Our Leadership Team

LEADERSHIP OF FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF CORAL GABLES

JANUARY 1, 2017- DECEMBER 31, 2017

CHURCH COUNCIL

  • Senior Pastor, Phillip Short
  • Associate Pastor, Vidalis Lopez
  • Co-Lay Leaders, Jack and Tomy Edwards
  • Director of Operations, Corina Dekker
  • Chair of Trustees, Mark Allen
  • Chair of SPRC, Jim Morgan
  • Chair of Finances, John Archer
  • Ed Baker, Annual Conference Representative
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SPRC

  • Chairperson, Jim Morgan 
  • Co Lay-leaders, Jack & Tomy Edwards
  • Milner Irvin
  • Dorothy Davis
  • Rebecca Romero
  • Sandy Milledge
  • Jeff Brown
  • Joe Disalvo
  • Simone-Boayue Gumbs
  • Phillip Short (non-voting member)
  • Vidalis Lopez (non-voting member
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TRUSTEES

  • Chairperson, Mark Allen
  • Ed Baker
  • Larry Rutherford
  • Peter Pinney
  • Linda Corey
  • Grant Kasischke
  • Tara Franco
  • Bob Thornburg
  • Robert Gray
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FINANCE TEAM

  • Chairperson, John Archer
  • Corina Dekker, Director of Operations
  • Melanie Beard
  • Missy Morgan
  • Church Council Team members (all)
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PILLAR I SPIRITUAL FORMATION

  • Pastor Phillip Short | Ed Baker
  • Congregational Care: Kay Brezina
  • Alpha Program: TBD
  • Sunday School Program: Bob Ladner
  • Via de Cristo: Bob Ladner
  • Small Groups: Jay Brooks
  • Music Ministry:                                                                                                      

          Contemporary Worship: Leigh DiSalvo                              

          Traditional Worship: Jay Brooks | Suzanne Rogers

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PILLAR II GROWTH OF MEMBERS

  • Pastor Vidalis Lopez | Ashley Thornburg
  • Latin American Ministry: Vidalis Lopez | Pete Fernandez
  • New Members Class: TBD
  • Hospitality: 8:00 a.m.: TBD 
  • Hospitality: 9:30 a.m. Contemporary Service: Linda Kelley
  • Hospitality 11 a.m. Traditional Service: Harry and Sherry Jordan
  • Hospitality 11 a.m. Hispanic Service: Suzy Bolanos
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PILLAR III CONNECTIONS & COMMUNITY

  • Pastor Vidalis Lopez | Jim Morgan
  • Missions & Outreach: Kathy Kowalsky and Jim Morgan
  • Communications: Janet Lopez | Teresa Brooks
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PILLAR IV FINANCIAL BASELINE AND ADMINISTRATION

  • Corina Dekker | John Archer
  • Building & Grounds: Jim Mckinney
  • The Growing Place: Corina Dekker | Ashley Thornburg
  • Accounting, Mario Perez
  • Board of Trustees: Mark Allen
  • Finance Team: John Archer (Chairperson)
  • Stewardship: Scott Howard