Contact Us

Office: 941-955-0935;
Office hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

To e-mail a member of the staff, click on the Name of the Staff Member.


Rev. Sam Wright, Ph.D.
Senior Pastor
Elizabeth Goldstein,
Director of Music
Brian Silvas,
Church Technology Coord.
Donna Maynard,
Director of Ministries
Joyce Johnson,
Faith Community Nurse
Pastoral Care Assistant
Michael Stuart,
Facilities Assistant
Debi Adams,
Publications Coordinator
Sara Miller,
Church Secretary
Baron Garriott,
Celebration Worship Leader
Paul Anacki,
Director of Finance and Administration
Sue Loncaric,
Early Care Center Director
Bob Russell,
Building Supervisor


SteepleFirst Church is Sarasota’s first-established and continuous-serving church congregation. First United Methodist Church of Sarasota has a distinguished Sarasota legacy dating from October of 1891. The original church structure stood at today’s Five Points Intersection located just a block away. The church was relocated to its present site in 1911 with our current sanctuary constructed in 1955.

For more information about our history, click on the History Page.