Meet Our Staff

Transitional Pastor

Today I write as your new Transitional Pastor! A transitional pastor is an updated name for “Interim Pastor”, as you have had in the past when between installed pastors. Transitional pastors, by their very name, are short-term pastors who serve churches in the time between the longer-term installed pastors. Our call is to encourage, provide presence and continuity, help discern new pathways, and walk alongside the church as the PNC does its work.

A little about me: I grew up in upper east Tennessee met and married my spouse in Tennessee, had 2 kids and have lived in Knoxville, Atlanta and Louisville. My husband, Jeff, and I moved here in 2014 after I became the installed pastor of Community of Faith Presbyterian Church (I commuted as a temporary supply pastor for 9 months prior to that.) My kids are now grown and live in Knoxville and Charleston, SC, and Jeff and I are cat parents to Stella and Malbec.

I am an ordained minister in the PCUSA since 2001, a graduate of Louisville Seminary and have served in various positions including several transitional/ interim positions. In the late 2000s I was a board member of APIMS, a Presbyterian organization of Interim Ministers. For the last 10 years I have served Community of Faith Presbyterian Church in northern Kentucky as solo pastor. Community of Faith and I had a great relationship, but after 10 years I felt the need for something new and resigned as of the end of September of this year.

It is fitting to me that I am making yet another change in October—perhaps my favorite month of the year. I am person that enjoys the change of seasons, and fall is so beautiful and makes such a refreshing change from the hot summer months. It is also a time of change in community life—children are back in school, football season is in full swing, and people are looking ahead to the holiday months. In church life, choirs are back together, fall festivals are happening, and stewardship campaigns are often up and running. Ordinary time is drawing to a close and Advent and Christmas are just around the corner.

I look forward to meeting all of you and working together with you for the time that God has allotted for us. The PNC will continue to work and I will be in support of that work as much as possible. Meanwhile, I will walk with you all through this next section of your journey as the body of Christ in the world. Please stop by the office and say hello (M-W 10-noon, or other times by appointment) or let’s meet up for coffee or a sandwich.  I hope to see you soon!

Peace, Rev. Sharon



Music Director

Brad Caldwell, enjoys an active and varied career as a pianist, encompassing solo, chamber, and art song recitals – having performed in the most prestigious concert halls throughout the U.S., France, Germany, Austria, Ireland, Scotland, South America, and the French West Indies. He has also participated in many national and international conventions and festivals. Among his numerous awards, he was a finalist in the Walter M. Naumberg Chamber Music Competition and recipient of the Gold Medal for Collaborative Piano at the Conservatoire de Paris. Holding a BS and MM in Piano Performance from Austin Peay State University and postgraduate studies in Vocal Accompanying from the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music, Mr. Caldwell was for thirteen years on the Accompanying Faculty at Miami University of Ohio.

Currently, he is the Artistic Director of the Cincinnati Fusion Ensemble and Institute of Music, which is located in the lower level of the building at Greenhills Community Church, Presbyterian. In association with the Cincinnati Fusion Ensemble, he is Director of the Savannah Choral and Voice Institute. He also maintains a sizable private studio, including voice students from the Jean S. Wiggins Choral Scholars program here at the church.