Brookmeade Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, announces that it has called a new minister, the Reverend Sharon Temple.
Rev. Temple comes to Brookmeade UCC after serving congregations in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Louisiana. She earned a B.S. degree in Medical Technology from Louisiana Tech University and a Master of Divinity from Palmer Theological Seminary. She also has specialty training and experience in peer mentoring, personal and business coaching, transition ministry, and church growth.
“Rev. Temple is passionate about helping individuals and groups bridge the gap from where they are to where they want to be,” said Raymond White, Brookmeade’s Moderator. “In our Search Committee conversations with her, it was clear that she enjoys partnering with congregations to find, as she says, ‘ever more creative and extravagant ways to share the good news of God’s love.’ We are pleased and excited to have Sharon join us in our quest to be a voice for progressive Christianity in Nashville.”
“I am delighted to be called to Nashville to serve Jesus alongside the folks at Brookmeade Congregational UCC,” Rev. Temple said. “Like me, they are openly progressive and energetic in working for justice and peace. They are also full of joy and lots of fun! We come together knowing that God’s Spirit is moving among us, leading us into an exciting future.”
Rev. Temple’s ministry officially begins Sunday, Nov. 8, with a Blessing of Ministry at the 10:30 a.m. worship service, 700 Bresslyn Road in West Nashville. All are welcome!