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Samuel Bradley Clayton

Senior Pastor

Office: 850/385-6151

Brad came to Faith Presbyterian in August of 2016. He as a B.A. in Religion from the College of William and Mary, an M.Div. from Columbia Theological Seminary, and recently completed his D.Min. from Columbia.  Brad previously served as Associate Pastor at Avondale Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, NC, and at Roswell Presbyterian Church in Roswell, GA, before coming to Faith. He married Julianne in April 2016, and they have two dogs and one cat. He enjoys working out and running, and he and Julianne love to travel and are very close to their families.

"I love this church because we have a deep love for the City of Tallahassee. I love working with passionate people who want to serve Jesus Christ at church and in the community."

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Trinity Joy Whitley

Associate Pastor

Office: 850/385-6151

Trinity became the Associate Pastor at Faith in August 2017. She has a BS in Textile and Apparel Management from North Carolina State, an MDiv from Gardner-Webb University. She was ordained as a Minister of Word and Sacrament in August 2016. Trinity has previously served as Director of Campus Ministry at UKirk Tallahassee and as Director of Christian Education for Children's Ministry at Faith (2012-2015). She is married to Thomas and they have two sons (Davis and Grey), two dogs and love concerts at Cascades, going for walks and vacationing with friends. 

One thing I really enjoy about my job at Faith is helping folks grow in relationship with God and each other!

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Linda Pitts

Parish Associate


Linda came to Faith as the Parish Associate in April 2021. She has a Master of Divinity and a Master of
Christian Education from Union Presbyterian Seminary, and a bachelor’s degree from Florida State. She
has previously worked in the fields of education, abuse and neglect, and public health preparedness.
Following seminary, she completed her Chaplain Residency and was a Chaplain, PRN, at Baptist Health in
Jacksonville. She is married to Doug, and they have two children and three grandchildren. Linda enjoys
sewing and crafts, collecting rag dolls, and going on walks.

One thing I really enjoy about my job is the opportunity to get to know people, to listen, and to help
where I can.

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Whitney Burleson

Youth Assistants


Jim and Whitney joined the Faith staff in October 2021. Jim has a BBA in Marketing from Stetson University and a JD from the Florida State University College of Law. He works as a contract compliance attorney for F&I Sentinel. Whitney has a BA in Studio Art and, after ten years as a designer at Infinity Software, is currently a stay-at-home mom and aspiring homesteader. They have two children, and enjoy hiking, gardening, and being in the sunshine.

We have been so well loved by the members of this church, and we are excited to serve the church as interim youth directors with that same love.

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Julianne Clayton

Interim Director of Christian Education for Youth


Julianne joined the Faith staff in June 2022. She has a B.A. in Organizational Communication from Rollins College in Winter Park, FL and a M.A. in Christian Spiritual Formation & Leadership from Friends University in Wichita, KS. She is married to Brad and they have two dogs (Kaylee and Clyde) and one cat (Kat Middleton). In her free time, Julianne enjoys reading, writing, podcasting, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

One thing I love about working with students and families is companioning with them as we all learn to pay attention to the presence of God in our lives together.

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Victoria Fannin

Director of Christian Education for Children


Vicki joined the Faith staff in June 2021 after 24 years of teaching and serving on the staff at our own Faith Preschool. She has a B.S. in Elementary Education from Florida State University and currently holds a National & Florida Director's Credential for Children. Vicki is married to Dave and they have two daughters. She enjoys spending time with family, going to the lake or beach, and antiquing. 

I love being able to share God's love with the sweet children and families of Faith! I am excited and honored to be a part of this special ministry!" 

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Cheri Harkema

Director of Communications

Office: 850/385-6151

Cheri joined the Faith staff in January of 2005. She has a B.S. in Bible Ministries from Philadelphia College of Bible (now Cairn University). She worked in the Attorney General's Office and the First District Court of Appeal before becoming employed by the Episcopal Church as Director of Youth Ministries, then as Director of Youth and Communications, then Parish Administrator. She is married to Reinard and enjoys water aerobics, walking, reading, and travel, especially the mountains. 

"One thing I really enjoy about my job at Faith is interacting with the diversity of members at Faith."

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Renee Lemonier

Pastors' Assistant/Membership Manager

Office: 850/385-6151

Renee joined the Faith Staff in August 2020. She previously worked in the Florida House as well as a prominent downtown lobbying firm. She is married to Chad and has one daughter, Avery. Renee enjoys spending time with family, going to her favorite vacation spot, Savannah, Georgia and watching documentaries.

I look forward to good fellowship and the influence everyone will have on my spiritual growth.

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Allison Lee

Preschool Director

Office: 850/385-0725

Allison joined Faith staff in June 2020. She as a B.S. in Family and Child Sciences and a Master's in Educational Leadership and Administration from Florida State. She has spent her life working with young children as a teacher and Children's Minister. Allison and her husband, Nathan, have two children who attended Faith Preschool and Kindergarten. She enjoys spending time with her family and going to the beach. 

I love seeing the laughter, learning, and love that happens at Faith every day. It is an honor to share the love of God with our children, families, staff, and community.

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Valerie Marlow

Finance Manager

Office: 850/385-6151

Valerie joined the Faith staff in November of 2015. She is APA-PCUSA Certified Church Administrator III, and has served as Church Administrator at First Presbyterian Church of Marianna. She has two sons and four grandchildren. Valerie enjoys spending free time on her 7-acre horse farm, organic gardening, golfing, fishing, and traveling to judge and steward miniature horse shows. 

"One thing I really enjoy about my job at Faith is meeting many of the new members and all of the wonderful volunteers for the numerous mission programs."

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Michael Mello



Michael became Caretaker at Faith in August 2021, though he has been a staff singer for the choir since November 2016. He received his BME in Choral Music Education from Florida State University in April 2021. He frequently participates in community theatre productions around Tallahassee. Michael enjoys going on hikes, reading, and participating in theatre productions both on and off stage.

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Kimani Patterson

Associate Director of Music

Office: 850/385-6151

Kimani joined the Fatih staff in August 2016. He is a Choral Music Education student at Florida State and a graduate of Leon High School. Kimani has served as Director of the Cherub Choir at Faith and has been leading the bass section in the Chancel Choir. He enjoys singing, conversing, and learning about different cultures. 

"One thing I really enjoy about my job at Faith is working with the children and seeing them succeed. Teaching children has always been my passion. I hope to make the world a better place for ALL people through the gift of music. Praise be to God!"

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Winston Peters

Part-time Sexton


Winston joined the Faith Staff in March 2014. He also works at Leon High School. Winston was married to the late Liz Peters, who worked at Faith for nine years prior to her passing in 2020. He has two daughters and one son and enjoys cleaning. 

One thing I really enjoy about working at Faith is the family atmosphere here.

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Peter T. Pursino

Director of Worship Arts

Office: 850/385-6151

Peter joined the Faith staff in July 2006. A native of New York, he received a B.M. and a Certificate in Arts Leadership from the Eastman School of Music and an M.M. from Florida State. Peter previously served as a member of the voice faculty at Rollins College in Winter Park, as Director of Music at Presbyterian Church of the Lakes, and has held high school teaching positions in Orange County, FL,  Cobb County, GA, and served as the Associate Director of Choral Activities at Leon High School. Peter currently is the Choral Director at Chiles High School.  Peter is married to Holly, and they enjoy movies and down time with the family. 

"One thing I really enjoy about my job at Faith is getting to work with talented members and staff." 

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Adam Ravain

Associate Director of Music/Organist


Adam joined the Faith staff in October 2018 and plays the organ and piano for worship and special services. He received a B.A. in music from Rollins College in Winter Park, and an M.M. in piano performance and pedagogy from FSU. In addition to his work at Faith, Adam enjoys accompanying other musicians and teaching piano in the Tallahassee area. 

One thing I really enjoy about my job at Faith is the opportunity to share my music with others so that they may heal and grow spiritually, to the glory of God.

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Rich Terrell

Facilities Manager


Rich joined the Faith staff in December 2021, after coming to Faith Presbyterian in July 2017. He is a veteran (30 years) of the US Navy. He married MaryAnne in August 1999. They have one daughter (Nicole), grandson (Ryder), and two dogs. He enjoys spending time with family and traveling during the summer with his wife and grandson. 

I love the Faith family and being able to add my talents to an already talented staff and helping Faith accomplish its goals by completing the upkeep of our worship home. 

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Randolph Wayne Zepp

Church Administrator

Office: 850/385-6151

Randy joined the Faith staff in November 2014. He has a B.S. in Physical Education from Catawba College in Salisbury, NC. His previous career experience includes Pregnancy Help & Information Center (Business Manager/Men's Ministry), Zepp Strategic Partners, Inc. (Partner), Classic Limo & Sedan Serivce (President & General Manager), Tri-Eagle Sales (Vice President, General Manager & Equity Partner), and Pepin Distributing Company (Vice President & General Manager). Randy is married to Carol and has one son. He enjoys playing golf, watching sports with his son, and reading (favs are historical novels). His favorite place to visit is the beach; second favorite is the mountains.

"One thing I really enjoy about my job at Faith is working with my fellow staff members and the members that have become family here at Faith."

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