Worship: Sundays at 10:30am

Our team

Pastor & Staff

Rev. Jeremy Knight


Jeremy and his family are recent Florida transplants from South Mississippi and are excited to be a part of the Florida Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church and the family of faith at St. Paul’s UMC in Ocala. Jeremy is a graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi (Go Eagles and SMTTT!) and continues his theological education currently at Candler School of Theology at Emory University.
The Knight family consists of Nan, who is a lifestyle photographer and graphic designer, Leyton (son), Elise (daughter) and two awesome pups; Millie and Tucker.
Jeremy spent his first seventeen years of ministry focused on middle and high school students while serving United Methodist churches in Mississippi and Central Florida. Jeremy can often be found cycling, which he enjoys as well as seeking adventures and making memories with his family.

Elisabeth Kaizer

Church Administrator & Treasurer

Elisabeth manages the church office, the church calendar, and takes care of the day-to-day administrative functions of the church. She is also the church webmaster and coordinates the online and social media presence of St. Paul's.

Elisabeth graduated from College of Central Florida with an AS degree in Office Administration in 2006.  She has worked in/managed offices including a chiropractor's office and other churches for almost 20 years.

Elisabeth's family consists of her husband Glenn and her daughter Ellie.  She enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

Courtney Miller

St. Paul's Christian School Director

Courtney Miller is the Director of St. Paul's Christian School.  She has a bachelor's from the University of North Florida in Early Childhood education and a Master's from the University of South Florida in Early Childhood Education.  She taught in the public school system for seven years and then stayed home with her two boys.  She joined St. Paul's Preschool in 2013 while her children attended and then took on different roles from teaching to administration and now serves as the director. 

Courtney's family includes her husband John and sons Jeffrey and Jack.  She is dedicated to leading the school and encouraging the children's growth in their relationship with God and instilling Christian values in the next generation.

Melinda Dube

Volunteer Coordinator of Ministry with Children

Melinda is the coordinator for St. Paul’s children’s ministry. She and her family are longtime members of St. Paul’s, and she is committed to serving our youngest members and well as connecting generations within the church.

Melinda has a degree in early childhood education and has taught in the public schools for over 30 years.  She currently teaches 3rd grade at Marion Charter School. 

Veronica Lopez

Event Coordinator 

Veronica is the Coordinator for St Paul's Special Events.  She  has a BA in Elementary Education from the University of South Florida and taught K-5th grade for over 7 years. She is dedicated to enriching our children both through the church ministry and our own preschool. 

Deborah Pritts


Deborah is a retired United Methodist pastor, serving congregations across Upstate New York for almost 30 years. She is also a lifelong musician, receiving the Bachelor of Music degree (Performance) from the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester. Deborah went on to earn her Master of Divinity degree from Colgate Rochester Theological Seminary, also in Rochester, N.Y. Deborah serves St. Paul's as accompanist, playing organ, piano and electric keyboards for worship services and other special events in the life of our congregation.

Beth McCall

Music Director

Beth has a MA from Webster University in Management and Leadership.  

Larry Huennekens


Larry is a Charter Member of St. Paul's. He joined the staff as the custodian in October of 2005. 

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