Our Leadership

“What would happen if churches stopped making decisions based on their own survival and instead started giving themselves away in love?”
Erik Gernand

Lead Pastor

To Be Determined

After 11 years of leading Real Life Community, our Pastor, Erik Gernand, and his wife, Ashley Gernand, our Worship Leader, have taken assignments at Trevecca Nazarene University as the University Chaplain and Director of Worship Ministries. While we are sad to see them go, we trust God's leading as we move through the process of calling a new pastor. In the meantime, our current staff and ministry leaders will continue to keep us on mission at Real Life as we seek to Connect, Grow and Share.

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Our Staff

Ciara Cunningham

Children & Families Pastor

Bethany Gilley

Worship Coordinator

Sarah Comer

Connections Pastor

Sam Hattaway

Youth Pastor

Clayton Williams

Board Secretary

Brandi Ussery


Teresa Hodge

NMI President

Heather Smith

Congregational Care Coordinator

Doug Landphair

Ministry Coordinator