The Staff Parish Relations Committee announced on Sunday, 4/28 that our new pastors, beginning in July, will be Rev. Dr. Vance Rains as Lead Pastor and Rev. Emily Sterling as Executive Pastor.
It will be a homecoming for Vance who grew up in Orlando and served our youth at First Church in the 1980’s. He is married to Kelly and they have two adult children. His mother lives here, as does Kelly’s sister.
Emily has served Trinity UMC of Palm Beach Gardens for the last five years and will be ordained as an elder in the United Methodist Church at Annual Conference this June.
Both pastors have expressed excitement about this appointment and the opportunity to work together. We hope all church staff and members will warmly welcome them to our church family.