The shepherds announced recently the hiring of Cole Young as our new Worship Minister and Savannah Swanson as our new Associate Worship Minister. They began their work July 8th.
Cole Young has served the last seven years as the lead worship minister for the Franklin Christian Church in Franklin, TN. Before that he worked for Churches of Christ in South Carolina and middle TN (Fourth Avenue CoC in Franklin). Having grown up in the Churches of Christ in Texas and Tennessee, he has a love for and experience in leading both a capella and instrumental worship experiences. Cole is a humble but charismatic worship leader who will bring great enthusiasm and team building to our worship ministry. Cole is a graduate of Abilene Christian University. Cole and his wife Allyson have three children: Brynlee, Landon, and Emma Jean.
Savannah Swanson is a graduate of Lipscomb University with a degree in music education. Savannah grew up in Churches of Christ before joining Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, KY. Over the last several years, she has served as an OC intern, apprentice, and interim co-leader during our recent leadership transition in worship ministry. A vocal powerhouse, Savannah brings great joy, empathy, and passion to the ministry staff. Savannah is engaged to be married in October to Kolton Smith!
As we share this exciting news, we ask that you commit to praying for the entire Young family as well as Savannah and her fiance Kolton. Pray their transition this summer is smooth and full of God's Spirit.