Staff

Pastor, Rev. Dr. Robyn Abel

 While a native Floridian, I have lived the majority of my adult life in Louisville, Kentucky and served churches there.  An alumni of the University of Oklahoma, I earned a Master’s Degree at Louisville Presbyterian Seminary and a Doctorate of Ministry at Austin Presbyterian Seminary in Texas.  Church redevelopment, transformation and growth have been an emphasis in previous pastorates.  Spending time with church members through life events, programs, spiritual journeys, mission work and fellowship bring joy to my ministry.  My daughter and three grandchildren live outside of the Louisville area.  I enjoy sewing, crafts, flowers and animals, especially my miniature schnauzer and mini-pin.
 
 
Shirley Crutcher

Shirley Crutcher, Nursery

I have been married now for almost 40 years! We have been blessed to have two daughters. We moved to Franklin, KY 20 years ago from Portland, TN seeking to be further out in the country.

I have been working in education for the past 35 years. My love for working with children brought me to Franklin Presbyterian Church when there was a need for a Nursery teacher for Sunday services. I have now been here for 14 years and loving it!

Donna Houston, Organist

Originally from Russellville, Kentucky, I moved to Franklin in 1983 via Bowling Green. I have two grown children and several grandchildren. Spending time with them is one of the joys of my life. I graduated from Western Kentucky University with a double major in music and education. I taught piano from a studio at my home, and I also taught primary school for many years.  A retired teacher, I really enjoy my time as organist and hand bell director at FPC. 
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Melinda Jones, Church Custodian

 

Candice Mendoza,
Pastoral Administrative Assistant

I was born and raised in Franklin, KY and I currently live here with  my husband, Juan. I previously spent several years working in the healthcare field. After taking a break to just enjoy married life, I am excited to be a part of the FPC family! When you don't find me working, you will find me spending time with my great nephews and niece: Gunnar, Maddox, Jagger, and Neeley. I especially love cheering on Gunnar, Maddox & Jagger in their numerous sporting events, and watching Neeley & Maddox in their All Starz Dance performances. I am also a very passionate FS football and UK basketball fan. Go Big Blue!
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Carolle Chaney Tracy, Music Director

Born and raised in Franklin, I studied piano and organ for twelve years with Martha Burr Wilkes and graduated from Franklin-Simpson High School. I majored in organ and music education at Belmont University and earned an MME degree from George Peabody College [now part of Vanderbilt].  I've served as accompanist for a women’s ensemble, played for various musical productions, and accompanied both undergraduate and graduate voice students.  After college, I taught in South Carolina and the Franklin-Simpson schools then Russ (my husband) and I moved to Asheville, NC. For the last 17 years of my career, I was the Choral Director at Enka High School.  Russ & I have two grown children.