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Community United Methodist Church

(352) 787-1829
309 College Ave
Fruitland Park, FL  34731
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Our Pastors
Rev. Daryl W. Allen (Pastor Daryl)
Senior Pastor

Daryl is a native of Florida and grew up attending the First UMC of Seffner where he met Debbie, his future wife, at the age of six. His first career was in retail management and included a stint as a regional trainer for Best Buy. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers & a Master of Divinity degree from the Orlando campus of Asbury Theological Seminary. He previously served Druid Hills UMC in Ocala for six years. Beyond the local church, Daryl serves the North Central District as the Registrar of the Committee on Ministry and District Residency In Ministry (RIM) Leader. Daryl and his wife Debbie, Co-Pastor of Community UMC, have been married since 1999 and have three sons: Parker, Wesley and Davis. His hobbies include running and all things tech. He is also an avid sports fan of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Rays, and Lightning as well as the Florida Gators.


Email: darylallen.cumc@gmail.com
Blog: http://www.rev2d2.blogspot.com


 
Rev. Deborah L Allen (Pastor Debbie)
Senior Pastor

Debbie moved to Florida and met her future husband Daryl as a child attending the First UMC of Seffner. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Studies Education from the University of South Florida and a Master of Divinity degree from the Wilmore campus of Asbury Theological Seminary. She has previously served churches in Fort Myers, Hudson and Belleview. Beyond the local church, Debbie serves the North Central District as the Chair of the Committee on Ministry and serves the Florida conference as one of the leaders for the Residents in Ministry Design Team. Debbie and her husband Daryl, Co-Pastor of Community UMC, have been married since 1999 and have three sons: Parker, Wesley and Davis. Her hobbies include singing, running and genealogy. Debbie also has a special place in her heart for the Warren Willis Youth Camp having served as a Summer Camp Counselor.

Email: debbieallen.cumc@gmail.com
Blog: http://www.rev2d2.blogspot.com



Rev. Loida Divine (Pastor Loida)
Associate Pastor of Adult Discipleship

Loida Divine grew up in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, the daughter of a clergy couple. She came to the United States to attend The University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Arkansas, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration. She received her Master’s of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. Loida is married to Jim Divine, who serves as Campus Pastor at New Covenant UMC-Lake Deaton, in The Villages. Loida and Jim have been married for 29 years and have three children: Maysson married to Carla, Melbourne, FL; Christina married to Austin McCrea, Ocala, FL; and Jonathan who lives in Tallahassee, Florida. Loida served as a missionary in Costa Rica and Mexico. Prior to her appointment to Community UMC Loida served at Altoona UMC and Oxford UMC. Loida loves sports and is an avid Gator fan. Loida and Jim enjoy traveling, camping, hiking, and reading.


Email: ldivine.cumc@gmail.com




Rev. Ralph Donohue (Pastor Ralph)
Minister of Visitation

Ralph was born in Quincy, MA. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA. and a Master of Divinity degree from Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry in Ambridge, PA.   He was ordained at Grace Chapel in Lexington, MA in 2000.  He has taken 1600 hours of Clinical Pastoral Education training. He is certified as a Chaplain and has served as the Chaplain at hospitals and nursing homes and most recently at the Sumter County jail.  Prior to entering the seminary,  Ralph had a career in the computer industry, working globally.   Ralph is a cancer survivor and a seasoned runner competing in the Senior Games at the state and local levels. Ralph's life verse is 2 Cor. 3:17  “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom."  Ralph and his wife Judy, a certified mediator and UF professor, active in several CUMC ministries, have five children and ten beautiful grandchildren.  Ralph views his participation in the life of faith at CUMC as just one example of God’s abundance. 


Email:  ralphadonohue@yahoo.com



Rev. Charlotte Lewis (Pastor Charlotte)
Assistant Minister of Visitation

 Rev. Charlotte Lewis, born in Downersgrove, IL and raised in Clearwater, FL, is a retired Methodist Minister from the Florida conference, and last served as Pastor of Oxford United Methodist. Charlotte has 4 grown children with her late husband, Sam: Kathy (married to Steve Pierce, Dahlonega, GA), Robby (married to Blanche Marie, Winter Park, FL), Robby's twin, Randy (married to Nancy, Kent, OH) and youngest son, Jimmy (married to Karol, Kent, OH). She has seven grandchildren. Charlotte's passions, besides her family, are helping  people and vacationing in North Carolina!



Email: clewis.cumc@gmail.com

 
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