The Rev. Dr. Geoffrey D. Lentz
Senior Pastor of First United Methodist Church of Port St. Joe
The Rev. Dr. Geoffrey D. Lentz was appointed as Senior Pastor of First United Methodist Church of Port St. Joe, FL in January of 2013. He led his church through the long-term recovery process after the majority of its campus was destroyed by Hurricane Michael, all while dealing with the loss of the parsonage and all of his personal belongings. He earned a Bachelor Degree in Psychology from the University of West Florida, a Master of Divinity from Duke University, and a Doctorate of Ministry from Drew University.
Dr. Karl E. Burgher, PE
FEMA Church Administrator & Project Manager of FUMC PSJ
Dr. Karl E. Burgher, PE, CPT serves as the FEMA Church Administrator and as the Director of Fitness for First United Methodist Church ofPort St. Joe. He was a professor and administrator for 30 years and retired from Indiana State University as the Chief Strategy Officer. Karl specializes in change management, contract acquisition and management, and strategic planning. He earned a B.S. and an M.S. in Engineering from Michigan Technological University, specializing in engineering operations and costing, and a B.S. in Economics and a Ph.D. in Engineering.
William Brown III
Church Administrator of FUMC PSJ
Bill serves as Church Administrator at FUMC Port St. Joe. He was born and raised in West Virginia. He spent 30 years serving on active duty in the US Army before retiring as a Colonel to Pensacola, Florida. He has served as the Church Administrator for Vestavia Hills UMC, First UMC of Pensacola, and Perdido Bay UMC. Bill also worked as a church consultant with Missional Movement International. He holds a BS in Business and a MA in Human Relations and Personnel Management.