Harvey Browne Staff

Rev. Christine Coy Fohr- Head Pastor

Christine first sensed a call to ministry while serving as a Young Adult Volunteer in Belfast, Northern Ireland. While there, she saw how religion could be used both as a weapon to divide and as a tool for reconciliation. When she returned home, she prayed she would find ways to continue the work of healing, reconciliation and service in Christ’s name.

After working in Presbyterian World Mission to recruit a new class of Young Adult Volunteers (www.pcusa.org/yav), she enrolled at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. She was ordained to her work at JustFaith Ministries, a faith-based non-profit that offers social justice education programs for congregations across the country. Following that, she served on the staff of Highland Presbyterian Church in Louisville, Kentucky and at First Presbyterian Church in Owensboro, Kentucky.

Christine came to Harvey Browne Memorial Presbyterian in August of 2020. She came with her husband, Rob, who serves as the Director of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s Office of Faith-Based Investing and Corporate Engagement. They have two young daughters.

Christine is a graduate of Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, where she earned a Master of Arts degree in Anthropology and Sociology. She studied at Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration for a semester and served as an intern at the European Roma Rights Center.

Rev. Katherine Kupar – Parish Associate

Rev. Katherine Kupar is a native of Little Rock, Arkansas and a graduate of the University of Arkansas. She served as a Young Adult Volunteer in New Orleans doing environmental education and justice on the coast of Louisiana. Katherine received her M.Div from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and she was ordained to serve as Director of Operations for a non-profit assisting families experiencing a financial crisis in Pensacola, Florida. While in Florida, Katherine also served a small church as a pulpit supply pastor. Katherine and her husband, John, have recently moved back to Louisville and celebrated the birth of their son, Burnam. Katherine enjoys reading, being outside, cheering on the Hogs, and a good cup of coffee. Katherine’s work at Harvey Browne will focus on young adults and young parents, worship, and congregational life.

Rev. Walt McCanless – Parish Associate

Rev. Walt McCanless joins us after serving 25 years as the pastor of the historic Providence Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. At Providence, Walt worked with Faith and Justice Co. to offer the Robinson’s “Changing Our Lens” workshop; “Named the Names” of Providence’s enslaved members; started and continued the Bethel Bible Series; started several Spiritual Formation groups which encourage spiritual growth among the members; worked to open a Counseling Center at the church; played midwife to the birth of the Stephen Ministry;  served on advisory committee for Stop Hunger Now which packages dried food to ship to crisis situations, schools and orphanages throughout the world, and started PPC’s partnership with Habitat for Humanity. After retiring in May, Walt and his wife Annie began the process of moving to Louisville, KY in order to be closer to family, including his daughter Rev. Marie Ellis (who attends Harvey Browne). Walt brings a wealth of experience in pastoral care and will primarily focus on visitation here at Harvey Browne.

Terry Hargrave – Director of Children & Youth Ministry

Terry grew up in South Carolina where she graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology. After graduation, she moved to Louisville to attend The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where she obtained a Master of Arts degree in Christian Education. Upon graduation, she began her career in Christian Education in a PC(USA) church. She served two churches as Director of Christian Education and Youth Ministries before God called her to Harvey Browne in 2017. Terry has been working in the field of Christian Education for more than 25 years. In her free time, she enjoys being with her two children, Stephanie and Michael, as well as spending time in nature. Her favorite place is Montreat, North Carolina.

Larry Brandenburg – Minister of Music

Larry has been Minister of Music at Harvey Browne since August 1997. He is a native of Lexington, Kentucky and a die-hard University of Kentucky fan. He and his wife, Beth, live in Shelbyville, Kentucky on Harmony Fields Farm. They have two sons, Matthew and Nathan. Larry has a Bachelor of Music degree from Campbellsville University, a Master of Music degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and has completed all course work for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting from the University of Illinois. Prior to coming to HBPres, Larry served as Minister of Music in churches in Kentucky, Texas and Illinois and was a professor at Midwestern State University, West Texas State University and Georgetown College.

Julie Rousseau – Parents’ Day Out and Nursery Director

Julie is a lifetime member of Harvey Browne. She became a member of the staff in August 2000 as the Director of Parents’ Day Out. She has almost 30 years of experience in early childhood development. Julie owned and operated St. Matthews Preschool for eight years before coming to HBPres. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Georgetown College. In 2009, she became director of the nursery and coordinates all child care needs for the church members. Julie is married and has two adult children.

Tim Baker – Organist/Assistant Director of Music

Tim is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Music and has been part of the Harvey Browne music ministry since 1987. He currently accompanies all choirs and directs the Adult Handbell Choir. Tim performs frequently with various vocal and instrumental ensembles in Louisville and the surrounding region. In addition to assisting several Catholic parishes, he works with local community theater companies as musical director and accompanist.

Beth Brandenburg – Director of Children’s Choirs

Beth has been Director of Children’s Choirs at Harvey Browne since August 1997. She is a retired elementary school music teacher in Louisville. Beth lives in Shelbyville with her husband, Larry. They have two adult sons, Nathan and Matthew. The Brandenburg’s have an organic farm called Harmony Fields Farm.

Cheryl Granger, CCA – Church Administrator

Cheryl moved from the Dayton, Ohio area to Louisville in 2008, when her husband, Dan, was hired by a local company. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology but has been working in the Office/Accounting field since 2001. She was hired as an Administrator Assistant at Harvey Browne in 2011 and became the Church Administrator in 2015. She received her certification as a Certified Church Administrator from The Church Network in 2019. Cheryl and Dan enjoy photography and being outdoors as much as possible and have a passion for traveling.

Tim Miller, Building Manager (Picture not available)