Kevin Mays
Associate Pastor

Pastor Kevin Mays joined our staff in 2015.  He and his wife, Julie, came to us from Ohio, but have served in Oklahoma, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and North Carolina as well. Pastor Kevin has served as a worship pastor, senior adult pastor, and visitation pastor. He has also served as an interim senior pastor on several occasions. Pastor Kevin enjoys pastoral care and has a passion for people. The Mays have three grown children and two grandchildren. Their oldest son, Matthew, is a Major in the Air Force. He and his wife, Jenny, along with their son Zane, and daughter Zara are presently stationed in California. Their middle son Evan served as a missionary in Panama City, Panama in 2014 and 2015. Evan, and his wife Perla are currently serving as a missionaries in Sosua, Dominican Republic. Their daughter Kara, lives at home and is currently a full time nanny to 5 children. She serves in our children’s ministry on Sunday mornings in the pre-school department.

He may be reached at KMays@MyrtleLake,org.
Sarah Benitez
Director of Media
Sarah has been an active member in our Media team since 2015. She is gifted in the area of art and media software. She is also active in Sunday morning worship as the Media Producer, ensuring that our LiveStream and graphics are fully operational. She has been our Music Leader for Vacation Bible School for a number of years and served as a teen helper at VBS in prior years. You’ll also find her posting on our many social media platforms, keeping members up to date with what’s happening at the church. Sarah is an avid reader as well so if you can’t find her around the church, she’s probably at Barnes & Noble. She may be reached at 
Margy along with her husband Gus and their children Elizabeth and Matthew have been a part of the church @ Myrtle Lake since 2005. Gus is an ordained Deacon and serves in various ministry roles and leadership. Margy serves also as the leader for our Worship KidStyle Sunday morning worship. Their daughter, Elizabeth, is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and practices in a Tampa area hospital. Their son, Matthew, is a graduate of the University of Florida and is entering a career in the criminal justice system.  You can contact Margy at
Carrie Shaffer
Director of Student Ministries
Carrie has been an active member of Student Ministries since 2008.  Since graduation, she has served as a leader in Student Ministries. In 2017 she became the Director of Student Ministries. On a Sunday morning you can find her teaching our AMPED Middle & High Schoolers Bible Study. You may even catch her singing on a Praise team on any given Sunday morning. Carrie is also a librarian at the Pasco County Library and loves to read. She may be contacted at