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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Worship Leader

Praise & Worship Leader

St. Paul United Methodist Church in Gulf Breeze, FL is looking for a Praise Worship Leader for the Contemporary Service.

Must play keyboard and/or guitar, sing and have good leadership skills, as well as, a heart for God.

This is a part time paid position and requires a desire to play and dedication.

Contact: Rev. Christina Shaver

Address: 4901 Gulf Breeze Pkwy. Gulf Breeze FL 32563

Phone: 850-932-8002 ext. 105

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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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Dewey Barker

Music Director / Pianist

Dewey is a native of Birmingham, AL and has lived in Gulf Breeze since 2000. He is married to Libbra, our St Paul Methodist School Director, and they have two sons, Ryley and Micah. He is an accomplished musician having served his first church as pianist/organist at the age of 15. He has served as an instrumentalist and Minister of Music and/or Youth Director in churches in Alabama, Mississippi and Northwest Florida. Dewey holds a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Mississippi State University and a Bachelors degree in Nursing from the University of Alabama. Dewey joined St Paul as pianist/choir director in September 2009.

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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 four four-legged furry children, Noel, Jazzy, Nora and Big Hoss. 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 also performs duties as our webmaster. 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, our choir director, and they have two sons.