Rebekah was an infant at Highlands Presbyterian in Gainesville. As a teenager, she was active in the Peaks Presbytery where she served as both a Youth Advisory Delegate and on Youth Council, helping to plan and lead biannual youth retreats and quarterly regional events throughout the Presbytery. After graduating from James Madison University, Rebekah returned to Gator Country, serving as elder at Grace Presbyterian in Gainesville. She was nominated to the Montgomery Board of Trustees in 2018, and to Corporate Secretary soon thereafter. Rebekah is passionate about the ministry of Montgomery, and is excited to respond to the call to serve as Transitional Director, supporting the staff as Montgomery moves into a new season of growth and development. Rebekah loves to study and discuss the Bible and teach young people about nature. She is a member of McIntosh Presbyterian Church, and cherishes time with her husband, Dustin, and their three children on their farm in Cross Creek.
Nora was born in Ocala, FL and grew up attending Weirsdale Presbyterian Church. In second grade, Nora began her journey with Montgomery attending camps through high school when she went through Montgomery’s LIT program. After graduating high school, she worked as a counselor and returned for two more summers on leadership staff while she was a student at the University of Central Florida. After graduating UCF in 2014, with a Bachelor of Science in Event Management, Nora continued in her passion for outdoor ministry. Moving to North Carolina, she worked on the leadership staff at Camp Albemarle where she met her husband, Jesse. They have welcomed two children into the world and are thankful that the Lord has led them back to a place as special as Montgomery.
Jared is a Gainesville native who attended Camp Montgomery in his youth. He attended Oak Hall Private school in Gainesville, then moved to Charleston, SC where he attended the International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Charleston. Jared stayed in Charleston after graduation, managing a pre-prohibition cocktail bar and restaurant for a few years. It was there he met his wife, Caroline. The couple moved back to Gainesville shortly before their daughter, Aubrey was born. After a stint at Northwestern Mutual and a couple of local restaurants, the opportunity to work at Montgomery fell in my lap. The Lane family now lives at Montgomery where Jared serves as the Culinary Director.
John P Raimer
John helped raise his three children in Gainesville and was very active in the community as Gainesville High School’s Girls JV basketball coach and the NJROTC Program. John and John Jr raced at Gainesville Raceway in the Junior Dragster program for several years. John retired from Gainesville Regional Utilities in Sept 2009 when he felt God calling him into the mission field. John has served as a construction manager for church organizations and non-profits for the past 12 years in Louisiana, Alabama, Texas, North and South Carolina, and Florida after natural (Hurricanes) and artificial (fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas) disasters helping rebuild homes with volunteers. John is excited to be at Montgomery Center and back in Florida, close to his children and two of his six grandchildren.
Doris Tyler was born in Coral Gables Florida and has lived in Florida most of her life. She attended college at North Miami Community College and Central Florida Community College where she pursued degrees in Psychology and Human Services. She successfully raised, home-schooled and launched three children. After her children moved out of the home, she relocated to Keystone Heights to spend time with her aging parents. Doris was hired as a host at Montgomery within a month of relocation and started helping out in the kitchen; she is now an integral part of the refreshments & fare team as Montgomery continues to grow.
Originally from Jacksonville, Charlene traveled the world during her husband’s 26-year service in the Navy. He passed away in 2018, leaving behind their two children and three grandchildren. Charlene has an Associate’s degree in Science from Guam University. Before coming to Montgomery, she was branch manager for a pest control company, and then a welder in Green Coast Springs until retirement in 2001. Charlene has served at Montgomery Center since 2012.