Mission & Outreach

Our purpose is to participate in fulfilling the mission of St. B’s by cultivating partnerships with individuals and organizations – local, national, and global – who demonstrate commitment to transformative change through the Gospel by extending hope, healing, love, and provision in the name of Jesus. 

Chair: Michele Becker

Team Members: Phil Shay, David West Jr., Deborah Whiteside,  Aaron Kipp, Robert Pullen, Jay Siegrist, John Allen, Matthew Sullivan, & Amy Nelson. 

Vestry Liaison: Andrew Smithen.

Email us at missions@stbs.net


Long Term Mission Partners

Meet Mark and Susan, long term missionaries sent from St. B's in 2008 to Kandern, Germany. They have three children, Meredith (25), Evan (22), and Ethan (17). Their work began at the Black Forest Academy (BFA) - Mark as a Counselor and Susan as Head Librarian. They served in these positions for three years and then as house parents in a boy’s dorm for two years. 

In June 2018, they became global workers with Barnabas International. serving in countries such as Morocco, Tunisia, Croatia, Poland, the Czech Republic, Spain, and France to name a few. They offer spiritual direction, debriefing, pastoral counseling and life coaching.

They live in Málaga, Spain and enjoy walks on the beach with their pup Zoey and are always planning the next time their three adult children will get to come visit.

Global & Anglican Mission Partners

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  • Don Paul Gross with intervarsity

    St. B’s supports parishioner Don Paul Gross and his work with InterVarsity, a campus ministry. He leads 35 staff members serving graduate students and faculty in the South-Central Region. InterVarsity’s mission is “To develop witnessing communities of students and faculty that have a redemptive influence on the university’s people, ideas, and structures.”

  • Dave Mennen with bridges international

    St. B’s supports parishioners Dave and Dana Mennen and their work with Bridges International a division of Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ). Bridges International “seeks to help international students through services, activities, social networking, and spiritual resources.” Dave is the National Director of the Chinese Resource Network.

  • TRinity school for ministry

    Trinity School for Ministry is an evangelical seminary in the Anglican tradition that has played a significant role in shaping several past and present members of St. B's. St. B’s support went toward operational expenses including facilities, teachers, and support services for students.

  • New life restoration ministries international

    New Life Restoration Ministries International is a nonprofit organization, located in the Kibera Slums, Kenya, whose main goals are evangelism through meeting the needs of the society. In addition to 80 church branches, they operate an orphanage, housing and caring for 85 children and run a school for 280 children, providing food and education.

    The financial support from St. Bs has helped with the daily expenses of the school such as providing food, clean water, school supplies, and compensation for teachers and staff.

Local Mission Partners

  • Siloam family health center

    Siloam Health is a faith-based, charitably funded nonprofit organization that provides affordable, high-quality, whole-person care to the uninsured in Middle Tennessee as well as health promotion among our city’s immigrant and refugee communities. Siloam’s mission is to share the love of Christ by serving those in need through health care.

  • Send musicians to prison

    Send Musicians to Prison's founder, Nathan Lee, along with other musicians, “share the language of hope, healing, and restoration with the imprisoned...through music.” They remind the forgotten that they are not forgotten. St. B’s contributions helped with transportation costs to Los Angeles, New York, and Nashville prisons. St. B’s also helps support the new weekly women’s Bible study in the women’s jail in Davidson County. Donations of airline miles would be very helpful to support the travel necessary for this ministry to function. 

  • Rooftop

    Rooftop partners with churches to provide emergency rental assistance to residents of Davidson County to prevent homelessness and provide hope. The funds received from St. Bartholomew’s are used to provide emergency rental assistance to keep 30 individuals or families of Davidson County in their homes.

  • room in the inn

    Room in the Inn partners with almost 190 congregations during winter months to provide emergency shelter to people experiencing homelessness. St. B's financial support is used toward "Hope University" which offers emergency supportive services and educational programming. In addition to daytime shelter and meals, in 2014, Hope University offered 1, 200 hours of on-site job training.

  • open table nashville

    Open Table Nashville is a non-profit, interfaith community that disrupts cycles of poverty, journeys with the marginalized and provides education about issues of homelessness." St. B's donation helped move one person into permanent supportive housing covering the initial move-in costs including furniture and utility deposits.

  • charis ministries

    Charis provides food assistance to any caller in the Nashville area who needs help when an unexpected shortfall arises. Many events can disrupt a family's income or add a new expense, and delivering a box of basic food items may help them make it past the difficulty. They don't help with a routine monthly budget, but when something out of the ordinary happens, they want to make sure a family has meals while they work things out. Charis welcomes St. B’s members to help with food deliveries on Saturdays. 

  • st. luke's community house

    St. Luke's Community House provides a multitude of services and programs focusing on early child development, adult education, senior assistance, crisis support and financial literacy instruction, helping low-income, working families, seniors, and individuals in West Nashville. St B’s financial support helped to make possible mobile meals, emergency financial assistance, holiday programs, and other much-needed services.

  • stars

    STARS serves schools and communities by providing prevention, intervention, and treatment services addressing bullying, substance abuse, violence, and social & emotional barriers to success. St. B’s support provided bus passes and healthy snacks four days a week to over 70+ youth in the intensive outpatient treatment program YODA (Youth Overcoming Drug Abuse).

  • young life stratford high school

    Young Life (YL) introduces adolescents to Jesus Christ and helps them grow in their faith. St. B’s funds supported YL’s ministry to the inner city teenagers of Stratford High School through weekly club meetings and dinners. Our funding provided scholarships for 30 kids to attend a life-transforming summer camp and helped start a Young Life program at Maplewood High School.

  • thistle farms residential: magdalene

    Magdalene is a residential program for women who have survived lives of prostitution, trafficking, addiction, and life on the streets." Financial support from St B’s was used in 2014 to underwrite treatment for Magdalene residents at Nashville’s Sexual Assault Center, a critical program, as “90% of women at Magdalene have experienced child sexual abuse and 100% have been raped as adults.”