PRIMARY FUNCTION: To provide leadership for Good News Church.
Smiley married way out of his league; he and Karen have been married for over 31 years. They have been blessed with six wonderful children, plus two more through marriage. Smiley planted Good News in 1991, after planting and pastoring West Boca Presbyterian for 11 years. Good News has been an opportunity for him to “come home” and grow a ministry for the people of St. Augustine where he graduated from both high school and college.
819-0064 ext 11
E-mail Smiley Sturgis
PRIMARY FUNCTION: To provide leadership to improve organizational and operational effectiveness of Good News.
Don joined the staff at Good News in April of 2012, after spending 30 years in the restaurant industry holding several leadership positions. He and his wife Tara became members in 2005 and have been very active in different ministries in the church. In addition to his staff role Don is also a member of the Good News Elder Board, and a Small Group Coach. His capacity in organizational leadership is complimented with a passion for reaching people for Christ and seeing their lives transformed by the power of the gospel. Don has four children ranging in ages 30-5: James, Chris, Hope and Eli, and one grandson: Jack.
819-0064 ext 20
E-mail Don Guernon
PRIMARY FUNCTION:To provide leadership for Good News Church- World Golf Village.
Andy finds his identity in the saving grace of the Lord Jesus Christ. He is married to his hilarious and beautiful best friend, Kristy. They have an amazing daughter, Lilyana, and a son, Luke. Andy finds the most joy in seeing the Holy Spirit reach and transform people. He is a die-hard Red Sox, Patriots and Celtics fan and he could eat Mexican food for every meal.
819-0064 ext 22
E-mail Andy Hirko
PRIMARY FUNCTION: To oversee the Community Ministry, and provide pastoral care to members of Good News – Wildwood.
Dave envisions the day when God’s people at Good News Church are connected together in a multiplying network of small groups bringing life change through the power of the gospel. He believes the only way to see that happen is to multiply leaders who are passionate, equipped, and encouraged in our calling to community. He and his wife Sue Ellen have two children- Madolyn and David, Jr. They lived in Charlotte, NC and West Palm Beach, FL before joining the staff of Good News in the fall of 2006.
819-0064 ext. 18
E-mail Dave Aucremann
PRIMARY FUNCTION: To provide pastoral care to members of Good News Church-World Golf Village
Travis provides pastoral care to our members on the World Golf Village Campus. Travis is a St. Augustine native blessed with an exceptional wife, Canaan, and four active children: Riley, Luke, Galilee and Georgia Vaill. Travis has been shaving his head for over half of his lifetime. Travis enjoys family time, friends, sports, traveling, and tries to laugh as much as possible.
819-0064 ext 24
E-mail Travis Stevens
PRIMARY FUNCTION: To lead our congregation in Worship
Ed is a St. Augustine local who has been in full-time Christian service since 1995. He served as youth pastor at two other local churches and now serves as our Worship Director. Ed and Dottie are the parents of two: Sarah and Brian. Ed and Dottie consider serving Good News a family commitment. Ed combines his artistic and musical abilities with a deep level of scriptural knowledge.
E-mail Ed Taylor
PRIMARY FUNCTION: To oversee the Children’s Ministry at the Wildwood Campus
Mary is a native of St. Augustine. She came to faith through the ministry of Young Life here in town. She was a member of Good News and served in children’s ministry for many years before becoming our full time Children’s Director in 2010. She and her husband Alex have four children- Alison, Emily, Sam, and Autumn. Mary brings a tremendous passion for the gospel and a love for children to her ministry.
819-0064 ext 13
E-mail Mary Courter
PRIMARY FUNCTION: To oversee the Children’s Ministry at World Golf Village Campus
Samantha graduated from Flagler College in 2005 with a degree in Elementary Education. She married her husband Matt in 2008 and together have a blended family with four awesome children: Michaela, Avery, Channing, and Cape ranging in ages from 13-2 years. Samantha joined Good News church in 2006, was a part of the original launch team at World Golf Village, and has been serving in the Children’s Ministry for the last 3 years. Matt and Samantha also lead a small group.
819-0064 ext 13
E-mail Samantha Corley
PRIMARY FUNCTION: To oversee the Youth Ministry at the Wildwood Campus
Dan is a graduate of Flagler College. He became involved at Good News while a student at Flagler. After completing a year-long internship with the Youth Ministry at Good News, Dan became the Middle School Director in 2010. In August of 2011, Dan became the Youth Director and assumed responsibility for overseeing both Middle School and High School ministry. Dan is married to Jenny Whittington-Bookhout.
819-0064 ext 12
E-mail Dan Bookhout
PRIMARY FUNCTION: To oversee the Youth Ministry at the World Golf Village Campus
Dylan is a graduate of Flagler College. He attended Good News as a youth, participated in the college ministry while a student at Flagler College. He is a alumni of the Youth With a Mission Discipleship Training School. Dylan has been involved on the worship team at World Golf Village. He is an avid surfer, videographer, and musician.
E-mail Dylan Cousart
PRIMARY FUNCTION: To oversee the College Ministry.
Peter is a graduate of Flagler College with a Bachelor of Arts in Religion & Philosophy, History, and minor in Youth Ministry & Young Life. He and his wife Molly met in the college ministry at Good News as students and were married in 2009. Peter passionately believes in raising up leaders of the next generation and helping them discover Biblical community. He has been on staff since July 2011 and loves surfing, examining culture, watching movies and beating his fellow staff members at games of RISK. Peter spends his time on staff connecting with college-aged students helping them explore the implications of being a disciple of Christ.
819-0064 ext 17
E-mail Peter Young
PRIMARY FUNCTION: To manage the office functions of the church.
Susan is the smiling face who greets you at our reception desk during the week. She serves as the church’s Office Manager and is helpful to the pastor and staff in many ways. Susan has been on staff since May, 2002. She has two children, Jillian and Johnny, both in college. She is a native Floridian who grew up in the Fort Lauderdale area before moving to the Ancient City.
819-0064 ext. 10
E-mail Susan McClure
PRIMARY FUNCTION: To provide administrative support to the ministries of Good News Church.
Tavanya has been working for Good News for 9 years. She is a graduate of Flagler College. Her passion for students and missions has made her a tremendous support to the youth ministry at Good News. She was married in 2012 to Tim Greco. In April they welcomed their baby girl, Paisley, into their family. Tavanya shifted her job function in 2013 to take on a support role in all the ministries of Good News.
819-0064 ext 14
E-mail Tavanya Greco
PRIMARY FUNCTION: To care for the facility and grounds of Good News Church.
Steve is the “go to” guy for all facility and maintenance issues at Good News Church. He and his wife, Christine, joined Good News Church in 1997 and the staff in 2011. Thankfully, he has great sense of humor.
E-mail Steve Rodenbaugh