Our staff at Woodlawn Presbyterian Church is truly a blessing!
Get to know them a little better below:
John Underwood is a fourth generation ordained Presbyterian minister from a family noted for mission service to Korea.
After ministering in churches in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania for forty years, and serving on committees at every level of church government, he retired to Saint Petersburg in 2014 with his wife, Judie. He is particularly interested in writing, church art and music, and is a published hymn writer.
Mary Moore has been Music Director at Woodlawn since 2008. A native of Roanoke Island, NC and graduate of Winthrop University, Mary is a Navy widow, mother and grandmother.
A talented organist, Mary slips easily over to the piano bench for special arrangements, solos and duets. As choir director, Mary leads the choir as they work, laugh and practice selections Thursday afternoons, preparing for Sunday’s service.
Most Sundays after worship, you’ll find Mary at the piano in Fellowship Hall as our members and guests share refreshments and frequently request special songs. Mary has a vast number of songs at her finger tips and frequently begins playing the notes before the request is completed.
If you like to sing, we invite you to choir rehearsal, Thursdays at 7:00 pm. Come in the 26th Ave entrance. If any questions call (727) 822-4477, the Church office is open 9 am to noon, Tues. through Fri. or email a note to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nurturing the indispensable quality of a healthy church known as Passionate Spirituality is the calling of Ministry Associate Pastor Carolyn Olds Mikels, Ph.D. Carolyn has staffed Woodlawn’s Room for Prayer (Room 25) and Making Room for Prayer Ministries since 2006. Prior to volunteering at Woodlawn upon retirement as Associate Pastor from First Presbyterian Church SP, Carolyn served two other PC (USA) churches. She has also worked in campus and retreat ministries. She began her career as a certified English teacher for Cleveland and Shaker Hgts. OH school districts, and then in educational publishing in Manhattan NY. See the Prayer Ministry page for more information. Contact Carolyn Olds Mikels.