New Day Band
Meghan (keyboard), Michael Proctor (guitar),
Weston Davis (acoustic guitar), Grace Thompson (cajon)
James and Sheryl have been married for thirty-one years. They are blessed with two beautiful daughters who were adopted in China. Lydia is in seminary and Sarah is a senior at Ouachita Baptist University.
The family loves their dog, Jade. And their cat, Milky Way, who chose them as her owner.
Meet Our Staff
Learn more about James, Sheryl, and the rest of the team supporting New Day Church Nashville.
Dr. James Dean
Growing up in the West Nashville area, James spent his formative years at Park Avenue Baptist Church where he became a Christian at the age of 12. Several years later, while serving in the youth ministry area, James felt God leading him to become a full-time minister. He started out in youth work before transitioning to a pastoral role, and he is still serving as passionately almost 30 years later. He has also added education to his toolbox, with a Master’s degree in Christian Education, a Masters of Divinity degree, and a Doctorate of Ministry degree.
Meghan received her degree in songwriting from Belmont University. She loves to write music, play with her dog and go on adventures! Meghan has used her songwriting skills to write two worship songs so far, and is excited how God will work through her music in her future! Her favorite Bible verse is Psalm 66:4 “The whole earth will worship you and sing praise to you. They will sing praise to your name.”
Daniel & Grace Thompson
Daniel & Grace have been married since 2021, and happily call themselves high school sweethearts. They have both graduated college, and are building a life together as they figure out what God is calling them to do. They have been faithful members of our church for several years now, and fill the roles of media positions. On a typical Sunday, you will find Grace taking photos as well as playing the cajon in our worship band. Daniel is our behind the scenes guy taking photos/videos, and coordinating the screens and visuals!
Sheryl grew up as a pastor’s kid and later a missionary’s kid when her parents served in Austria and Denmark. A graduate of King College, she has been a school teacher and has served in children’s ministry and preschool ministry. With a love for people and a desire to help them grow in their relationship with God, she is especially passionate about helping women from every walk of life.
New Day Kids
Abigail just joined our team working with New Day Kids! Abigail currently attends Trevecca Nazarene University.