First United Methodist Church of Lake Alfred
Friday, January 18, 2019
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 Taylor is our Youth Director.  She is a recent graduate of Florida Southern College in Lakeland.  She studied Elementary Education Education and minored in Religion.  She was just married to Jeff Taylor in May 2018.  Jeff a wonderful man who is going to school to become a United Methodist pastor.  We are blessed that Jessica has joined the ministry team at FUMC, Lake Alfred. 
Tiffany Stevenson is our new Director of Children's Ministry.  Tiffany loves children and has three of her own.  Tiffany moved to Florida last year and opened her own business.  She was just married in July to Lawrence.  We are blessed that Tiffany has joined the children's ministry of FUMC, Lake Alfred.
Phyllis Free is our Administrative Coordinator.  She and her husband, Tim, live in Lake Alfred and have been married for 40 years. They have three children: Sean, 38 years old; Kyle 33 years old; and Shannon 25 years old; and four grandchildren: Ty and Trinity, both 12 years old; Scarlett 6 years old and Eden 5 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!
Ed Fair is our Sound Technician.  Ed is originally from Pennsylvania. His experience in sound work goes back to 197
Ed has done karaoke, along with recording many local singers. His past employments include working in television, comp
uter consulting and a career as a paramedic/firefighter. He holds associate degrees in computer and acc
ounting. Ed’s is a ordained minister and a lay servant in UMC.