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Meet the Staff

Meet the Staff

Rev. Jennifer Ahrens-Sims



Rev. Jennifer Ahrens-Sims began serving Asbury UMC in July 2021. She is an ordained elder in The UMC. Jennifer completed her Master of Divinity degree at Saint Paul School of Theology where she presently serves as a member of the Trustees. Prior to serving in NE Florida, Jennifer served churches in the Oklahoma City metro area. She served in various district and conference leadership positions while in Oklahoma. Additionally, Rev. Ahrens-Sims served in civic capacities and brings information and experience from her background in nursing and healthcare. Asbury UMC is her third appointment. 

She and her husband Eddie have two school age children. They enjoy being outdoors and exploring Florida’s state park system. They also enjoy traveling and learning about history and culture. 

Bethany Whitlock

Administrative Assistant


Bethany has served as Asbury’s administrative assistant since 2018. Her background includes over 30 years of experience in Student and Education ministry, office management, personnel, fundraising, and working and volunteering in public education.

Bethany and her husband, Kevin, have four sons and nine grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with her family, the outdoors, fishing, and crafting.

Sarah Shoremount

Music Director


Sarah has served as Music Director since April 2022.  She received a BM in Music Education and an MM in Music Performance from Shenandoah University in Virginia.  Her major instrument is oboe, with a minor in voice.  She has been teaching music in the public school system since 2012.  Sarah was the soprano section leader at a couple of Virginia churches, as well as the handbell choir director at her last church, before moving to Florida in 2021.  
Sarah and her husband Paul have three cats and two dogs, and enjoy spending time at flea markets and on the river.  Sarah also enjoys baking and Irish dancing.