Reverend Jeff Taylor Pastor of Faith United Methodist Church
Reverend Jeff Taylor has served as the Senior Pastor at Edge Memorial United Methodist Church in Groveland since January 2020. Previously he was the pastor at Lake Helen United Methodist Church and prior to that served as the pastor at Trinity United Methodist Church. Pastor Jeff served as youth pastor at Beymer United Meth-odist Church in Winter Haven as well as Shepherd’s Community United Methodist Church in Lakeland. Pastor Jeff earned his bachelor’s degree in Religion with minors in Youth Ministry and Philosophy from Florida Southern College in Lakeland. Following his undergraduate degree, Pastor Jeff earned a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary with an emphasis in Pastoral Care.
Marie Knoll Administrative Assistant Marie came to Florida from New Hampshire 32 years ago. After attending several other churches in the area, she finally found a home at Faith UMC and joined the church in 2015. Marie has served on several committees at the church including Coordinator of adult education, missions committee (which included a mission trip to Guatemala a few years ago), and is currently serving as the Lay Leader for the church. She also shops for Christmas gifts & school supplies for Moon Lake Elementary School needy children on behalf of the church. She is the facilitator of the Disciple Bible Study program which is currently in its 4th year. Marie has two adult children and three fabulous grandsons!
George Winslow Worship Arts Director
A lifelong resident of Pinellas County, George has been involved in music since fifth grade. In those early years, he was involved in middle and high school bands. He was an assistant with the Tarpon Springs High School marching band for many years, and was subsequently involved in music ministry at First UMC Tarpon Springs, serving as the Director of the church’s sacred arts school – Integrity Academy. Following that George has served as Music and Worship Director at several churches, including Shady Hills UMC in Shady Hills, Emmanuel Community Church in Palm Harbor, and currently Faith UMC.
Jennifer Morris Accompanist
In 1980, when Jennifer was a junior in high school, she began playing piano & organ in the church she grew up in because the organist at her church was planning to go to college the following year. Over the past 40 years, She has played for many churches, large and small. She has played for multiple choirs, directed vacation bible schools, childrens choirs, acted and played in dinner theatres, and particpated in many weddings. For her it has always been an act of worship.
David Gray Financial Secretary
David has over 40 years of experience as a practicing accountant, including positions up to the executive officer level, and as a professional business advisor.
Digital Media Director Scott Davies
Originally from Western New York, Scott has been living in this area for 30 years and has been a lifelong member of the Methodist church. Scott holds a bachelor's degree in Cybersecurity & Information Assurance and has worked in the IT industry for over 25 years including the Pasco County Schools. Scott and his wife have five children and have been very active in the church over the years.