Fernandina Beach, FL



Pastor Ross Lindsay Worch

Interim Pastor

Pastor Ross joined Prince of Peace as Interim Pastor in February 2024. He graduated from Ohio State University with a zoology degree (Pre-Med). He married his enduring partner Cheryl Kay Decker on March 20, 1971. Pastor joined the Army as a 2nd Lieutenant and for their initial 23 years of marriage, he and Cheryl traveled the world with assignments in Germany, England, Turkey, and stateside in California and Indiana. In 1981, he obtained a Masters degree in Human Resources Management from Pepperdine University.

With a desire to proclaim God’s word, share the gospel and to care for our planet and its people, Pastor Ross entered Trinity Lutheran Seminary in 1994. He was ordained in June 1998 with a Masters Degree in Divinity. He has served churches in Branson, MO; Belleville, TX; Gallipolis, OH; Camdenton, MO; and Hot Springs Village, Hot Springs, AR, and Orange Park, FL since that time.

The Worch’s are passionately committed advocates for the marginalized of society - Matthew 25, “... as you did it to the least of these, you did it unto me.” As stewards of our universe, they are deeply committed to reducing, reusing, and recycling. Pastor Ross and Cheryl reside in Fleming Island, FL.

Tyler Odom

Choir Director

Tyler coordinates and facilitates the music of worship services and special events held at Prince of Peace. He conducts Prince of Peace's choir and ensembles and provides an appreciation of sacred music and traditional and contemporary music.

Tyler is the Director of Bands at his alma mater, Fernandina Beach High School and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from the University of North Florida. He is a guest performer and director with various local ensembles and enjoys playing in the pit at Amelia Musical Playhouse.

Terry Smith

Church & Financial Secretary

Terry Smith conducts administrative office matters and financial duties assuring the smooth operation of our church.  Terry’s prior experience in office administration provides a wide range of support in welcoming newcomers and addressing members needs whether by phone or in person.

She provides a positive attitude, strong problem solving and interpersonal skills along with the proper discretion to member’s needs.  Terry also is the front line to a variety of outside vendors and resources utilized to further Prince of Peace’s mission.

Terry resides in Fernandina Beach, Florida with her husband Darren and daughter Faith.  She is active at the First Presbyterian Church and her daughters High School Band events.

She graduated from Fernandina Beach High School in 1986 and attended the Florida Community College of Jacksonville.