Rev. Stephanie Dodge, Lead Pastor

Stephanie Dodge Glendale United Methodist Church Nashville TN

I am a 2012 Graduate of Memphis Theological Seminary. I grew up on a dairy farm in SE Minnesota and graduated from Carleton College in Northfield, MN in 2006 with a B.A. in biology.  In 2007 I moved to TN to study at the Center for Youth Ministry Training before going on to seminary.  I was ordained a deacon by the TN Conference of The United Methodist Church in 2016.  I entered into ministry because I believe that everyone should be a part of the loving, supportive community that Christ offers each of us.

In my free time I enjoy riding my bikes, working out, reading, and watching movies.

I would love to grab coffee with you so I can get to know you!

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Rev. Peter van Eys, Pastor

Peter van Eys Glendale United Methodist Church Nashville, TNI was born in Nashville and raised in Green Hills.  I entered the ministry in 1979 and have served churches across the Tennessee Conference and in the West Ohio Conference.  I hold two degrees from Vanderbilt University (B.A. and M.Div.) and one from Boston University School of Theology (D.Min.).

I am married to Patti, a Clinical Psychologist (Ph.D.), specializing in the care and advocacy of children and adolescents with maltreatment histories.  We have two young adult sons, David and Dane, who both live in Nashville. David is in the field of Transportation Logistics and Dane was recently appointed to serve Pegram United Methodist Church in Pegram, TN.

I enjoy being with family, travel, hiking, and watching soccer.  I am looking forward to a World Cup final between the United States and the Netherlands…maybe 2019?  I consider it a privilege to be a pastor and desire that all might know God’s love and grace.

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Dr. Laura Rosser Kreiselmaier, Pianist

Laura Rosser Kreiselmaier Glendale United Methodist Church Nashville TNI am a holistic therapist, musician, and teacher. A church pianist since age 14 and a member of Glendale since Dec. 2013, I have volunteered since last summer as our Community Partners Liaison and delighted to serve now as Glendale’s pianist.

I hold a PhD in Religion, Psychology, & Culture from Vanderbilt as well as a two-year certificate in Advanced Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. I am fascinated by personality theory and enjoy working with individuals, couples, and groups from a wide variety of backgrounds. I am under supervision for licensure in Clinical Pastoral Therapy and serve as the President of the TN Association of Pastoral Therapists.

To learn more about my therapy practice, please visit my website at To inquire about piano lessons, get in touch by email!

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Michael McGarvey, Children, Youth, and Young Adult Ministries Intern

Michael McGarvey Glendale United Methodist Church Nashville TNI am a second year student at Belmont University with a major in Church Leadership and a minor in Youth Recreation and Activity. Church has been something I’ve always attended, and now I feel called to be a working member of Christ’s body. This summer at Glendale, I will be wearing many hats as I decipher where I feel God calling and leading me and I am so excited to be here with all of you.

In my free time, I enjoy reading books, blogging, and having times of fellowship with friends. If you would like to read some of my work, head over to I’d love to connect with you and learn more about you.

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Meet Glendale’s 2018 Leadership Team


John Adair

Property Team

Carol Pitman

Care Team

Bud Hamblen

Finance Team
Alan Whitley Glendale United Methodist Church Nashville TN

Alan Whitley

Education Team


James Poland

Missions Team

Luke Ewing

Staff/Pastor Relations Team

Steven Adair

Worship Team

Some of the Faces You’ll See…


Steven A.

“I grew up in Nashville and have always called Glendale home. Glendale UMC is a place for all people to come and grow together in a common love for God and for one another.” – Steven


Tom F.

“Glendale UMC is a gem nestled in the city of Oak Hill. Having attended larger churches, I appreciate the intimacy and tightly-knit community Glendale provides. I immediately felt welcome, valued, and continue to be greeted with open arms.”
– Tom


Jason, Neva & Family

“Glendale UMC reached out to my family in a time of need before I ever became a member. It is a lovely church that makes such an impact in the community and in my life.” – Neva


Krassi G.

“I am a native of Bulgaria. Left all of my blood relatives there, but found a new spiritual family at Glendale. Glendale UMC is a place where even the black sheep feel welcomed and valuable.” – Krassi


Carol P.

“From the very first time I attended Glendale, I was embraced and loved upon. I had been looking for a church home for a while and Glendale became my home. I joined a few months ago and now Glendale is not the church, it’s my church.” – Carol


James P.

“I was invited to visit Glendale UMC many times before I finally accepted, and it was love at first sight. The combination of the warm, welcoming members and their commitment to serving the community demonstrated God’s love for us all. I have been coming back ever since.” James

Josh and Sydney Glendale United Methodist Church Nashville TN

Josh S. & Sydney W.

“We started coming to Glendale the fall of our freshman year at Belmont and fell in love with the close, tight-knit community. Glendale has become our new home!”
– Josh & Sydney

Alan Whitley Glendale United Methodist Church Nashville TN

Alan W.

I first came to Glendale nearly 2 years ago after looking for a church to call home. I walked in and I immediately felt loved, accepted & I felt the presence of God. Glendale has given me a wonderful community & a stronger relationship with myself & with God
– Alan

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