipping small group coaches in weekly meetings with teens; and planning youth events, camps, retreats, mission trips, and service projects. Danny’s goals are to see our youth become devoted followers of our Lord Jesus Christ in loving God, loving each other, loving their families, and loving the world as Jesus gave Himself for the world. Danny and his wife, Lisa, have four children: Cassidy, Cody, Carson, and Colt.
Janice Henegar has been a member of the Donelson staff since 1980. She is currently serving several different areas at Donelson with her primary focus on youth. Janice has called Donelson home since 1958. She and her husband, Greg, both grew up here at Donelson. They have three children, Jennifer (Craig) Sherrill, Eric, and Bethany Henegar and three grandchildren, Blake, Maddox, and Ella Rose Sherrill, all members of the Donelson family.
Minister of Community Outreach & Church Life
Russ has been on staff since February 2011. He and his wife, Donna, grew up at DCC. After serving as a youth minister in Kentucky and Florida, Russ preached for the Rural Hill congregation in Nashville. He also taught Bible at Ezell-Harding Christian School and Youth Ministry at Lipscomb University. He has a Bachelor's and Master's degree from Lipscomb University as well as a Graduate Certificate in Conflict Management. He and Donna have three daughters: Becca (Nathan), Rachel (Tyler), and Lauren, and two grandchildren, Fenley and Wake. Their foster daughter and granddaughter, Susi and Angela, live in Guatemala.
Terri Nutter has been the Children’s Minister at Donelson since 2015, following a brief stint as Interim Children’s Minister. Terri began attending here as a teenager and has a long history with Donelson Church of Christ. She has served as head of the Drama Ministry, member of the adult praise team, HEART teacher, and foster parent for the Child Care home. Terri has a passion for sharing the love of Jesus and knowledge of our God who is faithful with children. She was married to the late, Larry Nutter, and is the mother of three: Austin (Amanda), Kayla and Mackenzie. She is “Gigi” to two granddaughters, Harper and Ellie, and a grandson, Gary.
Libby Parnell has been a member of the Donelson congregation since 1970. In 1971 she married Jim Parnell and after a short time in Bowling Green, Ky, they both began worshipping at DCC in 1972. In 1976 she began working in the DCC Preschool and remained there for 19 years. In 1999 she began working as a DCC staff assistant which is her current position. She and Jim have 2 sons Ross (Stacey) & Graham (Ashley), one grandson Jackson and two granddaughters, Marley and Kinley.
Assistant Children’s Minister
David Pollard graduated from Lipscomb University in December 2014 with his bachelor's degree in children's ministry and is now enrolled in the M. Div. program. He is married to the incomparably lovely Marissa Pollard, and they are the proud parents of one cat, Archimedes. David has a passion for children's relationship with God and inner-city ministry. He hails from Greentown, Indiana, and enjoys backpacking, reading, writing and coffee. Want to talk? Send him an email!
Jennifer Sherrill began working as a Donelson staff assistant in June 2014 and is currently job sharing with Libby Parnell. She has also worked as a teacher with the DCC preschool in the past. Jennifer grew up at Donelson and now attends with her husband, Craig, who has been a member since 2002 when they were married. Jennifer and Craig have three children: Blake, Maddox & Ella Rose.