First United Methodist Church of New Port Richey

Our Staff

David Carefoot

Pastor David began his ministry at 1st UMC, New Port Richey in July 2017.  He is a native of Ft. Meade, FL in Polk County.  He attended seminary at the Duke Divinity School and holds a Ph.D in the Humanities from Florida State University.  He's married to Mary and they have two daughters, Rebecca and Megan.  His passion is preaching and inspiring people to follow their own call from God.  Please contact him with any pastoral needs that you are your family might have.  He is also happy to answer your questions about the church.

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David Carefoot
Martie Grimberg
Administrative Assistant
Ruthie Vaughn Nelson
Director of Music
Tyler Slaton
Minister to Youth & Families