Pastor and Staff
Pastor Mark E. Reynolds
Rev. Mark Reynolds is a native of Lakeland, FL. He graduated from the Lois Cowles Harrison Center for the Visual and Performing Arts in 1992 and went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts from Florida Southern College (Religion/Sociology 1996), Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology at Emory University (1999), and Master of Arts in Religion at Vanderbilt University (2007) while pursuing a PhD in Christian Theology. After serving in various ministries beginning in 1994, he was ordained in the United Methodist Church as an Elder in Full Connection (2010).
In addition to being a full-time minister, Pastor Mark is a theology professor in the Course of Study at Emory University and the License to Preach School for the Florida Annual Conference. Having served eight years as a Professor in the Philosophy Department at Florida Southern College (Lakeland, FL) and as the Theology Chairperson for the South Central District Committee, he is currently on the theology team for the Atlantic Central District Committee.
Pastor Mark and his wife, Emma, have four children, and on days off he enjoys surfing, reading, and writing. He has published several articles and is the author of the booklet, New Life in Christ: Understanding Your Decision to Follow Jesus and Finding Your Next Steps. He also writes theology, devotions, and religious/social commentary for his website.
Some Favorite Books: Thomas Merton, New Seeds of Contemplation; Henri Nouwen, The Inner Voice of Love and Can You Drink the Cup; Richard Rohr, Everything Belongs; Ernest Kurtz and Katherine Ketcham, The Spirituality of Imperfection: Story Telling and the Search for Meaning; Roberta Bondi, To Love as God Loves; Carl McColman, The Big Book of Christian Mysticism; Miroslav Volf, Free of Charge and Exclusion and Embrace; Jürgen Moltmann, The Crucified God; David Richo, When Love Meets Fear and How to Be An Adult; Jim Collins, Good to Great; Henry Cloud, Necessary Endings.
Some Favorite Music: Hillsong, Pink Floyd, Rush, Led Zeppelin, Eagles, Bob Marley, Jack Johnson, Amos Lee, Mumford & Sons.
Connect with Pastor Mark:
iTunes: Pastor Mark Reynolds
Shelly Deliz: Child Care Center Director
Shelly was born in Oswego, New York and has lived on the Space Coast for 16 years. Shelly has thirteen years of experience educating and sharing her Christian faith with preschoolers and their families. She is married to Michael, a geologist at NASA, and has two children, Michael Jr. and Gabrielle, who are both attending college. Shelly is honored to be part of the staff at FUMCCB.
Dee Casale: Administrative Assistant
Dee was born in Paducah, Kentucky and has lived in Brevard County for eighteen years. She has over 35 years of administrative experience in corporate and academia. Dee is married to Christian, a software engineer and has a daughter, Angelina.
Matt Gleason: Minister of Youth & Contemporary Worship Leader
Matt is a native of Melbourne, FL and has more than six years of youth ministry experience. He is passionate about sharing the love of God with young people in ways that lead to real transformation. His wife Ashley is his best friend, and their 3 little boys, Miles, Parker, and Asher, keep them on their toes.
Elaine Gregori: Director of Music, Traditional
Elaine, along with her husband, Andy, and daughter, Jane, relocated from the Pittsburgh area. She has directed music and played the organ in churches for many years, and also appeared as a soprano soloist with symphonies and opera companies throughout the North East.
Amanda Tate: Treasurer
Amanda is a Brevard County native. Though she moved around a lot through childhood and early adulthood, she was happy to return home in 2013. Amanda serves part-time as treasurer for FUMCCB and works full-time as bookkeeper for Central Pro. Amanda is mother to Jen, a high school junior and loves time by the water, gardening, and new adventures.