Meet the Staff
Pastor Jeremy Rebman
Senior Pastor phone email
Jeremy is a native Floridian who grew up in Plant City.  He met his wife Ashley at Florida Southern College where Jeremy received his call to pastoral ministry.  Ashley and Jeremy were married just after Jeremy began his seminary work at the Duke Divinity School.  After seminary, they returned to Florida, where Jeremy served as the Associate Pastor at First United Methodist Church, Orlando, and as the Lead Pastor at Deer Lake United Methodist Church in Tallahassee.  Jeremy has also served as a trustee of the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home and on the Board of Ordained Ministry.  Jeremy and Ashley have two children, Emma and Madelyn.  They all enjoy outdoor activities, fitness, travel and mission work.  Jeremy’s passion is for the Church to truly be the Church.
Rebecca Oliver
Associate Pastor phone  email
Rebecca Oliver is a proud Florida native and was recently appointed as the Associate Pastor to FUMC of Vero Beach. She has over 28 years of experience in Christian Education and has served 5 different churches within the Florida Annual Conference. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religion from Florida Southern College, is a licensed Local Pastor for the Florida Annual Conference of United Methodist church, and working towards her Masters in Theology at Asbury Theological Seminary. Becky is has two grown sons, Jacob and Luke. They have enjoyed being active members of this local church and have been especially involved in the church's annual international mission trips. Becky enjoys being out in the Florida sun, walking, spending time with family and friends, and watching college football!

George Pellington
Discipleship Pastor phone  email
After working as a Professional Engineer for over 30 years, George received a Masters Degree in Biblical Studies from Asbury Theological Seminary.  In June of 2017, George was commissioned as a Provisional Deacon in the Florida Conference and currently serves as the Pastor of Discipleship here at First United Methodist Church.  His ministry passions are teaching, pastoral care and missions. George is married to Pat, and family includes a daughter and a son along with four grand children. George enjoys golf, fishing and spending time with family and friends.

Linda Ruding
Parish Visitor phone  email
Linda Ruding is the Parish Visitor at FUMC. She was born in Chillicothe, Ohio and moved to Florida when she was 10. In 1977 she began a career in the financial arena with E.F. Hutton. After seventeen years in financial services, she felt God leading her into a vocation within the church. She became the Parish Visitor in 1994 and has endeared herself to the church family ever since. Linda has a great love for people and for ministering to individuals in crisis. She believes that God has led her to this very special ministry of visiting the sick, the elderly and the hurting. She also believes God has called her to play an important role in reaching out to non-members. Not surprising, she finds great joy in following up on new visitors each week and heading up new member gatherings for new members.  Among her passions are her love for the church, Bible studies, reading and walking.

Pat Munoz
Administrative Secretary phone  email
Pat Munoz is the Administrative Assistant and joined the staff at FUMC in 1996.  Pat's responsibilities include weekly worship bulletins, event calendars, managing facility usage, etc.  She is the information source for staff, committees and anyone who has questions about church activities.  Pat makes sure people get a cheerful welcome when they call or come to the office.  She thanks God for the privilege of serving FUMC Vero Beach.  Pat is married to Vic Munoz and they are blessed with 5 grandchildren.  Pat enjoys cooking, entertaining, music and spending time with family.

Jennifer Reavis
Director of Children's Ministries phone  email
Jennifer was born and raised in Iowa and moved to Vero Beach in 1996 where she is raising her two children Samantha and Nathan.  For many years she served on staff at FUMC as church secretary (2004-2008).  Over time she developed a love for children's ministry and teaching, rejoining the FUMC staff in 2012 as the Director of Children's Ministries.  Jennifer loves the beach and spending time with her family both here and back in Iowa.
Kristen Britt
Director of Youth Ministries phone  email
Kristen has been the youth pastor since January 2014. She grew up in the Carolina’s; she’s a real southern girl. Kristen is married to her wonderful husband JC and they just celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary. They have two beautiful children Griffin and Grace, both members of the youth group. Their family moved to Vero Beach in 2000 and joined First United Methodist Church immediately. Kristen has her Bachelor’s degree in Education from Winthrop University, SC graduating in 1994, go Eagles. Her time and focus is placed on God, family, work and friends.  She loves working with youth and feels blessed to be in her position.
Gary Miller
Director of Music Ministries phone  email
Gary Miller received his BA in Music Education from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. He has dually served in churches and at the high school level for over 30 years. Gary has served as an officer on the executive boards of Florida Music Educators, Florida Vocal Association, American Choral Directors Association, and is often invited to serve as a judge and clinician throughout Florida. His hobbies include fishing, hunting his cows and enjoying time with his family.
Pat Pellington
Financial Secretary phone  email
Pat Pellington has a Bachelor of Science from Ohio State University.  Before joining the staff at FUMC in 2004, she worked in various businesses and taught school.  She enjoys the people and ministries of the church, and has a special heart for missions.  Her husband George is an engineer and a recent seminary graduate.  She also enjoys golf and the unique natural beauty of Florida.
Tim Turner
Facilities Manager phone  email
Tim has a background working for the State of Florida and 23 years for the Clerk of Court.  He served in the US Army for 3 years and the Florida Army National Guard for 17 years.  He is happily married to Beverly and they have two grown children, Nicholas who is currently in the US Air Force, and Veronica who is a Corrections Officer.  Tim is an active member of the American Legion Honor Guard and Legion Riders.  He has always had a desire to work for the church and enjoys helping others.  He also loves to travel, take the RV camping and ride his Harley.
Tim Calahan
Director of Hospitality phone  email
Tim moved to Vero Beach from Missouri after 40 years in construction.  He has two adult children and one granddaughter. He is a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues (hockey), and college football. He likes to golf and loves to cook, especially for others.  He feels moved by the Holy Spirit to share the gifts God has given him of cooking and serving.
Troy Whitson
Director of Communications phone  email
Troy is the Director Communications at FUMC.  He is married to Angel and they have three beautiful boys, Seth (9),      Grayson (5), and baby Arliss (10 months). They come from Johnson City, Tennessee where Troy owned his own recording studio. He has a background in music, videography, and sound engineering.