David Schmidt serves as Director of Atlantic Coast Wesley. He has a BS in Communications from Ohio University and a MA in Organizational Management from University of Phoenix, as well as being a graduate of Youth Ministry Institute. David is also a Candidate for Ministry in the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church and attends seminary through the Perkins School of Theology Hybrid Program.
He worked in the TV and video production field for 15 years before following his call to ministry. He has been on staff at Cason United Methodist Church for 8 years as a Youth Minister and a Worship Leader, and currently serves as Minister of Families and Modern Worship. In addition to leading and preaching at the Kickstart modern worship service, he also is one of the vocalists and plays bass for our praise and worship band Covenant.
David is married to Tricia Schmidt, and has two daughters and two stepsons. Meighan, 21, attends Towson University in Maryland and is double majoring in Psychology and Deaf Studies. Hannah, 18, is attending Johnson & Wales in Charlotte studying to become a chef. Drew, 18, is attending Palm Beach State College studying Social Work, and Josh, 15, attends Park Vista High School. They also have two dogs, Benny and Finn, and two cats, Roxy and Gizmo.