Rev. Peter van Eys, Senior Pastor

VANEYS-PETER-Staff73(2) copy

I was born in Nashville and raised in Green Hills and at my home church, Belmont UMC.  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 is a 3rd year student at Vanderbilt Divinity School.

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 2018?  I consider it a privilege to be a pastor and desire that all might know God’s love and grace.

Email me at

Rev. Stephanie Dodge,
Associate Pastor of Youth & Young Adults

DODGE-StephanieSI am an ordained deacon in the UMC.  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 and went on to earn an M.A. in Religion from Memphis Theological Seminary in 2012.

I have been at Crievewood UMC for the past six years, serving as Associate Pastor, working with the youth, running the website, working with young adults, and leading mission trips.

In my free time I enjoy running, riding my bike, playing flag football and competing in triathlon.

Email me at

Dr. Laura Kreiselmaier, Pianist

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

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

To learn more about Laura’s therapy practice, please visit her website at To inquire about piano lessons, please email her at


Check out what’s happening this sunday here!