Meet the Staff


Rev. Jacquie Leveron | Lead Pastor |

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.

Pastor 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

Pastor Edwin Richiez | Director of Family Ministries |

Pastor Edwin is from the Dominican Republic; he came to the U.S. in 2001. After serving active duty in the U.S. Army, he left the military to follow God’s call. An ordained minister in the Church of God, Rev. Richiez has served in various ministry capacities, in different denominations. His experience includes serving as itinerant evangelist, associate pastor, and adjunct professor of theology and ministry.

A graduate of Rhema Bible Training College, Edwin earned degrees from Oklahoma Wesleyan University (BS in Ministry and Leadership), and Oral Roberts University (MA in Practical Theology). He currently studies in the Doctor of Ministry program at Oral Roberts University, focusing his research in evangelism with healing as seen in the ministry of Jesus and the early church.

In his free time, Edwin enjoys reading, watching movies, going to the beach, and traveling with his family. He is married to his beautiful wife Veronica, and together they have a son, Samuel.

Kristen DeArmas | Office Administrator |

Kristen is the most recent addition to our staff. She has experience as the Administrative Assistant for the Youth Pastor at Coshocton Church of the Nazarene in Ohio and at the Foundation Academy on San Pablo Rd S. as their software expert and admissions support staff. 

Kristen is married to Charles who recently retired after 24 years from the Navy as a Chief and is now attending school for IT. Her son, Ethan, will be attending college this fall to study business before going on to study software design and digital animation. Her daughter, Jasmin, is a Junior.

Scott Tinsley | Worship Media & Facilities Director |

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.

Rachel Clements | Director of Children & Youth Ministries |

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 volunteers who want to help children and teens grow in faith as disciples of Jesus.

Lynn England | Finance and Accounting |

A lifelong resident of cold and snowy Michigan, Lynn moved to Jacksonville in 2016 and is loving the life in sunny Florida. Lynn has over 30 years of accounting experience, mainly in banking back in Michigan. Since arriving in Fl, she has served as the bookkeeper for a church in Riverside.

Lynn is glad to be in her new home and happy to be a part of Ponte Vedra Church. She is looking forward to meeting the members and getting to know everyone.

Jim McDonald | Facilities Assistant |

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.