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How Do You Follow Jesus In Your Sphere Of Influence?

Special Guest Speakers February 21, 28 and March 7,14,21
12 pm | St. Paul East Campus

Join us each Wednesday for lunch and a lenten reflection from our community leaders.

Schedule of Speakers

February 21

 Mrs. Angel Myers

Mrs. Angel Myers

Angel Myers

Angel Myers joined the District Attorneys Office as an Assistant District Attorney in 2006. Prior to joining the District Attorneys office, Angel practiced law as an associate with the law firm of Daniel, Coker, Horton & Bell. Angel earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2000, and went on to attend Mississippi College School of Law where she graduated in the top 25% of her class. Angel and her family are members of St. Paul United Methodist Church.


February 28

 Dr. Robert Hirsch

Dr. Robert Hirsch

Dr. Robert Hirsch

Dr. Robert Hirsch has resided on Davis Bayou in Ocean Springs, Mississippi (Gulf Coast) with his wife, Melissa Hirsch, since 1980. In addition to writing novels, he is currently engaged in educational consulting and public speaking, and pens a weekly newspaper column for the Ocean Springs Record.


March 7

 Dr. Joe Pocreva

Dr. Joe Pocreva

Dr. Joe Pocreva

Doctor Joseph Pocreva currently serves as ER Staff Physician at Singing River Hospital in Ocean Springs. Prior to that Joe served as a Physician with the US Air Force since 1996. Joe, his wife Andrea and their family our faithful members of St. Paul UMC.


March 14

 Rob Blackman, Alderman

Rob Blackman, Alderman

Rob Blackman, Alderman

Alderman Blackman is serving his first term on the Board of Aldermen.

Alderman Blackman is a graduate of the University of Southen Mississippi and has lived in Ocean Springs for 8 years. He is a former Building Official for the City of Ocean Springs and is currently a Project Manager for Machado Patano Engineering.


March 21

 Mary Elizabeth Sawyer

Mary Elizabeth Sawyer

Mary Elizabeth Sawyer

Mary Elizabeth Sawyer is the founder and director of the Ocean Springs Chorale. Sawyer currently serves as the Chancel Choir at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, USA, where she has served for 43+ years. She is the former Director of Choirs at Ocean Springs High School (1971-2004) as well as adjunct teacher at William Carey University and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Sawyer is an eight-time recipient in the Who’s Who Among America’s Teacher award program and has received the prestigious Alan R. Barton Award for excellence in Teaching. A $100,000.00 scholarship program has been established in her name by the Barrister Foundation to assist choral students from Ocean Springs High School seeking a degree in Music. Sawyer is called upon to serve as an adjudicator, coach, and clinician in the both the church and the school setting. Sawyer has earned certification as a Director of Music in the United Methodist Church and holds a Bachelor and Master of Music Education from the University of Southern Mississippi.