Meet the Team
Regina Girten, Executive Director
Rev. Regina Girten holds a Bachelor’s degree from Belmont University and a Master’s from Memphis Theological Seminary. Rev. Girten was appointed by the United Methodist Church to Providence Church where she has served for the last four years. Previously, she held church leadership roles in Youth and Children’s Ministry, Missions and Outreach (including a South African child sponsorship program), Volunteer Management, and Unhoused Ministry. Prior to her ministry roles, Regina served as Executive Director and co-founder of Firefleyes, a non-profit organization for the creative arts and sports in Sierra Leone West Africa. She served as the Co-Chair for Recover Wilson County, the county’s long-term recovery team, serving those affected by the March 3, 2020 tornadoes and the flood in March of 2021. Additionally, she serves on the Board of Grace and Glory, a nonprofit based in Wilson County, TN that funds a primary school in Haiti. She is committed to developing the Volunteer Network and creating a network to connect the broad community with the needs of Wilson County.
Raised in New Orleans, LA, Regina now lives in Lebanon, TN with her husband, Jeff, and their two daughters, Evie Mae (7) and Eliza Hope (2). Regina cares deeply about sustainable and equitable care for all people and building bridges to work together in the community to meet the needs of Wilson County.
Jamie Tyner, Associate Director
Jamie attended Point University and completed her Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education with a Minor in Biblical Studies in 2003. Upon graduation, she landed a position as a 1st-grade teacher at an elementary school in Georgia. While teaching, she completed her Master of Science in Education at Troy University in 2007. After living in Georgia her entire life, Jamie decided that she wanted to explore life outside of her hometown so she broke the news to her family that she was moving to Nashville. Jamie became a teacher at a PreK-6 private school in Green Hills and taught there for 11 years. After getting married to Will and adding two children to their family, Walker (7) and Lindsay (3), she decided it was time to be home with her kids more so she quit teaching in May 2019 and took a job as a virtual assistant for the Executive Director of a nonprofit in Ohio. During this time, a position opened up at Cross Point Church’s Mt. Juliet campus and she became the Local Good Coordinator in December 2019. The tornado of March 2020 fully launched her into this role as she worked closely with Recover Wilson, the county’s long-term recovery group, coordinating volunteers for debris removal. While in this role for three years, Jamie developed a deeper passion for creating a bridge for individuals in Wilson County to connect with the needs of our community. She is excited about this opportunity to help bring change to a place that she loves so dearly.