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Meet Our Staff

Reverend Heather Harding

Senior Pastor

Pastor Heather Harding is a graduate of the University of Miami (BM), University of Central Florida (M.Ed.), and Duke Divinity School (M.Div.). She serves as the Anti-Racism Coordinator for the East Central District and serves on the Congregational Vitality Committee for the Florida Conference. Before experiencing the call to ministry, she worked as a music teacher in Dade and Orange Counties. She has two adult daughters, Brittany and Danielle, a granddaughter named Eloise, a grandson named Kit, and a baby granddaughter named Josie.

Dr. Jeffery Redding

Director of Worship Arts

Jeffery Redding, the 2019 GRAMMY Music Educator Award Recipient, serves as the UCF Director of Vocal Activities.  Dr. Redding holds a Ph.D. in Choral Conducting/Music Education and a Master of Music Education, both from the Florida State University, and a B.S. in Music Education from Florida A&M University. He is a member of ACDA, NAfME, FVA, NATS, and Chorus America. He has served his profession in numerous capacities, as District 8 Chair for the Florida Vocal Association (FVA), as State R&R Chair for Ethnic Music/Multicultural Affairs, R&R Chair for Youth/Student Activities, and High School Mixed Honor Choir co-chair for Florida ACDA, and as R&R Chair for Community Choirs for Southern Division ACDA. Currently, he is R&R Lifelong Coordinator (Community, Music and Worship) for Florida ACDA.  Yearly he produces the MLK Southern Gospel Concert. Over 400 participants sing for UNITY.

Alex Lilly

Contemporary Worship Leader

Alex Lilly grew up within the Tuskawilla United Methodist Church community. He currently attends the University of Central Florida where he recently completed an intensive program for computer coding and software programming. Alex currently serves as TUMC's Contemporary Worship Leader where is amazing talents lead us in contemporary Christian songs weekly. Alex will soon be creating a praise band and leading our Wednesday Family Nights with Contemporary Worship.  

Linda Charlton

Music Assistant

Linda Charlton is a professional pianist based in Lake County, where she is also a part-time reporter/photographer. She is currently the principal pianist with the Imperial Symphony Orchestra in Lakeland, where she has also played French horn. She is considered a collaborative pianist, with extensive experience accompanying and playing chamber music. She is frequently seen at the University of Central Florida, typically playing piano with advanced students, and also has a long track record as pianist / musical director in community theater, with the bulk of her shows being at the Melon Patch Players Theatre in Leesburg. She holds a master of music degree in performance on classical piano from the University of Miami.


Doug Holder

Online Worship Director, Facilities liaison for the Trustee Team 


Doug is a graduate of the University of Florida and is an accomplished photographer. He puts together our online worship service each week and also serves in the office in managing our building rentals and coordinating communications with the Trustee Team. 

Emily Wolf

Children and Youth Ministry Leader


Emily is completing her degree in American Sign Language from the University of North Florida. She leads our children's ministry and our youth group. She has worked as a facilitator for college students, coached a sports camp for teens and young adults with intellectual disabilities, served as a swim instructor, and has served as a volunteer for many years with family ministries. 


Steven Wiltshire

A/V and Office Administrator


Steven serves various rolls at TUMC, both in leadership as a staff member. He is our Connections Team leader, A/V leader, and serves on staff as Office Administrator. 

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