Pastor Joe was born & grew up in Buckhannon, West Virginia. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. Later he attended West Va. Wesleyan College (WVWC) where he met his wife Laura. He entered pastoral ministry in 1987. The Fisher’s married in 1988 & graduated from WVWC in 1990. Joe earned a B.A. with dual majors in Christian Education & Religion. A few years later the Fisher’s both graduated from Emory Candler School of Theology in Atlanta, Georgia earning their Master of Divinity degrees. In 1994 they returned to ministry in WV. Through a chain of events the Fisher’s came to ministry in FL in 1996 & in 1999 Joe transferred from the West Va. UMC to the Florida UMC as an ordained Elder. He served various Methodist churches in FL from 1996-2004. Then in 2004 Joe sensed a call to return to the Air Force this time as a military chaplain & officer. With his prior-enlisted time & 16-years as a chaplain, Joe retired from the military in Nov. 2020 with 22-years of active duty service. His journey has now taken him full circle returning to pastoral ministry in FL & St Andrew. Joe loves all things “air & space,” and both he and Laura are history buffs & nature lovers. They are delighted to live here in Titusville & the “Space Coast” area & are thrilled to join the St Andrew family!
When asked where Dawn is from, she is likely to say South Carolina. She was born in Kinder, Louisiana, lived in multiple locations with her father’s Air Force career, spending her teenage & young adult years in South Carolina. She found Charleston, SC, her “happy place” & calls Charleston home. A NASA professional career brought Dawn & her family to Florida. An invitation by a friend brought her to St. Andrew UMC where she now happily works as our Church Administrator. Dawn loves spending time with her grandchildren, being outdoors in her yard, reading, & traveling.
Scott is known for his musical talents & teaching ability. He is skilled in a variety of stringed, keyboard, percussion, & woodwind instruments. Scott grew up in Titusville, attending Madison Middle School & graduating from Astronaut High. He has a master’s degree in music education. Until his retirement in 2021, Scott taught music at an elementary school in Port St. John, Florida. In 2005 he added-on teaching guitar at Eastern Florida State college. Scott also enjoys playing music with his incredibly talented sons at local Florida events. Although retired, he’s continued teaching private music lessons for multiple instruments. Scott began volunteering at St. Andrew in 1986 & has been our music director since 1995. With his multi-instrumental talents St. Andrew is blessed to have Scott leading our music ministry.