Dr. Sandra L. Randleman, Associate Pastor for Congregational Care & Missions
Sandra Randleman joined the staff of First Presbyterian Church as the Associate Pastor for Congregational Care and Discipleship in September of 1999. Her areas of responsibility include congregational care, support groups, new members and missions. Sandra spent her high school and college years in Birmingham, Alabama, graduating from Samford University in 1976 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honors in English and in 1977 with a Master of Arts Degree in English. Sandra then attended Vanderbilt Law School and graduated with a Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree in 1980. Later, she earned an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law. Sandra practiced law for 16 1/2 years, first in private practice and then as in-house counsel for a major corporation. A corporate transfer brought Sandra to Nashville.
While practicing law, Sandra sensed that God was calling her to use her gifts in another way, in full-time ordained ministry. After a time of prayerful discernment, Sandra entered Vanderbilt Divinity School in 1996 and graduated in 1999 with a Master of Divinity Degree. While in school, Sandra completed both an internship and a residency in clinical pastoral education at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Nashville. Following graduation from Vanderbilt Divinity School, Sandra received a call to join the staff of First Presbyterian Church as an associate pastor.
In 2002 Sandra completed a certificate of spiritual formation from Columbia Theological Seminary and then began work on a Doctor of Ministry. She was awarded a Doctor of Ministry Degree from Columbia in May 2006.
Sandra's ministry at First Presbyterian Church has brought Sandra a great sense of joy and a sense of having followed God's call to serve God and people through ordained ministry. In addition to her ministry, Sandra enjoys traveling (especially on mission trips), reading, swimming, hiking and spending time with friends.
Motto: "Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." — Philippians 4:4-7To contact Dr. Sandra L. Randleman please use the form below or call the office (615) 298-9502