Staff

Seth Goldsmith

Lead Pastor | seth@sebastianchurch.com

Seth and his wife Christa were middle school sweethearts. Now married 21 years, they share a passion to love our community and see their friends and neighbors connect with God. Seth and Christa are big supporters of foster care and adoption and want to help the many children and adults affected by the foster care system. They have 5 children. Seth is the founding pastor of Coastal. Seth also serves as the Director of Short-Term Missions for Imani Milele Children in Uganda. He leads a movement that provides medical care, hygiene education and other sustainable poverty solutions for orphaned and vulnerable children and their remaining relatives in Uganda east Africa. Seth loves dating his wife, fishing with his family, and camping.

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Ron Gehrke

Worship Arts Pastor | ron@sebastianchurch.com

Ron and his wife, April, are long-time Indian River County residents. Ron has served in youth ministry and worship for over 15 years. Pastor Seth and Pastor Ron were in a punk/hard rock band together years ago. Ask Ron about Pastor Seth jumping off the drum set. He loves to lead the band and the church into worshipful life-changing experiences.

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Sharon "Kookie" Reed

Local Missions Director | kookie@sebastianchurch.com

Sharon is a native of San Antonio, TX, and is passionate about serving people, namely at-risk children and families, to include the special needs population. Sharon has a combination of nearly 27 years experience in leadership working in non-profit and faith-based organizations. She has earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Services with a specialization in Criminal Justice from Wayland Baptist University and a Master’s of Science in Organizational Leadership from Our Lady of the Lake University. Sharon has been married 39 years to a wonderful man of God, Irvin Reed. They have 2 beautiful daughters, 2 wonderful grandchildren, and 3 precious great-grandchildren. Sharon loves spending time with family and cooking their favorite meals, and serving in missions.

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Shelley Nowlin

Director of Empowered Women (Women's Ministry)

Shelley is passionate about her work for the Lord and desires everyone to experience the freedom that she has found in her Heavenly Father. In particular, she is determined to see every man, woman and child come to the full understanding of who they are in Christ and what they were created to do. She currently co-leads a ministry that mentors women and men through the process of moving beyond their past hurts and bondage helping them learn how to deal with their present situation and pursue their God designed destiny. Shelley is equally passionate about mission work with children as evident with her work in Uganda East Africa. Her prayer is that God would use her to bring HIS love into even in the darkest of situations. Shelley is blessed to be a mother and grandmother and currently resides in Sebastian, Florida.

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Corey and Lacy Rugar

Youth Leaders | youth@sebastianchurch.com

Corey and Lacy are transplants from Wyoming. They have 3 kids and love sports, camping, and fishing. Their mission is to encourage middle school and high school students to follow Jesus.

Amber Miller

Coastal Kidz Director (Nursery to Elementary Age)

Amber is a Texan by birth and moved to Florida, in 2003, after marrying her husband Scott. She grew up in the church, volunteering in various capacities over the years. In college, she worked at a local church's child development center and was a children’s choir director. She’s been a church camp lifeguard and youth group intern as well. In recent years, she served local schools as the district’s physical therapist (She’s even a doctor!). Her and her husband have two children, Hank and Eliza, who are active in Coastal Kidz. She is excited to be in the roll as the Coastal Kidz Director and is looking forward to how God will use Coastal Kidz to make a difference in the lives of the upcoming generation.

Bill Bass

Family Care Minister | bill@sebastianchurch.com

Bill and wife, Linda, are long time residents of the Treasure Coast of Florida. Bill is retired from a career as manager of a citrus grower business and now enjoys fishing. Don't go fishing with him unless you like fishing with someone who catches all the fish while you watch. Bill is one of the nicest red necks we've ever met. If you have anything that needs fixed, hand him a roll of duct tape and he'll have it fixed in minutes! He often reminds people that NASA uses duct tape to make quick repairs in space.

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Jim Goldsmith

Family Care Minister | jim@sebastianchurch.com

Jim and his wife,Tanya, met in high school where they lived in Waterford, Pennsylvania. They have three grown children: Jackie, Seth and Nathan. Jim is now a Real Estate Broker at Dale Sorensen Realty, after starting a successful church in Port St. Lucie in 1989.

Irvin "June" Reed

Family Care Minister
June and his wife Kookie, have been married for over 40 years. Irvin "June" Reed is a native of New Orleans, LA. June is passionate about street outreach and reaching the lost through the gospel of Jesus Christ.
June loves serving wherever there is a need. He serves as one of Coastal's Family Connection Ministers.
June and Kookie have 2 beautiful daughters, 2 wonderful grandchildren, and 4 precious great-grandchildren.

Eric Jjombwe

Pastoral Intern

Eric was born and raised in Uganda East Africa. Conquering many challenges, the Lord has brought him to where he is today. He is a fulltime student at Indian River State College. He is the president of the Political Science and Debate Club. He is also the Bible study leader for the college campus ministry. He is gifted musically and sings in the church worship band. And in his spare time... wait what's that?

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