Services at 9 & 11 AM in the Sanctuary & Available Online
65 Needle Boulevard
In the Heart of Merritt Island, FL

Leadership Staff

Gary Spencer

Gary has served at Grace since 2022. He is an ordained United Methodist minister, who served congregations in Florida for 32 years and then worked as a regional judicatory leader (DS) for the Florida Conference. He has worked with congregational leaders and pastors, as well as private businesses to facilitate leadership skills. He has written a class…

Steve Hart

Steve has served at Grace since 2015, and he has been a full-time United Methodist pastor since 2008. He practiced law for fifteen years prior to entering ministry full-time. Steve enjoys travel with his family, reading, jogging and riding his Honda Silverwing as much as possible. Steve and his wife Colleen have been married twenty-six years…

Beth Burton

Beth has been the Associate Pastor at Grace since 2016. She is passionate about offering a safe space for people to travel their spiritual journey with Jesus. Her undergraduate degree is in business from the University of Central Florida, and she has her MDiv. from Asbury Theological Seminary. Beth brings a positive, compassionate energy to…

Matt Gleason

Matt has been on staff since June 2016. He is passionate about worship and sharing the love of God with young people in ways that lead to real transformation. His wife Ashley is his best friend, and their three little boys, Miles, Parker, and Asher, keep them on their toes.

Niki Hoyt

Niki has served in children’s ministry for more than 30 years and joined the Grace team in 2019. Teaching children that Jesus wants to be their friend forever is the best part of serving at Grace!She married Charlie, our facility manager, in 1988. Together they have six kids and are soon to have their first…

Patti Willhardt

Patti has been a part of of Grace United Methodist church since 2000. She started working at Grace as the Children’s Director. She feels so blessed being a part of children’s lives at Grace and watching the kids that were a part of her ministry blossom into adulthood. In 2015, she took over as the…