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  • Rev. Dr. Sharon Patch
    Rev. Dr. Sharon Patch
    Senior Pastor

    Sharon felt God’s calling into the ordained ministry following several years in youth and family ministries.  She received her bachelor’s degree from USF and her Masters of Divinity from Duke Theological Seminary.  She earned a doctorate in Preaching in Pastoral Care from Louisville Presbyterian Seminary.


    She served churches in Jacksonville and Oldsmar before being invited by Bishop Henderson to become the       Superintendent of the Ft. Myers District.  Following her stint as District Superintendent, she served as Senior   Pastor at First United Methodist in Clearwater.


    Following her husband Jim’s death in 2013 she moved to Westlake Village and lives in a villa directly behind the church.


    Sharon has one son and three daughters, one grandson and five granddaughters, and five great-granddaughters. 


    She loves sports and is an avid Duke basketball fan, a Tampa Bay Rays fan, and has her own fantasy baseball team.  She enjoys reading and spending time with family.


  • Rev. Cathy Hart
    Rev. Cathy Hart
    Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Associate Minister
    727-785-7487 x2578

    Rev. Cathy is a native of Clearwater, Florida. God called her into ministry after a 20 year teaching career in Pinellas County. She and husband Bill have been married since 1986, and they have a son, David, and a daughter-in-law Chelsea. She serves at PHUMC as the Associate Minister whose responsibilities include assisting in worship and worship planning, overseeing the Go Ministries of missions, outreach and congregational care, and providing professional Christian counseling. Cathy received her BA in music education from the University of Florida in 1985, and her MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Regions University in 2006.


    She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Florida. She attended Asbury Theological Seminary and was ordained as a Deacon in the United Methodist Church at the Florida Annual Conference in June 2016.


    She is passionate about worship, equipping leaders for ministry, and helping those who are hurting.


Address: 1551 Belcher Road, Palm Harbor, FL 34683
Phone: 727-785-7487
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