Leadership Team

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.



Rev. Dr. Brian Kneser • Senior Pastor

He stands ready to be of help to you and your family in times of sorrow, indecision, or personal challenges. His training as a pastor and in the Word of God, along with his desire to be of help, are available to you. He will lift up your concerns in prayer to our loving and caring God and Savior. Pastor Kneser may be reached at 407.469.2525 or through email at pastor@woodlandschurch.com.


Rev. Dr. Milan Weerts • Assistant Pastor

He loves to teach the Bible. He also teaches a class on Debt Free Living. He stands ready to answer your questions about theology, spiritual questions, or the interpretation of Bible passages. For assistance with any of those questions, email him at StrongInChrist@cfl.rr.com. You will normally receive a reply within 48 hours. You may also send prayer requests to this address. Pastor Weerts will include your prayer in his personal prayers.


Charles Crownover • Minister of Music

Mr. Crownover leads a number of music groups, including our In God We Trust Worship Band, Youth Praise Band, Men’s Choir, Men’s Quartet, Children’s Choir (co-leader with Debra Kneser) and Brass Quartet. His vision for music ministry is to encourage people to express their Christian life, gratitude and worship through music. He is a member of CCLI, BMI, and SGA. Mr. Crownover also serves as our music teacher for the Woodlands Early Learning Center. While his Bachelor’s Degree is in psychology, Charles also completed post-graduate work in Education and obtained an Orff Schulwerk certification in music. Charles brings 38 years of experience in music performance to his position. He loves introducing our children to the world of music. Visit his site at CharlesCrownover.com. Charles Crownover may be reached at 407.469.2525 or through email at music@woodlandschurch.com.

John Wilcox • Interim Youth Director

John Wilcox is originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, and has lived in Florida for the last 4 years in the Fort Myers and Tampa areas. John brings over 15 years of ministry experience including youth ministry, young adult ministry and pastoral ministry as a church pastor/planter.  John also works as the Theatre Church Consultant at Regal Entertainment Group for Florida, Alabama and Mississippi.John is married to Amanda, and has three children – Vivienne, Trevor, and Ethan.  John enjoys music, skiing and Michigan sports.
Email: youth@woodlandschurch.com.


Church & Early Learning Center Staff

Emma Pinter • Church Administrator
Terri Beaver • Office Secretary
Bryan Hallman • Bookkeeper
Pam Jackson • Lead Teacher
Michelle Shuten • ELC Director – Lead Teacher
Esther McCoy •Lead Teacher
Ruth Brennan •
Jennifer Welsh •
Rhonda Demarest •
S Fabre-Seunarine • Lunch Bunch
MaryJo Hoard • Lutheran Christian Counseling
Heather Henslee • Nursery Attendant
Leslie Cardona / Shelley Smith • Church Custodian
Joe Chasmar • Facilities Custodian / Worker