Nashville UMC Staff

Our team on staff at NUMC

Mary Cartwright

Rev. Mary Wilder Cartwright has been pastor of Nashville United Methodist Church since July 2013.  She is passionate about helping the church “leave the building” — leading people to experience God’s presence in worship and take God’s presence out into the world. Called into ministry with the conviction that God equips us to that which God calls us, Pastor Mary is passionate about helping people hear the voice of God in their lives and encouraging them to respond.  “Come and see” is Jesus’ invitation to us (John 1:39), and the next thing you know we’re following where Jesus leads!


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

Director of Communications