OUR STAFF

Meet the People Behind Our Safe Harbor Church

Patrick Mead

Senior Pastor

Patrick has served and grown churches for more than forty years. He has been the lead minister in churches in Ohio, West Virginia, Michigan, South Carolina, Colorado and Tennessee and served as a consultant for churches across the United States and beyond.  

He is a scientist by training with doctorates in research psychology and psychoneuroimmunology. He teaches special courses at The Ohio State University as well as other Midwestern universities and hospitals. He is a frequent guest lecturer for law enforcement and military associations (FBI National Academy chapters, Michigan State Police, Interpol, various state forensic science seminars, etc.).  

Patrick has a passion for telling Jesus stories. He lives to help people see what they may have missed before in the stories we’ve all heard since childhood. His greatest joy is in revealing the love of God as seen in Christ and watching the blinders of tradition and doubt fall away from listeners’ eyes. With grace, a smile, and gentle Celtic humor, he leads people to see Jesus.  

He is also a guitarist, backing singers in locations as varied as neighborhood parks and the Schermerhorn, home to the Nashville Symphony. When he gets the chance, he plays golf with friends.

Kami is a highly credentialed interior designer. She has had her own practice for nearly twenty years and is known for her creativity, skill and attention to detail. She is also a pianist and an accomplished seamstress.  

Married for over forty-one years, the Meads have two grown children and five grandchildren, all of whom are believers and active in their faith.

Misha Lingle Robledo

Worship Minister

Misha Lingle Robledo was born and raised on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Even as a small child, her favorite people and activities revolved around church, and her favorite hobby was sharing music from the heart. In her community, she was widely recruited to sing for revivals, socials, camps, patriotic events, weddings, and retirement home ministries. Her spirit to connect with the hurting and the lost, to learn and to teach, and to experience other cultures and customs led her to study English and Spanish education at the University of Alabama and in Navarre, Spain.  

Following her formal education, Misha moved to the Nashville area over 20 years ago. Her career experiences are colorful and varied, including teaching secondary English and Spanish, leading sales and marketing departments for The Nashville Symphony and for KGV Studios, as well as modeling, acting and singing professionally with national exposure. Her discography includes both a solo album and 3 group albums with her Americana band, Brother Slade. In recent years, she has collaborated most often with Patrick Mead-- in churches, on community stages, and for Facebook Live concerts—making her the organic fit as Worship Minister for Our Safe Harbor Church.

In her free time, Misha enjoys writing poetry, sipping exotic coffees, doing anything outdoors, meditating and contemplating any topic, and mostly spending time with her son Roman. Her favorite verse is “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another,” Proverbs 27:17.

Nancy Lancaster

Executive Minister

Nancy serves as Executive Minister for Our Safe Harbor Church.  She has a passion for serving others with a gift in organization and communication.

For the past twenty-five years, she was with corporate hospital companies, as well as both acute and psychiatric hospitals serving in Administration as Executive Assistant to Chief Executive Officers and Medical Doctors.

Nancy and her husband, Edd, live in Franklin, TN, with their little Maltese, Lola. She loves gardening, entertaining, cooking, traveling, and playing with Lola.

Dave Cassilly

Information Technology Minister

Dave and Barb Cassilly were married in 1987 and currently live in Spring Hill, Tennessee.  They have three daughters, Summer, Chelsi, and Kortney , all of whom graduated from Lipscomb University. Kortney is married to Wes Crigger.  Dave is a Plant Manager for Tenneplas in Pulaski, Tennessee, that supplies injection molded plastic parts to the automotive industry.  Barb is a stay-at-home mom.  Dave has volunteered as the “Sound Guy” at several different churches over the past twenty-plus years.  He has recently become very involved with the streaming of Our Safe Harbor Church worship services.  He has been on the building committee for two former churches, led the multimedia team, and served as an elder.  He and Barb have been small group leaders, teachers, and served as greeters for several years.  Dave now serves on the board for Our Safe Harbor Church.