Rev. Renée is a retired United Methodist pastor, having served in the Tennessee Conference for just over 27 years, and eagerly joined our staff in November 2017 to continue her ministry in the church office. She is an ordained elder in The United Methodist Church and has served in the following appointments: Dixon Memorial, Nashville; Wesley Foundation at Tennessee State University, Nashville; Key-Stewart, Gallatin; Neely’s Bend, Madison; and the Cookeville Parish (Burton’s Chapel, Algood; Kynett, Sparta; Wright’s Chapel, Cookeville).

She is a graduate of McGavock Comprehensive High School, received her Bachelor of Science degree from the School of Business of Tennessee State University, and earned the Master of Divinity degree from Vanderbilt Divinity School.

She also has been blessed to have worked with the Abingdon Press Vacation Bible School Program as a Production Editor and writer of curriculum for children.

Rev. Renée is married to Victor L. Franklin, Sr., a retired Metro Nashville school teacher. They are the parents of four adult children and are especially proud to be the grandparents of six grandchildren.

The passage of scripture which serves as the foundation of her ministry for Christ is Luke 10:27: “Love the Lord your God with all of your heart, and with all of your soul, and with all of your strength, and with all of your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.”