Grace Community Church functions under the leadership of a council of elders/pastors who are equal in authority and specialized in function. The elder council currently consists of two vocational elders/pastors, Kevin Wilhoit and Scott Devor, and two non-vocational elders/pastors, Mark Scimeca and Wes Tyler. Collectively the elders oversee and share the pastoral work of the church.
Scott Devor serves as a vocational elder and pastor. Scott is committed to the mission and the work of the church—to see disciples formed and matured in Jesus Christ and to proclaim the gospel to a watching world. The truth of this gospel is not about us, it's about Jesus. When we come to embrace this truth, we are freed to live lives which love God and love others—lives that magnify God and not ourselves.
Scott holds a BA in philosophy with a music minor from University of Central Florida and is currently pursuing his Master of Divinity degree at Reformed Theological Seminary. He has served for a number of years as managing editor for Tabletalk magazine and most recently as editor and writer for Timothy Plan mutual funds. He and his wife, Robin, are natives to Central Florida. Together, they are raising four ridiculously cute kids: Hannah, Elizabeth, Lydia, and Abigail.
Mark Scimeca grew up in western New York and professed Christ as Savior in 1975. He and his wife Karen married and moved to Central Florida in 1992, have lived in Saint Cloud since 2001, and became members of Grace Community Church in 2013. They have nine children: Kristen, Laura, Sarah, Luke, Boaz, Jubilee, Jonathan, Jeremiah and Josiah, including four adopted from Ethiopia. Mark works as special counsel for an Orlando law firm and volunteers with Myanmar Covenant Ministries. Mark has a passion for promoting family devotions and multi-generational faithfulness in the Church (Deuteronomy 6:4-9).
Wesley Tyler was gloriously saved in 2004. As a Florida native, Wesley grew up in the Melbourne area. After graduating From UCF with a master’s degree, he later went on to earn his Master of Theological Studies and a Master’s of Divinity from Reformed Baptist Seminary.
Wesley loves the Lord and his church. He is passionate about evangelism and expository preaching. He loves seeing people come to saving faith in Jesus Christ and grow into mature believers. Wesley is also a certified biblical counselor with ACBC.
Wesley is married to his wonderful wife Lyndsay and they have one son, Hunter.
Kevin Wilhoit holds an undergraduate degree from Penn State University and a Master of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary. He is originally from western Pennsylvania, where he worked in construction, was a committed member of a local church, and was involved in lay ministry. After concluding that God was calling him into full-time ministry, Kevin and his family moved to Florida in 2009 to attend seminary.
Kevin’s passion is to see the Kingdom of God expand among the people of Grace Community Church, the greater community of St. Cloud, and to the ends of the earth, by being a faithful under-shepherd of the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. He strives to connect the riches of Christ to our everyday lives through faithful preaching, teaching, and discipleship, in order to establish the hearts of God’s people in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Kevin has been married to Brooke since 2000, and they have three children: Leah, Kaelin, and Nathan.