Office: 386.677.3581 ext. 302
Hey, I’m Scott and have been the Pastor here at First United Methodist Church of Ormond Beach since July 2013. My wife Kris and I have three sons:Caleb, a middle school history teacher in the Orlando area, Joshua a junior at UCF, and Jacob a freshman at Florida State and of course Scout, the family dog!
Formerly I was the Director of Youth and Education First UMC of Ft. Pierce, Associate Pastor Indian River City UMC, and the Founding Pastor of Community of Faith UMC.
I hope all the above sounds corporate enough for those of you looking for that! Now here is the stuff you need to know: I am passionate about Florida State football and Duke basketball! I love BBQ and will travel miles for it! I love all things Celtic (not the basketball team, but Ireland.)
I would rather be outside then inside, and I love the beauty of the Everglades. I collect crucifixes and Florida landscape art. The Highwaymen are my favorite artists and I love photos of the Everglades. I read a lot and my favorite book is “To Kill A Mockingbird.” Most of the fiction I read is ancient historical fiction, but I’m also a big fan of Tim Dorsey, Vince Flynn, Mark Greaney, and David Baldacci.
My iTunes is filled with U2, Van Halen, Mumford and Sons, and everything in between. I love the TV shows “Big Bang Theory” and “Designated Survivor” and my all-time favorite shows are “24” and “Cheers.” Of course all this is subject to change depending on the day, but right now those are a few of my favorite things.
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Office: 386.677.3581 ext. 308
Originally from Sarasota, my wife Kristin and I moved to Ormond Beach in 2010 from Lakeland where we both graduated from Florida Southern College. We first began attending First United in 2011. I previously played professional baseball and therefore enjoy watching and talking about sports. I also enjoy spending time with my family, the beach, and training for local triathlons or running events. I truly am thankful for the opportunity to work at a wonderful church made up of an awesome staff and active congregation. We have two children, son Brody and daughter Reece.
Executive Assistant & Communications Director
Office: 386.677.3581 ext. 302
I am the Executive Assistant to Pastor Scott and the Communications Director here at First United Methodist. I maintain the Pastor’s schedule and work on special assignments, as well as create communication materials for the church such as the website, newsletter, bulletin, brochures; and media content.
I was born in New Jersey and at the age of 10 my family moved to Europe (Sicily, Italy) where we lived and traveled the continent for several years. After living the last 37 years in Idaho, I now call Bunnell, Florida home; which I share with the love of my life, my husband John. We have three dogs; Lily, BooBoo and Fuego who are trained service animals. We have three adult children; Jennifer, and Gwendolyn and Raymond (deceased in 2017) and one adult granddaughter, Brittany. I have traveled the world extensively and speak several languages. My hobbies are archery, canning, cooking, gardening, hunting, travel, coin and stamp collecting and photography. Other interests include anthropology, ancient Roman and Egyptian history, and natural medicinal cures.
Director of Worship
Office: 386.667.3581 ext. 314
My experience includes Contemporary Worship Director, Sanctuary United Methodist, and Director of Contemporary Worship, Fairview Village Church of the Nazarene. In 2014 my husband Glenn and I, after a 19-hour car ride from Pennsylvania, with 200 pounds of dog (we have 2 Bouvier des Flandres, large, muppet-like dogs named Guinness & Brogan) and arrived here at First United Methodist Church.
God has given me a heart for music ministry and after 17 years of worship leading, the passion for it still has not waned. I love integrating songs, media, the message and multisensory elements into a powerful worship experience. I also have a passion for mentoring and raising up the next generation of worship leaders.
When not at church I enjoy spending time with my husband and dogs, weight training, scrap-booking, cooking and now; since arriving here, kayaking.
Next Steps Leader
Office: 386.677.3581 ext. 307
Originally from southern California, I graduated from UC San Diego with a Biology degree hoping to attend medical school. Instead I joined the Navy and served as an officer for seven years, but as a Navy spouse for 28. I’ve moved with my family among eight states, and I'm excited to now be a “Florida Girl.” Raised from birth in a Baptist pew, I love the way First United has challenged me to LOVE BIGGER.
In addition to my calling as the wife of Randy, and mom of Josh and Luke, I love my role as Next Steps Leader at First United. In my spare time I’m an avid Cross-Fit junkie, soap crafter, and long-arm quilter.
Director of Children's Ministries
Office: 386.677.3581 ext. 337
Hello, I am Caitlin and I am the Director of Children’s Ministries. I love working with children as they learn and grow in their faith. Seeing a child take their next step in faith is a wonderful thing. I have a strong compassion for children and want them to have a safe environment to grow in their faith. I also love planning big events like Adventure Week (VBS), the Easter Egg Hunt, and Christmas. I am currently in my 9th year of children's ministry.
I’m also studying for a Masters of Christian Practice at Duke Divinity School in a hybrid learning program for disciplined theological reflection and preparation for ministry. I am a certified candidate for ordained ministry on the Deacon track in the United Methodist Church.
When I’m not at church or studying, I love to be with my family and my friends, and I also coach soccer for the Ormond Beach Soccer Club. I grew up in Jacksonville, FL and went to Florida Southern College. Also, I love being by the beach or pool and in the North Carolina mountains.
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Director of Student Ministries
Office: 386.677.3581 ext. 316
Hey, I’m Micah and I love working with the students of the church and the community and helping them learn what it means to be a Christ follower. I started at First United in 2009. Now that you know my professional side here’s a little about myself. I love to create stuff, and that means if it can be painted, stained, revamped, changed, tweaked, cut, built, blown up, set on fire-you get the idea–I like to work with it. When I’m not at First United I’m at Daytona State College furthering my education, or hanging with my wife Shelley or our son Ethan. I love being outside and particularly love to get out on the water when I can. Warmer weather is my fancy mainly due to the thin blood that runs through my veins. I am the son of missionaries and I grew up in Africa.
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Office: 386.677.3581 ext. 310
Originally from Chicago, Illinois, I moved to Orlando with my family while still in high school and have been a true beach girl ever since. I studied Computer Programming in college, but found a career path in finance was the true expression of my gifts. I was the Director of Finance for American Door and Millwork in Sanford Florida for many years, and the Finance Coordinator for St. Luke’s Lutheran Church and School in Oviedo before joining First United in December 2014.
I live in New Smyrna Beach with my husband Joe. We have two grown daughters, Kendra and Jena, and two grandchildren, Dylan and Rainey. We love spending time with family and friends, and enjoy every opportunity to travel now that Joe has retired from the Sheriff’s department. We have two cute dogs, a pug named Tugg and a dachshund named Max. When not out to sea on a cruise ship, we spend time on our own boat soaking up the sea and the waves.
Office: 386.677.3581 ext. 313
I’m Gina and I love serving here as the Ministry Assistant at First United. I enjoy the challenge of using communication, logistics, and administration to grow life-changing, God-inspired ministries. My degree in Journalism means I love to write, and I use red pens to edit everything I read. When I’m not in the office, I like to walk on the beach, read newspapers, magazines, and books that I can hold in my hand, and ride my bike. I’m always on the lookout for the closest musical theater performance I can find. I love spending time with my husband Keith, son Jared and daughter-in-law Amy, and daughter Hannah, currently studying at UCF.
Director of Pre-School Education
Office: 386.677.3581 ext. 336
I have been the Director (and was the catalyst for the vision of the J.E.L.L.O program) for 22+ years. Every week I passionately lead infants through preschoolers and their parents and caregivers with songs, crafts, story time and much more. I have the audacious goal of connecting families from our community that don’t “do church.” When I'm not thinking about J.E.L.L.O, I enjoy time with my family; Jorge my encouraging and supportive husband, my two sons, and daughter in- law. For me, a perfect Sunday evening is a beach bike ride at sunset. The Bible verse I keep close to my heart is Mark 16:15 “and He said to them go into all the world and proclaim the gospel.”
Congregational Care Pastor
Office: 386.677.3581 ext. 311
I married my lovely wife Marty in 1967. We have one daughter Tammy Hegel and son-in-law Glenn; one son Frank, daughter-in-law Michelle and granddaughter Madelyn.
I was born in Vermont and graduated from the University of Rochester in New York State and worked for the Eastman Kodak Company for 27 years. I’ve been the Director of Congregation Care at Sanctuary UMC, a Certified Lay Minister, Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, a Licensed Local Pastor, Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, the Interim Pastor at Hope UMC, and Pastor of Congregational Care at Sanctuary UMC in Pennsylvania.
We have lived in Ohio, Long Island, and Pennsylvania. I took early retirement, and then managed New Hope Photo for another 24 years. I enjoy travel, especially cruising. I did a self-driving tour of Northern Scotland and made two church affiliated pilgrimages to Israel. I enjoy cooking, golf, photography, music, computers and researching my Scottish ancestry.
I have served in music ministry for more than 20 years; in churches at FUMC Plant City, FUMC Boca Raton and Sanlando UMC in Longwood. My professional singing credits include: Voices of Liberty at Walt Disney World’s EPCOT center, soloist and vocal coach for the Boca Pops Orchestra, Soloist with Orchestras and Opera Companies throughout Florida.
My experience directing choirs and instrumentalists of all ages include a 40-voice youth choir that toured annually for 10 years with an emphasis on missions throughout Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina & South Carolina. If you haven't already guessed, I'm passionate about music, worship and people. My mission for music ministry is to “build relationships and encourage people to serve!”
I am married to Alan and we have two teenagers, Lexi & Scott and one grown daughter, Jena and a grandson Mason.
I am thrilled to be serving with the dynamic staff at FUMC Ormond Beach.
I’m the Executive Director of the Genesis Counseling Center. As an ordained United Methodist Minister, I was officially appointed by the Bishop of the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church to this position in June of 1999. Formerly I’ve served as a parish minister in the Florida Conference for 15 years and served appointments at Hollywood Hills, Madison, Daytona Beach, and Palm Harbor.
I am very happy to be a part of this wonderful church family. I was born in Waterbury, Connecticut and moved to Ormond Beach in 2016 and have been with First United ever since. I am a very proud father to my toddler son Kaiden who keeps me and his mom on our toes! When I'm not at the beach or park with my family, I have a "project" car that I enjoy working on in my free time .
Office: 386-677-3581 Ext 208
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