Rev. Michael Beck

Co Pastor

As a traditionally trained Methodist minister, Rev. Michael Beck serves as the senior pastor of Wildwood United Methodist Church. Michael completed his Master of Divinity at Asbury Theological Seminary with highest honors. As a recipient of the Towel and Basin Award, the most prestigious award given to a graduating senior, Michael exemplifies the role of a servant-leader. He also received the Zondervan Greek Scholarship Award as the most outstanding Greek student in his graduating class. His preaching, firmly grounded in the Scriptures, blends the prophetic with the practical. Michael’s ability to make the truth of the Bible real to everyday life contributes to the vibrant nature of our inspiring worship experiences. God has used Pastor Michael’s traditional Methodist training in some very non-traditional ways. This is evidenced by a thriving New Life worship experience geared toward young families, a multi-site Celebrate Recovery program, as well as weekly worship gatherings held in local restaurants and tattoo parlors. The God inspired impact of this innovative approach has seen the addition of over 200 new members in the past four years, the majority of whom are brand new Christians.

Michael’s inspirational style of leadership has led him outside the local church and into the community. As a missional pioneer he has spearheaded several movements to create systemic change. God is now using Michael’s gifts and passion to reach the not-yet-Christian on a district and national level as the newly appointed South Atlantic Coordinator of Fresh Expressions US. He lives here in Wildwood with his wife, Jill, and their blended family of 8 children.

 

Pastor Jill Beck

Co Pastor

Jill Beck serves as Co-Pastor alongside her husband Michael. Jill enjoys serving the local church and believes that this is where God has called her. She is a pioneer of new ministries and has been the Pastor of the only Celebrate Recovery in The Villages, FL area for 6 years. Jill has a heart for the oppressed, the marginalized and the addicted. She serves on the Board of Directors for House of Hope a local substance abuse inpatient program. Her passion is Fresh Expressions and Discipleship.
While Pastoring the great people of Wildwood UMC, Jill serves her blended family of 8 children, 4 grandchildren and 2 pugs. Currently, she is in school pursuing a degree in religious studies. Jill has served as Pastor at Wildwood since 2017 and prior to Wildwood, she served as Pastor of Webster UMC.
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Pastor Nicole Sensini

Worship Pastor

Nicole Sensini currently serves as Wildwood’s worship pastor. Nicole answered a call to preach years ago, but was in Nursing school at the time. At the time she believed it wasn’t the right timing so continued to complete , and get her degree as a Registered Nurse. Still, she continued to hear God’s call on her life to move forward in ministry as clergy. Two years ago Nicole came forward in the United Methodist Church to fulfill Gods call through this ministry.
Nicole has been involved in music since she was a young girl, and is passionate about singing, playing guitar and leading worship. She is also proudly leading the WildOnes Band, our contemporary worship group. Nicole is currently in the process to become a Licenced Local Pastor in the United Methodist Church and plans to attend seminary in the future. 
Nicole is a mother of two biological sons, Caleb and Kyle, and two adopted children, Chris and Kristen. Recently she married William Sensini, and the five of them have formed an amazing family who loves and serves the Lord. She is also is actively involved in the life of her older grandmother.
Nicole loves working with children and older people, and animals. She enjoys teaching, and preaching and has a heart for the down trodden. She enjoys engaging with the community through outreach and music.
Although she is a pastor she continues to work as a Home Health Care nurse as well. Nicole is a big supporter of Celebrate Recovery that takes place here at Wildwood on a weekly basis.
Nicole is a passionate young lady with a heart for Jesus and the people of the community.