Pastor Andre Keeley is currently serving Faith Lutheran Church as our part time pastor. He is a native of Baltimore City, Maryland.
Bachelor of Arts Degree – Sociology/Cultural Anthropology 1974
Master of Arts Degree – City Planning/Public Policy Analysis from Morgan State University 1977
Master of Divinity degree from Trinity Lutheran Seminary 1989
He is married to Crystal and the father of four children. Pastor Keeley has served in the Pastoral Office of St. Mark Lutheran Church, East Point, Georgia and New Hope Lutheran Church, Dayton, Ohio. In June, 2023 Pastor Keeley will celebrate 34 years of Ordained Christian Ministry.
Pastor Keeley is the author of an article published in the February 2011 edition of the Lutheran Magazine, MY View section, entitled: “Human Needs Are First.” In 2016, he published a short story entitled: “FORGIVING THE FATHER I NEVER KNEW” – (A Journey to Peace). He recently published his second short story entitled: “REGARDLESS OF PERSON” – (A Christian Multicultural Perspective)
Pastor Keeley also enjoys theological studies, active walking, music and the arts.
Yvonne was born and raised in New Jersey. She and her husband, Ken, were married on August 3, 1972. They were blessed with two sons, Ken Jr. and Joshua. They also have three grandchildren in New Jersey. Yvonne and Ken vacationed in New Smyrna Beach for 35 years and she knew that someday they would make the move to Florida. In 2019, they finally made the move.
Yvonne and Ken own a business in New Jersey that specializes in decorative concrete and epoxy flooring. Their son, Ken Jr. is now running the business. Yvonne is also a marketing representative for a wellness company.
Her employment background has ranged from waitressing to hospitality to bookkeeping, accounting and auditing. We know how fortunate we are to have her here at Faith Lutheran. Yvonne says, “Little did I know when I applied for the position of Office Administrator that I would meet so many caring and loving people!”
Daniel Perkins Smith, Organist/Choir Director
Daniel is a native of Florida. He studied music and theology in the United States and England. His career includes serving Presbyterian and Lutheran Churches as Minister of Music and Fine Arts, and as Organist/Choirmaster. In these roles, he has produced worship services for television and conducted concerts of choral and instrumental works for choir and orchestra. He is the author of articles on church music and composer of numerous hymns and liturgical service music.
Daniel enriches Sunday mornings with his gift of classical/traditional church music.
Lynne Meinhold, Custodian
Lynne was born in Queens, New York and moved with her husband to Broward County, Florida in 1969. They moved to Ormond Beach in 1987. Lynne is now a widow with two adult children and a heavenly grandson and two granddaughters.
“We found Faith Lutheran Church to be such a friendly church and became members right after moving here. Our children were confirmed at Faith Lutheran, our daughter married here, and our grandchildren were baptized here. I have spent most of my life working with children, from teaching at church preschools, to being a Paraprofessional at Tomoka Elementary School, to now a Substitute Teacher. My husband and I started cleaning the church over 20 years ago, and at various times, all of our family helped out. By taking care of God’s house, a clean and welcoming facility is inviting to members and visitors to come in and worship.”