Staff

 

Eneyas "E" Freitas - pastor  -

Rev. Dr. Eneyas Freitas, or he is normally known as pastor “E”, is originally from Brazil. He has been serving the presbyterian church for many years in Brazil and in different parts of the US. He earned his Master of Divinity from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and Doctor of Ministry from Asbury Theological Seminary — Post-Literacy and Preaching in Post-Modern and Post-Christian Culture. He has served a number of mission organizations such as YWAM (Youth With a Mission) and 10/40 Window. He also has served as youth pastor in Florida, as associate pastor in Texas, lead pastor in Michigan, organizing pastor in Wisconsin, and lately, as organizing pastor for First Presbyterian Church of Phoenix (AKA) Urban Connect PHX / Executive Director for the Vintage 45. Rev. Freitas says that he has been “blessed” with a beautiful family. He and his wife, Denise, have been married for 26 years and they have two children, Nick and Gabe.

Rev. Freitas joins Northeast Pres. in their effort to continue to positively impact the community in the shore acres area and beyond. Among his (their) fresh vision for the community, they are planning on expanding partnership with others organizations, new programs, and continue to seek new opportunities to serve the local community.

 

Steve Zoellin - Treasurer -

Steve was born in Kansas City, MO, and his family moved to the Chicago area when he was an infant. He grew up in Wheaton, IL, home of Wheaton College, where he regularly attended and was confirmed in the Methodist Church.

When his family split up, he moved to Glen Ellyn where he regularly attended the Presbyterian Church and was active in their Youth group through high school. Steve attended Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL and graduated with a B.S. in Accountancy and earned his CPA certificate shortly thereafter.     Steve met his wife Jacquie in 1973 and we were married in May 1974.

“I left the church as a teenager and was unchurched during my 20’s, 30’s and 40’s.” During this time, my wife Jacquie and I lived in Champaign/Urbana, IL, Carol Stream, IL, Boulder, CO, DeKalb, IL, the San Francisco Bay area and moved to St. Petersburg in 1994. I worked in the accounting field as an Analyst, Cost Accountant, Controller, and CFO, during that period. I also completed my MBA at San Francisco State University and received APICS certification during that period.

“Jacquie and I came back to the church in 2000 and have seen our faith grow by leaps and bounds.” I retired from the corporate world about a year ago and have been working as Church accountant and Treasurer since. Additionally, Steve plays bass guitar in the Reach Service Praise Band, is an Elder and his wife Jacquie is a Deacon.

 

Kimber George - Administrative Assistant -

Being raised a Presbyterian, and as a Girl Scout (earned my Gold Award) I have a different way at looking and associating with the world around us, and that includes leading and teaching. I played college basketball, and worked part time while earning my BA and then worked full time while earning an MBA in Accounting (both) from Webber International University, Babson Park, Florida. I worked in several different professional arenas before my path brought me to NEPC, including medical, hospitality, municipality, etc. I have a 5 year old daughter and a husband that keep me busy and fulfilled, not to mention a strong bond with both my parents and my in-laws. In addition to working and my strong family ties, hiking and exploring the world around me is what keeps me grounded and bonded to my family, the Lord, NEPC, and all that is around me. I live to serve, and to lead.

 

Denise Freitas- Children's Ministry Director -

Denise Freitas is originally from Brazil, but lives in USA for more than 20 years. She is married to Pastor E and has 2 children Nick and Gabe. She also loves working with children, music, theater and production. She has been working with Children’s Ministry for over 25 years. Previously, she was a music teacher and Theater Director at Leading Edge academy in Arizona. She’s got her Bachelor in music and started her Master’s of Arts and Worship at Calvin Theological Seminary.

   

Mark Brumby -Contemporary Music Director - Reach Worship -

Mark has played music as long as he can remember. " I spent my entire youth in rock bands, traveling coast to coast, living out of a suitcase - a lot of fun, but a hard life".  He has lived in St. Petersburg for over 20 years, and loves the Florida lifestyle. He and his wife Kimra have spent the last fifteen years restoring a 1920's house on the shores of Tampa Bay.  Prior to coming to Northeast in 2008, Mark was the Worship leader at First United Methodist in downtown St. Petersburg. "Leading Worship is an incredible blessing and an honor. Being able to use whatever God given talents I have, to give back and to Glorify God, is an amazing thing. I am very blessed to have a great group of musicians who share my passion and give their time every week."

Michael McCarthy - Music Director-Heritage Worship

Michael McCarthy has a 30yr history working in the music industry as an international performer, music/choral director, and educator. He has performed leading roles on many stages around the globe and continues to perform in concerts as well as producing and directing. Michael is currently working on his forth album and is delighted to be working with the experienced members of the Heritage Service Choir at NEPC.

Eric Borow - Multimedia Coordinator

Gabe Freitas - Youth Coordinator

Gabe Freitas is a young and hungry leader. His most recent involvement with ministry came in 2016 in Arizona when he and a couple of friends started a college ministry.  Also, he has been involved and trained in multimedia at YWAM (Youth With A Mission) -- Project 21 -- in Hawaii. Currently, he is a Mass Communications major at USF (go bulls) and has created new media content for Northeast Presbyterian Church (NEPC).  Furthermore, Gabe has a tremendous passion to see middle and high schoolers to be deeply impacted and transformed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ through Harbor Ministries at NEPC>