First United Methodist Church

Staff & Leadership

Pastoral Staff

Rev. David Miller
Senior Pastor
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Rev. Rachel DeLaune
Associate Pastor
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Rev. Philip Allred
Associate Pastor
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Rev. Leah Gaughan
Program Director, Children’s
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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 & has 3 children.

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.

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.

Pastor 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.

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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Church Staff & Pillar Leaders

◉ Vibrant Family Brain Fitness Academy
Congregational Care
Health and Wellness
Methodist School for Early Education (MSEE)
Studio 150 Dance Ministry
Trinity Christian Academy (TCA)
◉ Gracious Hosts Family
◉ Passionate Seekers Center for Creative Discipleship
Connect Groups
Discipleship Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion Team
Kinfolk Membership
◉ Christ-like Servants Core Missions Foundry
4 Pillars Counseling and Enrichment Center
Hannah Circle
Inua Partners in Hope
Mission Trips
Reeves Center
Ruth Circle
Mary Ann Andrus Gracious Hosts
Program Coordinator, Music and Worship

Bob Atchison Passionate Seekers
Pillar Leader, Passionate Seekers

Lauren Berlin Christ-like Servants
Program Director, Inua Partners in Hope

Micah Boshears
Program Director, Communications

Erin Corbelli
Program Director, Human Resources

Dustin Efird Gracious Hosts
Production Designer, Music and Worship

Brandon Fife
Maintenance Technician

Ashley Finfrock Vibrant Family
Program Director, Methodist School for Early Education (MSEE)

Alex Glover Gracious Hosts
Program Coordinator, Music and Worship

Megan Ginn Vibrant Family
Program Facilitator, Brain Finess Academy

Jennifer Hatchitt Passionate Seekers
Administrative Coordinator, Gracious Hosts and Passionate Seekers

David Horvat
Facilities Technician

Lloyd Jaeger Christ-like Servants
Pillar Leader, Christ-like Servants

Matt Kuzma
Chief Operations Officer

David Loomis Gracious Hosts
Multimedia Technician, Music and Worship

Chevalier Lovett Gracious Hosts
Program Coordinator, Music and Worship

Denise Meyer
Project Manager and Assistant to the Senior Pastor

Mary Jane Nunley Gracious Hosts
Program Coordinator, Music and Worship

Jose Pagan
Maintenance Manager

Lynn Rogo
Administrative Services Coordinator

Rachel Shaw
Program Coordinator, Digital Media

Claud Smith Gracious Hosts
Program Director, Music and Worship

Lynn Striepe Vibrant Family
Pillar Leader, Vibrant Family

Jared Tucker Gracious Hosts
Program Director, Student Ministry

Victoria Vaden Christ-like Servants
Program Director, Community Service and Outreach

Stacie Wilson Vibrant Family
Program Director, Trinity Christian Academy (TCA)

Laura Work Vibrant Family
Program Director, Studio 150 Dance