Searching for our next Director of Music and Worship


Our beloved music director, Scott Spradlin, last Sunday will be May 28th, Pentecost Sunday. Following worship, we have a BBQ luncheon planned, and we need you to RSVP. Please contact the church office, and we will put you on the list to receive tickets for the event. We are asking for donations to pay for the cost of this celebration. However, no donation is required to attend. We want as many people as possible to attend. At the luncheon, there will be a basket for the Spradlin family for you to share your appreciation with cards.


While there will not be another Scott and we so appreciate his ministry, a search committee has been formed to find Scott’s successor as the Director of Music and Worship. The opening has been advertised on So far the search team received 41 applications. Nine applicants will participate in the next stage of the process with screening interviews this next week. Your prayers for the search are appreciated. We do welcome internal applicants. If you know anyone who is interested, let them know about the opening.


The search committee members are the following:

Harolynn Lanza (retired HR professional, Choir, 11 am), co-chairperson
Gwen Fox (11 am, SPR Team chairperson), co-chairperson
Jean Cahill, SPR representative, 8 am service
Jean Gritman, SPR representative, 11 am service
Ginny Glaspey, Praise Band, 9:30 am
Monique McCutcheon, Praise Band, 9:30 am
Peggy Herbst, Choir and Finance representative, 11 am
Rev. Jeff Kantz, retired UMC pastor and Choir rep, 11 am
Roy Hawthorne, retired music educator and music director + Choir rep, 11 am
Marty Roberts, Trustees representative, 8 am

Rev. David Averill, ex-officio


Mount Dora, Florida is a lovely and growing town in Lake, County Florida within 40 minutes of Orlando and 1 hour of Daytona Beach. First United Methodist Church of Mount is searching for its next music director. The Director Music Ministries is a full-time position, leading traditional and contemporary music groups of all ages. Our current music director is moving on May 28th to be closer to children and grandchildren after 11 years of service.


-Bachelor’s degree.
-Formal music training, including sightreading and conducting
-Willingness to lead contemporary and traditional music styles
-Faith in Jesus Christ

Preferred, but not required:

-5+ experience in church ministry
-Willingness to oversee children’s musical groups from ages 5 to 12.
-Knowledge of sound production, lights, and worship presentation software.

Salary range:

-$55,000 to $75,000 based on experience and qualifications. Health stipend offered in lieu of health insurance and is included in the salary range.


-403 (b) plan (can elect employee contributions)
-Two weeks paid vacation (goes up to 3 weeks after 5 years of service)
-Paid holidays
-Funding of continuing education

Church website:

To apply: Email cover letter and resume to


  1. Good afternoon. I am emailing to inquire about the Director of Worship & Music position. This job listing is still coming up in job searches but I see this was released back in April. I was curious if this position has been filled. Thank you.

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