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Front Desk Volunteer TeamShare your smile and voice at Palms! Volunteers are needed to cover the front desk reception area during the week. Please contact Doreen Boyd in the church office at 246-0594 x 229 if you'd like to share your time and talent. 

Welcome New Nursery Coordinator, Katie Byrd

Katie began her ministry with our littlest disciples as Nursery Coordinator last Sunday morning, June 26th. Katie joins the Palms‘ family with great experience and credentials. A recent graduate of Liberty University, Katie earned a BA in Early Elementary Education. She has two years’ experience as a Pre-K teacher in a Christian school in Tennessee, as well as experience in a childcare setting for very young children with the Department of Defense. She has a two-year old son, Elijah and her parents, Gordon and Laura Strickland are Palms’ disciples as well. She is looking forward to meeting all of our young children and their families at Palms. She’s excited to make sure our youngest disciples feel welcomed, loved, and safe here in their church home. Stop by and say hello to Katie or contact her at

We are pleased to welcome Interim Director of Connection, Jerie Lukefahr

Today we welcome Jerie to the Palms’ family as Interim Director of Connection. A native Texan and graduate of UT/Austin, Jerie Lukefahr also lived, worked and worshipped for many years in the St. Louis, MO area. She and her husband, Steve, a retired airline pilot and toy train enthusiast, moved to Fernandina Beach in 2014. Jerie is a Commissioned Ruling Elder without a current charge, and serves on two presbytery commissions as well as the Christian Formation division at First in Fernandina. When she isn’t happily immersed in churchy stuff, Jerie enjoys practicing yoga, walking our beautiful Florida beaches, and listening to Frank Sinatra. We are happy to have Jerie join us! 

We joyfully welcome our 2016 Summer Youth Intern, Daniel Graham

My name is Daniel and I was raised on a small petting zoo in a big suburb of Sacramento, California. I grew up around barn animals and speak fluent goat and chicken, but only conversational duck. In high school I spent most of my free time at Folsom Lake swimming, hiking, or crashing my mountain bike. By the time you are reading this I will have (hopefully) graduated from Centre College with a double major in Chemistry and Computer Science. It will probably come as no surprise that I am also a sci-fi nerd. Interstellar is one of my favorite movies. I also love to read, and will read pretty much anything. I especially love reading recommended books, so please tell me about one of your favorites! Last summer I worked at NIST, a government lab in Maryland, and got to tour their nuclear reactor. Unfortunately I did not develop any superpowers (yet), but I can tell you all about the lab! Honestly, I would love to talk to you about anything really. Did you hear a great song recently? Tell me about it! Do you have a favorite poem? Me too, what’s yours!? Did you just make up a new word that you want to try out? I am all ears. I am excited to get to know all of you this summer. And if you want to know anything more about me, feel free to quack at me anytime. I'm excited to share my summer with the amazing youth of Palms!





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