Meet the Pastor: Rev. Margaret Rountree

The Rev. Margaret Rountree became St. Pete First’s Associate Pastor in July 2021. She 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.


Pastor Marge 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 married to Chris, who is the Associate Manager of Technical Operations at Global Payments, a technology and software company.

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