Rev. Jim Littleton



Jim serves as our appointed pastor. He loves to connect people to God, to each other, and to equip them for service. He enjoys spending time with his family, cycling, and hiking. And good coffee! 

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Kathy Whittington

Director of Youth and Children's Ministry


Kathy directs our children and youth ministries. She loves seeing our children grow in their love of Jesus and our youth grow in discipleship. She enjoys being outside at the beach, the pool or hiking with her family and their dog Daisy.

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Jil Murfee


Jil Murfee

Church Administrator/Financial Secretary


Jil is likely the first person you will meet in our office and the voice you will hear over the phone. She schedules all church activities, sends out our official communications and serves as our financial secretary.  Yes, she loves details! Jil enjoys Yoga/Thai Chi exercising, gardening, reading, and spending time with her family.



Kathy Stiffler

Traditional Worship Service Music Coordinator/Accompanist



Kathy coordinates the music and leads the Chancel Choir for our 11:00 traditional worship service. She also plays the piano and organ for worship. Kathy enjoys playing the piano, for fun as well as work, and reading. 

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Maggie Ashworth
Praise Team coordinator for the Contemporary Service

Maggie coordinates the music and leads the Praise Team for the 8:30 am contemporary worship service. She also plays the keyboard and sings with the team. In addition, she enjoys cooking, gardening, and spending time with her niece and nephew. 




Jessy Simons

Nursery Staff


Jessy is part of our team who cares for our infants and toddlers each Sunday. 


Sharlette Ragan

Nursery Staff

Sharlette is part of our team who cares for our infants and toddlers each Sunday. Sharlette enjoys gardening and reading.



Anne Cavender



The buck stops with Anne, literally. As treasurer, Anne disburses all the funds contributed to HSUMC, and keeps accurate records of how funds are spent. She enjoys pulling for her favorite team on the weekends, the Florida Gators, as well as traveling and cooking. 


Volunteer Staff



Rev. Horace Ferguson

Pastor Emeritus


Horace, who served many loving and faithful years as HSUMC's pastor, now represents the congregation through pastoral care and pastoral relationships. 



George Huegerich

Sound/AV coordinator

George coordinates the sound and AV ministry.  In addition, George helps with the church IT needs. He enjoys flying drones and photography in his free time, as well as learning and experimenting with new and emerging technologies.