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 (Minister for Congregational Care)

Alex Treyz is a 2009 graduate of Davidson College, a New York state native, and a North Carolina transplant. She recently graduated from Duke Divinity with a Master of Divinity and Duke’s Sanford School with a Master of Public Policy. Prior to Duke, Alex worked as a grants manager for NGO Save the Children. She is interested in the intersections of church, public policy, civic engagement and community and economic development. Outside of church and school, Alex sings with Durham-based folk-rock band Hardworker. Email Alex.


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