Pastor Joe was appointed to St. Andrew UMC in July 2020. Joe was born & grew up in Buckhannon, West Va. After high school, he enlisted in the US Air Force. Later he attended West Va. Wesleyan College (WVWC) where he met his wife Laura. They graduated from WVWC where Joe earned a B.A. in dual majors of Christian Ed. & Religion. The Fisher’s graduated from Emory Candler School of Theology in Atlanta, GA both earning the MDiv. degree. In 1996 Joe transferred to Florida as an ordained UM Elder. He served in the FL-UMC until he returned to the Air Force as a chaplain in 2004. With his prior-enlisted time & 16 years as a chaplain, Joe retired from the military with 22 years of service in 2020 & returned to pastoral ministry here in Florida. As a history buff & nature lover, pastor Joe is delighted to be pastoring at St Andrew & the Titusville area.
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. Scott is skilled in a variety of stringed, keyboard, percussion, & woodwind instruments. Scott grew up in Titusville, attending Madison Middle School & graduating from Astronaut High. Scott has a master’s degree in music education & teaches music at an elementary school in Port St. John, Florida. In 2005 he added-on teaching guitar at Eastern Florida State college. Scott began volunteering at St. Andrew in 1986 & has been our music director since 1995. St. Andrew UMC is blessed to have Scott leading our music ministry. Also, Scott enjoys playing music with his incredibly talented sons at local Florida events.