Chad E. Jarnagin
Rector of Luminous Parish
The Reverend Chad E. Jarnagin is the founding Rector of Luminous Parish. He is an ordained priest. Fr. Chad regularly speaks and curates spaces for spiritual wellness and contemplation. He has a Master Certificate, a Master of Divinity, and will begin doctoral / PhD work next year. Chad is a certified Enneagram Teacher and Spiritual Director. He is the author of the book, Learning to Be: Reconstructing Peace & Spiritual Health (Morgan James Publishing). Member, President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships (2003-2009).
He and his wife Jennifer, a Montessori educator, have three sons and live in Franklin, TN. He continues his family’s heritage by coaching baseball in the local youth league with his oldest son.
Luminous KiDS Curate
Paula Rohrer and her husband Russ have been with Luminous Parish for the past three years. She has worked with children and youth in some capacity for the past twenty years. Even before accepting the position of Luminous KiDS Curate, you would have found her in the midst of the kids, on purpose, for one reason or another. She has an honest love for listening to children and walking with them through their understanding of God’s love for them. A native of Southern California, Paula works professionally in the Hospitality Appraisal and Consulting industry. She and Russ live in the College Grove area and have fully embraced this season of enjoying their three adult children and their dog Charlie.
Tim has been a part of leading worship services for the past 15 years, and has been a worship pastor for eight of those.
After falling in love with spiritual formation and liturgical traditions, he wanted to dive deeper into helping people facilitate attunement to God in all of life and became a certified spiritual director three years ago.
Tim is grateful to be a part of a church community that is in pursuit of Jesus by engaging the rich history of the contemplative stream and he is excited to be a part of resurrection life in the world together.
Mark Nesbitt is the Formation Pastor at Luminous Parish and is in the process of becoming ordained. The adventure of his life has lead him to run a communications company, publish several books and other writings, and co-found an adventure retreat organization called Pathway Collective.
Mark, his wife Becky and their three children strive to live in intentional community with their friends and neighbors. They have discovered that chairs and food in the backyard lead to great conversations and relationships.
Learn more about Pathway Collective here.
Luminous Parish is led by the Rector and Vestry, with advice and support from a distinguished board of stewards. The Vestry acts as our legal board of directors. Luminous has recently become a part of Churches for the Sake of Others (C4SO), a community of churches and leaders committed to nurturing existing congregations as well as planting new churches. Under the leadership of Diocesan Bishop Todd Hunter, C4SO seeks to announce, embody and demonstrate the Kingdom of God.