Our staff members are happy to assist you with any questions. If you know the ministry that your question falls under, please contact the person listed under that ministry. Click on any name to send an email or dial 561-395-1244 and use the extension listed if contacting by phone.

Pastoral Staff
Senior Pastor, Craig Nelson, Ext. 128
Associate Pastor, Madeline Baum, Ext. 129

Congregational Care
Associate of Congregational Care, Kernie Kostrub, Ext. 300

Appointed Deacon
Juanita Bryant Goode

Campus Ministry
David Schmidt, Atlantic Coast Wesley Foundation

Student Ministry
Student Ministry Leader, Justin Oh, Ext. 141

Music Ministry
Director of Music, Arlene Sparks, Ext. 134

Office Staff
Business Administrator, Krista Walker, Ext. 122
Communications Coordinator, Becky Clark, Ext. 124
Financial Manager, Michele Vollaro, Ext. 125

Media Tech
Dyane Bolick

Contact Us

We’d love to hear from you!

Music Ministry

Thank you for your interest in the Music Ministry of FUMC Boca and for taking the time to check us out. There are many opportunities on both of our campuses for people of all ages to develop and use their gifts and talents in music to praise our Lord, and bring hope to our community and beyond.

Let us encourage you to explore each area of the Music Ministry web page, and feel free to contact us if you find a particular area that interests you, or with any questions you might have.

Blessings, and we look forward to hearing from you!!




Thrift Shop

Church Thrift ShopThe First UThrift Shopnited Methodist Church operates a thrift store on our West Campus adjacent to the back parking lot. The store carries a variety of small household items: books, clothing,  appliances, kitchen items, etc. Named after longtime volunteer, Jennifer Clay, the store serves as an outreach to our community.

Hours of operation are Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10:00am to 3:00pm. (**From Memorial Day to Labor Day open only on Wednesdays**)

Donations are welcome and can be dropped off at the thrift shop during business hours.

For more information, call during business hours: 561-482-7399 or 561-395-1244 x225.

Praise Team

Our praise team leads the contemporary music at the 9:30am service. The praise band and praise singers consist of a variety of musicians and are audition-entry groups that rehearse weekly. For more information please contact Arlene Sparks, Director of Music, at 561-395-1244 ext. 134.

Tech Team – “G.R.I.P.S. “

God’s Resources in Production Services (G.R.I.P.S.)  is a ministry that equips individuals to support an engaging worship through excellence in sound, lighting, graphics, and video technology. If you would like to volunteer in this ministry please call 561-395-1244.

Sprouts, Mommy & Me


Join your child for an engaging and educational experience with families in your community. With monthly themes, your child will enjoy story time, creative arts, and free play. Babies through preschool aged children and their caregivers are welcome.

The Sprouts program is off for the summer. Check back in August for information about the program in the fall.

Please contact Melissa Walls at 561-395-1244 ext. 143 for more information.

MECE Preschool & Kindergarten

MECE_banner3_700x295 copy

MECE Preschool and Kindergarten is a church-sponsored community outreach program of the First United Methodist Church operating Monday through Friday during the school year in the Life Enrichment Center on the East Campus. The school serves 130 children aged two through Kindergarten. The traditional program is from 9:00am to noon with the option of staying until 2pm. Call (561) 368-1215 or visit the MECE website for more information.