Meet our staff

Reverend Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia

Lead Pastor

Pastor Lisa was born in Tampa, Florida, one of a long line of native Floridians and teachers. She met her beloved Ed on a trip to NYC and they were married ten months later. They are blessed with two grown daughters, two sons-in-love, two dogs, and a brilliant grandchild.

Lisa didn’t grow up attending church and first found God through music. She thought she would be a high school choral director. God had other plans. Lisa received a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the University of South Florida and served as a church music director for six years. Around year 4 of the 6, Lisa heard God calling her to become a pastor. The family refers to this event at the LCD- the life-changing decision. A few months later, Lisa, Ed and their two small daughters left Florida for North Carolina.

In 2000, Lisa received a Master of Divinity degree from Duke Divinity School and was later ordained a United Methodist minister in 2003 in the Florida Conference. She’s served congregations in Largo, St. Petersburg, DeBary, Sarasota, and excited to serve alongside the faith-full folks of CCUMC.

In addition to serving as a pastor, Lisa enjoys teaching, photography, theatre, travel, and writing. She is indebted to the many wonderful mentors and teachers in her life, including her mother who first gave her a love for words and adventure.

Mike Williams

Director of Music Ministries

Mike directs all our services, assists with worship planning, and directs our various choirs. He has great experience directing musical groups of varying ages, sizes and musical abilities and appreciation for varying styles of music

He graduated from FSU magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education and has been sharing a love of music and the Lord throughout a very successful career, including teaching both middle school and high school.

He is an accomplished musician who has performed with a wide variety of groups from high school and college marching bands to symphony orchestras, wind ensembles and musical theater. Like his father before him and son following him, he is well known for his talent on the French horn.


Jack Carter


Carmen Ramos


Cary Guth


Karen Merry


Tosha Williams

Children’s Ministry


Gregory Camacho