Pastor Jim Mory
Pastor Jim Mory was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and attended Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois. He received a Master of Divinity degree from Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis. He served as Senior Pastor of Salem Evangelical United Church of Christ in Quincy, IL before being called by the Florida Conference to start a new church in Port St. Lucie, Florida in 1992.
Jim has served the Florida Conference as a Church Growth Coach, Dean of the Treasure Coast Clergy Cluster, and presently serves on the Church Growth and Development Ministry of the Florida Conference. While in Port St. Lucie, Jim was a member of the Breakfast Rotary Club, a member of the Board of Directors of the Big Brother and Big Sisters of St. Lucie County, and volunteered as a Chaplain to the Port St. Lucie Police Department.
Pastor Jim, and his wife Judy retired from Faith Congregational Church after serving 22 years, and are now full-time residents of Central Florida, where Jim serves as Pastor at Longwood Hills Congregational Church. In addition to being a New Church Start Pastor, Jim and Judy have been married for 30 years and have two grown children, Amy and Peter, who live in the Orlando area with their families. They are proud grandparents of Naia, Leia, Levi, Simon, and Nolan. Judy has a degree in Social Work and has worked as a Medical Social Worker in the Hospital, Homecare, and Dialysis settings.
Scott’s formal training comes from Kirkwood College and Coe College in Cedar Rapids, LA., where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance and Education. It was, however, the “school of life,” undertaken through performing, directing, teaching and business management that he feels has given him the ability to coach students toward achieving their personal goals.
Scott works as a voice and piano teacher for the Central Florida Community Arts’ School of Performing Arts. He directs children’s outreach choirs and special music projects, serves as rehearsal director for the CFCArts Community Choir, and is a member of Legacy professional vocal team.
Scott has been a Music Minister to adults, children, and youths for the past 20 years. In that time, he has directed choirs, as well as developed arts programs for children, youth rock bands for middle and high school students, and choirs. He currently serves as the Music Director at Longwood Hills UCC and had been in this position since August of 2015.
Gail received her BFA in Voice Performance from SUNY at Buffalo, and is a lead vocalist on the Orlando Philharmonic Pop Orchestra’s Andrew Lloyd Webber Collections CDs. She has performed in theatrical productions and convention shows throughout the Central Florida area, specializing in musical theatre. Gail, and husband Tim, have been members of Longwood Hills Congregational Church for 1 1/2 yrs., where they have participated in the choir and with hand bells. Gail invites anyone with a desire to sing, no experience necessary, to come join our choir.
Building and Grounds Ministry:
Chris McMahon – Contact him
Faith Formation Ministry:
Linda Wagoner – Contact her
Community Outreach Ministry:
Elaine Skindzier – Contact her
Sharon Desany – Contact her
Allan Campbell – Contact him
Gail Bartell – Contact her
Sue McMahon – Contact her