Shores United Methodist Church


Reverend Randy Strickland

Reverend Randy Strickland

Randy Strickland is the pastor at Shores United Methodist Church.  He has served in several other churches throughout Florida including Holly Hill, Titusville, Miami and Orlando. He and his wife, Carolyn, enjoy biking, hiking, exploring, reading and grandchildren, of which they have five! Together, they have developed a healthy love for the St. Augustine area, something of a homecoming for Randy as he was born in Palatka. When you have the opportunity, make their acquaintance—they both would love to have the chance to meet you and to share the love of Christ together with you.

Paul Cote

Paul Cote, Contemporary Worship Leader

Paul Cote was born in Newport, New Hampshire and graduated Flagler College with a B.A. in Philosophy & Religion. He was the Youth Director and Contemporary Worship Leader at First Methodist Church (Downtown St. Augustine, FL). Paul also led worship at Good News Church and is a former teacher at Gamble Rogers Middle School. He enjoys fishing, camping, surfing, SCUBA diving and boating with his wife, Michelle Cote and his 2 children Luke and Morgan.

Susan Cocoran

Susan Corcoran, Church Business Administrator

Susan Corcoran has served as the Church Business Administrator for over twenty years. Susan is the “go-to” person in the church office. Office hours are 8:30-2:30 Monday-Friday. Please feel free to contact her at (904-797-4416) ( or stop by with any questions or concerns. Susan will be happy to assist you.

Toni DeLoach

Toni DeLoach, Assistant Church Business Administrator

Toni DeLoach has served as the Assistant Church Business Administrator for ten plus years. Toni works 15 hours a week in the church office. Toni also assists with the Wednesday Night Children’s Program. You can contact Toni at 904-797-4416 or Toni will be happy to help you!

Roger Woods

Roger Woods, Traditional Service Choir Director

Roger Woods is a native of Jacksonville, Florida.  He attended Florida Junior College where he joined the Florida Junior Choral which participated in the Tulip time Festival in Holland in 1973.  He has performed music in many churches and retirement community centers over the last forty years.  Roger is happily married to his wife Debbie.  He is the Minister of Music at Shores United Methodist Church.  He leads the Chancel Choir at the Traditional Service every Sunday.  Roger is blessed to be part of the Shores United Methodist Church Staff.  If you wish to join the Chancel Choir please contact Roger.  Choir Rehearsal is every Wednesday at 7:00 pm.

Taylor Lowery

Taylor Lowery, Youth Director

Taylor P. Lowery is the new Youth Director at Shores United Methodist  Church.   She was born Raleigh North Carolina and is currently a student with University of Phoenix, finishing a Bachelor’s degree in Science and Health Administration. She volunteered for two years at the Holly Springs United Methodist Church (NC) as a nursery assistant.  She is a full-time Marketing Coordinator for Island Doctors and  enjoys swimming, dancing, fishing, and spending time with her family. All local middle and high schoolers are invited to be part of the S.W.A.G. (Saved with Amazing Grace) youth group.  The group meets every Wednesday from 6-7:30 pm in the church's Christian Education Building.  A pizza supper is served weekly.

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