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Our Pastor-Rev. Melissa Stump

Pastor Melissa is a native Floridian and life-long United Methodist. She is married to David and they have 2 children still at home, Kaley and Faith. Melissa received a Bachelor and Master degree from Stetson University, then stayed in that area teaching Elementary Special Education before going into full-time Youth Ministry. 

As she heard the call to pastoral ministry, she went to Asbury Theological Seminary, Florida Campus. She graduated in 2003 with her Master of Divinity, was ordained and appointed took her first appointment at FUMC, Melbourne. She has also served at FUMC, Cocoa Beach and FUMC, Lakeland. She answered God’s call to move to Winter Garden and is excited to join with the church and community in ministry. Melissa serves on the Board of Trustees for the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home, is the chair for the Conference Committee on Religion and Race and serves on the Conference Anti-Racism task force. She and her family together serve in feeding ministries and are all members of the NAACP.

 Our Church vision is, Passionately Sharing Christ through Worship, Nurture, Missions, and Biblical Teachings.


Our Staff

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Ken White

Business Manager

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Melissa Pash

Office Coordinator

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Debbie Prescott

Database Administrator

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Jamie Wiggins

and Worship Media

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Elyse Grossman

Director of Children's Ministry

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David Stump

Director of Youth Ministry

Jeff bates Jeff Bates
Director of Music
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Jim Peterson

Praise Team Pianist
and Organist

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Marian Wagster

Handbell Choir Director

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Lily Fretz

Preschool Director

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Lori Spears

Custodial Care





125 N. Lakeview Ave, Winter Garden, FL 34787      407-656-1135   

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