Reverend Carolyn Westlake

Pastor Carolyn Westlake is the pastor at St. Augustine Shores United Methodist Church. Pastor Carolyn has returned to Florida from her assignment at Pine Island UMC in Pine Island, Minnesota. She has a Master of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary. She lists her top spiritual gifts as preaching, relationships, community involvement, and empowering leadership. She is married to Dave and they have three children: Ashley, Franklin, and Joshua.

Paul Cote, Contemporary Worship Leader

Paul Cote was born in Newport, New Hampshire and graduated Flagler College with a B.A. in Philosophy & Religion. He was the Youth Director and Contemporary Worship Leader at First Methodist Church (Downtown St. Augustine, FL). Paul also led worship at Good News Church and is a former teacher at Gamble Rogers Middle School. He enjoys fishing, camping, surfing, SCUBA diving and boating with his wife, Michelle Cote and his 2 children Luke and Morgan.

Susan Corcoran, Church Business Administrator

Susan Corcoran has served as the Church Business Administrator for over twenty years. Susan is the “go-to” person in the church office. Office hours are 8:30-2:30 Monday-Friday. Please feel free to contact her at (904-797-4416) ( or stop by with any questions or concerns. Susan will be happy to assist you.

Toni DeLoach, Assistant Church Business Administrator

Toni DeLoach has served as the Assistant Church Business Administrator for ten plus years. Toni works 15 hours a week in the church office. Toni also assists with the Wednesday Night Children’s Program. You can contact Toni at 904-797-4416 or Toni will be happy to help you!

Roger Woods, Traditional Service Choir Director

Roger Woods is a native of Jacksonville, Florida. He attended Florida Junior College where he joined the Florida Junior Choral which participated in the Tulip time Festival in Holland in 1973. He has performed music in many churches and retirement community centers over the last forty years. Roger is happily married to his wife Debbie. He is the Traditional Service Choir Director at Shores United Methodist Church. He leads the Chancel Choir at the Traditional Service every Sunday. Roger is blessed to be part of the Shores United Methodist Church Staff. If you wish to join the Chancel Choir please contact Roger. Choir Rehearsal is every Wednesday at 7:00 pm.

Taylor Lowery, Youth Director

Taylor P. Lowery is the new Youth Director at Shores United Methodist Church. She was born Raleigh North Carolina and is currently a student with University of Phoenix, finishing a Bachelor’s degree in Science and Health Administration. She volunteered for two years at the Holly Springs United Methodist Church (NC) as a nursery assistant. She is a full-time Marketing Coordinator for Island Doctors and enjoys swimming, dancing, fishing, and spending time with her family. All local middle and high schoolers are invited to be part of the S.W.A.G. (Saved with Amazing Grace) youth group. The group meets every Wednesday from 6-7:30 pm in the church’s Christian Education Building. A pizza supper is served weekly.

Suzann Maass, Music Director Children and Youth

Suzann Maass grew up in Arkville NY and graduated from SUNY Oswego with a BA in Communications. She grew up in the Methodist Church and was always active in Jr. Choir, Sr. Choir and Youth Group. Today, she is part of the Contemporary Service music team. Music has always been a vital part of her life inside or outside of church. It has helped her grow in her spiritual path with God and taught her valuable life lessons for work or play. Suzann wants music to have that kind of positive impact on the children and youth of St Augustine Shores United Methodist Church. She is a Personal Banker with Ameris Bank in The Shores and when not at work enjoys her pets, gardening, swimming and reading. Suzann has been a member of Shores United Methodist Church since 1981.



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