Counseling Staff

Don Diehl has a dual role at Nashville First Nazarene Church.  He serves as the Executive Pastor and is also the Director of the Life Christian Counseling Center.  Don has been involved in leadership training and individual coaching for over 20 years through church staff leadership and corporate training.  Don holds a Masters in Christian Education and certifications as a Gallup Strengths Coach and Prepare Assessment mentor for pre-marriage and newly married couples.  He is currently taking classes in the graduate Counseling program at Trevecca Nazarene University. Don has served as a lead pastor, executive pastor, discipleship pastor, and youth pastor.  He also spent 4 years developing a corporate university and executive leadership training program for an assisted living management company with 51 facilities throughout the Midwest. Don’s personal strengths are in developing leadership qualities and mentoring individuals towards finding their best fit and reaching fulfillment in their personal and work lives.  Don has been married to his wife, Diann since 1981 and they have two married sons: one living in the greater Nashville area and the other near Los Angeles.  Don and Diann currently have 4 grandchildren and find great joy in being Papa and GiGi.   

Diana Bartling, M.A., LPC, MHSP

Retired Licensed Clinical Counselor

Jeremy Crady, MMFT

Jeremy grew up in Dallas, Rowlett, TX. He attended the University of Texas at Austin where he received a BA in Psychology. Jeremy went on to Trevecca Nazarene University to pursue a Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy. He specialized in emotional focused therapy for couples and preparing and enriching pre-marriage counseling Jeremy is married to Brynn and they have three daughters Presley (8), Ayla (6), and Merle (4). Jeremy loves songwriting, old cars, and hanging with his family. Jeremy’s bucket list includes taking his wife and daughters to The Holy Land and to keep improving every day.