Jose Nieves - First United Methodist Church

Lead Pastor - Rev. José Nieves

Pastor José, a native of Bayamón, Puerto Rico, graduated from Evangel University (Springfield, MO) and earned his Masters in Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary (Orlando, Fl). He is ordained as a Full Elder in the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church. For over ten years he has been at the service of the Kissimmee area at Casa de Paz UMC and First Kissimmee UMC. Pastor José has been named Volunteer of the Year by the Osceola School District for his services to local schools including the All Pro Dad and iMOM programs. He continues to find new ways to strengthen the community. Pastor Jose is married to Libby and has three handsome boys: Ely, Lucas and Daniel. On his time off, José enjoys everything basketball related, including coaching and rooting for the Orlando Magic! #GoMagic

Libby Nieves - First United Methodist Church

Interim Children’s Minister - Libby Nieves

Libby Nieves is passionate about kids knowing that God loves them, helping them deepen their faith, and having fun learning about Jesus. Libby has a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Missouri State University and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Troy University. Libby is married to Pastor Jose and enjoys the adventures that come with raising three active boys. Libby also enjoys a good cup of coffee, spending time in nature, volunteering in the community, and baking treats for friends and family.

Franco Ramirez - First United Methodist Church

Creative Arts Director - Franco Ramirez

Franco Ramirez is 30 years old and from Argentina. He is an intern at FUMC, where he does various tasks such as working with computers, sound equipment and other forms of technology, just to name a few. He likes to help as much as he can when and wherever is he is needed. He enjoys playing the guitar and bass at the church. Franco is a gamer and his favourite food is empanadas.

Finance Secretary - Mary (Cissy) Dellofano

Mary Dellofano, also known by the nickname of “Cissy”, was born and raised in Statesboro, Ga, however, has called Kissimmee home for the last 28 years. She and her husband, Maurice, Sr, have been married for 22 years and have two children, a daughter; Marissa and son; Maurice, Jr, who are both currently serving our country as Marines. Cissy is passionate about all things health and nutrition related! She is a certified health coach, weight management specialist, personal trainer, and is currently pursuing her certifications as a nutritionist and lifespan coach. Previous to finding her passion in helping people with their health, she spent 32 years in various management and corporate level roles in the retail industry. Her hobbies include traveling to go visit her children, sunrise and sunset walks with her dog, Nessie, and whipping up healthy dishes in the kitchen!