Diantha McLeod, Founder and Executive Director
Reverend Diantha McLeod is an Ordained Elder in The United Methodist Church. She has resided in Cookeville, Caney Fork River District, in the Tennessee Western Kentucky Annual Conference since June 2017. Serving as the proud pastor of Burton’s and Wright Chapel and Kynett United Methodist Churches, her passion is spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ and making Him known to all. She believes that Jesus saves, heals, and delivers. She pastored Key
United Methodist Church in Hartsville, Tennessee from June 2015 until June 2017. She is anative Nashvillian.
She is a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Cookeville-Putnam County 56AA-B. She is an Executive Committee member for Putnam County.
Diantha attended Vanderbilt Divinity School, and graduated with a Masters of Divinity in 2003.
In 1994, she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Theology from the American Baptist Theological
Seminary College, minoring in Social Science. She had been employed by the General Board of
Discipleship for 10 years as a System Administrator when she answered God’s call to ministry.
She is a former career coach and was employed with the Nashville Career Advancement Center. While there, she assisted individuals with job searches, résumé writing tips, and interview skills.
She is the Founder and Executive Director of Healing Broken Vessels, Inc., a nonprofit 501 (c)
(3) organization that provides educational services for women that uplift, equip, and empower
women in Wilson County. It has been in operation since 2008.
Diantha is married to Robert McLeod. She has two adult sons, Brad and Derrick Ewing, three
grandchildren, and a great granddaughter.