Our Team

  • Cole Floyd

    Pastor

    Pastor Cole and his family came to the Chapel in February 2020.  He served in pastoral ministry for 10 years in the D.C area prior moving to Florida.  Pastor Cole and his wife Christina have 3 children, Drew, Elsie Lynn, and Grayson.  

  • jonathan mitchell

    music and youth minister

    Jonathan has been living in the area since 2010.  He moved here to help create what is now Ohana Institute. Jonathan is the founder of the music program at the school called Ohana Records. He was called to be the worship leader of Chapel at the Beach in 2015. Jonathan started leading worship while at Palm Beach Atlantic University back in 2000. He was the worship leader for the college ministry at Family Church in West Palm Beach for three years and also led worship at Woodstock Church for two years. While in college, Jonathan spent three summers working children and youth camps called Centrikid and M-Fuge. Both of those camps are apart of LifeWay ministry. Jonathan has also led and been on numerous mission trip around the world. After college, Jonathan joined a country rock band with his brothers and was signed to Atlantic Records from 2006-2009. His passion has always been working with youth and music, and that is what brought Jonathan to Ohana Institute as well as Chapel at The Beach. Jonathan’s wife Christine is a local photographer who joins him in leading our youth ministry. They have two children, Rosalyn and Benjamin. Jonathan’s other interest include fishing, gardening, camping, kayaking and golfing.

  • DANI MARTIN

    CHILDREN'S MINISTER

    Coming Soon.

  • casey johnston

    administration

    Casey moved to the area in 2007 from Alabama. She and her husband, Bryan, quickly became involved with The Chapel at the Beach.  Her role consists of accounting, website and social media management, and organizing anything required behind the scenes. Casey likes to stay busy as a local business owner and helping in any way at the Chapel. They have two daughters, Draven and Kylie and a son in law, Nick.

  • jon schmidt

    Leadership team

    Jon and Denise moved from Tallahassee, Florida in 2014 to live full time in Watersound Origins.  Jon, originally from Massachusetts, came to Florida in 1983 to attend FSU and received his doctorate in marine ecology in 1987.  He went to work for a private consulting firm providing environmental consulting services and continues to work for state and federal governments, private industry, and military clients providing environmental

    and permitting consulting services throughout the US.


    Jon came to know Jesus late in life but was active in each church they attended.  They were active in youth ministry for 10 years and Jon was the lay leader for missions work leading teams to serve alongside missionaries in eastern Europe, Africa, the Caribbean and central America. He served as an elder several times and successfully oversaw the construction of new church space at the last church they attended in Tallahassee.  Jon and Denise have two sons and two granddaughters and one grandson.

  • ted davison

    leadership team

    Ted and his wife, Karen, have attended the chapel since 2008. Through the chapel's heart for missions, Ted connected with Global Effect, where he serves on the board and travels to the Dominican Republic on mission trips several times a year.  Ted has been in the boating industry for 35 years and owns several small businesses on the beach. He and Karen enjoy hosting a weekly study in their home.  

  • jon laplante

    leadership team

    Jon moved from Atlanta 16 years ago and has been involved with the Chapel since 2007.  He has served on the Leadership Team for several years.  He and his wife, Claire, have two sons, Mason & Christopher.

  • Tom Carmody

    LEADERSHIP TEAM

    Tom and his wife Joan returned to Florida following a 38 year career in the retirement service industry that took them to Dallas, Boston and Atlanta.  They grew up in the Jacksonville area, however, after vacationing here for 10+ years, they fell in love with the beaches and beauty of the area and this is now their home!  The Chapel quickly became their church home and they love the mission focus and wonderful people who have become family!


    They have a heart for family focused short term missions and small groups where community is formed and nurtured. While in Boston Tom and Joan attended Grace Chapel in Lexington where they served in short term missions and Tom was very involved in Men’s Ministry.  In Atlanta they attended NorthPoint Community Church where they served in short term missions, lead starting point groups and were small group leaders. Following NorthPoint they attended Passion City prior to making their move to 30A. 


    Tom and Joan host a small group that meets in their home and Joan plays the keyboard in the worship band. Tom is now a realtor and Joan teaches piano which has always been her passion.


    They have been married for 43 years and have been blessed with two beautiful daughters, 2 wonderful son in laws and 5 precious grandchildren!


    Tom became a believer in Jesus Christ at the age of 36. The journey has been exciting and he looks forward to continuing to run the race!

  • Ben ERPS

    LEADERSHIP TEAM

    Ben and his wife Lorri have been married since 1985, having been college sweethearts at Pepperdine University in California. They first attended the Chapel in 2005 when they traveled from Louisville KY to vacation in Seacrest. The Chapel was their family’s “beach church!”


    Ben and Lorri raised three boys: Keith (wife Alex and their amazing daughter Max), Trent (wife Kristen) and Reid. Ben ran a sports merchandising company and the family attended Southeast Christian Church.


    In 2022, they permanently moved to the 30A area and quickly made the Chapel their new home church.


Missions Team

  • Lynn Richardson

    Missions Team

    After careers in educational publishing moved them from southwest Virginia to the DC area, San Francisco, New York, and Boston, Lynn and her late husband John Ambrose moved to the area in 2002.  Late in 2006, they were delighted to find a new church that was meeting at the Town Hall in Rosemary Beach.  The deeper their faith walk became and the more they learned about the Chapel’s vision and missional purpose, the more committed they became as regular attendees.  Lynn has continued her involvement in the Chapel ever since, joining the Missions Team in 2012.  She considers it a privilege and an inspiration to work with all of the Chapel’s Mission Partners all over the world. 

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    MISSIONS TEAM

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  • joe rudolph

    MISSIONS TEAM

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  • clint gharib

    MISSIONS TEAM

    Clint moved to the area in 2016 from Atlanta with his family and has been at The Chapel since.  Though he’d volunteered with numerous food pantry, children and animal welfare causes whilst in Atlanta, it was at The Chapel Clint developed a true relationship with Jesus.  After his love of time in scripture & with family, he loves football and jeeping.  Clint has a heart for various missions locally and abroad so he happily accepted the chance to serve on the Missions Team for The Chapel.

  • Barbara Robertson

    MISSIONS TEAM

    Have attended church all my life and accepted Christ and was baptized  at age fifteen.


    Have taught Bible study, gone on mission trips and volunteered many hours.


    Moved to Florida from Texas in 2011 and have been at the Chapel since 2014. Was married for 54 years and have two adult children and five grandchildren.