'There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all.'
[1 Corinthians 12:4-6]
We are so excited that Rachel has joined our Harpeth family.
Jen works to help with all our office needs.
The Rev. Dr. Rachel Thompson Orfield has served as the pastor of Harpeth Presbyterian since 2020. She received her MDiv from Duke Divinity School in 2015, and graduated with her Doctor of Ministry degree from Columbia Theological Seminary in 2023. Prior to being called to Harpeth, Rachel served for a year as a hospital chaplain at Duke Hospital and for four years as an Associate Pastor at Second Presbyterian Church in Roanoke, VA. Rachel and her husband Noah Thompson Orfield love being part of the Harpeth church family!
Jeff Burnham is a pianist specializing in vocal music and accompanying. He has served on faculty at Vanderbilt and other local universities as pianist and vocal coach. He has accompanied the Nashville Symphony Chorus since 2015 and is a frequent rehearsal pianist for guest artists of the Nashville Symphony. With deep roots in church music and command of diverse musical styles, he fosters authentic and meaningful blended worship experiences that honor our hymn traditions and also embrace our modern sensibilities.
Interim Music Directors
Jen is originally from South Dakota, but has lived in the Nashville area for over 20 years now. She attended Belmont University, loved being a teacher and an athletic director for years before deciding to stay at home to raise kids. Jen is married to Mike and they have four boys, ages 14, 12, 12, and 7. She loves sports, fitness, reading, time with friends, and volunteering at her kids's schools. Jen and her family are members of Christ Presbyterian Church.