The Clergy and Staff
In January 2019, the Reverend Cynthia L. Seifert began a new ministry in Lebanon as Priest in Charge of Church of the Epiphany. She came to profound faith in Jesus Christ as the teenager while living in Stone Mountain, Georgia.
She studied English at Presbyterian College in South Carolina and later received her Master of Divinity with specialization in Youth Ministry from Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, PA. She was ordained a priest in 2006 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Murfreesboro, where she had served as Campus Minister and Deacon. She became Interim Rector at St. Phillip's Nashville then later served Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Brentwood, TN as Assistant Rector.
For six years, she was Vicar of St. Anselm's Episcopal Church a historically Black congregation in North Nashville.
Prior to ordination she served as a Professional Youth Minister at Church of our Savior, Glensaw, Pennsylvania and St. Bartholomew's, Nashville, Tennessee. She was Chaplain Resident at the Alvin C. York Tennessee Valley Medical Center in acute medicine, long term geriatric psychology and substance abuse rehabilitation.
She's lived in Mount Juliet since 2014 with her husband is also a clergy person and her school aged daughter who attends Wilson County Schools. She loves photography and spending time with her family. email:
James H. Jordan began his study of in the study of piano in the first grade and began his organ studies as a ninth grader. He is a graduate of Cumberland University, where he received his Bachelors of Arts Degree. He was a member of the Cumberland University Singers, under the direction of Dr. H. Bert Coble. He continued his study of organ at Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University under Peter M. Fyfe. He further continued his studies with Julia C. Callaway, Organist-Associate Choir Director of Vine Street Christian Church, Nashville, Tennessee.
He is the Manager of Corporate Credit for LifeWay Christian Resources, Nashville, where he also served as Chapel Organist. He is a member of the Nashville Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, where he has served in various leadership positions. He was the Registrar of the AGO National Convention held in Nashville in 2012. He has served as a supply or interim organist for many years serving in the following churches, First Baptist, First United Methodist, First Presbyterian all in Lebanon, Blakemore United Methodist, Crievewood Baptist, Eastland Baptist, Edgefield Baptist, Judson Baptist, Brook Hollow Baptist, Brook Haven Cumberland Presbyterian, Brush Hill Cumberland Presbyterian, City Road United Methodist, Vine Street Christian, all in Nashville, First Presbyterian, Gallatin, First Presbyterian, Hendersonville , First Baptist, St. Rose Catholic Church, First Cumberland Presbyterian, all in Murfreesboro, First Presbyterian, Old Hickory and many others.
He was Director of Music Ministries of Westland United Methodist Lebanon from 2005 to 2012, where he directed the Sanctuary Choir, handbell choir and the children’s music programs. In 2007, he was invited to play in an organ concert for the Historic Edgefield Nashville Tour of Churches and Homes. He played along with Dr. Wilma Jenson of St.George’s Episcopal Church, Dr. Richard Shadinger, Belmont University and Parker Ramsay, who later became the first American Organ Scholar to play the world wide broadcast of the famous Christmas Eve “Nine Lessons and Carols”, held each year at King’s College, Cambridge University. James has played for Cumberland University’s Masters Hooding Service at the First Baptist Church, Nashville for fourteen years. In August, 2015 he became the organist for Epiphany.
He is married to the former Judy E. Gaskin of Haleyville, Alabama, who is Vice President for Finance of Cumberland University, Lebanon. They have two children, Dr. Bradley (Beth) Jordan and Lauren (Andy) Pack and. two grandsons A. J and Arlo Pack.
Mrs. Paula Purdue is our childcare worker who takes care of the nursery and watches older children up to age 8 during the sermon and the prayers. During the week Paula drives a school bus for Wilson County Schools.
Mary Lou McBrien