As our Administrative Assistant provides management assistance to the senior pastor so that the ministry of the congregation can be effective. This position is full-time, year-round reporting to the senior pastor.

Acting as our treasurer, Dawn is the chief financial officer of the church. Primary duties include safeguarding the congregation’s funds, disbursement of funds within budgetary guidelines, accounting for all receipts and disbursements by fund designation, and providing financial guidance to church leaders. The Treasurer reports to the Leadership Board through the Finance Committee.

Derek joined GCUMC in September 2019. Derek’s background allowed him to quickly master our sound booth and video equipment.  Derek has proven to be a great leader to our Youth as he teaches the teens the handling of all the equipment and enlists their help.  Derek believes that involving the teens helps them to be part of the church, not just attendees.

The Children’s Director develops, coordinates, implements, and supervises both the nursery and children’s programs of Gulf Cove United Methodist Church. The Children’s Director reports to the senior pastor.

John Peterson adds a real spark as our Contemporary Worship Leader for the 9:30 a.m. service. John has a heart for Jesus and he considers music ‘his’ language. 

It’s a joy for John to be able to work with the Praise Team.  John leads the team with energy and professionalism.

I’m so glad that you chose to visit our website! My name is Roy Engler, and I am here because I love people, music, and God! I have degrees from the Eastman School of Music and Westminster Choir college, and a cumulative experience in church music (although the experience seems to change constantly!) of about forty years.  

A thirty-four year resident of Charlotte County, Ms. Navarro is in her 5th year of service to Gulf Cove UMC. Presently, accompanist also to the North Port Chorale, Ms. Navarro is a twenty two year veteran of elementary music teaching for Charlotte County Public Schools. She is also a member of the Two Piano Group of Charlotte County. She has formerly accompanied various church groups throughout the county as well as secular groups such as the Cul-Cen Players, the Charlotte Players, Bion Cantorum, the Charlotte Chorale, and Charlotte County Public School Groups on the elementary, middle, and high school levels.

As our receptionist, Theresa is often the first face you see in the office or hear on the phone. She is a fountain of information and can always guide us to the right place.  Theresa juggles us all and our guests with appointments, scheduling rooms, our master calendar, all the duties of a busy office.  If you pop into one of our meetings, you will likely see Theresa’s smile and recognize her wisdom.

Hi, I’m Jackie Guerin. I have been a teacher here in Charlotte County since 2019, and before that taught in Okeechobee. I’m very excited to now take on the roll as Youth Director because this has been my church since high school, and I love giving back to the church community in such a way. I am enjoying reading, spending time with my family and friends, and going to Disney World any chance I can.