Merrill Frailey  |  Pastor

Serving in ministry for over 20 years, Merrill’s experiences are vast including: Teaching women’s bible studies, leading book studies and workshops for men and women. She speaks at conferences, retreats and corporate events, and facilitates the Sweetly Broken workshop which she wrote in 2007 and is a study in inner healing. She has held youth director positions and also managed the Family Life Center at First United Methodist Church of Winter Park, Florida. Merrill has traveled leading Mission Groups state side and abroad. She is part of a program that her church created to help orphans and vulnerable children in Naivasha Kenya called Panua and traveled there the past three summers to serve.  In addition to her role in the church, she is the also the founder of Merrill Frailey Life and Family Coaching. She received her life coaching accreditation      from CTA, Coach Training Alliance, and ICF Accredited Institution.  Merrill is more than  familiar with balancing a professional career and family, as she is the mother of 5 children ranging from 14-30 years of age and is now a grandmother for the first time.  Merrill would love to meet you, so please call the church office to schedule an  appointment.
 

Craig Willson  |  Director of Worship Arts

Craig Willson joined the staff at CPUMC in August of 2015.  His music ministry calling began in 1998 at Trinity United Methodist Church, while finishing a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education at the University of Central Florida.  While there, he also served in the role of Director of Compassionate Ministries.  During that time he spent a lot of time serving and starting programs that ministered to the disadvantaged in the Orlando area.  Since that time, Mr. Willson has served in a number of churches  in the Central Florida area.  Craig also  teaches music classes and helps lead chapel at the Child Development Center here at College Park United.  When not working on campus, Mr. Willson is a pianist at Corpus Christi Catholic church in Celebration, FL, providing music for weddings, funerals and special services and also provides musical direction and accompaniment for drama, choral and band students at Lyman High School in Longwood, FL.  He is married to Janel Willson and they reside in Ocoee with their three children.

                                                                                                                                                                                                               Mitch Herman |  Director of Worship   Anthem Service

Mitch graduated from Full Sail University in 2010 with a degree in music business and is the founder, president and CEO of MMH Entertainment. He loves singing and playing acoustic guitar, both in the worship band and at home.  He and his wife live in Winter Garden where they are enjoying renovating their house.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Craig Lewis Director of Engagement
Craig Lewis, a Tennessee native, transplanted to Orlando in 2015.  Beginning his career as an educator, he moved into nonprofit work when he found his calling to  help build community through his own personal struggles.  Craig’s work has helped churches and nonprofits in the Mid-South and Central Florida to increase membership and awareness through programming, development, and community building.  He has a passion for developing community through health and wellness, social  justice, and Jesus.  Craig is excited to be working in the College Park community and is already in love with its’ people and history.  When not working, Craig is a storyteller, painter and always striving to live like a local.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
 
Janel Willson  |   Children’s Ministry Coordinator
Janel began attending church at CPUMC in August of 2015.  Not long after coming here, she began serving as leader of the MOPS ministry (Mothers of Preschoolers,) and also started a  women’s small group and bible study.  She is excited about the opportunity to share bible stories and the love of GOD to the youngest members of our congregation as she steps into the Sunday School Coordinator Role.  She and her husband, Craig, have three kids (Cameron, Makenzie, and Trent.)

 

Elizabeth Preston Hughes  Lay leader 

Elizabeth is a lifelong resident of College Park and LOVES her membership at  CPUMC.  She and her wife, Stephanie, share their home with their puppy Max Saunders and can frequently be seen covering the neighborhood with Max in his all terrain buggy. 

                 

Elizabeth Preston-Hughes is a lifelong resident of College Park and LOVES her membership at CPUMC.  She and her wife, Stephanie, share their home with their puppy Max Saunders, and can be frequently seen covering the neighborhood with Max in his all terrain buggy.