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.

Children and Youth Ministries

Kristin Passath
Director of Children’s Ministries
Ext. 290

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

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

Kim Apthorp
Nursery Coordinator
Ext. 221

Emily Kuche
Director of Youth Ministries
Ext. 301

Mac Charalambous
Asst. Director of Youth Ministries
Ext. 302

Ginger Griggs
The Portico Sunday Children’s Leader


Jim Dinsmore
Communications Specialist
Ext. 401

Laura Rivera
Digital Media Coordinator
Ext. 226

Congregational Care and Discipleship Ministries

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

The Rev. Debbie Casanzio
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
Coffee Shop Manager, Administration
Ext. 292

Gwen Lindsey
Pastoral Staff Assistant
Ext. 252

Richard Howard-Allen
Director Operational Support
Ext. 244

Angie White

Harold Bell

Small Blessings Preschool

Susie Anderson
Director of Small Blessings Preschool
Ext. 234

Rose Gonzalez
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

Danny Rivera
Magnolia Worship
Ext. 250

Mat Hotho
Director of Worship Technology
Ext. 400

David Ryall

Jeff Morton
Worship Hospitality Coordinator
Ext. 289

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