Lead Pastor Mike Dees
Lead Pastor Michael Dees (Pastor Mike) began pastoring Avon Park Church of the Nazarene on October 11th, 2020. He has more than 30 years of pastoral ministry experience. Pastor Mike received his B.A. in Religion from Trevecca Nazarene University, and his M.A. in Biblical Counseling from Trinity College of the Bible and Theological Seminary.
Pastores Asociados Jorge Ciefuentes y Evelyn Bailey
Associate Pastors Jorge and Evelyn joined our staff in April, 2021, as Associate Pastors of our Hispanic outreach ministry. They are the answer to six years of prayer for our ability to reach our primarily Hispanic neighborhood. Jorge and Evelyn, have over twenty years of experience in outreach and church planting/expansion. They serve as Hispanic leaders for our Heartland Mission Area, and, in that capacity, will be working in Hardee, Highlands, and DeSoto counties in conjunction with the Arcadia, Avon Park, Lake Placid, Okeechobee, and Sebring Nazarene churches.
En este momento tengo la siguiente información como marcador de posición: Los pastores asociados Jorge y Evelyn se unieron a nuestro personal en abril de 2021 como pastores asociados de nuestro ministerio de alcance hispano. Son la respuesta a seis años de oración por nuestra capacidad de llegar a nuestro vecindario principalmente hispano. Jorge y Evelyn, tienen más de veinte años de experiencia en alcance y plantación / expansión de iglesias. Ellos sirven como líderes hispanos para nuestra Área de Misión Heartland y, en esa capacidad, trabajarán en los condados de Hardee, Highlands y DeSoto junto con las iglesias nazarenas de Arcadia, Avon Park, Lake Placid, Okeechobee y Sebring.
Associate Pastor Patricia Bridewell
Associate Pastor Patricia Bridewell (Pastor Patty) joined our staff on April 18, 2021. She holds degrees from Kentucky Wesleyan College, Western Kentucky University, and Newburgh Theological Seminary, and is currently taking classes in the Ministerial Preparation Program at Nazarene Bible College.
Counselor Kathryn Neff Perry
Kathryn Neff Perry holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Christian Counseling from Liberty University. She also holds a (60 hour) Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. She is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern. Kathryn is finishing her two-year internship under Dr. Rene del Sol.
The Cross and The Rainbow.
Kathryn is in private practice at Footprints in the Sand Counseling Services, LLC, and works from four different offices in the Avon Park and Sebring, Florida areas. She is the author of four books and admits the one she is most proud of is titled
Office Manager Cheryl Boysel
After years of volunteer work for the church, Cheryl Boysel joined our staff as Office Manager on May 17, 2021. She is responsible for our beautiful worship folders and inserts, as well as keeping up our various database records.