Meet Our Staff

Our interim pastor is Don Dilley.

I have been in every state except Alaska and every continent except Australia and Antarctica.  My professional path has been broad.  Roles I have performed in my adult life include pastor, college instructor, school bus driver, executive management coach/trainer, computer technician, technical trainer, entrepreneur, small business owner, and chaplain.  I returned to my pastoral calling as part of my transition at age sixty.  I served at Verona Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh.  I retired from the full time ministry in 2009 and moved on to my boat full time.  I set sail for the Bahamas.  I served as Interim Pastor at Richmond Hill Church for three years.  I took some time off to sail from Savannah to Key West and back.  I served Douglas Presbyterian Church for two years.  

I look forward to worshiping, praying, playing, and studying with you.  Let us begin our time together secure in God’s love and giving thanks for this time and this place in our lives.  

John Wilson & family

Nancy Shuman is our music director every Sunday.

Nancy grew up in Folkston, Georgia, a small town south of Brunswick.  She married her high school sweetheart, Bill Shuman, and they have been married 53 years.  They had four daughters, two live in Brunswick, one lives in St. Johns, Florida, and they lost one daughter in 2007.  They have 10 awesome grandchildren who they love and cherish.  Bill is a Georgia Tech civil engineer graduate and Nancy worked to “put him through college.”  Their first daughter was born two months after Bill graduated and Nancy became a “stay at home” Mom.  Nancy did return to the work first as a church preschool teacher and later director of the School of Discovery, First United Methodist Church in Jesup, Georgia for 12 years before moving to Brunswick in 1996.  Nancy has help direct and played for children and youth choirs as well as participated in adult church and community choirs.  She has enjoyed returning to her piano to play for Frederica church and appreciates the love and support she receives.

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Barbara moved to St. Simon’s from Los Angeles almost two years ago after her husband passed.  He loved teaching, and taught until the pandemic forced him to retire.  They have two children:  Karen, who lives locally, who has a son and daughter; and David, who remains in California and has two daughters.

Barbara began her study of the organ in 1958 and has served as organist in many churches in the Los Angeles area over a 35-year period.  Barbara is a RN and has a Doctorate in Sociology.  She taught in the School of Nursing at Azusa Pacific University for 25 years focusing primarily on qualitative research, nursing theory, and family theory.  After retiring, she published two books:  The Artinian Intersystem Model, the nursing model which she had developed during her nursing career and Glaserian Grounded Theory in Nursing Research,  which included her own research and that of her students.  She then helped her husband write his own book:  The Americanization of a Syrian Boy.”  Barbara now is consultant for an historical research study of a cohort of nurses who graduated in 1953 and have remained in contact with each other until now.  
Barbara keeps herself busy by participating in several book clubs and by volunteering at the Vitality assistive living residence where she plays the piano for the residents two afternoons a week.  She also works with the residents helping them write their life histories.  
We welcome Barbara to our Fort Frederica family.