Meet Our Staff
Find out a little more about our staff team below
Pastor of Southminster Nashville and Telos at Southminster
Bethany Reynolds was born and raised in Nashville, TN. She is a graduate of John Overton High School and Middle Tennessee State University with bachelor degrees in Recording Industry Management and Music Education.
From 1982-1999, Bethany was a full-time working musician, performing across the United States and Canada. The last five years of her performing career were spent in Branson, MO where she sang and played 3 shows a day on the Lake Queen Riverboat.
When Bethany moved back to Nashville, she focused on songwriting and producing. In 2009 Bethany went back to school to obtain a teaching degree in Music Education. She taught music for five years in Coffee County Schools and currently teaches music in Williamson County Schools. She teaches private music lessons in guitar, voice and piano.
In early 2015, Bethany was hired by Southminster Presbyterian Church as our Music Director.
Bethany and her wife Lanette were married at Southminster in 2016. They have two grown daughters and one granddaughter.
Pianist / Organist
Forrest Fisher was born in Nashville, TN. He graduated from Brentwood High School in 2008 and Lipscomb University in 2012. He holds a Bachelor degree in piano performance with a minor in worship ministry.
At the age of 6 Forrest discovered he had perfect musical pitch and subsequently began taking piano lessons. Later on he took clarinet lessons so he could join band at school. In high school Forrest joined choir in addition to wind ensemble to further broaden his musical experience all while still taking piano lessons. After graduating college Forrest worked with the Williamson County Youth Orchestra as their music librarian while also helping the orchestra on piano for 2 years.
When he is not playing services Forrest is working toward getting his certification in piano tuning. He also has a tuning and event service set up called Simply Piano: Tuning, Repair, Events. Currently Forrest has successfully tuned eight pianos as well as played for several weddings, events, and worship settings. Forrest also enjoys spending time with friends, family, and going to concerts.
Debi Goddard, originally from California, was employed as the Church Secretary for Southminster from 2009 – 2011. However, the need arose for Debi and her husband, Bruce to return to California to aid in the care of aging parents. While back in California, Debi worked as the Administrator and Guest Services, for The Wellness Kitchen in Templeton, CA. This non-profit provided nourishing meals and healing foods for those in critical need, along with education resources.
Returning to Nashville in 2014, Debi also returned to Southminster. “It was like coming home,” she states. “Although I do not worship here, the members are like my family.”
Debi and Bruce’s family includes two sons, two daughter-in-laws and three grandsons, plus their dog Timmy, who all live in Nashville.