Gina White

Art Ministry Chair

Gina is a mixed media artist, church and community volunteer, wife and mother of two teens.


She uses art to visually interpret philosophical writings, poetry, & songs, particularly Christian mystics such as Thomas Merton, St. Teresa of Avila, and C.S. Lewis, U2, and Mumford and Sons.  Since poetry is as subjective as fine art, she expresses her “visual reading” in an abstract style, leaving others to find their own meaning in the work.


Gina has embraced art as an important part of her existential exploration and is passionate about sharing the gift of art with others, as it is a powerful means for us all to learn, grow, create and share. 


 Contact: ginabwhite@yahoo.com

Sue Rowe

My husband, Jimmy, and I are both Saint Petersburg natives and FUMC members since 1993. We have three children, one daughter-in-law, and a grandchild on the way! In June, 2017, I retired from Shorecrest Preparatory School where I was the K-4  art teacher for 16 years. I now offer small group and private art lessons to children, teens, and adults at my studio in the Five Deuces Galleria. 

Kenn Mann

Kenn Mann began his musical journey by playing on a tiny toy piano given to him by his parents at Christmas when he was only 3 years old.  The very day he received this gift, he began playing hymns and worship songs to his parent’s amazement.  Born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi, this southern gentleman has led in Worship and written songs alongside such singers and musicians as Babbie Mason, Charles Billingsley, Vernon Whaley, Derric Johnson and David T. Clydesdale as well as world renowned leaders such as Henry Blackaby and Kay Arthur.

 

Kenn has written over 50 Choral Anthems for such companies Brentwood/Benson Music, Word Music, Lorenz Publishing and Lillenas Publishing.  He has also written four (4) Choral Musicals; (1) “No More Walls”, a Youth Musical produced by Veggie Tales writer, Steven V. Taylor, (2) “A New Heart For Christmas”, An Adult Christmas Musical created with Disneyworld’s Derric Johnson and Liberty University’s Dean of Music, Vernon Whaley.  (3)  Make Us One”, An Adult Worship Musical, which won the Gospel Music Association’s prestigious Dove Award for “Musical Of The Year” and finally, (4) “After The Cross”, An Adult Easter Musical which premiered at Cypress Gardens, Winter Haven, Florida.

 

Kenn received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Mississippi College, Clinton, Mississippi and went on to receive his Master’s Degree in Church Music from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.  He has hosted the WTIS Music Talk Show, “Tampa Bay’s House of Praise” for two years and now serves as the Minister of Worship & Music at First United Methodist Church in Saint Petersburg, Florida for the past seven years.