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Pastor_Beth_Demme

Rev. Beth Demme

Pastor

Reverend Beth Demme began serving at Gray Memorial in 2021.  She is a 2020 graduate of United Theological Seminary.  Before being called into ministry, Beth worked as an attorney. She is a graduate of The Florida State University College of Law.

 

Beth lives in Tallahassee with her husband, Stephen and their two children, Peter and Hannah.

 
 

Anita Durham

Administration

I am a retired State of Florida employee and a lifelong Methodist, growing up at Trinity UMC in Tallahassee.  My favorite activities are spending time with my children and grandchildren.  Gray Memorial is full of wonderful caring people who welcome everyone to join them.   I feel blessed to be working and worshipping at Gray Memorial UMC.

Kim Maxwell

Lay/Worship Leader

My name is Kim Maxwell. I am a Tallahassee native and Lay Leader of Gray Memorial. I have been a member of Gray for over 30 years and in that time I have served on various committees as well as worked with the children by teaching Sunday School, and leading the children’s choir and youth group. My family has deep ties to Gray. My husband and I were married here and both of our children were baptized and raised here. It is a blessing to serve in this capacity as I dig deeper in the word and grow closer in my relationship with God.

Kylie Branch

Music Director

I am an FSU music student pursuing a career in choral directing. I’ve been an active member of the United Methodist Church for as long as I can remember. My fondest and most gratifying moments are when I am able to make music that helps myself and others worship God.

Braeden Duncan

Accompanist

Braeden Duncan is a pianist with a passion for performing, teaching, and giving back to the community. Braeden is currently going into his second year of his Master’s of Music in Piano Performance at Florida State University, where he also earned his Bachelor’s in Piano Performance. He currently holds a teaching assistantship awarded by FSU, where he teaches group piano classes to undergraduate music students.

He is a co-founder, along with two other FSU College of Music Alumni, and the current president of the Space Coast Music Project, Inc. The Space Coast Music Project (SCMP) is a non-profit organization created and organized by classical musicians devoted to helping their local communities through the sharing of music. SCMP was founded in 2017 and has donated thousands to local charities through their annual concerts. Braeden is from Merritt Island, Florida, home of the Kennedy Space Center, and is honored to serve and worship at Gray Memorial United Methodist Church.

Tyler Maxwell

Media/Audio/Visual

Hi. I’m Tyler and I’ve been going to Gray for as long as I can remember. Within the past couple of years, I have taken the responsibility of being the audio-visual manager. It is my job to make sure Sundays go according to plan by creating special online and in-person PowerPoint presentations and video content. I am glad that I am able to have my part in worship at Gray.