On Sunday, we ordained and installed ten new deacons in the spirit of Acts 6, when the early Church raised up the very first deacons. Our current deacons and elders prayed over these men as they committed to serve our church family.
We first introduced these men in a special flyer featuring info about each candidate. In case you did not get one of these flyers, we have published the same information below to help you get to know our newest deacons a little better.
If you see them on Sunday mornings, thank them for their commitment to serve our Wildwood Church family!
“Hello, my name is Trent Carter. I’m from Quincy, Florida. I have been married to my wonderful wife, Meredith, for 11 years. Pastor Bob married us back in 2003 and we have been attending Wildwood ever since. We have been blessed with two daughters. Ava is 8 and is in third grade. Ella will turn 6 in September and is in Kindergarten. I look forward to serving our great Wildwood family.”
“My name is Mike Dasher. I am an ordained deacon in the PCA and have attended Wildwood since the “Chuckie Cheese” days in 1994. My wife is Rachel Dasher, and my son Daniel started Kindergarten this year. I feel that God is calling me to serve Wildwood and our community once again as an active deacon.”
“My name is Richard Gale, and my family has attended Wildwood since 2005. My wife is Andrea Gale. We have been married almost 24 years and have 3 daughters. Lauren is a junior at Auburn University, Emily is a senior at Community Christian School and Sarah is in fourth grade at Community Christian. I have served as a deacon previously at two other PCA churches and feel the Lord is calling me to serve here at Wildwood.”
“My name is Tim Hunt. My wife Emily and I have been attending Wildwood for 25 years and have raised five children in this wonderful church. We have three boys Barrett – 32, Connor- 30, Marshall – 28, and two girls Emmy (Ryan) 26 married, Sally Page- 24. You may see Tim on some Sunday mornings singing in the choir. We lead a great couples small group and I look forward to serving our congregation as a Deacon to continue the Lord’s work in the life of the church and my family.”
“My name is Rob Jessee. My wife Brooke and I have attended Wildwood for 6 years. We have one son and one daughter, Wyatt and Wren. I look forward to serving Wildwood and beyond as a member of the Diaconate.”
“My name is John Knight. My wife, Melanie, and I have attended Wildwood since 1991, and we have been members since about 1995. Melanie has worked at Wildwood for about 12 years and is currently the Director of Elementary Ministries at Wildwood. We have two children, Ryan and Chelsea. Ryan is 25 and is currently in his third year at NOVA Law School. Chelsea is a sophomore at FSU and works in the Wildwood Nursery. I look forward to serving as a Deacon as I feel I have a calling for service.”
“My name is Mike McGehee. My wife Lucy Clay and I have attending Wildwood for 5 years and have been members for four years. We have two daughters; Mattie (5) and Sarah Jane (2). I am honored to be nominated for the position of Deacon and look forward to serving the church family.”
“My name is Anthony Roorda. My wife, Sally Jo, and I have attended Wildwood since moving back in 2007, but Pastor Bob was my pastor growing up. We have four amazing children, Mark (16), Hope (13), Michael (10), and Ashley (9). My wife and I come from a long line of helping people. My parents, George and Diane Roorda, have spent their lives helping others and have instilled the importance of showing Christ’s love by ministering to others through acts of love and kindness. We strive to pass this heritage to our children as well. This has also been my passion and my nature and I look forward to serving Wildwood in an official capacity as a Deacon.”
“My name is Danny Wright; I have been a member of Wildwood 4 years. My wife Cindy has been a member for 20 years. We have two grown children, Shawn and Anna, who are in public service work. I feel blessed to be called upon to be a servant for Christ; to put into action his teachings.”
“My name is Phil Young. My wife, Lacie, and I have been attending Wildwood for 8 years. We have two daughters, Savanna and Skylar. I have been in the insurance business for over 20 years. I have always had a call to help others and look forward to serving as a Deacon at Wildwood.”