Meet Our Staff
Rev. Cathy Thacker Senior Pastor
Rev. Cathy Thacker is an Ordained Elder in the Florida Annual Conference. She has served churches in Lockhart, Taft, Winter Park and Lake Alfred. Cathy is married to her childhood sweetheart, Rusty, and they have two adult children. Ben is a chef at Disney and has a daughter, Opal, 12 years old. Sara is married to Mark Reiter and they have a daughter, Sadie, 9 years old and a son, Caleb, 6 years old. They live on the eastern shore of Virginia. Cathy was a Certified Public Accountant when God called her to full time ministry. She received her Master of Divinity from Asbury Seminary Florida Campus in 2003. She has served on the leadership team of the Florida Five Day Academy for Spiritual Formation as well as the Two Year Academy for Spiritual Formation, as Chairperson of the Conference Board of Pensions and Health Benefits and she currently serves as a member of the East Central District Committee on Ministries. She loves seeing people accept Christ and grow in their relationship with Him. She has been on mission trips to Mexico, Costa Rica, Honduras and Zimbabwe. She loves cooking, baking, reading, the beach and spending time with her family.
Hello!  I'm Joyce Perkins, the Church Office Administrator. 
This includes being the Treasurer.  I have a great assistant in James Wise
and together we try to keep communication open for everyone.
I was born and raised in the beautiful Allegheny Mountains of Virginia.  I  met 
my wonderful husband Chuck at college and married in 1979. We moved to Texas
in November of 1981 and he managed Sonic Drive-Ins. I was his
Assistant Manager. In October of 1983 we moved to Florida.  We each tried
different jobs until Chuck became a courier and I was in retail management.
I then worked in a lab which specializes in phalaenopsis orchids. I learned so
much from each job and can clearly see where God was preparing me for my
current position. He saw me through brain surgery
for epilepsy and then chemotherapy for colon cancer. As I like to say,  "God is
keeping me here for a reaso

Donna Regn
Mercy Ministries Coordinator
I have a heart for the homeless and the suffering they go through.
I work hard to give them basic needs and work to raise them up to
becoming self sufficient. Having a benefited from
Celebrate Recovery and can help many through their habits, hurts,
and hang-ups.
Elise is a native to Saint Cloud. She recently graduated  from Sanford University, Alabama with a BS in Nutritional Science.
” I am so excited to watch the Lord work through our children ministry.  The best is yet to come here at FUMC Saint Cloud.”
Al Rivera Church Campus Custodian
Juan Santiago Church Campus Security 

                     Rev. Jim Kledis  Associate Pastor

Pastor Jim and Jo moved to St. Cloud after retirement from the Iowa Annual Conference.  He served a church in Trempealau, WI while in seminary and then served several churches in the Iowa area.  Pastor Jim was the founding Pastor of a new church start in Iowa City, Iowa.  Pastor Jim stated, “When I made the decision to move to Florida and I knew I was going to move to St. Cloud, I found First UMC on youtube and worshiped with you on Sunday’s until I moved.  It is a joy to be able to serve God with you and Pastor Cathy.”


Denice Dunn Pre-School Director
My calling to teach and share God’s love with children launched 20+ years ago when I began teaching at First United Methodist Church Preschool.  In December 2014, I was asked to be the Director of the school.  I am blessed to be able to lead and work with an amazing staff and children.  In the past, I have served in the capacity of Children’s Ministry Director and VBS Director at FUMC.  I have been married to my husband, Jim, for 29 years.  We have 2 children, a son-in-law and a grand pup.  All are a special gift from God.
I’m Lou Murray, Choir director here at First UMC. Over my decades of experience, I’ve played and composed virtually all styles of music, but my real joy is in leading music for worship. My goal is always to make the music inspiring and meaningful. We welcome guest performers and often have vocal and instrumental soloists. If you’d like to hear some of my original instrumental music, it’s available for listening on all the music streaming services, or you can visit my own website: Come praise God in song with us on Sunday mornings!
Scott Weyrauch
Worship Leader of our Blended Service
Scott is married to Aimee and lives in Kissimmee. Scott is the Choral Director at Denn John Middle School and has served as the Music Director at First United Methodist Church in Kissimmee.

       Caileigh is from Lake Oak Florida.  In 2021 she relocated to central Florida to attend UCF.  She graduated with a BS in Biomedical Science.

” The Lord has great things in store for our youth and I am so exited to experience it with them.” 
Emma Manvelli Sound & engineer