We are a community of imperfect people who love, follow and serve a perfect God.  We’re all about community and serving others outside of our walls.

Nichole Batten
Finance Treasurer / Administrative Asst.

Nichole recently came to work at the church.  She has been married for over 21 years, to an amazing man named Clint.  They met while serving together in the United States Navy.  They have two wonderful girls.  

Nichole handles the finances for the church as well as assists the Pastor as needed.  This position can be challenging at times but she considers it a blessing to work at the church and tries hard to fill the needs of MUMC.

Harry Benedict
Youth Ministry

Harry is currently studying at UNF working on a bachelor in Music Education. He is also a martial artist, mainly studying and teaching Tang Soo Do, a Korean art. He is on the praise team and attends the 9:45am service.

He leads the teens group 7-12th grade. His vision is a group of youth that don’t just come for the teen classes, but become a vital part of the church ministry through involvement in the services, missions and charities.

Susan Hendry
Choir Director / Accompanist

Susan is a willing servant in the realms of music and worship. She is Blessed to play the piano in the 830am & 11am Sunday services. She also rehearses and directs the Chancel Choir and the Hand Bell Choir. Presently she is serving as Minister of Music on the Worship Committee and assists the Pastor in choosing Calls to Worship, Responsive Readings, and congregational hymns. Her husband, Gayward,  leads congregational singing for the 830am & 11am Sunday services. She also serves on the Trustee Committee and participates in Bible Study on Monday nights and Wednesday mornings.

Lina Calderon
Wendy Brewer
Membership Secretary

Wendy has been with MUMC over 16 years. She started when Pastor Bob Wannall was our pastor. She was hired on as the clerk-typist and then Membership Secretary was added on later.  She has enjoyed working with 5 pastors during her time here. She currently enjoys helping with the children's Ministry and mostly with Cookie Crunchers.

Wendy is responsible for keeping track of membership, reporting to the District office our monthly stats, average attendance, new members coming in, and average attendance for Sunday school and groups. She also keeps up with the members contact information.

Katie DeMeritt
Children's Ministry

Katie is responsible for assuring that children are considered and included in the life of the congregation. She also leads our Children’s Ministries on Sunday mornings at 9:45. She started this position in 2017 and has been a member here since 2014 . She lives in Middleburg with her husband and daughter. She is originally from Alabama and moved to Florida in 2008.

On Sunday mornings the Children's Ministry  starts off with Kids Praise and Worship music to wake them up! Then they have their lesson, followed by a craft or game and then a snack. 

Marie Livings
Nursery Superintendent

November 2017 started her 35th year in the MUMC nursery. Marie's hobbies include sewing, rubber stamping, and baking cookies. She has been in 2 square dance clubs. Marie has lived in the area since November 1968 and has been married for 52.5 years. They have one daughter,  retired Navy/Marine and one grandson who is in his last two years at the University of West Florida. They found their home church in 1983. 

Marie's focus in the Nursery is to keep all of the babies and young children safe, dry, fed, and happy. She helps with potty training. They read stories. She helps teach them to share. She tells them God loves them (and so does she) and is happy when they share and are nice to others. When she can not be there, she is the one who finds a person or persons she knows and trusts, to cover for her. She wants her precious little ones to be well taken care of. "Piece of mind for when I am out of town."  She has been an active UMW member since 1988, as well as holding offices. She is an Active church member, with countless hours devoted to the annual Black Creek Winter Festival and the church sponsored Pumpkin Patch; All while holding down a full time day job.

John Lynch

3925 Main St.

Middleburg, FL32068


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