Bishop Tom Berlin
Resident Bishop for the Florida Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church
Tom is married to Karen, and they have four daughters. These five women have enabled him to grow in sanctification and see people and life in ways he would have missed without them. He enjoys spending time with family, woodworking, and hiking.
Rev. Amy Armistead
Pastor at the Gathering Place in Daytona Beach, FL
Hi there! My name is Amy Armistead and I have the coolest job ever. My passion is forming meaningful and authentic community to connect with God and others. I deeply believe that a relationship with God can not be separated from love and care of neighbor. The Gathering Place is deeply committed to serving community and acts of justice. We also have been thoughtful around holding space for those who have deconstructed their faith and are trying to put the pieces back together.
I'm originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida but spent time in Alabama both pastoring and serving with an organization that tackled poverty alleviation through community building. I went to Florida Southern College (go Mocs!) and majored in Communication and graduated from Duke Divinity with a Masters in Divinity, where I met my husband Macon.
I’m a people person, and would love to grab coffee with you! A perfect day would look like brunch with friends and a farmer’s market, a delicious cup of Cuban coffee, and a night of local theater.
Director of Family Ministries
I love working with children and youth of all ages as they learn and grow in their faith. Seeing a child or youth take their next step in faith is a wonderful thing. I have a strong compassion for children and want them to have a safe environment to grow in their faith. I also love planning big events like Adventure Week (VBS) and Youth Mission Weeks. I have been in ministry since 2008.
I graduated from Duke Divinity School with a Masters of Christian Practice. I was part of a hybrid learning program for disciplined theological reflection and preparation for ministry. I am a certified candidate for ordained ministry on the Deacon track in the United Methodist Church.
When I’m not at work, I love to be with my husband, Joe and daughter, Ellie. We love to kayak, hike, and being in the mountains. I enjoy being with my family and my friends and sitting by the beach listening to the waves. Joe and I have 3 dogs, Jack, Hunter and Hank.
Rev. Corey Jones
Senior Director at the Warren Willis United Methodist Camp and Conference Center
Rev. Corey Jones has a background in children’s, outreach, camping, and pastoral ministries, serving in different capacities since 2000. After starting at Asbury Theological Seminary in Orlando in 2009, he was appointed as the pastor of St. Mark UMC, Lakeland. Upon earning his Master of Divinity from Asbury in 2012, he was appointed to St. Luke’s UMC, Orlando. There, he served for seven years, three years as the Executive Pastor. Corey was appointment to Pasadena Community Church in July of 2019, serving as the Senior Pastor. Starting July 1, 2023, he was appointed to serve as the Senior Director of Florida Camps and Retreats at the Warren Willis UM Camp and Conference Center. He currently serves on the Bishop’s Anti-Racism Task Force, Board of Ordained Ministry, Committee on Episcopacy, Florida Delegation, Simpkins Wesley Retreat Board of Trustees, and Florida Southern College’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council.
Corey is married to his best friend, Carol, a middle-school mathematics coach. They have two sons, Gavin Michael and Isiah Jackson. The four of them love swimming, watching sports and movies, playing boardgames, going to the beach and on cruises, and dancing in the kitchen.