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Woodland Leadership

Pastors & Staff

Tim Passmore 

lead Pastor

Dr. Tim Passmore has been senior pastor of Woodland since 1996. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Samford University, his Master of Arts in Christian Education and his Doctorate of Christian Education in Leadership from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He has four children - Emily, Michael, Alex and Abby. He is a passionate baseball fan and sailor.

Dewayne McFarlin 

Executive Pastor & MISSIONS LEAD

Affectionately known as D$, Dewayne serves as our Executive Pastor at Woodland and has served in that role since November of 2015. Coming from many years on staff with Lifeway Publishing, Dewayne brings a unique perspective on ministry and management that has helped our Woodland campus grow. Without Dewayne's leadership, we may not have seen the build out of the Treehouse for our Kids Ministry or the Lounge for our Student Ministry. Under Dewayne's leadership, we are also now underway on the construction of our brand new Academy Building which will house our new staff offices and our ever-expanding Dunn Prep and Fine Arts Academy. Dewayne is husband to Lynn, and dad to Britney and Katie. He loves traveling and missions.

Bryan Lingle 

Adult Ministries Pastor

Bryan has been involved with Adult Education Ministry for over 20 years. He enjoys seeing believers connect, grow and serve, as they share life together. Bryan is married to his high school sweetheart Michelle, they have been married for 26 years. They have seven wonderful kids, Faith, Betty, Brandt, Justin, Joseph, Morgan and Kenny. They live in Bradenton and enjoy spending time working on their house and enjoying family time on their lanai. 

Nathan Ward 

Worship Pastor - Blended Worship

Nathan has been involved in worship ministry for over 20 years and loves to see God’s people praise Him. He received his Bachelor of Science from Cumberland College and Master of Arts in Worship from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Nathan is married to his high school sweetheart, Wendy, and they have four boys: Christian, Charlton, Colin and Chandler. His hobbies are cycling, classic cars, the beach and cooking Italian food. 

Kane Rigney 

Worship Pastor - Modern Worship

Kane was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Biology from Deacon University in 2004. While studying at college, he met his wife, Heather, who was an American exchange student in Australia. Kane moved to the U.S in 2005 and after marrying his college sweetheart in 2006, moved to Florida. The Rigneys came to Woodland Community Church in 2010 and in 2017 Kane was hired full-time with Woodland. His hobbies include mountain biking, snorkeling and SCUBA diving, music and swimming. Kane and Heather have three children; Ocean, Evelyn and Charlotte. 

Jeff McCauley

Family Ministries Pastor & Communications Director

Jeff serves as our Family Ministries Pastor, Family Ministry Team Lead and our Communications Director. He's been in full-time church ministry for 15 years and has a passion for seeing kids and students choose Jesus. He is married to his High School sweetheart, Kim, and together they have 4 children; Lilly, Luke, Lucy & Liam. His favorite desert is any coffee or coconut flavored ice cream. Oh, and he has an unhealthy passion for movie watching. Especially cheesy '80s movies.

Sammy Duran

Middle School Pastor & Activities Director

Sammy has been involved with Student Ministry for over 10 years. He loves seeing Students connect with God and take the Next Step in their story with Him. He’s a big kid at heart and firmly believes there is no wrong time to listen to Christmas music. He’s an avid runner and an Arizonan-turned-Floridian who still hasn’t adjusted to humidity or sweet tea after 15 years.

Connor Long

High School Pastor & Young Adult pastor

Connor has been serving in the student ministry at Woodland for 4 years now! He's a recent graduate of the University of Central Florida and initially grew a passion for student ministry when he was in High School. His freshman year of college he became the Woodland Students Intern, and from there he fell in love with Woodland and all that God was doing here! He's excited to see all that God has in store for our students, and loves helping them with their walk with Christ! Connor is also an avid Chipotle goer and a huge Tampa Bay Lighting and Buccaneers fan!

RObb McKindles

Creative Director. Woodland Fine Arts Academy

Robb is a graduate of The University of Michigan where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theater. He has performed on Broadway, in National Tours, and Regionally throughout the US and Europe. He has also made guest appearances on television and independent films. His Broadway credits include Grease (Doody, Kenickie), The Scarlet Pimpernel (Marquis de St. Syr, Armand, Fight Captain); Off-Broadway: A Wedding Album (Groom), Ophelia (Laertes) National Tour: Meet Me in St. Louis (Lon), Grease, The Scarlet Pimpernel; Regional: Godspell (Lamar), Oklahoma (Will Parker) 7 Brides…, The Producers (Leo Bloom), Married Alive (Paul), Footloose (Lyle), 1776 (Joseph Hewes), A little Night Music (Henrik, Helen Hayes Nominee), Chess (Freddie Trumper), and Pippin (Leading Player). His Film and TV credits include "Scrubs", and "Slings and Arrows.”  
Most importantly he has a heart for ministry, a desire to lead people to know Christ to grow closer to Jesus and connect with other believers as a church to bring change in our world. Robb is married to Jenny McKindles and combined, as a blended family, they have 4 children. Bronson, Maxwell, Carter & Emme.

Jennifer Passmore

Director - WECC & Dunn Preparatory

Jennifer basically does everything. She is the glue that holds Woodland together. Just ask anyone on staff. They'll 110% agree! She's the REAL boss around here. But seriously, Jennifer is multi-talented and is known throughout the community as an expert in education and child development. She plays a vital role in the success of our Early Childhood Center and Dunn Academy. She is passionate about brain development and loves working alongside her 3 daughters every day at Woodland.

Melanie Richards

Executive Assistant

Melanie's family came to Florida from northern West Virginia in May of 1999 and she joined the staff at Woodland two months later. She says "I have witnessed God doing amazing things through the leadership of this church and consider it a privilege to be a part of it." 

Cindy Totty 

Finance Director

Cindy has been a part of the Woodland Staff family for the last thirteen years. She has worked in the Accounting field for 36+ years with the last 20 years being in the Nonprofit sector. Cindy enjoys spending time with her family and especially her new granddaughters. 

Jordan Schultz

Technical Director

Jordan was born and raised here in Bradenton Florida. He traveled as a full time missionary for two and a half years before becoming the Technical Director for Woodland at the end of 2015. Jordan is married to his best friend Savannah Schultz.

Danielle DeJesus

Preschool Ministry director & Fine Arts Managing Director

Danielle serves as our Preschool Ministry Director & Managing Director of Fine Arts. She loves kids of all ages and enjoys watching them grow through all ages and stages of development. Sunsets on the beach are her happy place and spending time with her family (and 2 🐶🐶) fills her love tank! Oh, and she visits Starbucks a little too regularly!

Judy Daniel  

Preschool Ministry Coordinator

Judy has attended Woodland since moving to Florida from Missouri in 2005 with her husband and two children. She has a passion for children and education that has ran the gamut from teaching preschool to serving as a substitute teacher to homeschooling her own kids. Working with the precious children at Woodland and sharing the love of Jesus with them fills her heart with a tremendous joy. Her faith and strength come from her Lord and Savior and is best expressed by Isaiah 40:31. She also enjoys binge watching British TV shows while eating Keto friendly ice cream.

SANDRA DURAN

PRESCHOOL MINISTRY COORDINATOR

Sandra is part of our preschool ministry team & has worked with children for over 15 years. She’s a mom of three who loves a good suspense novel, beach sunsets, & Poppo’s chips & salsa. Say hi to Sandra on email below.

Kim McCauley  

Woodland Kidz COORDINATOR & WECC Bible TEACHER

Kim serves as our Woodland Kidz Coordinator.  She loves to teach the Word in a way that creates awe and wonder of our amazing God.  Her favorite part of ministry is watching our students get to know that same God personally. Kim and her husband Jeff have been together ever since their first date at Disney World as High School Juniors back in 1996. They have 4 tremendous kiddos, Lilly, Luke, Lucy and Liam and love having Woodland Church as a place to connect to God’s people and serve Him in love. She enjoys fire pit s'mores, sushi and has a deep love for colored pens.

Stacy Kolbe

Woodland Kidz ASSOCIATE

Stacy serves as our Woodland Kidz Associate. Stacy and her husband believe in sharing the love of God with everyone they encounter. That includes their 5 children, countless kids that have been welcomed into their home, and anyone they meet. She believes every person wants to be seen and every person is equally important to God.

Dan Osborne  

Student Ministry & Video Assistant

Dan has grown up at Woodland, from a baby in the nursery, to a student leader in the youth group today. He has been involved in the Woodland Fine Arts Academy for over 10 years, Kids ministry, Tech Ministry, and a student band member. His interests are Photography, Videography, Musical Theater, and Action Sports. 

Jenny McKindles

Marketing Coordinator

Jenny is married to Robb McKindles, Creative Director of Woodland Fine Arts Academy. Robb and Jenny moved to Florida, from Michigan, in 2019 for the purpose of ministry at Woodland. Jenny and Robb are a blended family with 4 kids. Bronson, Maxwell, Carter and Emme. They are committed to helping people find freedom in a relationship with Jesus Christ by using the gifts, talents & experience the Lord has given them. Jenny's background in Marketing brings a strategic and creative plan for communications at Woodland. 

Lynn McFarlin

Director of Financial Management
Woodland Early Childhood Center & Dunn Preparatory School

Lynn is married to Dewayne, Executive Pastor.  Lynn and Dewayne moved to Florida from Tennessee in 2015 for warmer climate, beautiful beaches and to help care for Dewayne’s elderly grandparents.  They have 2 beautiful daughters, Britney and Katie that bring much joy and laughter!!  Lynn is an accountant with years of experience in the non-profit business sector.  She has also volunteered in Children’s and Youth ministries for the majority of her adult life.  She considers it a blessing to be able to blend the two together here at Woodland!

Sylvia Kursawe 

Administrative Assistant/ Designer

Sylvia has been on staff at Woodland for 17 years and has been privileged to watch the school and church grow over those years. Sylvia is not only the person you will most likely speak with on the phone when you call, she also utilizes her passion for art and design to help all ministries of the church and school with design work. Sylvia is a mother and grandmother. Her favorite verse of Scripture is Hebrews 13:2 “Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.” 

Remy Pozo-Pratts 

Maintenance Lead

Remy has a knack for fixing pretty much anything that is broken or in need of repair. He is responsible for the maintenance of our entire campus and making sure that everything is in working order. Remy is also known for his big heart and will stop whatever he is doing to help another staff member or campus visitor in need. We are thankful for Remy!

Luis Duran-Infante

Maintenance 

Luis brings brings a smile everywhere he goes and hard work to every area that he helps maintain on our campus! He exudes joy and you may notice people yelling "LUIS!" throughout the halls of Woodland while you're on campus. He is well loved by all. We are thankful for Luis!

Lety Maria Mannera

Housekeeping

Lety helps make sure that all of Woodland's surfaces are clean and ready for you every day! And she does it with a smile! We are thankful for Lety!

Debbie Cruse

Housekeeping

Debbie works hard every day to make sure rooms are clean and set up for your small groups, classroom environments, and more! Oh, and she is one of the most friendly people you'll ever meet! Be sure to stop her and say hello if you see her on campus. We are thankful for Debbie!