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J Hager | Lead Pastor
J was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky. J and his wife, Natalie, met while serving as volunteer leaders with Young Life on a mission trip to Guatemala in 2003 and were married in 2006. J graduated from Belmont University in 2002 with a B.F.A. in Design Communications. Later, J attended Covenant Seminary and received his M.Div. in 2008 and has been in full-time ministry since, spending seven years at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Nashville serving as the Sr. High Youth and Young Adult’s Pastor. Natalie operates her own interior design business. They are blessed with 3 children, Esther Grace, Lucy Mae, and Henry James.
BECCA JORDAN | INTERIM Worship leader
Becca grew up in Huntsville, Alabama and graduated from the University of Alabama-Huntsville with a degree in Communications. She moved to Nashville four years ago to pursue music and loves it here! She released an EP in 2012 and most recently a single in April. She works full time in a retirement community, and when she's not there or singing, you can find her at coffee shops or on a walking trail with friends.
Ashley Cates | Children's ministry
Ashley grew up in Lebanon, 30 minutes east of Nashville. She graduated from MTSU with a degree in Organizational Communication. Ashley enjoys spending time with friends and family, Saturday morning hikes, and all the southern breakfast foods. With six years in ministry including youth ministry, college ministry in India, and refugee resettlement work in Nashville, she has developed a passion for loving and serving people. The wonderful families who make up our congregation have made Flatrock home for Ashley
Ryan Hudson | Operations director/pastoral intern
Ryan is a Nashville native who enjoys cycling, rock climbing, and pretty much anything active that gets him outdoors. He graduated from Lipscomb University with a B.A. in Spanish and spent the first 5 years of his career in non-profit leadership aiding refugees through World Relief. More recently he left the healthcare IT space where he managed accounts for a rapidly growing venture-backed firm. He is excited to finally be settling into his longterm calling of Gospel ministry as he attends Covenant Theological Seminary and serves on staff at Flatrock! He especially looks forward to serving the church in the areas of teaching and discipleship as well as navigating the intersect of business and ministry.