Leadership

Pastors & Staff

Hugh King

Lead Pastor

Pastor Hugh, a native of Western Pennsylvania, came to Vero Beach 27 years ago.  In that time, he has lead VBFN through tremendous growth and change, although he would be quick to point out that he is just a steward of God's church and it is God who promised, "I will build my church."  Through his innovative leadership and desire to follow God no matter what, VBFN is helping more families than ever before.  Which, in turn (according to Pastor Hugh), just means that God is blessing us so we can help even more people.

Top 5 Strengths:
Responsibility
Harmony
Belief
Arranger
Empathy

Jeremy Watson

Associate Pastor

Pastor Jeremy serves as Pastor to Families with Students as well as Discipleship Pastor and is constantly coming up with innovative ways to lead students to a life changing relationship with Jesus.  "People - but especially students - will live up to OR down to the expectations you set for them," he says.  Pastor Jeremy has a gift for thinking outside the box and has had a big part in planning and implementing many of our recent events:  SonFest, VeggieTales Live!, Flea Market, Silent Auction, Pie Auction, Family Night at the Jungle Club, and STEAM Fest.

Top 5 Strengths:
Belief
Woo
Responsibility
Connectedness
Arranger

Stephanie Watson

Kids Life Pastor

Stephanie graduated college with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and taught in the public school system.  She will tell you that there always was a nagging feeling in the back of her mind that God had something more, something different.  In 2011, God called her to move into elementary education within the church.  Since she became our Kids Life and New Life Director, we have reached a whole new level in our outreach.  She has founded Grade Aid Tutoring (a low cost tutoring program), a Wednesday night homework center, and Vero Beach Academy a homeschool co-op (Grades Pre K-6th) that provides a new approach to student education.

Top 5 Strengths:
Achiever
Learner
Woo
Belief
Arranger

Bethany Silvas

Worship Leader

During college, Bethany traveled on weekends with a PR group leading music at churches all throughout the Southeast United States.  She has found her way back home - where she grew up - to lead us each Sunday morning.  Bethany puts forth great effort and prayer throughout the week in preparation for Sunday morning.  Nothing is left to chance and nothing is insignificant.  Through her commitment to leading and praying, VBFN is a richer church.

Top 5 Strengths:
Harmony
Empathy
Belief
Consistency
Achiever
 

Stephanie reismiller

Office Administrator

As the Office Manager, Stephanie models and challenges all of us to use our gifts and talents to help people find, know, love, and serve Jesus.

Stephanie is in charge of SonFest, our huge block party for the community, as well as a Strengthsfinder coach.

Top 5 Strengths:
Harmony
Achiever
Responsibility
Consistency
Focus