Ministers at Pass-A-Grille Beach Community Church, UCC
Rev. Dr. Keith Haemmelmann
SENIOR MINISTER ~ AT PAG SINCE 2004
Keith was called to serve the Pass-a-Grille Beach Community in Fall of 2004. He holds a Bachelors degree from Whitworth University, Spokane, Washington; a Master of Divinity from Andover-Newton Theological School, Boston, Massachusetts; and a Doctorate of Ministry from McCormick Theological School, Chicago, Illinois. In addition to his pastoral ministry, he has led seminars and taught courses on “Preaching” and “Transformational Leadership”. He is the author of numerous articles on “Sacred Space: “How Where We Worship Shapes What We Believe”, and a book published by Pilgrim Press, “Growing Older, Thinking Younger: Ministry to Boomers.”
Keith is a forward thinker with a profound commitment to the mission of the local church and its active involvement in the community and world. He is a strong believer in the educational ministry of the church, believing that spiritual growth comes through our “head” as well as our “heart”, often stating, “These are challenging and complex times, requiring that we love our God fully, not just with our hearts and souls, but also our minds.” In light of this, Keith works dilengetly to make every Sunday personal and relevant, challenging and inspiring.
In his spare time, Keith loves to read books of all kinds, but particularly in regard to history. He is an avid fan of college football, especially the Nebraka Cornhusters! His most recent joy has been the addition of a granddaughter to the family, who he loves spending time with.
Rev. Dr. Guillermo Marquez-Sterling
ASSOCIATE MINISTER FOR PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
~ AT PAG SINCE 2015
Guillermo Márquez-Sterling has been an ordained pastor in the United Church of Christ since 1997. As the youngest son of Cuban immigrants, Guillermo grew up in Puerto Rico. He joined the U.S. Navy upon graduating from high school and received an honorable discharge after six years of service. He received a Bachelor of Arts in English (1988) and a Master of Public Administration (2007) from Florida International University. He attended the South Florida Center for Theological Studies where he received a Master of Divinity (1997) and the Chicago Theological Seminary for his Doctorate in Ministry (2011).
Upon graduating from seminary Guillermo was called by the Florida Conference UCC to be the organizing pastor of a New Church Start in Homestead, Florida. Two years later, in January 1999, he was called by Coral Gables Congregational UCC to serve as their Associate Pastor where he served for 17 years. We are delighted to welcome Guillermo to the staff at PAG!
In his spare time, Guillermo likes to write. He has contributed several op-ed articles to journals such as the Huffington Post, the Orlando Sentinel, and the Miami Herald. He has also written for the UCC Still Speaking Bible Study (2006) the UCC Manual for Economic Justice (2010), and for Ecumenica Journal (2012). He is the published author of the novel Crossing Into the Land of Saints (2007) and Rise of the Spiritual Activist: A Beginner’s Guide for Integrating Faith and Justice. (2012).
ASSOCIATE MINISTER FOR YOUTH & YOUNG ADULTS
~ AT PAG SINCE 2005
Jeanne is a Commissioned Minister in the United Church of Christ as well as certified in Youth and Family Ministry through Vibrant Faith Ministries, and has been a Youth Leader for over 28 years working with three different churches. She has an extensive background and experience in youth ministry and brings an enthusiasm for working with youth that is contagious! In addition to serving at Pass-A-Grille, she is the Western Regional Youth Minister for the Florida Conference of the United Church of Christ.
Staff at Pass-A-Grille Beach Community Church, UCC
Signe Webb ~ Associate For Children & Family Ministry
Sally Cash ~ Associate For Health & Aging
Dale Williams ~ Choir Director/Organist
Winston Culler ~ Keyboard & Vocalist (8:45 A.M. Service)
Stacey Jackson ~ Office Administrator
Kristy Gilbert ~ Financial Bookkeeper
Meet the Staff