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 – On Temporary Appointment at Another Local Church (Jan 1 – Jul 1, 2021)
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. Dr. Jon Tschanz
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.
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 Human Resources
Chief Operations Officer
Dr. Sarah Skidmore
Director of Marketing and Communications
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Director of Facilities
Brain Fitness Academy Coordinator
Mary Ann Andrus
Music Ministry Administrative Assistant
Pastor Rick Jones
Director of Family Ministry
Contemporary Worship Team Leader
Program Director, Inua Partners in Hope
Program Coordinator for The 4 Pillars Counseling & Enrichment Center
Program Coordinator for Foundry