WCN Staff


Daron Brown

Lead Pastor

Daron was born and raised in Clarksville, TN. He came to know Jesus at age 12 and answered God’s call to ministry at age 18. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Pastoral Ministry from Trevecca Nazarene University and a Masters of Divinity from Nazarene Theological Seminary. He has been the pastor of WCN since 2001. Daron and his wife Katie have three children: Kendall (2006), Parker (2008), and Macy (2010). His hobbies include playing baseball with his kids, reading, watching The Andy Griffith Show reruns, and SEC football.

Mary Forester

Executive Pastor

Mary is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene. As Executive Pastor, she provides organizational oversight to the church with emphasis on NextGen ministries. Mary grew up in Humphreys County and accepted Christ at an early age and then drifted away from Jesus through her teen years. After several years of being separated from the Lord, her family found a church home at WCN. Mary taught Pre-K in the public schools for 10 years where she was connected to WCN through the school and church partnership. Shortly after she began attending WCN, God called her to full-time ministry. Mary joined the staff in 2016. She holds two Masters’ Degrees: Education and Pastoral Ministry. She is married to Nick Forester and is the mom to Kelsey (1998) and Hunter (2000) Elliott, Parker (2004), Ainsley (2010), and Caden (2015).

Janice Rudolph

Pastor of Local Missions & Pastoral Care

Janice grew up in Old Hickory, TN, until age 12 when the family moved to New Johnsonville. She grew up in church but didn’t come to truly know Jesus until 1998. After sensing a call on her life she began an intense time of learning and serving through volunteering in many areas of ministry. She is preparing to be an ordained elder through the MidSouth District School of Ministry. She has three daughters, seven grand-children, and 5 great grand-children. Janice enjoys spending time with family and friends and being in the moment. Janice loves pastoral care.

Kelsey Elliott

Children’s Ministries

Kelsey grew up in Waverly, Tennessee her whole life. She had gone to church as a child and stopped attending for a few years before coming to WCN as a teenager. This place became home. She first felt her call to ministry in the sanctuary during Youth Group on a Wednesday night, and from there she has pursued God’s call upon her life wherever God has led her. Kelsey graduated from Trevecca Nazarene University with an Intercultural Studies major and an Elementary Education minor. She has a big family. Her mom and stepdad are Mary and Nicky Forester. Her dad and stepmom are Michael and Ashley Elliott. Kelsey has eight younger siblings. She loves to read, spend time with friends and family, and travel the world to see God’s reflection shine through all people and places.


Kathryn McGuire
Church Administrator

Kathryn was raised in the small college town of Carbondale, IL. Kathryn grew up in church, but she was an adult before she really began growing in relationship with Christ. Kathryn received a B.S. degree from Southern Illinois University.
She has been the Church Administrator since 2009. She is married to Don McGuire. They have 4 children: Marty, Laura, Nick & Mindy and 4 grandchildren. Marty and his wife Amy live in New York City. Laura lives in Rossville, GA with her husband Luke and their 4 kids: Julia, Jorja, Logan and Layla. Nick and his wife Hannah live in Nashville.
Mindy and her husband Matthew live in Kingston Springs.

Don McGuire


Don was born and raised in north Georgia. He has family roots in Humphreys County as his maternal grandparents were born and raised here. Don’s parents were faithful church-goers and he accepted Jesus into his life at a young age. Don studied engineering at Georgia Tech and spent 35 years working for DuPont/Chemours. Don drifted away from church during college and was a passive church member until the early 1990’s. Don and his wife Kathryn (WCN Church Administrator) happened to visit WCN with their son Nicholas Herring after he announced plans to become a Nazarene minister. They immediately fell in love with WCN and joined soon after. For the past 10 years, Don has been an active servant at WCN in various capacities, including; Sunday School Director, small group leader, board member, technology consultant, and church treasurer. Don enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with family, especially with their four grandchildren.

Mac Anderson

Assistant Treasurer