Gary has ministered in churches and parachurch ministries for over 4 decades. He has served as Youth Director at 5 churches, Media Specialist in small to mega-size churches in addition to national /international Christian ministries, and continues to teach at local colleges as Adjunct Professor in Communications since 2002.
He earned a Master’s degree in Communications at Wheaton Graduate School and a B.A. in Theology from Columbia International University. His cross-cultural travel includes: Europe, South America, Dominican Republic & the Caribbean Islands.
Gary was born in New York, grew up in Atlanta as a teen and called South Florida his home starting in 1978. His wife, Kathy, is a true native of Florida and together they have held key volunteer leadership roles in churches they have attended and also served as leadership trainers / seminar speakers for over a decade. His wife is in full-time ministry as a remote Director & Church Consultant for a North Carolina ministry organization. They have a large extended family in South Florida and deeply enjoy their 5 young grandchildren, along with their 5 grown children.
Gary was presented to Council from the Selection Team as their candidate of choice. Council interviewed Gary and were impressed by his communication skills, his successes, but also his understanding of our needs. Council unanimously voted to hire Gary. We are deeply grateful to the Hiring Team for their diligent work over 5 months in sorting through 75 resumes for the position: Thanks to Cyndy Klee and Colin Spear for resume review and input. Thanks to Barbara Morris, Petal Archer, Idali Medina, Ryan Miller, and Pastor Lou for the rounds of interviews and conversations. We are most impressed at the overlap of the skills and experience we need – and the skills and experience that Gary brings to the table. Gary began his work on Monday April 3.