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. 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.
Rev. Leah Gaughan
Director of Children’s Ministry
Pastor Leah has served in ministry for 12 years, leading as a youth director, children’s minister, and associate pastor. She and her husband graduated from Louisiana State University and later attended Candler School of Theology together. Leah is an Ordained Deacon and is passionate about Christian Formation and ministries with young people. Leah has been married to Peter for ten years and they have a two-year-old daughter. They love playing games, watching movies, and taking walks with their dogs.
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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Chief Operations Officer
Director of Human Resources
Program Manager, Communications
Director of Facilities
Pillar Leader: Lynn Striepe
Interim Program Coordinator, Brain Fitness Academy
Pillar Leader: Arnetta Rodgers
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
Pillar Lay Leader: Lloyd Jaeger
Program Director, Inua Partners in Hope
Interim Program Coordinator, Foundry Ministry