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Our Staff

Taylor Cheek

Director of Immanuel Kids

Taylor was born in Mississippi and raised in Georgia. She met her husband Jason while studying music at the University of Georgia, then studied in Germany before marrying & moving to Nashville in 2007. The Lord brought them to Immanuel in 2014, and gave them a daughter in January 2016. Taylor is grateful for the way the Lord has pursued her through many unique experiences and guided her to this role at Immanuel. Feel free to ask her anything about how she has seen the Lord work and why she is passionate about making the real Jesus non-ignorable to the children of this community! Contact Taylor at immanuelkids@immanuelnashville.com.

Brian Bobel

Communications Director

Brian is a rare native of Nashville. Born in Hendersonville, TN and currently residing in the Whites Creek area of North Nashville with his family. He met his wife, Jessica, in their final semesters of college at the University of Tennessee, where Brian studied graphic design. Go Vols! They have a 3 year old daughter named Anslee and two wonderful baby boys, Rhett and Cohen. Brian is also half owner of a design studio here in Nashville called Dual Identity, You may reach Brian at brian@immanuelnashville.com.


Lauren Pedde

Executive Assistant / Projects Manager

Lauren was born in the middle of “Volunteer Country” in Knoxville, Tennessee. She was blessed to grow up (as an only child) in an amazing, Godcentered, Christian home and with the best parents on the planet! Lauren was led to Christ in the second grade. In the fifth grade, her family moved to “golf heaven,” Augusta, Georgia. She graduated from the University of Georgia (GO DAWGS), majoring in Sports Business, she needed more football, so she received her Masters Degree in Sports Management. She now loves being a part of Immanuel as a staff member and is happy to answer any questions you may have. You can contact Lauren at lauren@immanuelnashville.com.