Pastor & Staff

Mark Reynolds


Rev. Mark Reynolds has been the pastor at First UMC since July 2016. As a native of Lakeland (Florida), he graduated from the Lois Cowles Harrison Center for the Visual and Performing Arts in 1992 and went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts from Florida Southern College (Religion/Sociology 1996), Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology at Emory University (1999), and Master of Arts in Religion at Vanderbilt University (2007) while pursuing a PhD in Christian Theology. After serving in various ministries beginning in 1994, he was ordained in the United Methodist Church as an Elder in Full Connection (2010).

In addition to being a full-time minister, Pastor Mark is a teacher in the License to Preach School for the Florida Annual Conference. He served eight years as an Adjunct Professor in the Philosophy Department at Florida Southern College (Lakeland, FL) and on the theology teams for the South-Central District Committee and the Atlantic Central District Committee.

Pastor Mark and his wife, Emma, have four children, and on days off he enjoys surfing, reading, and writing.

Dee Casale

Administrative Assistant  

Dee Casale is a native of Paducah, Kentucky but has lived in Brevard County for over eighteen years. She has more than 35 years of administrative experience in the corporate world and in academia. Dee is married to Christian, a software engineer, and has a daughter, Angelina.

Shelly Deliz

Child Care Center Director

Shelly Deliz is a native of Oswego, New York but has lived on the Space Coast for over 20 years. She has more than 15 years of experience educating and sharing her Christian faith with preschoolers and their families. Shelly is married to Michael, a geologist at NASA, and has two adult children, Michael Jr. and Gabrielle.

Kyra Langston

Minister of Children and Families

Kyra Langston joined our staff in September 2021. She is a Cocoa Beach native with a background in early childhood education, family ministry, and drug and alcohol counseling. She is the mother of an adult son and a ten-year-old daughter. Kyra enjoys hanging out at the beach, art, cooking, and gardening. She also has a passion for serving the larger community.

Mark Bolton 

Contemporary Band Leader

Mark Bolton is a native of Grosse Pointe Park, MI.  He worked as a School Psychologist for the Detroit Public Schools for 32 years. Upon retirement, he and his wife, Shannon, moved to Cape Canaveral in 2021.  Mark has approximately 30 years of experience as a performing musician. He has also recorded, mixed and produced albums for several local artists/bands in Michigan.

Amanda Tate-Mutchler 


Amanda Tate-Mutchler is a Brevard County native. Though she moved around through childhood and early adulthood, she returned home in 2013. Amanda serves part-time as treasurer for First UMC and our preschool. She is married to Robert and has an adult son, Max. Amanda and enjoys time by the water, gardening, and new adventures.