Ascension's Mission & Ministry Council
The Mission and Ministry Council serves the congregation setting policy after listening to the will and wishes of the congregation. They exist to serve and support Ascension’s professional staff, see to it that everything in the church is done decently and in good order, and to make sure that the congregation’s stewardship of financial resources is kept in good order.
President: Matt Miessler
Goofy, Passionate, Loving, Driven
I have been blessed to be a member here, albeit with a brief hiatus, since 2005. In that time things have change drastically for me, from getting engaged to being a father of three. Throughout these changes I have always had members here that I could look to for an example and listen to for guidance. I love this place and the people that God has placed here over the years to love, lead and serve! That's what I am passionate about! I want to make sure that we can continue to be a place that can serve anyone that walks through our doors or that God puts in our lives, in the way that they need to be served. I pray that we can love God, by serving His people on our campus and in our community! I love that we value Christian education from our youth to our seniors, as this is part of the foundation that grows our roots. I pray that through continued study, fellowship and service Ascension can be a light in our community shining the love of God to our neighbors and training up a generation to do the same. I pray that God will grant me the wisdom and strength to do my part!
Vice President: Niki Cox
Caregiver, Loyal, A bit OCD, Give me a task and I'll get it done.
I live to see people happy. I want to fix everything for everyone. I tend to run on emotion more than logic and at times I speak before thinking. My hope for our church is unity and my passion is outreach.
Treasurer: Jordan Ombres
Optimist, Gator Fan, Drummer, Mediocre Golfer
I am a lifelong member of Ascension and love my church! My wife, Kristen and I welcomed our son Jackson in April, and he is thrilled to be one of Ascension’s newest members. You can usually find us at the contemporary service where I play the drums. We also enjoy spending time together traveling and watching our beloved Gators!
Entrepreneur, Surfer, Author, Mentor
I'm a big picture, don't bother me with details, glass is always half full person. Trying to live life with purpose and passion while making difference. I'm passionate about motivating/encouraging everyone to live debt free. I enjoy serving the community and church in areas where I can add my business and financial expertise. Annette and I have been married for 32 years and enjoy living at the beach. I enjoy annual surf trips with my sons, Justin and Adam. I'm a lifelong Miami Dolphins fan - still the only team in history to have an undefeated season and a long time Orlando Magic season ticket holder.
Sincere, Optimistic, Encourager, Music Lover
“Enjoy life...this is not a dress rehearsal!” Originally from Long Island, New York, we raised our 3 wonderful sons in Connecticut and I am the very proud grandmother of 5 delightful children. I enjoy singing with Ascension’s choir, participating in other church activities and love being a part of our Ascension family. I believe that a positive attitude and honesty are the only way through life and that humor is important in every situation, especially during the stressful times. I try to be an encouragement wherever I can help. I love the Florida weather, playing golf, travel and spending time with family. People don’t care how much you know, they need to know how much you care.
Enthusiastic, Compassionate, Family Oriented, Quilter & Bowler
I’m a woman of integrity. I consider Ascension my family they have been by my side through thick and thin. I believe our church has a strong future especially when we have an abundant amount of energetic, robust members working together. I love to give a helping hand when needed.
Loyal, Passionate, Diligent, Reliable
My passion has always been to serve in my various roles to the best of my abilities, to use my strengths to help others practically, and efficiently achieve their goals and dreams. Leading my family, my wife and son, to love the Lord and grow in our faith is one of my greatest joys. I love to barbecue, cook, and tackle house projects. Joshua 1:9 always seems to see me through life's obstacles.
Sounding Board, Motivator, Compassionate, Introspective
I am a people watcher and love doing things for others incognito. I am passionate about my faith and my family. I take things too seriously most of the time but love to laugh. Finding Ascension 11 years ago was a life saver when I needed it most.