Rev. Sheila Bates

Starting in July 2019 Rev. Sheila Bates – 2018 Annual Conference Rev. Bates was given the opportunity to preach during the 2018 Annual Conference. She had just been ordained the night before, and it was a sermon that was met with a standing ovation at the end. She preached the Tuesday morning sermon. Her sermon…

Rev. Paul Douglas Wolfe

Paul Wolfe is the son of the Reverend Asbury F. Wolfe, Jr. retired U. S. Army and a retired clergy member of the Alabama-West Florida Conference, and the late Thelma Melrose Williamson Wolfe of Pelion, South Carolina. One of the first Army dependents born in Berlin, Germany, Paul spent nine of his first sixteen years…

Rev. Ashley Wilkinson Meyer

Ashley Wilkinson Meyer is excited to be serving her first appointment in the United Methodist  Church. A lifelong United Methodist, Ashley has a passion for social justice, missions, Christian  education, and pastoral care in the community of faith. With a bachelor of science in Psychology  from Birmingham-Southern College and a master of Divinity from Duke…

Rev. Gina Bryan

Gina has been actively involved in ministry most of her life.  She traveled with her parent’s gospel singing group, The Gospel Harmonairs since the age of 3, singing “I’ve Got A Great Big Wonderful God”!  She has had the opportunity to minister in area churches as a Children’s Pastor, Worship Pastor, Associate Pastor and Lead…

Dawn Faller

Dawn Faller joined the Cokesbury staff in 2004. She is married to Chuck and together they have two incredible daughters, Jordyn and Madison.  She is passionate about connecting kids to God through today’s world and making church a comfortable and fun place.  Dawn leads teams of leaders in both our children and youth programs that…

Candice Taylor

  Candice Fisher Taylor is thrilled to join Cokesbury as the Children and Family Minister. She grew up in the Cokesbury congregation, and is looking forward to serving parents and their children in this new role. As a life long United Methodist, Candice attended Millsaps College and later received her Masters of Divinity from Vanderbilt…

Sharmaine Lilleston

Children’s Center Director Sharmaine is originally from Florence, Kentucky, and attended Northern Kentucky University, where she earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Elementary Education.  She is coming to us with over 10 years of teaching experience.  Her experience includes leading teachers, directing a YMCA summer camp, managing components of school improvement plans, and implementing…

Dr. Sandra Durr

Dr. Sandra Durr has been on staff at Cokesbury since 1995, first on an interim basis and then in the permanent position as organist and music associate. Sandra has been involved in church music in various capacities since the age of twelve, beginning in her hometown of Chipley, Florida. Before coming to Cokesbury, she worked…

Shirley Bean

Born in Pennsylvania, Shirley was raised in Niagara Falls, New York. She moved to Pensacola in 1956 and, with the exception of residing for a few years in Mobile and then in Tallahassee, has been here ever since. During her entire 10 years in Tallahassee, she was employed at Trinity United Methodist Church as Church…

Mina Worrall Colon

Mina joined Cokesbury’s staff in 2009 as Treasurer.  She brings 25 + years in accounting and management experience in both non-profit and software.  Mina re-located to Pensacola in 2009 with her two daughters.  Her family has grown to include a wonderful husband, son-in law, and grandson.  She and her family have become involved in many…