AC District Office Staff

Paula McDonald
Senior Administrative Assistant


Paula McDonald joined us in the District Office as the Senior Administrative Assistant on October 21, 2019. We are excited to have her as part of our District Office team. She has over 20 years of experience filling various roles in ministry and most recently filled the role as the Administrative Director at First UMC Melbourne for over 4 years, and brings knowledge from the local church level to her new role in the District Office and looks forward to providing assistance to our AC District churches. Paula is married and has two children. 

E-mail Paula at or call the District Office at 772.299.0255




Marilyn Waldis
Administrative Assistant



Marilyn and her husband, Buck (deceased), and their three children moved to Sebastian, Florida in 1982 from Thorofare, New Jersey. Their two daughters, Kim and Jennilee, still live in the area. Their son, B.J. now lives in West Virginia. They are the grandparents of D.J, Whitney and Marek. Marilyn is now the proud great grandparent of  three boys, Hunter, Fischer and River. Marilyn retired from banking in 2010 after 38 years of service. Marilyn joined the district office in January, 2013 as a part time employee. Marilyn and Buck became members of Roseland UMC upon moving to Sebastian and Marilyn continues to serve in many capacities at her church. Marilyn is a certified lay servant.

 Email Marilyn at or call the District Office at 772.299.0255




Bruce Kitson

Church Health Advocate

Bruce is in his fourth year on the District staff, working with former DS Spencer as Congregational Vitality Specialist and now working with DS Hammond as AC District Church Health Advocate. Bruce has lived within the district for 3 years, 25 years in Wellington, and currently resides in Port St. Lucie. Toward the end of a 40-year career in corporate finance, Bruce obtained a Master's degree in Christian Leadership for Asbury Theological Seminary in Orlando in 2009. He has been married to Johanna for 44 years. Their son Thomas is an Army Lt. Colonel. Their daughter Elizabeth is a public-school teacher in West Palm Beach. They have 2 grandchildren. Bruce can be contacted at and at 561.876.6423.






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The Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church

450 Martin L King Jr Ave
Lakeland, FL 33815

(863) 688-5563 or toll free (800) 282-8011