Leadership Team:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.
pastorPastor David Mullins, Senior Pastor

David started as pastor of Carlson in July of 2016.  He a native Floridian, originally from Tampa, and has lived all but 7 years of his life in some part of Florida or another.  He’s a graduate of University of South Florida, where he majored in Interdisciplinary Social Science, and got his M.Div at Asbury Theological Seminary.  He has been married to his wife Bobbi since 2000, and their twins keep them mighty busy when not at church.  David’s passion is to see Christians grow deeper and deeper in love with God and their neighbor, and for the church reach beyond the walls, and make a difference for Christ in the surrounding community.  “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:2.

.joeJoe Wallace, Pastor Emeritus

Pastor Joe Wallace has served in the ministry for over 30 years.  He and his wife Jean have been married for 57 years. They have 2 daughters, 2 grandchildren, and a great grandchild.  His favorite scripture is 1 Corinthians 13:12 “Now we see but  a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.”

Hannah1Hannah Merry Perry,         Minister  of Music

Hannah came to us September of 2012 as Minister of Music to coordinate worship for the Traditional service. She comes from Chicago by way of Sanibel Island where she most recently served as Traditional Worship Coordinator of Sanibel Community Church.



Youth  & Children’s Director
Youth & Children’s Director position available at Carlson Memorial  UMC in LaBelle.
Jesse Kroll faceshotJesse  Kroll, Contemporary Worship and Praise Team Leader

 Jesse Kroll, Carlson’s Contemporary Worship Leader, has been playing guitar and leading worship on and off for over twenty years in various ministry settings.  He has done campus ministry with The Navigators, English-teaching and Bible-study leading in Mongolia, and was on staff with Carlson Memorial UMC as the youth and children’s pastor for five years (2002-2007).  He is married to Kristen (Conner), and they have two daughters.  Since 2007, the Kroll family has done missionary work in Thailand with OMF International.  Jesse is currently studying for his Masters of Divinity at Asbury Theological Seminary.

Richelle Battams,  Nursery Assistant

We are very excited to announce  Richelle Battam’s as our Pre-K Assistant serving the nursery for children birth to 4 years old.

 Children’s Minsitry Assistant


 kelliKelli Perkins,

Administrative Assistant: 

 Kelli Perkins lives in Fort Myers with her husband, Steven, and her twin daughters, Sara & Seana.  Her son, Scott, attends Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.  A native from Columbus, Ohio and a graduate from the University of Kentucky, she is an avid sports fan and roots on her Buckeyes during football season and the Wildcats during basketball season.
EddieEddie Mason, Site Manager

Edward Mason was born in Buxton, North Carolina. He resided there for 29 years and then moved to LaBelle. He has 3 brothers and a sister. They all live in Florida. Eddie received the Lord in 1990 and married Becky Rosario the same year. Eddie has been a truck driver and farm tractor operator for most of his career. He also worked for Duda and Sons in Felda and          Ranch One.

Emma Bridwell, Video Tech
Greg Gunter, Audio Tech