David Schmidt

Atlantic Coast Wesley

David Schmidt serves as Director of Atlantic Coast Wesley.  He has a BS in Communications from Ohio University and a MA in Organizational Management from University of Phoenix, as well as being a graduate of Youth Ministry Institute.  David is also a Candidate for Ministry in the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church and attends seminary through the Perkins School of Theology Hybrid Program. 


He worked in the TV and video production field for 15 years before following his call to ministry.  He has been on staff at Cason United Methodist Church for 8 years as a Youth Minister and a Worship Leader, and currently serves as Minister of Families and Modern Worship.  In addition to leading and preaching at the Kickstart modern worship service, he also is one of the vocalists and plays bass for our praise and worship band Covenant.


David is married to Tricia Schmidt, and has two daughters and two stepsons.

(561) 613-7144


Erwin Lopez

CFL Wesley Foundation

Erwin has served CFL Wesley since 2012 reaching the campus of University of Central Florida and beyond.  He is originally from Venezuela and his dad is from Guatemala. He felt a calling to ministry when he was 22 years old in a small church across the street from his house in Miami, Fl. His community saw gifts in him before he even saw them in himself. And for this he is forever grateful and therefore passionate about community and helping Christians grow closer to God and one another. After his life was flipped upside down by Christ he graduated with a Bachelors in Psychology from FIU and worked as a Substance Abuse Counselor for two years after college. He then moved to Durham, NC to finish his Masters of Divinity at Duke Divinity School. He was a pastor of two small churches in Lakeland before moving to Orlando to lead Wesley.

He loves basketball, all things Miami, his family, cooking and his wife Charity. And he also loves being the Pastor at Wesley, it's his ministry dream come true.

(305) 492-5132

Latricia Scriven

FAMU Wesley Foundation

Dr. Latricia Edwards Scriven began serving as the Director for Florida A&M University (FAMU) Wesley in the summer of 2015.  She is helping us get the ministry re-established on the FAMU Campus after a 4 year absence. 

Dr. Scriven is a summa cum laude graduate and valedictorian of Southern University and A&M College. She earned a Ph.D. in Educational Foundations and Administration from Purdue University. Most recently, she earned a Master of Divinity degree and again was valedictorian from the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, GA.  She has held faculty positions at Wilberforce University, Baton Rouge Community College, Southern University and A&M College, Brenau University, and is currently Visiting Professor of Mathematics at FAMU.  Dr. Scriven serves on the National Board of Elogeme Adolphi Christian Sorority, Inc. and is passionate about uplifting and empowering women.

Latricia is married to Dr. Darryl Scriven and they have three talented children, Destini, Faith, and Samuel Scriven. Latricia loves traveling with her family, spending time with her students, and experiencing uncontrollable laughter with friends.

(225) 603-7278


Joel and Heather Pancoast

Gator Wesley Foundation

Joel and Heather Pancoast have served as the co-directors of the Gator Wesley Foundation since July 2016. Both Joel and Heather have served at the Warren Willis United Methodist Camp the past decade and are greatly loved by a generation of campers and college-aged staff. 

Heather is a 1997 graduate of the University of Florida, with additional degrees in Social Work from USF and a master’s degree from UCF.  Since 2003 she has served as the Assistant Director at the Warren Willis Camp. She is in charge of planning and implementing our conference’s Summer Camp for 500 children and youth each week for 8 weeks a summer (around 3500 campers each summer). She is passionate about her work with the 110 college-aged summer camp staff.

Joel is a 1999 graduate of the University of Florida. He served as Youth Minister at First United Methodist Church of Deland and First United Methodist Church of Lakeland, before joining the staff of the Warren Willis Camp as Program Manager in 2006. In that role he designs, develops, and implements year-round programming and retreats, including an adult wilderness retreat, Rooted (a youth minister training event), and Imprint (a youth retreat focused on social justice). Joel also serves as Aquatics Director and lead instructor for the camp’s American Red Cross Lifeguard and CPR Certifications. He also supervises and mentors summer camp staff.

Joel Pancoast                               Heather Pancoast

(352) 978-7092                            (352) 978-7091

joel@gatorwesley.com             heather@gatorwesley.com

Bryant Manning

Wesley Foundation at FSU and TCC

Having served as the Associate Chaplain at Florida Southern College for the previous seven years, Bryant Manning began as the Campus Ministry Director at FSU and TCC Wesley Foundation in July of 2020. Bryant is a graduate of Duke University’s Divinity School and Florida Southern College’s Department of Music. Bryant is married to Allison who has been an active United Methodist since childhood, including serving as a delegate to General Conferences and Annual Conferences.  They have two beautiful little girls, Collins and Dylan, and are excited about their new future in Tallahassee.

At FSU and TCC Wesley, we are reliant and expectant on the Holy Spirit to move in new ways among our community as we champion the causes of holy justice, inclusion through the gospel of Jesus Christ. If you want to get involved in FSU and TCC Wesley, whether you’re a student or just in the Tallahassee area, please don’t hesitate to contact Bryant at bryant@fsuwesley.com or 863-660-3714 (call or text)!

(863) 660-3714


Jess Williams

United Wesley (FIU, UM, and MDC)

Jess Williams joins our campus ministry team as the new Executive Director/Pastor of the United Wesley of Miami. 

Jess has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida and received his Master of Divinity degree from Duke Divinity School in May of 2020. Before attending Duke Divinity, Jess worked as a director of youth and young adults for seven years at St. Marks UMC in Indialantic Florida. While working as a youth minister Jess attended the Youth Ministry Institute in Orlando Florida where he completed a two-year certificate in Youth Ministry. During these years Jess developed a love for mentoring and leading young people to discover the “life abundant” that Jesus offers them. Jess and the entire United Wesley team are excited to go on the journey that the Holy Spirit is leading them on during this new season.


(321) 288-4815


Paige Holaday

United Wesley (FIU, UM, and MDC)

Paige Holaday began serving as the director of outreach at United Wesley of Miami in June 2019. She has a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Auburn University and completed her MDiv at Boston University in the spring of 2019. While a student at Auburn, Paige radically altered her career plans when she felt a call to campus ministry. As a prospective future deacon in the United Methodist Church, Paige is deeply passionate about connecting the church to the world and the "in-between" space of campus ministry. 


(407) 404-3109


Derrick Scott

Campus to City Wesley (CCW)

Derrick serves the Campus to City Wesley Foundation (CCW) in Jacksonville, St. Augustine and throughout North East Florida. He’s been involved in campus / college ministry since 2002. He also serves as a lay leader in the Florida Conference. His primary goal is to raise up a new generation of leaders and laborers who will live out the restorative vision of the reign of God throughout the world. And he hates mayonnaise.

(904) 891-0961


Rev. Haley Eccles

Campus to City Wesley (CCW)

Rev. Haley Eccles was appointed to serve CCW in July 2019 after serving in the local church. She was formed in campus ministry as a student at the Gator Wesley foundation. Now, she enjoys supporting students as they work out their faith as young adults who are passionate about transforming the world around them. This usually necessitates meeting over coffee, which is just a “perk” of the job. (She may think she is funnier than she is.) She has been married to her husband Kris for 9 years and they have two boys: Eli and Judah.

(904) 545-1547



Chris Stephen

The Harbor at USF

In 2003, Chris Stephen came into a life-changing relationship with Jesus as college student during his time at USF. In 2009 Chris graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational and Interpersonal Communications. After graduating, Chris pursued working in ministry as an intern in college ministry, serving as a worship leader for the college ministry as well as leading a Bible Study of students which grew from three individuals to forty in a matter of six months.


Chris has been with Bay Hope Church since 2013 first serving as the Director of Students before becoming the Campus Pastor at The Harbor for Bay Hope Church in 2019.


Chris has also earned a Master’s degree in Theology at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida, and plans to pursue his Doctoral work in the near future.

(813) 985-4057


Rev. Christy Holden

Gulf Coast Wesley Foundation

Rev. Christine Allen Holden founded Gulf Coast Wesley Foundation at Florida Gulf Coast University, Ft. Myers in 2012 and continues to serve as its Director.  With entrepreneurial spirit, Christy has developed multiple partnerships within the university community, serves as a spiritual wellness coach, and teaches courses on Contemplative Studies and Civic Engagement. She is passionate about Wesleyan theology, contemplative practices, cultivating spaces for spiritual discussions with folks who are spiritually curious, and the ministry of encouragement and healing with folks who have been marginalized, or hurt by the church.  Within the Conference, she has devoted over twelve years to support and care for clergy through her work with the Board of Ordained Ministry, the Residence in Ministry Program for new clergy, and the Clergy Care Initiative.  She has served several local churches in the Annual Conference prior to her work with young adults.  Christy holds a Bachelor of Music, in Vocal Performance and a Master of Divinity.  She has two children and delights, more than anything else, in her call to motherhood.  

(727) 215-6760


Rev. Caitlin White

Stetson Wesley Foundation

520 N. Woodland Blvd.

DeLand, FL 32720

(386) 742-9243



Rev. Caitlin White is the Director/Campus Pastor of the Stetson Wesley Foundation, serving college students and young adults in DeLand, FL. She is also a cultivator of the Fresh Expressions movement in the Florida United Methodist Conference. She is passionate about interfaith engagement, community organizing, and ministry with people on the thresholds of faiths: those with one foot out the door of Church and those who are unwilling to come in. She's also a runner, long-distance hiker, Disney fangirl, and beach bum.

Rev. Kenya Lovell

Bethune-Cookman University

Rev. Kenya M. Lovell is a graduate of Howard University, in Washington, D.C and Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, in Atlanta, Georgia.  She graduated with a Master of Divinity degree, her concentration was Religion and Race; and she earned two certificates in Black Church Studies and Baptist Church Studies.


Rev. Lovell has served in as the Minister of the Central Eleuthera Region of The Bahamas Conference of The Methodist Church for three years.  This assignment included "one church in five locations" and three community outreach ministries. Rev. Lovell is actively involved in the community.  Throughout her tenure, she has been actively involved as a mentor, counselor, orator, and teacher.  Rev. Lovell has a passion to help people live into their purpose and strives to be an impetus for positive change and the furthering of God's kingdom.


Currently, Rev. Lovell serves as the Director of Religious Life/University Chaplain at Bethune-Cookman University.

Director of Religious Life/University Chaplain

640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard

Daytona Beach, Florida 32114-3099

Office: (386)481-2275


Instagram: @bcu_chaplaincy   

Tim Wright

Florida Southern College

Tim Wright is Chaplain at Florida Southern College. 

(863) 680-4297