Rev. Michelle "Missy" Turbeville
Appointed to First UMC Bartow as of July 1st.
As Pastor Armando has been appointed to First UMC Port St. Lucie, Rev. Missy Turbeville will become First Bartow Senior Pastor starting July 1st. Here is Pastor Missy's short bio:
Missy Turbeville is originally from Lakeland, FL. A lifelong United Methodist, she was baptized as an infant and confirmed as a teen at First UMC Lakeland. Her family moved to Lake City, FL when she was a teen and then she returned to Polk County to go to Florida Southern College where she studied Religion and English Literature. After college she went to Princeton Theological Seminary where she obtained her Masters of Divinity. Missy began working in United Methodist churches in the summers during college and continued through seminary. She then transitioned to full time Christian Education with all age levels, but most often children and youth in various UMCs around the state while she struggled with and finally answered the call to ordained ministry in the UMC which God had spoken into her life when she was ten years old. She has served for the last six years at the wondrous two-point charge of Jasper First and Jennings UMCs in rural North Florida.
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