Staff and Leaders

Senior Pastor
Senior Pastor, Madeline Baum
Reverend Madeline Baum
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Madeline was born in Guliford, CT in 1963, the youngest of six children. She is the proud mother of Sara who is 21 years old, and is gifted in photography, acting and music. Madeline feels blessed that Sara still chooses to live with her mom and has joined her in Key West!
After attending Rutgers University for one year Madeline entered the workforce and and built an early career in restaurant and retail management. This was followed by corporate work in training and human resources in the Boston, MA area. In 2004, Madeline and her family moved to Palm Beach Gardens, FL to be closer to extended family. After finally settling in Jensen Beach, FL Madeline acknowledged her call to ministry in 2009 in Trinity Methodist Church of Jensen Beach and was approved as a certified candidate for ministry that same year.
From 2010 to 2020 Madeline worked full time in ministry while finishing her bachelor's degree in Indian River State College and completing her Masters of Divinity at Asbury Theological Seminary in Orlando. In 202 Madeline was commissioned as a Provisional Elder in the United Methodist Church and received her first pastoral appointment as the Associate Pastor at First UMC Boca Raton where she served for three years.
Madeline and Sara love to travel, hang out at the beach, try new restaurants and are passionate about social justice and creating a world where all people are loved, honored, and treated with respect. They also love their 8 year old yellow lab, Elsa, and their mischievous cat, Latte, who also joined them in Key West. 
Music Director
Music Director, Jim Cutty
Jim Cutty
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Jim is an accomplished singer, pianist, organist, conductor, theater director and educator. He has been the organist at the Key West United Methodist Church for the past 6 years. Jim has taught high school vocal music for 31 years. He was also the Director of Music at the Milford United Methodist Church in Milford, Michigan for 27 years. A graduate of the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Music in piano, voice and education. He received his Masters of Music in Choral Conducting from Eastern Michigan University where he was a student of Emily Boyd Lowe. Jim's high school groups have won many awards with performances throughout the United States and Germany. Jim was the conductor of the Keys Chorale at the Florida Keys Community College for the past 3 years.

Oranist, Dr. Ann McFarland
Dr. Ann McFarland
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Ann McFarland began piano lessons at age 8 and organ at age 14. She has served as organist and choir director of numerous churches in Pennsylvania. She holds a BM in Piano from Susquehanna University, a MM in Music History from Temple University, and a PhD in Music Education, also from Temple. Dr. McFarland moved to Key West in the summer of 2015 after retiring from West Chester University of Pennsylvania where she served as coordinator of student teaching and field placement for music education as well as director of Orff-Schulwerk studies. In addition to her position as organist for Key West United Methodist, she is a member of the Southernmost Chamber Music Society and accompanist for Keys Choral Arts. Dr. McFarland volunteers as a music enrichment specialist at the Montessori Children’s School and teaches private lessons in her home.

Director of Children and Family Ministries
Director of Children and Family Ministries, Janet Vazquez
Janet Vazquez
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Janet Vazquez is our Director of Children and Family Ministries. Janet holds an Educational Specialist Degree (Ed.S.) in Curriculum and Instruction. She has been married to her husband, Alfredo, for 32 years. She is the mother of three adult children and the grandmother of five. Janet was born and raised in Key West and is a sixth generation conch. Janet believes that learning is a lifelong process. She loves her job working with the children and families of our church.

Nursery Worker, Oksana Snipes
Oksana Snipes
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Oksana Snipes teaches a 2 year old class at Sunbeam Christian School. She began teaching Sunday School Key West UMC in June 2018 and has enjoyed watching the children grow in Christ. Her daughter Svetlana, and husband Jeff enjoy the services.

A/V Technician for OSCH
Jennifer Henriquez
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