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. Joshua Pettit • Associate Pastor – Youth and Family Ministry

Having been through some dark times as a teen, Pastor Josh found his passion in helping other youth through the challenges of life. With his family being very important in his life, he answered the call from God to reach out and minister to all youth and their families to share with them the same love of God that brought him out of his darkness into God’s marvelous light. If you want to know more about his story and God’s saving grace in his life or the ministry he is doing at Woodlands Lutheran Church contact him at pastorjosh@woodlandschurch.com.


Rev. Dr. Milan Weerts • Assistant to 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 pastorweerts@woodlandschurch.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,  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 website at CharlesCrownover.com. Charles may be reached at 407.469.2525 or through email at music@woodlandschurch.com.


Church & Early Learning Center Staff

Emma Pinter • Church Administrator
Email: administrator@woodlandschurch.com
Michelle Hoffman • Director / Teacher / EDC
Terri Beaver • Office Secretary

Bryan Hallman • Bookkeeper


Rhonda Demarest • Teacher


Pam Jackson • Teacher


Ruth Brennan • Aide


Viena Perez • Aide


Julie Compton • Aide


Sandra Seunarine • Aide

Morgan Hatmaker • Aide

Kat Kenner • Aide


Betty Myers • Choir / Joy Bells Director


Marge Weerts / Marlene Wilhelm / Kae Retzlaff • Organists


MaryJo Hoard • Lutheran Christian Counseling


Senita Ali • Nursery Attendant


Leslie Cardona / Shelley Smith • Church Custodians


Joe Chasmar • Facilities Custodian