Reverend David Miller
David Miller grew up in Chicago in a family of deep faith. He was active in church growing up. He earned a degree in biology from Wheaton College in Illinois, and felt called to ministry while serving as youth director at Silver Palm UMC in Homestead, FL. David attended Candler at Emory for his Masters in Divinity. He has served as Associate Pastor at FUMC Coral Gables, Senior Pastor at FUMC Gulfport, founding pastor of Hope UMC in Trinity and most recently at FUMC St Petersburg. His hobbies are running, reading and the beach. David has been married for 20 years and has 3 children.
Reverend Gary Rideout
Gary Rideout has served as Minister of Congregational Care since June 1999. Gary received his Master of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary. Gary is married to Rev. Jayne Rideout. They have two daughters, Natalie and Meredith.
Reverend Jayne Rideout
Jayne Rideout has served as Minister of Discipleship since 2004. Jayne received her Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary. Jayne is married to Rev. Gary Rideout. They have two daughters, Natalie and Meredith.
Reverend Jim Berlau
Jim Berlau has served as the Pastor of South Street Ministry since 2010, an outreach and mission ministry of First UMC Winter Park. Jim is pursuing his Masters of Divinity at Asbury Theological Seminary. Jim is father to son, Zachary, and daughter, Madison.
Reverend Craig Blocher
Craig Blocher grew up in Columbus, Ohio in a loving family of faith. Craig has served as the director of high school ministries at a large church in Williamsburg, Va and as pastor of Sardis UMC in Atlanta, where he served while in seminary at the Candler School of Theology. Craig has been married to his wife Erin for 5 years, and they are expecting their first child.
Reverend Michele Van Son
Michele Walker Van Son is a product of the First United Methodist Church of Winter Park. As a Deacon in the Florida Conference, she works with us part-time to lead and empower our hospitality ministries which include welcoming, belonging, and deploying people for mission and ministry. Michele often facilitates small groups and speaks at events. She also serves part-time as Congregational Vitality Specialist for the 82 United Methodist congregations in our district. She is the mother of three children, twins Josh & Nick and younger sister, Lillian.
Director of Communications
Mary Beth Johnston
Interim Director Children’s Ministry
Director of Student Ministry
Director of Kitchen Ministry
Director of Music Ministries
Director of Lay Ministry
Director of Young Adult Ministry
Director of Methodist School for Early Education
Director of Operations
Worship Coordinator (part-time)
Communications Assistant (part-time)
Children’s K-1 & Music (part-time)
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Music Ministry Assistant (part-time)
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Office Administrator for Southstreet Ministry
Congregational Care Assistant
Parish Nurse (part-time)
Children’s Nursery Supervisor
Assistant to Pastors
Mission & Outreach Coordinator (part-time)
Noah’s Ark Coordinator (part-time)