MINISTRY STAFF

CORKY CALHOUN

SENIOR PASTOR

 

Corky was born and raised in Texas before attending the University of Florida in 1978. Prior to ministry Corky worked in professional sports as an Athletic Trainer before founding  and becoming co-owner of South Brevard Physical Therapy in Melbourne. After 15 years of successful business ownership Corky and his family answered the call into full-time ministry and graduated from Emory University in 2001. He served a number of Melbourne churches before being appointed as Senior Pastor of Georgianna Church in June of 2004. He has a great deal of experience in the areas of Leadership and Church Growth and is a sought out speaker in these areas.

Corky serves as a volunteer chaplain with the Brevard County Sheriffs Office and is active in support of Brevard County Schools. He is an adjunct faculty member at Eastern Florida State University where he teaches Phi Theta Kappa Leadership courses. Corky believes in the ministry of presence, and can be frequently seen about our community as he serves with both his time and resources.

Corky is married to Deedie Calhoun, a recently retired kindergarten teacher who is now serving as the Early Childhood Director at Holy Trinity Episcopal School.  They are blessed with two adult children; Chris an ICU travel nurse currently living in New Mexico, and Kyle a Patent Attorney for Kirkland-Ellis in San Francisco. As a family they are die-hard Gator fans and Corky and Deedie can be found enjoying the empty nest years with travel and attending sporting events. They feel blessed to serve the Georgianna family and this wonderful community here in Brevard County.

MONA BECKER

EXECUTIVE PASTOR

 

Mona is a Florida native.  Having grown up on Merritt Island she attended Audubon Elementary, Edgewood Jr. High and Merritt Island High School. She graduated from Auburn University in 1980 and married her husband Don in 1983.  Mona and Don have three children, Jackie, Jay and Julie, a daughter in law Rachel, a son in law Robby and four adorable grandchildren Layna, Riggen, Sadie and Tripp.

 

Mona started in April of 2001 as an Administrative Assistant, the veteran of the Georgianna Staff. She loves to read, work out and spend time with her family and friends and grandchildren.

RYAN BEAVERS

ASSOCIATE PASTOR

 

Born and raised in Cincinnati, OH, Ryan has since called Tennessee and Florida home. He moved to Tennessee to attend Lee University where he received his B.A. in Psychology. After finishing at Lee he began a 15 year career as a Worship Leader in Chattanooga and Johnson City, TN, as well as Melbourne, FL. Ryan moved to Florida in 2014 to finish his Master’s of Divinity degree at Asbury Theological Seminary.

 

Ryan has been married to Allison since 2009 and they welcomed their daughter, Zoe, in 2013. In his spare time he enjoys playing music, woodworking, or taking walks with his family and their labradoodle, Dolly Parton. 

 

Ryan LOVES the church and he longs for people to encounter the life-changing, restorative power of Jesus through a community of faith!

 

Hebrews 10:23-25
Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.

STACEY GILLMAN

FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATOR

 

Stacey grew up in Melbourne and attended Eau Gallie High School. In 1994 she graduated with her B.S. in Accounting from Rollins College. Stacey and her husband Jerry have been happily married since 1992. They are blessed with a wonderful daughter, Lauren and a son-in-law, Luke.

 

Stacey has been the Financial Administrator since 2012. She loves to read, travel and spend time with her family. She’s also a big Atlanta Braves fan. 

 

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6

KELLY WINSTON

CHILDREN'S PASTOR

 

Kelly is a native Floridian raised in Rockledge, graduated from Rockledge High School and then attended Brevard Community College where she received her A.S. degree in Cosmetology. Kelly married her husband Rich in 1992 and they are blessed with 3 wonderful children Megan, Morgan, and Mathew.

 

Kelly has been a member of Georgianna since 2007 and has been on staff with the Children's Ministry since 2010.  She has volunteered in our local schools for the past 11 years in the classrooms as well as with parent organizations.  With Kelly's love of the Lord combined with her tremendous creativity, Children's Ministry continues to blossom every day!

JUDI WALLACE

CHILDREN'S ASSISTANT

 

Judi Wallace has been attending Georgianna since 2005.  She graduated from Merritt Island High School and the University of Central Florida, where she earned her B.S. in Elementary Education. 

 

Judi married her high school sweetheart, Mark, in 1986 and they have been blessed with four children.  Judi’s passion for children and love of God make Children’s Ministry the perfect place for her to serve.

JANICE SHEPARD

CONGREGATIONAL & COMMUNITY CARE PASTOR

 

Janice grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she married her high school sweetheart, Steve, in 1983.  She received her B.S. degree in Marketing from Indiana University in 1984.  Janice and Steve moved to Brevard County in 1993 and have attended Georgianna since 2005.

 

Through the years, Janice has served in various ministries including youth ministry, children's ministry and Stephen Ministry.  She has also served as a volunteer counselor, support group leader and abstinence education trainer through a local crisis pregnancy center.

 

Janice and Steve are blessed with two wonderful children, Kimberly and Samuel; son-in-law Denson; and 3 precious granddaughters, Annabelle, Caroline and Amelia.

CHRIS RODRIGUEZ

MISSIONS PASTOR

 

Chris has been a member of the Georgianna staff since 2005.  Chris was born in Huntington, New York.  She is an only child and was raised in Peachtree City, Georgia. Chris attended college at the University of South Alabama and received her B.S. in Speech and Hearing Sciences in 1991.  She is married to Luis Rodriguez and they have 3 children, Vann Patrick, Anna and Winn.

MELODY FINN

MISSIONS ASSISTANT

 

Melody has attended Georgianna since 2012. Originally from Mississippi, she moved to Florida and graduated from Melbourne High School. She attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and worked in education for 10 years. Melody married her husband, Chris, in 2001 and they are blessed with 3 children Natalie, Lauren, and Gavin.

 

Melody has a heart for serving others wherever there is a sunrise. She enjoys traveling, camping, crafting and hanging out with family and friends.

JEN HELMS

COMMUNICATIONS & EVENTS

 

Jen grew up in northern Virginia and moved to Florida in 2010 after graduating from West Virginia University with her B.S. in Forensic Science.

 

She met her husband, Mike, in 2011, and they have attended Georgianna since 2012, serving in various ministries. Jen and Mike were married in May 2015 at Georgianna, and have three daughters - Brookelynn, Gabriella, & Cassandra.

 

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." Romans 15:13

JASON ARNOLD

YOUTH PASTOR

 

Jason grew up in Brevard County, graduating from Melbourne High. He played baseball at UCF and later in the Yankees, A’s and Blue Jays organizations. Jason was a teacher and baseball coach at both the high school and college levels for 15 years while also serving as a missionary and coach for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

 

Jason and his family have attended Georgianna since 2014. He is married to Jennifer who is also a native of Brevard County and graduate of Merritt Island High. They have 3 children - Sydney, Grant, and Rhett.

NICK O'BRIEN

WORSHIP PASTOR

 

Nick has been in central Florida since 2004, when his family moved from Denver, Colorado, to Satellite Beach. He graduated from Satellite High School, and then received a B.A. in English Literature from UCF in 2012.

 

Nick began serving in various churches in the Orlando and Melbourne areas while in college, and has been in ministry ever since, including leading worship for various summer camps, conferences, and youth retreats.

 

He and his family joined Georgianna in May 2021. Nick and his wife, Taylor, have been married since 2017, and they had their first son, Griffin, in 2020. The O'Brien family loves good food, baseball, and family bike rides, and is blessed to be a part of the Georgianna Church family.

ERIC RUOFF

AUDIO-VISUAL ARTS PASTOR

 

Eric is originally from Hamilton, Ohio - just outside of Cincinnati. He completed his undergraduate education at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Religion. He also graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary with his Masters of Divinity Degree in 2021.

 

Eric began his career as a middle school math teacher in Jacksonville, Florida. He soon answered a call to full time ministry and relocated to Brevard County in 2012. He has served multiple local churches in roles including Youth Pastor, Contemporary Worship Director, Traditional Choir Director, and Discipleship Pastor.

 

Eric has been married to his wife, Karen, since 2009. They have two young children; Melody and Everett. Eric enjoys golfing, boating, home renovation projects, traveling, and spending time with family & friends. Eric and Karen feel honored to serve the Georgianna family and the greater community.