MEET THE TEAM

OUR MINISTRY STAFF

We have a strong team here at  Southside.  With a combined 20 years of ministry between the three we are excited to reach out into the community. 

Dale Tedder
Minister of Discipleship

Dale first joined our staff in the 90's and serves primarily as the Minister of Discipleship for our church.  He has a passion for leading men in how to serve God. He enjoys spending time with his family and, depending on the year, watching University of Georgia Football.

Ian Stake

 Connections 

 Ian leads our small group ministry by facilitating our Starting Points course which helps you find the right fit in our church community. He is also an avid music lover and talented musician using these gifts to serve our church and community.

Phillip Short 
Pastor

Phillip Short was born in Knoxville, TN and grew up between St. Petersburg and Leesburg, FL.  He received his A.A. from Oxford College of Emory University, his B.A. from Auburn University, and his MDiv from the Chandler School of Theology.  He has served churches in Tampa, Seffner, Lake Wales, Stuart and Coral Gables.  He has been married to Giova for 30 years.  They have a daughter, Carmen, an accountant who presently lives in Charlotte, NC.  They are presently empty nesters, but they have a dog, a Golden Doodle named “Cooper.”

 

Phillip received his call to ministry during his sophomore year of college.  He ran from it, wrestled with it, and surrendered to it.  He loves to preach, worship, and walk with Christ.  He describes himself as “a life-long work in progress.”  He enjoys sports, fishing, hiking, reading, story-telling, good conversation, and laughter.

Angie Cosper
Children's Ministries

Angie has been with SUMC for over 10 years! She loves Jesus and has a heart for serving children in our church and community . In addition to serving our children, she also is involved  our partnership with our neighborhood elementary school.

Amy Franks
Student Ministries
Missions & Prayer Team

Amy has been serving the youth and women of Southside for several years.  Her genuine love for Jesus permeates all she does! She loves connecting with others and sharing the love of Christ through missions.

Melissa Frankie

Office & Facilities Manager

Melissa has been an integral part of Southside UMC for over 7 years! She enjoys interacting with members and visitors of the church and helping them get plugged in. In her free time Melissa can be found at the baseball field cheering on her son!

Sarabeth Soule

Director of Communications

Sarabeth enjoys serving Southside UMC as the Director of Communications. She also works at The City Rescue Mission as their PR, Marketing, & Communications Coordinator and is pursuing her Master's in Communication Management at UNF (GO Ospreys!)

Leslie DeVooght

Director of Women's Ministry

Leslie serves as the Director of Women’s ministries, encouraging and supporting women with faith, love, and laughter. Leslie also writes inspirational southern romance and posts devotions and flash fiction regularly on her website. She loves to read, especially Christian fiction.


Our Lay Leadership Members

In addition to our paid staff, we have several committees that help us care for our facilities, manage our finances, communicate with our members, and more.  To see a list of our current committees and their members, click button below.