Rev. John Legg is a Florida native and grew up in Ruskin, FL. He is a life-long United Methodist and has served the church in full time service since 1990 as a youth director, worship leader, assistant and senior pastor. In 2005 pastor Legg was appointed to the Riverview area to start a new regionally impacting congregation. Soon, the name South Shore United Methodist Church was chosen and since its first worship service in 2006 the church has grown consistently.
Pastor Legg is involved in the new church development process of the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church and coaches pastors in both the new church and revitalizing congregation appointments.
Music is an important part of John’s life where he plays a variety of instruments, though he is quick to point out he is master of none.
Honest and real, many people comment that John is a “what you see is what you get” kind of pastor. His sermons feel like conversations and you get the sense that he is the same person on Sunday morning that you might meet at Panera on Tuesday or while working out at the gym.
John has two children, Jordan and Jaylee, and a late addition to the family, a young adult named Sierra.
Kathi Sheehan has been serving South Shore UMC since its inception in 2006, first as a part-time volunteer, then as the office administrator and now serves as the Director of Adult Discipleship and Congregational Care. She also serves as one of South Shore’s worship leaders. Kathi is a certified candidate for pastoral ministry in the United Methodist Church. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies and is currently working toward a Masters of Arts degree at Asbury Theological Seminary in Orlando. She is a member of the Fellowship of Adult Christian Educators, a trained Stephen Leader and Minister and is highly connected in the Tampa Bay Area Emmaus Community. Outside the church, Kathi enjoys going on walks and playing tennis.
Cory Osborne grew up in Clearwater and was a leader in youth ministry by the time he hit high school. He graduated from Florida Southern College with a degree in Religion, Youth Ministry and Psychology. At Florida Southern he led the Thursday Night “Beyond” ministry and played drums in the worship band for Sunday Morning Chapel. In the past he worked at Warren Willis Camp, interned at Grace Church in Houston, Texas and worked as the Assistant Youth Director at St. Andrews UMC in Brandon. Cory started as the Director of Student Ministries at South Shore UMC in June 2012. In his free time Cory and his wife, Kayla, enjoy going to hockey games, yard work, wood working, and relaxing to a good movie after a long day.
Jeanie Cofer was born and raised in Corry, Pennsylvania and graduated from Penn State University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management. She moved to Florida in 1995 with her husband, Jeff, and they have 2 daughters, Jenna and Madison. Jeanie has been a member of South Shore UMC since June 2006 and began her ministry as a volunteer. Over the years she served in each area of Children’s Ministry. In May 2012, Jeanie was blessed to join the South Shore UMC staff. In her spare time, Jeanie likes getting creative and making home made cards. She is also a lifetime member of Weight Watchers after losing 100 pounds and works hard at keeping the weight off. She often speaks about her weight loss success at local Weight Watcher gatherings.
Chris Haden first became an active leader in the United Methodist Church when he was in the 8th grade. He started leading worship as an actor and a singer. In high school he began studying the guitar and has since found his calling in worship leadership. Chris is also a candidate for ministry in the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church. He is currently working on his Master of Divinity at Asbury Theological Seminary. He and his girlfriend love to go out dancing, and to top it all off, he is a pretty big nerd when it comes to movies, books, and video games.
Cheyenne Roy called home anywhere from Quebec, Canada to Key Largo, Florida while growing up. Blessed with two teenage children and a massive extended family, she now calls Tampa home. In the past, Cheyenne served as the Single Moms Hospitality Leader and Team Leader for the church bookstore at Meadowbrook Church in Ocala. With more than 12 years of accounting and office administrator experience, she joined the South Shore UMC staff in April 2012 as the Office Administrator. Cheyenne speaks both French and English, enjoys camping, going on family road trips, shopping and trying new things.