Meet the Staff

The Rev. Magrey deVega
Senior Pastor

The Rev. Magrey deVega assumed his role as Senior Pastor at Hyde Park United Methodist in July 2015, a homecoming celebration of sorts, as he had served as Associate Pastor at Hyde Park from 2000 to 2007. He grew up in the Tampa Bay area and received his bachelor’s degree from Eckerd College before going on to earn a Master of Divinity degree from United Theological Seminary of Dayton, Ohio.  From 2007 to 2015, he served as pastor of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Cherokee, Iowa.  He has two daughters, Grace and Madelyn.

The Rev. Kim Uchimura
Executive Pastor

The Rev. Kim Uchimura joined Hyde Park in July 2016. She previously served as the Pastor of First United Methodist Church of Mount Dora. Prior appointments include The Well and St. Andrew’s, both in Brandon. A second-career pastor, she previously spent 17 years in the banking industry. She and her husband Greg have three grown children: Katherine (and her husband Bobby and their daughter Avery); Michael; and Elizabeth. She shares responsibilities of preaching and pastoral care, and will guide and supervise our Program Staff to coordinate all of our programs and ministries.

Children and Youth Ministries

Kristin Passath
Director of Children’s Ministries
Ext. 290

Emily Kuche
Director of Youth Ministries
Ext. 301

Melissa Torres
Asst. Director of Children’s Ministries, Preschool
Ext. 247

Megan Eldredge
Asst. Director of Youth Ministry
Ext. 302

Kathy DiRaimo
Admin. Asst. for Children’s and Youth Ministries
Ext. 299

Sydney West
Asst. Director of Children’s Ministries, Elementary
Ext. 233

Kim Apthorp
Nursery Coordinator
Ext. 221

Ginger Griggs
The Portico Sunday Children’s Leader


John Barolo
Director of Communications
Ext. 238

Jim Dinsmore
Communications Specialist
Ext. 401

Laura Rivera
Digital Media Coordinator
Ext. 226

Congregational Care and Discipleship Ministries

The Rev. Dr. Sally Campbell-Evans
Congregational Care Pastor
Ext. 224

Stephanie Nichols
Administrative Team Leader and Ministry Volunteer Coordinator
Ext. 252

The Rev. Debbie Casanzio
Associate Pastor of Discipleship Ministries
Ext. 298

Nicki Taylor
Director of Small Group Ministries
Ext. 231

Missions and Outreach

The Rev. Vicki Walker
Minister of Missions and Outreach
Ext. 223

Emily Nelson
Membership Secretary, Admin. Asst. for Missions and Outreach
Ext. 229

The Portico Campus

The Rev. Justin LaRosa
Minister of The Portico Campus
Ext. 404

Bob Douglass
The Portico Administrator
Ext. 403

Chalette Davis
Missions and Events Coordinator
Ext. 405

Operations and Administration

Meagan Kempton
Church Business Administrator
Ext. 235

Lynn Osborne
Ext. 225

Kim Harcrow
Bookstore Coordinator; Receptionist
Ext. 292

Richard Howard-Allen
Director Operational Support
Ext. 244

Neville Ellis

Angie White

Harold Bell

Small Blessings Preschool

Susie Anderson
Director of Small Blessings Preschool
Ext. 234

Annette Bennett
Asst. Director of Small Blessings Preschool


Dr. Michael Dougherty
Director of Traditional Music,
Team Leader
Ext. 237

Colleen Schmitt
Director of Contemporary Music, The Portico Music
Ext. 241

Joe Cosas
Magnolia Worship Leader
Ext. 250

Mat Hotho
Director of Worship Technology
Ext. 400

David Ryall

Jeff Morton
Worship Hospitality Coordinator
Ext. 289

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