Franklin Fellows Leadership

Fellows ARE our leaders.
The Franklin Fellows program is built to lift up fellows as they grow in works of faith, labors of love, and steadfastness of hope.

Michael Armentrout
Founding Director, Franklin Fellows

A native of Chattanooga, TN, Michael attended Auburn University and began his career with Newell Rubbermaid in Puerto Rico and St Thomas USVI. While living there, Michael married his college sweetheart Slaton. Although being a newlywed in the Caribbean area was fun, Michael made stops in sunny Melbourne, FL to co-found an advertising business and then snowy Boston to study at Gordon-Conwell. In 2014, after four incredible years and hundreds of apples, the Armentrouts moved from New England to Tennessee. Michael served as the Director of Missions for a church in Nashville where he became directly involved with The Fellows Initiative and The Nashville Fellows Program. Michael has helped two family members become fellows (Charlottesville and Raleigh) and feels honored to be a part of initiating Franklin Fellows and to be a part of the beautiful story that is unfolding through Christ Community Church. Michael and his wife Slaton have three children, Sims, Anna Slaton and Cate. Slaton is currently studying to become a nurse.


The Franklin Fellows Board of directors

Julie Bolles, Catholic Charities of Tennessee

Scott Caldwell, Associate Regional Director, Young Life

Abby Carver, Regions Bank

Jim Clarke, Provisions Group

Rusty Faulks, Windwood Partners

Debbie Florey, Des-Case Corporation

Adam Hodges, Surgical Innovation Associates, Inc. (SIA)

Chris Howell, Health Markets

Morgan MacEldowney, Wellspring Financial Solutions of Raymond James

Dan Prokop, Caring Ways

Jon Reynolds, Deloitte

Kristen Stewart, Nashville Dental Society