Nashville UMC Staff

Our team on staff at NUMC

Andrew Eden

Andrew Eden is the director of the Crystal Ringers handbell choir. He has worked as a church musician since childhood. As someone who formerly scoffed at the very idea of even being a multi-instrumentalist, he has since accepted and embraced the fact that he is one. A graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where he received a Bachelor of Music degree in Historical Performance, Andrew has a particular passion for Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music. This repertoire has a very direct, living connection with Christianity, and Andrew enjoys sharing that connection with the congregation and using it to invoke the Holy Spirit. In addition to directing the handbell choir at NUMC, he also serves as assistant organist, assistant pianist, cantor, vocal and instrumental soloist, and sings in the choir. He is the proud cat-dad of an adorable rescued gray tabby named Smoky.

Handbell Director

Roy E. Ice

Rev. Roy E. Ice started his pastorate at Nashville United Methodist Church on July 1, 2023. His main goal in life is to encourage others to live into “Applied Theology” - that is - to learn the ways of God and then to share the Gospel and Example of Jesus the Christ by word and actions. Ordained in 2003, Pastor Roy has served the United Methodist Church in a variety of ways and locations, but always with the same spirit and mission. He fully believes that all aspects of the church should be fun, exciting, open and available to everyone. Pastor Roy invites you to come to NUMC to receive the blessings of God’s Spirit so that you can go into the world to bless others.


Tammera Lane

Tammera Lane is Director of Music.  She has been on staff of NUMC since 2015.  She has a BA in Interpersonal Communications and Theatre Arts, with a minor in Church Music from Taylor University.  Throughout her years she has performed piano regionally for events, taught piano lessons, and lessons on other folk instruments; she has directed music for various churches, and performed in her own regional Celtic band, Celtica.  Piano is her true love, but also performs hammered dulcimer, double bows a psaltery, hurdy gurdy amongst other folk instruments, which she includes in some of the worship services.  As she puts it, she will even ‘Celticize’ a hymn if it works.

Director of Music

Joshua Lane

Joshua first came to Nashville United Methodist Church in 2021 as his predecessor was retiring. He works in the office handling much of the digital and technological needs of the church, whether that's in editing for the staff and website, managing the database, or helping with the audio and video for live services. He also a part-time tree trimmer, and moonlights as an audio engineer at a local recording studio (Rainwater Studios). In his free time, he volunteers in theater productions as an audio designer, assistant director, etc., paints, writes, and uses drum machines & samplers to make music.

Director of Communications