Your Pastors & Staff

Our Vision: 
We are disciples of Jesus Christ, empowered by the Holy Spirit,

transforming our world into a community of love, mercy, and justice.

Meet Your Pastors

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Rev. Bob Martin

Senior Pastor

The Reverend Bob Martin is St. Pete First’s new Senior Pastor. He is a native Floridian whose background has entailed many paths that have led him into the ordained ministry. Prior to answering his call to become a pastor in 1993, Pastor Bob spent years working in the secular industries of high tech electro-optical laser manufacturing as well as being a professional recruiter with a national company. His understanding the challenges of what hardworking people go through brings a unique perspective to his teaching ministry as a pastor.

 

Creating a culture where people can get in touch with the God who created them and know fully His love and desire for them to live their life’s dreams, is central to Pastor Bob’s purpose. Deeply believing, “We all have two innate needs in life: to love and be loved”, Bob focuses on helping others remove the barriers that hold them back from living that purpose and with God’s leading, strives to give others the tools to find a deeper sense of Christian love and calling in life.

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Rev. Margaret Rountree

Associate Pastor

The Reverend Margaret Rountree is St. Pete First’s Associate Pastor. She recently graduated with her Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology in Atlanta, Georgia in May 2021, and was commissioned as a Provisional Elder in June in the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church.

 

She was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, and attended the University of Florida for her undergraduate years, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Go Gators!). She is recently married to Chris who is the Associate Manager of Technical Operations at Global Payments, a technology and software company.

Meet Your Staff

Daniela McCown

MINISTRY

Daniela McCown

FUMC Preschool Assistant Director

Elizabeth Nagel

MINISTRY

Elizabeth Nagel

Children's Ministry: Preschool Coordinator

Craig Wills

ADMINISTRATION

Craig Wills

Facilities Director

Kelly Bonyata

ADMINISTRATION

Kelly Bonyata

Communications Director

Alicia Clements

MINISTRY

Alicia Clements

FUMC Preschool Director

Derek Weston

WORSHIP

Derek Weston

Director of Traditional Music & Worship

Kendra Aumack

ADMINISTRATION

Kendra Aumack

Pastors Administrative Assistant
& Special Projects Coordinator

Hugh Adcock

ADMINISTRATION

Hugh Adcock

Director of Ministries

KayLee Bennett

MINISTRY

KayLee Bennett

Director of Youth Ministries

John Richardson

WORSHIP

John Richardson

Director of Contemporary Worship

Sharon Binder

ADMINISTRATION

Sharon Binder

Business Administrator

Chad Simonds

ADMINISTRATION

Chad Simonds

Hospitality Coordinator

Lora Ulrich

MINISTRY

Lora Ulrich

Director of Children's Ministries

Rick Nay

WORSHIP

Rick Nay

Organist

Peggy Reynolds

ADMINISTRATION

Peggy Reynolds

Business Administrator, Counseling Center

James Schellhaas

ADMINISTRATION

James Schellhaas

Audio Engineer