Pastoral Team

Franklin Golden (Pastor)

Franklin has served churches in Durham, Charlotte, and Troy, NC. Before being a pastor, Franklin was a theater producer. Franklin is married to Martha Erwin Golden, his best friend from high school.  Martha is a psychologist in private practice in Durham. They have three children, Mawi (pronounced “Moi”), Lily, and Davis. Franklin’s pastoral focus is preaching and relationship-building. He is also interested in the intersection of church and the arts (photography and theater). Email Franklin.

Alex Treyz

Alex Treyz is a is fourth-year masters of divinity and masters of public policy student at Duke. She is a 2009 graduate of Davidson College, a New York state native, and North Carolina transplant. Before arriving to Duke, Alex worked as a grants manager for Save the Children. She is interested in the intersections of church, community organizing, community development, and civic engagement. Outside of church and school, Alex sings with Durham-based folk-rock band Hardworker. Email Alex.


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  • Paul Golightly
  • Arianne Johnson
  • Annie Mountcastle
  • TJ Volgare
  • Charles Wood


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  • Carol Murphy
  • Erin Payne
  • Laura Sappenfield
  • Diana Volgare
  • Karen Wells
  • Morgan Riker