SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES:
Services at 9 & 11 AM in the Sanctuary & Available Online
The Five: Sundays at 5 PM in the Fellowship Hall
65 Needle Boulevard
In the Heart of Merritt Island, FL

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…

Tom Black

Tom has been a member of Grace UMC since 2016 and actively involved in the Music Ministry since 2017, but has led worship music here in Florida for over 20 years. In addition to his duties at Grace, Tom is an Associate Director with The Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse, the CFO of Family Health Center…

Mike Ferger

Mike and his wife Mary were married in 1965 and came to Merritt Island at that time, where he was on the opening faculty of Merritt Island High School. He still frequently substitutes there following his retirement and many times has met the children and grandchildren of his first students. He was a Brevard County Teacher of…

Charles Hoyt

Charles (Charlie) Hoyt has served as Facility Manager at Grace United Methodist Church since 2019. Prior to coming to Grace, Charlie worked 23 years for the Federal Bureau of Prisons in many capacities in the Facilities Department, ending his career with 6 years as a Facility Manager. Charlie is responsible for the maintenance of the buildings and grounds and…