Our Staff 2018-04-24T20:41:04+00:00

Our Staff

Meet the Bay Point UMC Staff

Rev Dr John Guerre

Lead Pastor

When God called me into the ministry at 10 years old I simply could not fathom that Jesus Christ himself would ask me to spend my life helping him build his church in such a way that the “gates of hell would never defeat it” (Matthew 16:18). Although I didn’t have a clue as to what it all meant, or would mean, I am so glad I embraced it because this has been the greatest adventure and pleasure of my life.

As a lead pastor, my greatest thrill is to see people come to Christ and grow in Christ. I love seeing people respond to God’s Word and becoming stronger in their faith. I love the love of the saints, the challenging questions of the seekers, and especially when people take Jesus Christ as their Lord/Savior – Leader/Forgiver for the very first time.

I truly have more passion and joy for the ministry today than I did when I first started. So come along with us and for God’s glory let’s build a great church together.

Loren Vaughan

Assistant Pastor

Pastor Loren has been providing visitation to the sick, home-bound, and shut-in members of our congregation. Loren has served and provided God-inspired ministry to numerous congregations in Texas and Arizona before moving to Florida. Loren previously held positions in sales and sales management at Hewlett Packard where he developed and honed his proficient communicative skills that have been and continue to be of extreme benefit and value to all he ministers to. Life Verse: Ephesians 2:6-10

Michele Pruyn

Music Ministry

Michele and her husband, David, are longtime musicians who have decided to make Nokomis their home after 21 years in the Tampa area. Michele has served in church music ministry full time for 23 years and is a graduate of Stetson University. Her greatest accomplishment is their 17 year -old son, James. LIFE VERSE: PHIL. 4:13 I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.

Kelly Guerre

Children and Youth Ministry Director

Kelly is a highly energetic and self-motivated individual who has a passion for youth and children’s ministry. She holds a baccalaureate degree from USF and prior to joining our staff taught K-8 at a Christian school in Melbourne. She is looking forward to enhancing and growing a Christ-centered children’s and youth ministry program through community outreach and prayerful guidance from the Holy Spirit.

Dave Harvey

Small Groups Coordinator

Bio Coming Soon.

Marlene Claspell

Office Manager

Bio Coming Soon.

Dan Heim

Facilities Manager

Bio Coming Soon.