Rev. David Miller
Pastor David 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. Pastor 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. Pastor David has been married for 20 years and has 3 children.
Rev. Craig Blocher
Pastor Craig grew up in Columbus, Ohio in a loving family of faith. He was called to ministry while studying finance at the University of Florida. Pastor Craig has served in youth ministry and as the pastor of Sardis UMC in Atlanta, where he was appointed while in seminary at the Candler School of Theology. Pastor Craig has been married to his wife Erin for 8 years, and they have two children, Andrew (3) and Josie (1).
Rev. Rachel DeLaune
Pastor Rachel has been connected to the Florida Conference since ’04 (where she served at Warren Willis Camp). She graduated Florida Southern College in ’08 and Candler School of Theology at Emory University in ’11. In ’16, Pastor Rachel became an Ordained Full Elder with the Florida United Methodist Church. Rachel is married to Ryan who is also an ordained elder in the Florida United Methodist Conference. Throughout their ten years of marriage, their best times are playing with their two children and having adventures together as a family of four.
Rev. Philip Allred
Philip has been a pastor for over 19 years, serving as a children’s pastor, an associate pastor, a co-pastor, and a lead pastor. He is a graduate of Trevecca Nazarene University and an Ordained Elder in the Church of the Nazarene. He has a passion for sharing the context of the Bible with all ages and helping people find their place in the story of God. Philip has been married to his wife, Stacey, for 18 years, and they have a son, Elijah, who is 11.
The Committee on Nominations and Leadership Development is responsible for identifying, developing, deploying, evaluating, and monitoring Christian spiritual leadership in our congregation. We are grateful for the service and commitment of our lay leadership, and we appreciate your prayers for their vital ministry. For more information about FUMCWP lay leadership, contact [email protected].
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Director of Facilities
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Mary Ann Andrus
Music Ministry Administrative Assistant
Traditional Worship Lead, Chancel Choir Director, and Impact Singers Program Coordinator
Contemporary Worship and Praise Band Lead
Pillar Leader: Bob Atchison
Program Director, Inua Partners in Hope
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