Senior Pastor

The Reverend Dr. Wayne D. Wiatt

The Reverend Dr. Wayne D. Wiatt, who began his service at Trinity in 2016,  grew up in rural North Florida. He holds a master of divinity degree and a doctor of ministry degree from Candler School of Theology, Emory University.

Wayne has served Florida Conference congregations since 1984 and completed 10 years of serving on the Bishop’s Appointive and Extended Cabinets.

Wayne is a past director for the Office of Clergy Excellence, where he had responsibility for the care and oversight for all licensed and ordained clergy in the Florida Conference.

His leadership and involvement beyond the local church include membership in Rotary International, Habitat for Humanity, United Way, Community Outreach Ministries, and Advocacy for Racial Justice and Inclusivity. He formerly served on the United Methodist Publishing House Board of Directors, Nashville, Tennessee, and serves on the Board of Ordained Ministry of the Florida Conference.

An avid water sports enthusiast, Wayne enjoys swimming, sailing, kayaking, water-skiing, and paddle boarding.

Wayne is married to Ramona Folds, formerly of Titusville, who is a former employee of the Disney Corporation. They have two grown children: Matthew (Katie) Wiatt, film makers in Lakeland, Florida, and Taylor (Phillip) Stokes, both employed with the University of Florida. They have two granddaughters, Coraline Mae Stokes and Mariam Lily Stokes.