Our Team









Email Pastor David
David grew up in the greater Leesburg area. He left the area to attend seminary in 1990 after hearing his call to full-time ministry.  He loves ‘being’ home here in Leesburg. 

David received his A.A. from Lake-Sumter Community College, B.A. in Religion from Florida Southern College (Go ‘Mocs), and M.Div. from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology.  He enjoys cheering on all Florida teams (Favorites include: the Florida Gators, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the Tampa Bay Rays) as well as teams from the SEC.

David and his wife, Sherry, have two daughters, Christina and Brittany, (both Leesburg natives) who are married and reside in Hernando County.  They also have a grandson and a granddaughter. 

David enjoys working with other Christian traditions to model church unity. He has been an active Kiwanis Club member for many years.  His greatest passion is helping new and existing disciples of Jesus grow as followers of Jesus.  He is an avid Facebook user (yes, please friend him) and also is on Twitter @prdavidstauffer.  His favorite thing to do is spending time with family.


Pastor Emeritus, Minister of Visitation

Email Dr. Gibbs
Mac earned his BA at Birmingham Southern College, his Masters at Emory University, and his doctorates at Florida Southern College and Bethune-Cookman University.  He was in active ministry for forty-three years in seven Florida churches (one of those as Senior Pastor at Morrision), and in three districts as Superintendent.  Mac was the Conference Council Director for five years, elected as a delegate to five Jurisdictional Conferences, which elect the Bishops of our church, and four General Conferences, the policy and law-making body of our denomination.  He served as Chair of five Conference Commissions, and as a member of two different General Conference Boards.  Mac spent many years in Financial Planning for Churches.  Now, his main job at Morrison is that of visiting the homebound and persons living in health care.  He fills the pulpit at worship services when requested.

Office Manager

Email Terri
After four years as church information specialist, Terri became the office manager in December of 2014.  Along with her new management duties, she continues to be responsible for the bulletins, newsletters, various other desktop publishing tasks, and acting as webmaster for the church's website.  Terri and her family joined Morrison in July 2000 and were involved with the current contemporary worship service from its beginning. Terri has a passion for women's ministry and arts ministry.  She is the leader of Connected Women's Ministry and occasionaly leads Bible studies, special women's events, and cardmaking/papercrafting classes.  Terri and her husband, Lee, have two adult children.  Hobbies that enrich her leisure time are scrapbooking, creating cards, and reading.

Director of Christian Education

Email Betsy Mae
Betsy Mae grew up in Leesburg and attended Lake Sumter Community College receiving an Associate’s degree with an emphasis in Early Childhood,  and then earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Saint Leo University.  She has all the state of Florida required credentials to manage a childcare center.  Betsy Mae plans all children activities at the church.  She schedules volunteer Sunday School teachers and Vacation Bible School teachers, teaches Bible Zone, leads the Friday Night Specials, and plans various other fun activities for the children.  Betsy Mae and her husband, David, have two children; a daughter and a son. Her hobbies include reading, boating, and fishing.

Director of Worship Technology
Director of Student Ministry

Email Jared

A native Floridian and long time resident of Leesburg, Jared has a heart for the local community and is passionate about creating an immersive worship environment free from distraction, as a means to reach that community for Christ. Jared spent most of his childhood worshipping at Morrison, and returned as a staff member to share his gifts with audio and visual media with his home church. Jared is a Student of  Valencia College’s Sound and Music Technology program, where he is constantly learning new and better techniques for enhancing worship at Morrison. Another passion of Jared’s is bringing worship and spiritual council to the church’s young members and their friends. Jared uses his musical gifts and leadership on Sunday evenings for Uplift, Morrison’s Sunday night youth experience. 


Director of Jumpstart
Director of Student Outreach

Email Emily
Emily Givens provides an interactive, safe, and caring environment for Morrison’s youth by planning and attending events and activities which enrich a youth’s faith life. She also produces social media and print publications for her program and works to build relationships with other youth organizations in the area. After graduating from Leesburg High School, she earned a Bachelors in Mass Communications with a specialization in Public Relations from the University of South Florida . During college she spent time in Exeter, England, where she attended Exeter University’s business program and toured the UK and other parts of Europe. After college, she moved to Paris, France to experience the food and culture and to attend the France Langue Language Institute for French.  In her spare time she loves to swing dance, sing, read, and practice the guitar. 


Email David
David Bellows, a native of Rochester, N.Y., leads the Music Ministry in our traditional worship services. He began his formal music education at Hope College, where he earned a Bachelors in Organ Performance, studying with Huw Lewis.   David received a Masters in Organ Literature and Performance at the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with Hans Davidsson.  He has also studied organ with Thomas Bara, Jonathan Biggers, and Todd Wilson.  David is deeply interested in all aspects of the pipe organ and choral music. In his spare time, David enjoys perusing iTunes in search of new music to suit his eclectic tastes.

Hospitality Coordinator
Email Leanna

Leanna has been a member of Morrison for more than four years. She is originally from Massachusetts but has been “in and out” of Florida most of her life.  She serves as an office volunteer, a Monday morning money counter, an usher, and a Jumpstart supervisor.  Leanna is a member of the Marketing Team and, along with her husband, Tom, she sits on the Church Council.
In the summer of 2016, Leanna came out of retirement from a career in various types of communications work to join our staff.  She  has extensive experience working with volunteers.  She hopes to develop the volunteer program further with an emphasis on ownership and fellowship.


Opportunity Shop Manager
Email Susan
Susan was born and raised in Michigan.  After high school she moved to Washington, DC, where she attended a faith-based college. After college, Susan worked for a Fortune 500 company in DC until moving to Florida twenty-three years ago to be closer to her widowed mother.  After relocating to Central Florida, Susan opened her own business which she ran for twenty years.  In the summer of 2016, she joined our team as the Manager for the Opportunity Shop Thrift Store.
In her free time, Susan enjoys going to garage sales, thrift stores, and flea markets.  She also likes doing volunteer work, especially at South Lake Animal Hospital.