Florida Sonrise Emmaus

Board of Directors

The board of directors for FSE consists of 15 members, each serving a three year term. Each year, five people rotate off and five new members come one. Here is a listing fo the current board for 2018 -

Jeff Whiting

Community Lay Director/ Music

I took my original walk on FSE #34, where I sat at the table of Paul, and I worship & serve at Covenant United Methodist in Port Orange. Since then, my involvement with the community has grown, helping out behind the scenes on walks, and then serving as an assistant table leader for walk 44, and table leader on walk 46. I’m married to Patricia, and we have four adult children that are all out on their own.

I play bass guitar on the praise team at church, and I’ve been playing music in bands for more than 30 years. I recently started playing the guitar. I build websites and do graphic design in my professional life, and I also write and draw my own comic books.

I’m excited to have the opportunity to use my spiritual gifts to serve on the board and contribute to the community that has been so inspirational and meaningful in my walk with Christ.

De Colores!

Doug Bradley

Assistant Community Lay Director/Registrar

I originally took my walk on Florida Sonrise Emmaus Walk #5 where I sat at the Table of James. I worship and serve at Coronado Community United Methodist Church.

Since my walk I have served on several weekend teams in capacities of Assistant Table Leader, Table Leader, & Assistant Lay Director. When I have not been on a team I have done many things behind the scenes.

I have served on the Board since 2017.

I am married to Susan Bradley and between us we have 6 grown children and 22 grand-children (both biological and their step-siblings or half-siblngs).

Laura Williams


Laura's bio will be here.

Jack Williams


Jack's bio will be here.

Ward Berg

Prayer/ Emerging Ministries

Ward's bio will be here.

Shelly Boehm


I made my walk in March of 2012, Sunrise Emmaus walk 41, where I sat at the table of Sarah. I worship and serve at the First United Methodist Church of Port Orange. I am new to the board this year and I look forward to serving.

I grew up as an Army Brat and then a Navy Wife. I have lived in a lot of different places, including to locations overseas. I moved to this area in 1976 and have lived here longer that anywhere else. I have retired from teaching, with 25 years at Sugar Mill Elementary in Port Orange. I have 1 daughter. I am a nature/animal lover. I have three rescued Chihuahuas and three horses.

My Emmaus experience truly changed my life. I am very excited to be a part of this amazing experience.

Rick Burell

Candlelight/Sponsors’ Hour

Rick's bio coming soon

Dan Sprowl

Dining Room/Reunion Groups

Dan's bio coming soon

Candice Wilkie

Reunion Groups

I was born and raised in suburban Philadelphia. Since arriving in Florida, my faith journey has been a priority. I attended the Florida Sonrise Walk to Emmaus #33 in November 2009. I worship and serve at Palm Coast United Methodist Church. After my Walk, I’ve served in various capacities behind the scenes, and in the conference room during the Walks. I also served behind the scenes as a proof reader of the newsletter. These experiences have provided the much-needed experience to serve on the Emmaus Board. It would be an honor and privilege to serve Our Lord and Savior on the FSE Board.

Bruce Foster


My name is Bruce Foster. My walk was in April 2001 at Aldersgate Emmaus Walk #88 in Leesburg, FL. I worship and serve at Covenant United Methodist Church in Port Orange, where my wife is the Sr. Pastor. I have served on 4 teams: 3 with Aldersgate, and this year on Florida Sonrise Emmaus Walk #48. I want to serve on the Board because I think Emmaus provides a wonderful experience and serves a good purpose. It allows one to go deeper in their faith and helps to grow leaders within each church. The food is also really good at the Walks and the Gatherings!!!

Leslie Casanova


I worship and serve at United Brethren in Christ (UBIC) in Holly Hill. I attended Women’s Walk #25. I served on the conference room teams for both Women’s Walks #47 and #49.

Pat Pack


I attended Florida Sonrise Walk #25 in 2007. I worship and serve at First UMC in Port Orange. I have worked in the prayer room and helped with the literature table during the last walks. I enjoyed participating in Emmaus events.

B. J. Foster

Community Spiritual Director

BJ's bio coming soon