Meet the Staff

 YOUR CHURCH FAMILY AWAITS

Rev. Jacquie Leveron | Lead Pastor | leadpastor@pontevedra.church

Pastor Jacquie was born in Cuba. At the age of nine she immigrated to the United States with her family. She holds an undergraduate degree from Florida International University. She received her Master of Divinity degree from Oral Roberts University and is an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church. She is currently working on her Doctorate at Asbury Theological Seminary.

Jacquie’s greatest passion is teaching God’s people how to become free in Christ Jesus, and how to pursue their God-given purpose with passion as they walk hand in hand with Abba Daddy in this awesome world. She travels and speaks frequently at retreats, conferences, and churches.

Susan Bowler | Office Administrator | info@pontevedra.church

Susan has worked at Ponte Vedra UMC since August 2006. She has developed a deep love for this church and considers herself part of the family. She is the office administrator but prefers to be called the “church secretary” because she is “truly here for all of you.” Susan oversees office tasks and works with dedicated volunteers who serve this church by helping in the office.

Susan is married to John and enjoys spending time with family, especially the grand kids.  She has a lively home full of animals who are like children to her.

Rachel Clements | Director of Children & Youth Ministries | cym@pontevedra.church

Rachel and her family joined this congregation in November 2016 and she quickly became active with the young families group and volunteering in various children’s ministry activities. Rachel has previously served as a Cub Scout den leader with the pack sponsored by our church. She began her staff role in July 2019, and looks forward to serving with you in our children and youth ministries.

She has two children, Ry, and Sawyer, both of whom participate in the Rip-Tide group within the H2O Youth Group. She welcomes input from parents and volunters who want to help children and teens grow in faith as disciples of Jesus.

Scott Tinsley | Worship Media & Facilities Director | media@pontevedra.church

Scott has been playing professionally since 1979, and teaches private lessons in guitar, violin, piano and bass guitar.

He has served Ponte Vedra United Methodist musically since 2001 as lead guitarist in the Praise Band. In the fall of 2005, he became leader of our Contemporary Worship Service, where he continues to sing and play guitar with the Praise Band. In 2007, he also took on leadership for our Youth Creative Arts Ministry (YCAM).

As PVUMC’s use of multi-media elements has grown, Scott answered the call and now serves as Worship Media Director, coordinating our Livestream, Podcast, Videos, etc.

In 2018, Scott added the role of Facilities Director, and often works with Jim McDonald around the campus to keep our setting beautifully inviting and in good order for supporting the many groups and events we host during any typical week.

Scott married Sheila in 2013. You can find them together, leading our Contemporary Worship every Sunday.

Kim Knopp | Nursery Coordinator | nursery@pontvedra.church

Kim has been the Nursery Coordinator since March 2007.  Whether during weekly worship or special events, she coordinates childcare and educational opportunities for our youngest church goers.

Kim is also a Duval County elementary school teacher.  She enjoys the beach, crafting & spending time with her three daughters and beautiful grandchildren.

Kim wants to see the children in our care learning the songs and stories of the faith.  Her goal is to introduce young children to the word of Christ through age appropriate activities.

Jim McDonald | Facilities Assistant | campus@pontevedra.church

Jim joined our staff in June, 2014. He is glad to be part of this team helping support the mission of this church. He always gives his best to show hospitality to both regular participants and guests who visit our campus for special events.

​Jim was pleasantly surprised and very honored to receive the “Honor Award” from the United Methodist Women’s fellowship in spring 2017, for exceptional service in supporting campus groups and events.