"to make the love of christ known"

your pwumc MINISTRY staff

"...He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ. As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine...” (Ephesians 4:11–14, NASB95)

Ministry Staff


Karla Daniel - Associate Pastor | cell: 770-597-2577 | email: karladaniel@pwumc.org

Katie Ott - Music Director  | cell: 850-687-0730  | email:floridaharpist@hotmail.com

Paul Barnett - Youth Director | cell: 850-421-4213 | email: powashyouth@gmail.com

Marri Helen Taylor - Children’s Director  | cell: 850-259-8791  | email: pwumcchildren@gmail.com

Vicky Curtis - Administrative Assistant  | cell: 850-217-3809  | email:vicky@pwumc.org

Robert Curtis - Media Ministry  | cell: 850-240-7151  | email:robertc@pwumc.org

The Preschool @ Point Washington

Dr. Nicole Evans - Director | cell:850-231-5439  | email:nicoleevans@pwumc.org

  • associate pastor - karla daniel

    Karla Daniel grew up outside Atlanta, Georgia.  She is married to Judson Daniel and together they have two children: Lila and Wells. She attended Wofford College (BA in English and Religion), Boston University (MA in English), and Duke Divinity School (MDiv) before returning to Georgia to serve as an elder in the North Georgia Conference.  After serving ten years in churches in Carrollton and Atlanta, GA, Karla and her family moved to Santa Rosa Beach for a new job assignment for Judson.   

    When she’s not chasing around two kids under the age of two, Karla enjoys taking advantage of living near such beautiful beaches and lakes, reading, cooking, and traveling.  One day she will take up tennis again! 

    Karla loves helping people see God's loving grace at work in their own lives and inviting God’s people to share that love abundantly with our neighbors as we seek to bring God’s Kingdom into being.   


    Katie began her studies for playing the harp and the age of seven with Harriet Moore of DePaw University and spent three summers in residence at Interlochen Music Camp while continuing her studies with Anne Benjamin. Katie holds a Bachelor of Music in Harp Performance from the University of West Florida. Katie is the Principal Harpist with the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra & Opera and the Mobile Symphony Orchestra & Opera. She plays regularly with many orchestral, chamber and choral groups throughout Floroda, Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia. As a soloist, she has performed major works including Sacred and Profane Dances, by Debussy and Mozart's Concerto for Flute and Harp, and Harp and Angel's Harp by David Ott. Katie has served the church before coming to PWUMC. She joined the staff of Point Washington as Music Minister in February of 2014. She has an obvious passion for using music to bring praise to God. She communicates that passion to all who serve with her in this vital ministry of our church. Katie is currently a member of the American Harp Society and lives in Santa Rosa Beach, FL with her husband, daughter, and golden doodle dog.


    Marri Helen Taylor was born in Alabaster Alabama during the snow storm of 1982. She lived in Dothan with her younger brother Richie until 1995 when the entire family moved to Walton County for the family business. At 16 Marri Helen began volunteering in the church nursery. In 2002 she took the staff position of Nursery Attendant. At the same time Juliene, her mother, became a familiar face in our nursery at about the same time. Marri graduated from Freeport High School in 2000. After graduation she worked in serveral local businesses. She was working at the Seagrove Market in 2001 when she met Jason and the girls. Marri and Jason were married at Eden State Garden in 2004. Over the next several years Marri built close relationships while providing childcare for local families. When PWUMC began its Mother's Morning Out program Marri helped Lisa Brooks to care for the children. When the church began planning for a preschool she was involved at the beginning stages. When the preschool was started Marri became a teacher to two year olds. She served with the two year olds for two years and then the opportunity for her to become the churches Children's Director was offered to her. Marri believes that it is God's plan for her to serve children. She is dedicated to the children of the PWUMC community and she cares for children from around the world. In 2008 she bagan on mission serving in Costa Rica. In August of 2008 she made her first trip to Russia and it changed her life forever. In 2010 her husband, Jason, joined her on mission to the children of Russia to see what all of the excitement was all about. He too has been captivated by God at work amongst the children of this far country. Through it all Marri Helen has been impacted for eternity by the overwhelming support of the people of God gathered at PWUMC. She is truly blessed to serve amongst us and blessed above all that she has been enabled to share the love of God with the children of this church family.


    Paul Barnett has served as Director of Youth Ministries at Point Washington United Methodist Church since July 2005. Prior to joing the ministry team at PWUMC Paul served on staff at Niceville UMC, as a volunteer youth leader at St. Augustine UMC, and as a short term missionary to Guinea-Bissar, Africa. Paul came to know Christ at the age of 16 in 1997 and experienced the call to the ministry in 1999 while working as a youth ministry intern at Niceville UMC. Paul was born and raised in Niceville Florida. He graduated from Niceville High School in 1998, He received a Bachelors Degree in Social Sciences with an emphasis in History and Religion from Flagler College in 2004. Paul was married to his, wonderful, wife, Lissa on August 6, 2005. They have one child Isaiah. They also share their home with a spoiled rotten Boston Terrier named Quasimodo. Paul has a passion for connecting teenagers to Christ and to each other in true Christian community. When not hanging out with the students of POWASH Youth, Paul enjoys spending time with his family and friends, playing disc golf, untimate frisbee, kayaking, throwing his cast net, watching movies, and watching college football (expecially his beloved Crimson Tide.)


    Bio Coming Soon.


    Vicky is from Louisville Kentucky. She graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Business in 1980. After traveling, for a time, in Europe, she began her first career in the telecommunications industry. She established sales organizations and training programs for the company that eventually became WorldCom. Vicky lived all over the United States. After returning to her home town, she was married to Robert Curtis in 1997. They moved to Florida shortly after this and both began to serve in ministry. Their son, Carter was born in 2000.

    She served as the Preschool Age Group minister at Village Baptist Church beginning in 2002. In 2003 she developed the team that started the Village Preschool as a ministry to children and parents in the Destin Florida area. Vicky joined the staff of Point Washington United Methodist in April of 2016. 

  • Our media minister - robert curtis

    Robert and Vicky Yuhr (now Curtis) were married in 1997. They have a son, Carter who was born in 2000. 

    Robert's first career in the information management and computer science industry began in 1969 while still in high school. He served clients in both the private and government sectors until 1997. In 1991 he felt "called" of Jesus to serve in ministry and began to serve part time at Northwood Christian Church as a volunteer on the ministry staff. Northwood helped him to attend seminary. In 1999 Vicky and Robert relocated to Destin Florida. Robert began volunteering full time at Village Baptist Church a growing congregation in Destin. He started the Media Ministry there. During his time at Village he continued with seminary. He was ordained to the Gospel ministry in 2012. 

    Robert joined the staff of Point Washington United Methodist Church in late 2013.