First United Methodist Church of Lake Alfred
Tuesday, July 07, 2020
Open Hearts Open Minds Open Doors
Miss Patti Johnson Coe is Music Director at FUMC Lake Alfred. She served as Music Director from 1980-May, 2000 and returned as Music Director in January, 2011. Patti was born and raised in Lake Alfred, Florida. Her grandmother, Ula Johnson, served as  the first organist in the church, so family ties run deep within the musical aspects of FUMC. Patti will gladly tell you that her greatest accomplishments in life are her three children, Michael, a teacher and head football coach; Ryan, an accountant for Tampa Electric Company and Erin, who is also a teacher. In her spare time, Patti enjoys spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Patti's passion is serving and praising God through music, and she feels privileged to be part of such a Christ centered congregation here at FUMC!  
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Welcome to Deidre Schaefer, our new administrative coordinator.  She works in the office Tuesdays through Fridays from 8:30 am until 3:00 pm.  A new resident of Florida, Deidre is from Ashland, OH.  Her and her husband, Bill, live in Davenport; they have two children:  Eric and Alaina, and three granddaughters.
First United Methodist Church of Lake Alfred is pleased to announce we have hired Lauren Smith as our new youth director.  Lauren is a health and physical education teacher at Discovery High School in Lake Alfred. Originally from Buffalo, NY, she moved to Florida three years ago for the warmth and sunshine. She is an avid cross-fitter who enjoys an active lifestyle. A relationship with God and sharing kindness with others is important in her life. Lauren will welcome you with a big smile and provide an opportunity to have fun while living your journey with the Lord.  Please help us give Lauren a warm welcome!




Kat Brewer was hired in April as our Part-Time Children's Ministry Director. She is engaged to Steven Guiffrida, who grew up in our youth group. She loves children and working with them. Kat has a Master's of Public Health from the Univ. of South Florida; she received her Bachelor of Science from Florida Gulf Coast in Ft. Myers. She studied abroad in June 2014 in San Salvador and the Bahamas. Kat grew up in Jacksonville and is an only child. She presently works at ArrMaz in Mulberry, FL. She is currently in training to qualify for the Olympics swimming team. She has been an assistant swim coach for swim meets and practices; and has experience teaching swimming for children ages 4-17 years old.  Kat and Steven are both body builders and wellness and health advocates.   We look forward to Kat's ministry with Children here!