Our Staff

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Christina Shaver


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 two sons, James and George.  In her spare time, she enjoys reading and planning her next cruise vacation.

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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. She is married to Len. 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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Bryan Adams

Minister of Music

Bryan is responsible for the overall direction and presentation of all worship services at St. Paul. He is very musically talented, sings, plays many instruments and has led traditional services, church choirs, contemporary praise teams, worship events and also preaches whenever needed. He is also a non-denominational ordained Minister of the Gospel and has been active in Worship Ministries for more than 20 years. In the past 5 years, Bryan has served as Minister of Music at Gonzalez UMC in Cantonment and most recently as Worship Leader at “The Way” UMC in Pace. Bryan and his wife, Jen live in Pensacola. For those of you on FaceBook, you can “friend” him as BeachPreacher @pensacolabeachpreacher


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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 Ministry Director

Susie has been the St Paul Methodist Children’s Director since July of 2017. She has a heart for children and loves teaching about Jesus and working with the children.