Our Staff


  • Pastor: Stuart Bodin     sbodin@ircumc.com

    My wife Gloria and I have been wonderfully married for 25 years and we are blessed with four children. We have one dog named Anikan who is a pure bred mutt that my wife picked out from the Humane Society. I was born and raised in the land of shovel and swat which is also known as Minnesota. I have been in ministry for 15 years and have led Miami Lakes UMC for 12 of those years.  I was called to ministry later in life and am incredibly blessed to be serving God and our community as the Lead Pastor here at IRCUMC.  I love what I do and I am passionate about bringing others to Christ and sharing God's word.  Prior to being in ministry I led a company that had offices in Minneapolis and Miami. Gloria has been working along side of me all these years and she is an especially gifted servant, a wonderful mother, and awesome cook.  She loves the outdoors and especially taking walks on the beach.  There is nothing she enjoys more than a sunrise or sunset while looking for shells on the beach.  She loves hiking in the mountains and being in quiet places to reflect on her love of nature, family and God.  I am very blessed to have found her and share our lives together.


  • children's director:      Linda Benson     Lbenson@ircumc.com

    My name is Linda Benson and I am blessed to serve as the Children’s Ministry Leader of Indian River City Church. I am married to a wonderful man named Bill and the mom of three beautiful girls, Morgan, Madison and Ella. After years of military and corporate moves, we excitedly embrace Titusville as our home! I absolutely love working with our children and our families. I want our children to experience God’s love and community first-hand through our dedicated teaching staff, professional caregivers and a loving, accepting environment created just for them!


  • youth pastor: 

    OScar avelar      EMAIL: OAvelar-Flores@ircumc.com

    My name is Oscar Avelar and I've been married to my amazing wife Andrea for 18 years. We have 3 awesome boys: Jaylen (18), David (16) and Lucas (14). We believe God paved the way for us to move to Titusville from Houston, TX in 2012. We have worked/volunteered in kids/student ministry in different capacities for 3 different churches here in Titusville over the last 8 years. We have loved being able to partner with local schools and serving the city and people of Titusville and hope to serve Indian River City UMC for many years to come.

  • Worship LEADER:

    Sharrett Henderson    shenderson@ircumc.com

    Sharrett is a graduate of Toccoa Falls College with a degree in music, and has been a Worship Leader for the past 20 years. Born and raised in Warner Robins, Georgia, He joined the IRC team back in Sept 2009 with his wife, Mary, and his beautiful daughter Grace. Although he stays busy with the Worship Ministry, he also is passionate to bring together worship leaders and volunteers from all denominations to create local networks, better equipping the Body of Christ for effective Kingdom work. In his free time, Sharrett likes to be a tourist in Orlando, taking advantage of all of its unique attractions and events. He also really likes dogs!

  • adult ministry:

    dAWN sCHISSLER        DSCHISSLER@IRCUMC.COM

    Dawn serves as our Adult Ministry Leader. She joined the staff in 2001 after moving here from Mobile, Alabama. Born in Minnesota, Dawn spent her teen years in Titusville and then graduated from Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky. Dawn has three children: Megan Elizabeth (Michael), who live in Titusville, John (Margaret), who live in Fort Worth, Texas, and Paul (Esther), who live in Los Angeles, California. Her pride and joy are her three granddaughters and three grandsons, who call her MorMor. She enjoys traveling to new places and reading. Dawn’s desire is to see people grow and mature in their relationship with Christ through one-on-one conversations, Bible Studies, groups and classes as well as help them find their place to serve in ministry and encourage them in their leadership roles. 

  • Care ministry:

    Lisa Baggett     Lbaggett@ircumc.com

    My name is Lisa Baggett and I am blessed to serve as the Care Ministry Leader of Indian River City Church. I am married to a great man named Steve and have two awesome boys, Dylan and Sam. I have attended Indian River Church for 11 years and am honored to be serving our congregation in this way! The care ministry provides hospital, nursing home and homebound visitation, as well as intercessory and healing prayer groups. The Prayer shawl ministry also provides a wonderful way to bless and encourage those who are struggling. I am always looking for opportunities to bless and support parishioners in need, as well as encourage the congregation to find ways to care for each other.

  • The Kids' place director: Heather quidort HQUIDORT@IRCUMC.COM

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