Pastoral Staff

Rev. David Miller
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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 BlocherOn Temporary Appointment at Another Local Church (Jan 1 – Jul 1, 2021)
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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
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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. Dr. Jon Tschanz
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Dr. Jon is a native Texan, and grew up in Orlando. He studied Industrial Psychology at the University of South Florida and went on to attend seminary at Duke Divinity School. He recently finished his  Doctorate of Ministry at Candler School for Theology at Emory University and is passionate about helping people find their calling. He is an expert coffee connoisseur and enjoys brewing for his fiance Austin. 

Lay Leaders

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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Erin Corbelli
Director of Human Resources

Matt Kuzma
Chief Operations Officer

Dr. Sarah Skidmore
Director of Marketing and Communications

Micah Boshears
Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Johnny Cotto
Facilities Technician

Lloyd Dominguez
Director of Facilities

Dustin Efird
Production Designer

David Horvat
Facilities Technician

David Loomis
Multimedia Technician

Jose Pagan
Maintenance Technician

Lynn Rogo
Administrative Services Coordinator

Catherine Vincent
Staff Accountant

Reggie Ward
Facilities Technician

Vibrant Family

Pillar Pastor: Rev. Rachel DeLaune

Pillar Leader: Lynn Striepe

Crystal Bernard
Brain Fitness Academy Coordinator

Ashley Finfrock
Director of Methodist School for Early Education (MSEE)

Seina Gilman
Administrative Coordinator

Stacie Wilson
Director of Trinity Christian Academy (TCA)

Laura Work
Director of Studio 150

Gracious Hosts

Pillar Pastor: Rev. David Miller

Pillar Leader: Arnetta Rodgers

Mary Ann Andrus
Music Ministry Administrative Assistant

Alex Glover
Traditional Worship Lead, Chancel Choir Director, and Impact Singers Program Coordinator

Chevalier Lovett
Contemporary Worship and Praise Band Lead

Rick Jones
Director of Family Ministry

Michael LeBlanc
Director of Student Ministry

Denise Meyer
Project Manager & Assistant to Senior Pastor

Mary Jane Nunley
Celebration Ringers, Grace Ladies, and Childrens’ Music Programs Coordinator

Steve Schneeberger 
Interim Director of Family Ministry

Claud Smith
Worship Director

Passionate Seekers

Pillar Pastor: Rev. Dr. Jon Tschanz

Pillar Leader: Bob Atchison

Jennifer Hatchitt
Administrative Coordinator

Christ-like Servants

Pillar Pastor: Rev. Dr. Jon Tschanz

Pillar Lay Leader: Lloyd Jaeger

Lauren Berlin
Program Director, Inua Partners in Hope

Kalli Turner
Program Coordinator, 4 Pillars Counseling and Enrichment Center