Staff

Our Staff

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Christina Shaver

Pastor
Christina is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church. She has a B.A. from Millsaps College in Jackson MS and her Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology at Emory University. She served as Associate Pastor at Trinity United Methodist Church for six years prior to coming to St. Paul in July 2016. Christina believes the Church is uniquely suited to help heal the world’s many hurts and is honored that God has called her to serve Him through the Church.
 Christina is married to Jonathan Shaver, a Fort Walton Beach native and they have the cutest son in the  world, James. She may or may not be biased. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and planning her next cruise vacation.
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Ty Maroney

Praise & Worship Leader

Ty Maroney is our new contemporary worship leader! He will be leading us in worship and we are our thrilled to welcome him on board. Make sure to give him a big welcome.

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DeDe Lyle-Bartolic

Secretary / Office Manager

DeDe comes to us from Gulfport, MS and has a background in law-enforcement and community relations. Her favorite scripture is 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 and her favorite quote is “If I have nothing, but have loved, then I have everything, but if I have everything, and have not loved, then I have nothing”.

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Music Director

Music Director / Pianist

Wanted: A Director of Music helps develop and lead the traditional worship music ministry for the church, in consultation with the senior pastor and other team members, in a way that is consistent with the mission, values, and theology of the church community.
Purpose:
To develop and lead the traditional worship service, direct the choir, and plan worship for our traditional worship service in consultation with the pastor and other team members of the church. 

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Andy Strebel

Technical Ministries Director

Andy was born in Green Bay, WI and has lived in four other states across the country since then, he has an adopted daughter and a few four-legged furry children. He has been involved with running sound or doing technical work since the age of 14. Andy is very involved in his church and various community events. Not only does he run sound on Sunday mornings he volunteers in many areas in the church and community. He currently works full-time for the Jerry Pate Companies doing customer service and purchasing. Andy has been involved with the technical ministries area at St Paul since the fall of 1999.

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Libbra Barker

Methodist School Director

Libbra has been the St Paul Methodist School Director since 2008. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Auburn University. She has also received her Preschool Director’s credentials from the State of Florida. She began her career as a church school assistant and has taught Kindergarten and fourth grade at schools in Lanette and Roanoke, Alabama. Since moving to Gulf Breeze, Libbra has been working in the preschool environment as a Lead Teacher for various age groups at another local church-based school. She is married to Dewey and they have two sons.

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Susie Sutter

Children's Director

Susie has been the St Paul Methodist Children’s Director since July. She has a heart for children and loves teaching about Jesus and working with the children