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Senior Pastor

Rev. Joe Wendorph

 

Office Hours

Monday through Thursday 9:00-4:00pm

 

 

Contact Information

Ext. 6028

joe@mwpcusa.org

 

Reverend Joe Wendorph is the innovative senior pastor of Markham Woods Presbyterian Church in Lake Mary, Florida. He has been in parish ministry through the Presbyterian Church for over 29 years, the last 10 years in his present position. Reverend Joe received his Bachelor of Science degree from Jacksonville University, Magna Cum Laude in 1983. Subsequently, he attended Colombia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia, where he received a Master of Divinity in 1986. In 2015, he was a Doctor of Ministry student at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.

 





Director of Adult Ministries

Chris Leinenkugel 

 

Office Hours

Part-time flexible

Contact Information

cleinenkugel@mwpcusa.org

Ext. 6033

 

The Director of Adult Ministries coordinates classes and studies for the adults of the church. There are a number of small groups, Bible studies, and G.O.D. Time (Sunday School) classes that helps adults continue to grow in relationship with the Lord. 

 

"I love working with the church (God's people).  Before I joined the staff here 13 years ago, I was active a member here at MWPC.  In particular, I was part of a women's small group that met weekly to encourage each other and discern what God's will was in our lives.  During this time God laid it on my heart to want to work in the church or a Christian organization.  My small group friends prayed toward that end and I was eventually asked to consider the position of Director of Adult Ministries when my predecessor left.  I have enjoyed the challenges and rewards of serving in this capacity since that time."

 




Choir Director

Heidi Thompson

 

Office Hours

 

Contact Information

heidi.gentner@gmail.com

 

Heidi completed both her bachelors, and masters degrees in music education from Florida State University. In addition to her position at MWPC, Heidi is also the choral director of Lake Mary High School. Heidi has grown up in the Lake Mary area, and has been a part of the MWPC music program ever since she joined the church. 


"I've sung in the Chancel Choir for 9 years, and am so excited to be able to lead it now. I love being able to express God's word through music; to both the singers making it, and to the people listening to it. I feel truly blessed, and am excited to fulfill the role of choir director at MWPC."

 

 




 

Assistant Music Director

Melinda Efta

 

Office Hours

Part-time flexible

Contact Information

MelindaEfta97@gmail.com

 

"I'm currently a student at Seminole State College, pursuing my music education degree. I will later transfer to a different university in the area to complete that degree. My job is to work/run with the children's music, and mentor under Heidi Thompson for the adult's choir. Music has always been my passion, and my goal is to instill that love into others."

 

 




Organist

Bob Joyner

 

Office Hours

Part-time flexible, usually weekday mornings for organ practice

Contact Information

pipeduster512@gmail.com

 

Bob has a B.A. in Music Education from the University of West Florida, where he majored in Organ. 
He taught elementary music in Orange County for 30 years before retiring in 2005.
He came to MWPC in January 2011.

  




Communications director

Cara Wendorph

 

Office Hours

Part-time flexible 

Contact Information

cwendorph@gmail.com

 

 "I have a long history of working with sound and lights in churches, and am now responsible for maintaining technology in the sanctuary, training volunteers to help run it during worship, and maintaining the website."

 




Director of christian education

Cindy Teetzel

 

Office Hours

Monday through Thursday 9:00-4:00pm

 

Contact Information

Ext. 6037

cteetzel@mwpcusa.org

 

Cindy earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Central Florida in Interdisciplinary Studies of Humanities, Behavioral and Social Sciences and a Minor in Recreation. Cindy’s vast experience is with children and families, and she has a passion for helping them grow closer to Jesus. Cindy is a proud mother of three children. She loves the great outdoors and all of God’s creatures. Her biggest fans are her two little dogs, Wiley and Annabel.

 

 

 




Contemporary Worship Leader

Terry O'Neal

 

Office Hours

Flexible part-time

Contact Information

terryo@bhcfamily.com

 

The Contemporary Worship Leader prepares the music for the Contemporary service,  rehearses with and directs the Praise Team, and has a hand in designing the flow of the Contemporary Service. 

Terry and his wife LaToya have had a long history in leading worship at churches in their home state of Kentucky. We welcomed them here to Florida and to Markham Woods several years ago, and they have been leading us in upbeat and spirit-led worship ever since.  

"I'm excited to get the opportunity to lead a congregation that wants to experience the power of God through worship. It's always a great feeling to see the faces of the people and know that you've made a difference in their lives."

  

 




Director of Heathrow Christian Academy

Cheryl Beck

 

 

 

Office Hours

Monday through Thursday 7am-3pm

Contact Information

407-333-2045 

cbeck@mwpcusa.org

 

 

 

  


Director of Student Ministries

Shelby Lovette 

 

Office Hours

Part-time, flexible 

Contact Information

shelby@mwpcusa.org

Ext. 6031

 

The director of student ministries is responsible for ministering to middle and high school students both of MWPC and of the surrounding community. This includes building relationships with students, organizing programs and events, and teaching. 

 "I have been an active member at MWPC for 8 years before becoming the Director of Student Ministries. During these 8 years, I have been a student in our student ministry, a summer intern, an Interim Director of Student Ministries, as well as an Elder on Session before becoming a staff member. These different opportunities have allowed me to see our program in many different ways, which have better adapted me for this position. I have a passion to see the kids grow a stronger relationship with Jesus Christ, and to make the youth group (as well as the church as a whole) feel like one big family!"

 

 




Assistant Director of Student Ministries

Sean Eha

 

Office Hours

Part-time flexible

Contact Information

 sean@mwpcusa.org

 

 




Office Manager

Liz Tito

 

Office Hours

Monday-Thursday 9:30am-4pm and Friday 9am-1pm

Contact Information

ltito@mwpcusa.org

 




Chef

Kevin Grant

 

Office Hours

 

Contact Information

twinnietwinntwin@yahoo.com

  




Receptionist

Nancy Doney

 

Office Hours

Monday-Thursday 9am-1pm

Contact Information

407-333-2030

receptionist@mwpcusa.org

 

Nancy serves members/visitors/vendors by greeting, welcoming and directing them. She notifies company personnel of visitor arrival. Her primary responsibilities include designing and updating the bulletin for use in worship and developing the monthly newsletter.