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William Warren

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William celebrated his 30th year as pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Germantown in September of this year. He came here from Middle Tennessee, where he served as pastor of the Dickson and Hohenwald Cumberland Presbyterian Churches. He is a graduate of Bethel College and Memphis Theological Seminary, and has earned the Doctor of Ministry degree in Christian Spirituality from Columbia Theological Seminary. William grew up in Memphis and is married to Linda Emigh, who is also a native Memphian. They have two grown sons, Will and Jacob. As a pastor his passions are preaching and Christian spirituality and formation. He enjoys relationships with family and friends, movies, walking and reading. And, after all these years, he continues to love life in this community of faith.
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Claudette Pickle

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Claudette Pickle is our Director of Christian Education. She attended Ohio University and graduated from the University of Memphis with a Masters of Education. Claudette taught at Brownsville Road Elementary School for almost five years before joining the staff of the Board of Christian Education of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, serving as the Coordinator of Children’s Ministry and the Consultant Program for 17 years. She then served as the Board's Executive Director for 16 years. She began serving as DCE at Germantown in January of 2009. Claudette is married to Bill Pickle; they have a son Jason who lives in Lake Tahoe, California. In addition, they have a dog named Bailey. Claudette enjoys spending time with friends, reading, traveling, cooking, and working in the yard.
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Linda Warren

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Linda Emigh Warren, our pianist, organist, and director of our adult's and children's choirs, graduated from Rhodes College in 1969 (it was Southwestern at Memphis at the time), with a Bachelor of Music in Church Music with a concentration in voice and organ. She has been a church musician since 1964 as soloist, organist, pianist, adult choir director, and children’s choir director. Her love of singing took her to Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony in Eureka Springs, Arkansas during her college years and shortly thereafter to perform in several operas. For three years she performed with a band in a local Memphis nightclub. Linda received her Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Memphis and has 45 hours of graduate work above her masters. She has taught music in private schools, and has taught voice and piano. She is now the music teacher at Farmington Elementary School in Germantown. Linda enjoys reading, writing and arranging music, gardening, bird watching, working crossword puzzles, walking with her dog, and being with her husband and family. 
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Jane David

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Jane is our Administrative Assistant. She was born in Ripley, Tennessee in April 1957, and raised in Dyersburg, Tennessee from the age of 5. She graduated from Southwestern at Memphis, now known as Rhodes College, with a B. A. in history in 1980. In August of 1980, she married Gary Norwood. Since getting married, Jane and Gary have lived in Greece (3 years), Virginia (2 years), Okinawa, Japan (3 years) and Atsugi, Japan (3 years). Gary left the U. S. Navy in 1992 in time for the birth of their daughter, Laura Katharine. They moved to Memphis in 1993.
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