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If you need to contact any of these leaders, please call the church office at 727-785-7487.


PHUMC Leadership Bodies


Church Conference – This is the connectional body to the UMC Florida Annual Conference, they meet annually to determine pastor salaries, and elect lay leadership. Special meetings may be called during the year for Track 4 ministries.


Executive Council – This is the administrative body of the Church Conference. This body works with the senior pastor to plan strategically for the future of the church, holds the church accountable to our vision and mission, and operates as the Personnel, Finance, and Trustees committees. The Executive Council is made up of appointed clergy, business administrator, Ministry Team Leaders, and 9 elected laypersons. Each layperson will be part of a triad for Personnel, Finance, or Trustees.

  • Triads will meet as needed:
    • The triads of Finance, Trustees, and Personnel will meet independently of the Executive Council. No decisions are made by the triads. They bring their recommendations to the Executive Council for discussion and consensus.
    • The finance triad would meet every other month with the Finance Manager to review financials. They will work on developing the budget recommendation and present it to the Executive Council.
    • Trustees triad would meet as needed for property concerns.
    • Personnel triad meets to review the handbook, develop staffing and hiring policies, and clergy evaluations. When making recommendations regarding personnel issues, lay staff members of the Executive Council will recuse themselves.


Senior Leadership Team – This team is made up of the appointed clergy, Executive Director of Operations, and Executive Director of Creative Arts. They meet weekly. They are entrusted to make the day-to-day decisions in the implementation of the strategic plan, vision, and mission of the church. This team addresses church-wide new ministry ideas and are held accountable by the Executive Council.

Worship Planning Team – This body is formed by the senior pastor to create and implement intergenerational worship services.


Ministry Teams – The ministry teams oversee the various areas of ministry. Each Ministry Team has its own budget and authority to initiate ministries within its structure. The Ministry Teams follow the new ministry idea process and evaluates current ministries. Each Ministry Team has a staff leader and a lay ministry partner and those leaders select the discerning body of the Ministry Team.


Board of Education – This committee oversees the ministries of Westlake Christian School, The Robin’s Nest, Stars and Comets, and Camp Cubber.


Committee on Lay Leadership – This committee is led by the senior pastor and is tasked with nominating members into leadership positions to be presented to the Church Conference.


Permanent Endowment Committee – This committee has the opportunities, the responsibilities, and the authority to provide leadership for the local church in all matters relating to Planned Giving and endowments.


Address: 1551 Belcher Road, Palm Harbor, FL 34683
Phone: 727-785-7487
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