Rev. Candice Klein

Robert Thurman 

Organist and Choir Master

Robert has served churches in Sumner and Trousdale Counties for more than 40 years. This is his second time of service with FPC Gallatin. Robert received his music degree from MTSU and is especially skilled in vocal performance, organ, piano performance, arranging and leading a very dedicated choir. Robert also enjoys offering thematic choir concerts to the community at large that have included "Great Hymns of our Faith", "Folk Hymns and Spirituals", and "Rhapsody of American Music". Robert is married to Ann Thurman and they have three children and one grand child.


Carol Stewart



Carol Stewart plays many roles here at FPC including keeping the office running and the books straight. Carol will always make you feel at home when you come into the office. She is particularly skilled in graphic layouts for church events. She is a member of West End United Methodist Church but she often participates in musical events at FPC. She is married to Keith Stewart.  They have three children and 7 grandchildren.


Dianne Cothran

Coordinator of Children's Ministries

Dianne has been a member of Gallatin First Presbyterian Church for 44 years and has been involved in Christian Education for most of that time.  She and her husband John served as youth leaders for many years and both currently teach Sunday school classes.  She has served on the deaconate and is a member of the session, serving as Chairman of the Christian Education Committee. Her main interest are her two grandboys.

Sharon Sides

Director of FPC Preschool

Sharon directs the FPC Preschool, which has served Sumner County for almost fifty years.   Sharon has a wealth of experience serving a similar Presbyterian Preschool in Humboldt Tennessee for nearly 20 years.  She is passionate about providing the best staff and program for Preschoolers providing a safe, stimulating and loving environment that honors Jesus Christ.  Sharon and her husband Jerry live locally, enjoying their grandchildren and are deeply involvement in service to our community.


Session - Ruling Elders -

Moderated by Rev. Candice L. Klein


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Susan Baker Bob Blakey Chuck Deck
Laura Duffer Carrie Mabrey Sharon Sides
  Kenneth Thomson Michael Stewart
  Bob Young