First United Methodist Church of Lake Alfred
Friday, October 20, 2017
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!  We are blessed to have her on our excellent ministry team.
Jessica Koeing is our new Youth Director.  She is 20 years old and is a Senior at Florida Southern College in Lakeland.  She is studying Elementary Education Education and minoring in Religion.  She is engaged to be married to Jeff, a wonderful man who is the youth director at Beymer United Methodist Church in Winter Haven. They are fortunate to be able to combine some youth events with Beymer.  We are blessed that Jessica has joined the ministry team at FUMC, Lake Alfred. 
Quincy Adam Cooper is our Children's Ministry Director.  He is our 20 year old college student who is studying at Polk State College.  He graduated from Auburndale High School in June 2015.  Quincy loves working with the kids!!  He has attended First United Methodist Church of Lake Alfred for five years now and he says, "I can honestly say this church is my second home."  Quincy grew up in Winter Haven, FL with his mom, Pam Cooper and siblings, Wilbur Jr. and Jasmine.  Quincy says he "truly cherishes his years growing up with great parents and siblings."  Riding in the semi with his dad, Wilbur Cooper, Sr., are memories that he says "will last a lifetime."  He believes that family is definitely a gift from God and that without them life would be hard to tackle.  Quincy is extremely excited to be able to work with the great children at FUMC of Lake Alfred.  He plans to teach them about God and help the Children's ministry grow spiritually and in numbers.  We are grateful to have Quincy with us!!
Phyllis Free is our Administrative Coordinator.  She and her husband, Tim, live in Lake Alfred and have been married for 38 years. They have three children: Sean, 36 years old; Kyle 32 years old; and Shannon 23 years old; and four grandchildren: Ty and Trinity, both 11 years old; Scarlett 5 years old and Eden 4 years old. Phyllis and Tim love to travel, go camping, walk, and watch their grandchildren! We are blessed to have her on our excellent ministry team!