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NW District Superintendent

Rev. Durwood O. Foshee III  Email:

Durwood Foshee has a history of effective and faithful pastoral leadership in diverse settings across our conference,” Bishop Carter said.  “As a native of north Florida, he will develop strong connections with the churches and ministries of the Northwest District, and will help them to engage more deeply with their communities.” Rev. Foshee was a very effective member of the executive Committee of the Board of Ordained Ministry, Bishop Carter added.

Rev. Foshee was appointed senior pastor of First United Methodist Church of Coral Gables on July 1, 2011.  Prior to coming to Coral Gables, he served churches in Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Coast, Marco Island, St. Petersburg, DeLand and Clarkston, Georgia.

He graduated from Florida Southern College with a degree in music and religion and received his Master of Divinity degree from Emory University. He has been married to Anne for 31 years, and they have three grown children and 4 grandchildren.