Conference Staff

UNITED METHODIST BUILDING AND RELATED AGENCIES
 
UNITED METHODIST BUILDING
450 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33815
Telephone: 863-688-5563; or toll-free 800-282-8011
[Mailing address and telephone number/s same for all departments unless otherwise noted.]
Conference office hours 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday - Friday

Episcopal Office

450 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33815
Telephone: 863-688-5563- Ext 154, Toll-free 800-282-8011 - Ext 154
FAX: 863-687-0568

Ken Carter

Bishop
Phone: (863) 688-4427 Ext.151

Alex Shanks

Assistant to the Bishop
Phone: (863) 688-5563 Ext.152

Winnie Dean

Administrative Assistant
Phone: (863) 688-5563 Ext.151

Shannon Redden

Administrative Assistant
Phone: (863) 688-5563 Ext.154

Connectional Ministries And The Conference Equipping Network

Conference Staff Supporting
The Office Of Connectional Ministries And
The Conference Equipping Network
Fax: 863-688-7233

Sharon Austin

Director of Connectional Ministries
Phone: (863) 688-5563 ext.103

Mike Standifer

Director of Camps and Retreats Ministries
Phone: (352) 787-4345 Ext.4152

Sherri Lingle

Program Coordinator
Phone: (863) 688-5563 Ext.132

Heidi Leab

Administrative Assistant
Phone: (863) 688-5563 Ext.192

Matt Harrell

Fresh Expressions Coordinator
Phone: 863-688-5563 Ext. 303

Harold Lewis

Strengthening the Black Church Initiative
Phone: (863) 688-5563 Ext.346

Missional Engagement

General Connectional Relations Fax: 863-680-1912

Clarke Campbell-Evans

Director of Missional Engagement
Phone: (863) 688-5563 Ext.143

Icel Rodriguez

Director of Global Missions
Phone: (863) 688-5563 Ext.192

Heidi Aspinwall

Director Young Adult Missional Movement
Phone: (863) 688-5563 Ext.145

Pam Garrison

Disaster Response Coordinator
Prison Ministry Liaison
Phone: (863) 688-5563 Ext.148

Greg Harford

UMVIM Coordinator Haiti/Florida Covenant Liaison
Phone: (863) 688-5563 Ext.195

Katherine Lain

Administrative Assistant
Phone: (863) 688-5563 Ext.146

Congregational Vitality

General Connectional Relations Fax: 863-688-7233

Janet Earls

Vitality Specialist
Phone: (863) 688-5563 Ext.109

Daniel Jackson

Director New Church Development
Phone: (863) 688-5563 Ext.147

Marcy Bishop

Administrative Assistant
Phone: (863) 688-5563 Ext.142

Connectional Relations

General Connectional Relations Fax: 863-688-7233
Data Management Fax: 863-688-3213

Gretchen Hastings

Managing Director Connectional Relations
Phone: (863) 688-5563 Ext.505

Steve Loher

Manager/ Knowledge & Information Services
Phone: (863) 688-5563 Ext.190

Doug Long

Editor
Phone: 863-688-5563 ext. 171

Shon Lopez-Merlos

Data Specialist
Phone: 863-688-5563 ext. 131

Tim Turner

Social Media Coordinator
Phone: (863) 688-5563 Ext.170

Andy McEntire

Media Consultant

Matt Wiatt

Media Consultant

Don Youngs

Web Site and Video Production
Phone: (407) 205-7229

United Methodist Connectional Federal Credit Union

UNITED METHODIST BUILDING
450 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33815
Mailing address
United Methodist Connectional Federal Credit Union
P.O. Box 24449
Lakeland, FL 33802
Website URL: http://www.unitedmethodistcu.com
toll free: 866-687-2136 local: 863-687-2136 fax: 863-687-2365

Renea Hazelbaker

Branch Manager
Phone: (863) 687-2136 Ext. 201

Betty Pierson

Member Representative
Phone: (863) 687-2136 Ext. 200

Joan Sutton

Member Representative
Phone: (863) 687-2136 Ext. 202

Letra Davis

Member Representative
Phone: (863) 687-2136 Ext. 202

The Office of Clergy Excellence

Board of Ordained Ministry, Preachers' Relief,
Equitable Compensation

Sara McKinley

Director
Phone: (863) 688-5563 Ext.133

Holly Finley

Administrative Assistant
Phone: (863) 688-5563 Ext.134

Sabrina Lopez

Administrative Assistant
Phone: (863) 688-5563 Ext. 160

Office of Financial Services Treasurer's Office

Accounts Payable/Receivable, Personnel and Payroll, Workers' Comp,
Apportionments, Employment Verification, Health Insurance,
Health Insurance Billing, Dental Billing, Property and Casualty Billing, Pensions Billing, Statistics
Office: 863-688-5563 - Ext 113 FAX: 863-686-7363
Human Resources Fax: 863-688-5189

Tony Prestipino

Treasurer, Director of Administrative Services
Phone: (863) 688-5563 Ext.112

Marilynn Mollica

HR & Benefits Director
Phone: (863) 688-5563 Ext. 129

Lois Durham

Human Resources Administrator
Phone: (863) 688-5563 X194

Helen Mitchell

Benefits Specialist
Phone: (863) 688-5563 Ext.135

Wendy McCoy

Human Resources & Benefits Staff
Phone: (863) 688-5563 Ext. 576

Kitt Elliott

Staff Accountant- Apportionments/Accts. Rec.
Phone: (863) 688-5563 Ext.163

Kathi Ewing

Staff Accountant – BCRM/Payroll
Phone: (863) 688-5563 Ext.172

Craig Smelser

Controller
Phone: (863) 688-5563 Ext.173

Palma Dziedzic

Assistant Controller
Phone: (863) 688-5563 Ext.107

Sebrett Graham

Accounting Clerk
Phone: (863) 688-5563 Ext176

Lisa Porth Despaw

Accounts Payable Specialist
Phone: (863) 688-5563 Ext.118

Sue Bennett

Assistant to Treasurer
Phone: (863) 688-5563 Ext.196

Wayne Dziedzic

Property Manager, Preachers Relief Board
Phone: (863) 688-5563

Star Rouse

Receptionist
Phone: (863) 688-5563 Ext100

Information Technology Department

IT is an outsourced function in the Florida Conference. 
For assistance, contact the IT Help Desk at HelpDesk@flumc.org

Department of Ministry Protection

Property, Liability and Workers' Compensation Insurance
FAX: 863-686-7363

LaNita Battles

Claims/Risk Manager
Phone: (863) 688-5563 Ext.199

Ana Temple

Insurance Specialist
Phone: (863) 688-5563 Ext.126

Brian Donivan

Claims Specialist
Phone: (863) 688-5563 Ext.175

Board Of Lay Ministry

Paulette Monroe

Conference Lay Leader

Florida United Methodist Foundation

Mark Becker

President
Phone: (863) 904-2970 Ext.7125

Pam Hicks

Vice President of Finance and Administration
Phone: (863) 904-2970 Ext.7110

Margaret Cox

Treasurer
Phone: (863) 904-2970 Ext.7109

Ginny Garske

Executive Assistant
Phone: (863) 904-2970 Ext.7101

Nadara Brock

Administrative Assistant
Phone: (863) 904-2970 Ext.7113

Tom Wilkinson

Vice President of Church Relations and New Business
Phone: (863) 904-2970 Ext.7105

Andrew Craske

Vice President of Loans and Investments
Phone: (863) 904-2970 Ext.7104

Jenny DiLorenzo

Accounting Manager
Phone: (863) 904-2970 Ext.7108

Darlene Kepner

Accounting Specialist
Phone: (863) 904-2970 Ext.7111

Christie Morrison

Accounting Manager
Phone: (863) 904-2970 Ext.7117

Sylvia Padilla

Accounting Specialist
Phone: (863) 904-2970 Ext.7112

James Gainey

Accounting Clerk
Phone: (863) 904-2970 Ext.7118

Melissa Richardson

Receptionist/Admin. Asst.
Phone: (863) 904-2970 Ext.7000

Tita Parham

Director of Communications and Public Relations
Phone: (863) 904-2970 Ext. 7106

John Peterson

Regional Stewardship Consultant | Gulf Central, South Central and North West
Phone: (863) 904-2970 Ext. 7103

Sandra Santiago

Regional Stewardship Consultant | South East, South West and Atlantic Central
Phone: (863) 904-2970 Ext. 7116

Florida Conference Archives

Nell Thrift

Archivist
Phone: (863) 688-9276

Camps And Retreat Centers

Phone: 1-866-UMCAMPS or1-866-862-2677
FAX: (352)360-1355
Florida United Methodist Camps and Retreat Ministries

Mike Standifer

Director of Camps and Retreats Ministries
Phone: (352) 787-4345 Ext.4152

Life Enrichment Center

4991 Picciola Road, Fruitland Park, FL  34731
Phone: 866-862-2677; 352-787-0313
GROUP RESERVATIONS FOR LIFE ENRICHMENT CENTER 
Phone (toll-free): 866-UMCAMPS (866-862-2677)
(Group Reservations Only) FAX:  352-435-4121

Warren W. Willis United Methodist Camp

4990 Picciola Road, Fruitland Park, FL  34731
Phone: 866-862-2677; 352-787-4345; Fax:  352-787-8650

Riverside Retreat (formerly South Florida Camp)

7305 CR 78, LaBelle, FL 33935
Site:  State Road 78 between LaBelle and Alva
Phone: 866-862-2677; (863) 675-0334;  FAX: (863) 675-1411

David Weber

Director of Riverside Retreat
Phone: 866-862-2677

Centenary Camp

371 Centenary Camp Rd, Quincy, Fl. 32352
Phone: 866-UMCAMPS #5 or  850-856-9779

Dave Bruns

Manager
Phone: (850) 856-9779

Donna Bruns

Manager
Phone: (850) 856-9779

Contact Us

The Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church

450 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33815

(863) 688-5563 or toll free (800) 282-8011