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Born and raised in Cookeville, Brian is a 1996 graduate of Cookeville High School. For eight years, Brian lived in Denver, CO, where he earned his undergraduate degree in Business Management before attending the Iliff School of Theology, earning his Masters of Divinity in 2014.
Raised in the United Methodist Church, Brian served churches both in Denver and Englewood Colorado, as well as churches in Smithville and Granville, Tennessee.
Upon leaving the UMC, Brian joined the United Church of Cookeville, where he has served as a Deacon, Worship Team member, as a Delegate for the Southeast Conference meeting.
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Barb Myers has been a part of the Cookeville community since 1991 when she moved here from Michigan as a quality engineer for TRW. She attended the Lutheran and Episcopal churches in Cookeville before finding her home at the United Church of Cookeville. Life in Michigan revolved around two daughters and a husband living on a Quarter Horse breeding farm. Things took an abrupt turn, however, when Barb’s husband of 18 years passed away suddenly during their move to Cookeville. Barb lives on a small farm west of Cookeville. Horses are replaced by chickens, a goat, and a sheep. Barb retired from TRW in 2003, but her “time away” was short-lived as she soon began working with Tennessee Health Care Campaign to fight for Affordable Health care for Tennesseans, and in 2013 for the first Open Enrollment of the Affordable Health Care Act Marketplace.