Coffee Talk Facilitator


Pastor Samantha Cowan

Pastor Sam is new to Gainesville and First UMC, having just moved here from the Boston area (though Jacksonville is home!). She’s the Recruitment Specialist at Partnership for Strong Families and joins us at First UMC as a part of the United Methodist clergy connection as an Ordained Deacon. Sam is married to Nelson (who is the pastor at First UMC High Springs) and together they have a sweet pup, Augie. Contact Pastor Sam at