Meet Our Staff


The Rev. Magrey deVega
Senior Pastor
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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.

Peggy Hisey
Executive Director
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Peggy Hisey comes to us from Canton, Illinois where she started serving in local churches beginning in 2002. In 2014, she served in the Illinois Great Rivers Conference as the Associate Coordinator of Congregational Development. Peggy has been married to Tim for 30+ years. They have two adult children. Peggy is a native Floridian and was raised in Fort Myers where her extended family still resides.

Children and Youth Ministries

Kim Apthorp
Children’s Ministries Coordinator
Ext. 1299

Amanda Galbreath
Nursery Supervisor and Preschool Coordinator

Ginger Griggs
Children’s Ministries Coordinator at  The Portico

Chris Temple
Director of Youth Ministries
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Savanna Beasley
Communications Specialist

Sam Klein

Congregational Care and Discipleship Ministries

The Rev. Dr. Sally Campbell-Evans
Pastor of Congregational Care
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John Barolo
Director of Discipleship
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Katherine Cosmas
Hospitality Coordinator and Interim Social Media 
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Missions and Outreach

The Rev. Vicki Walker
Minister of Missions and Outreach
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Emily Nelson
Membership Secretary, Admin. Asst. for Missions and Outreach
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The Portico Campus

The Rev. Justin LaRosa
Minister of The Portico Campus

Bob Douglass
The Portico Administrator

Lizzy Blair
Missions Coordinator

Operations and Administration

Meagan Kempton
Church Business Administrator
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Lynn Osborne
Ext. 1225

Kim Harcrow
Pastoral Staff Assistant
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Sherrie Heinz
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Jeff Suter
Director Operational Support
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David Kirk

Small Blessings Preschool

Isabela Schlabach
Director, Small Blessings Preschool
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Dr. Michael Dougherty
Director of Traditional Music,
Team Leader
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Colleen Schmitt
Director of Contemporary Music
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Mat Hotho
Director of Production and Online Engagement
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