Pastor Brian Brightly has ministered in Florida churches for over two decades. As a missionary, he also has planted Christian radio for GBGM in Russia, produced radio programs on AIDS in Africa, established sister churches in Cuba, and helped to build a Christian school in the Dominican Republic. He continues coaching (PCC Certified) pastors and leaders in the Northwest Florida district.

 You can reach Pastor Brian on his cell phone at (941) 214-0335 or by email at

Music Director


Irina Brightly is SGIUMC’s Music Director.

Mission Team Leader


Joyce Estes is the Chair of the Missions Committee at SGIUMC.

 Prayer Team Leader

Sandra Ratliff was born and raised in Detroit. She taught English and film criticism at several Detroit area colleges and universities. In addition, Sandy was a film critic for The Detroit News and other Detroit papers. She and her husband Ron have lived on the island for nearly 25 years. Their favorite pastime has been travel. Presently Sandy makes prayer her focus, attempting to examine her own life with regard to prayer, and using island observations as a pretext for prayer. She will celebrate her 80th birthday in December. In addition to leading the Prayer Team, Sandy writes inspiring messages for our Prayers from the Island blog.

 “Celebrate Recovery” Coordinator


Marilyn McCann is the coordinator for our “Celebrate Recovery” ministry.

Chair of Trustees

Fred Genter is the Chair of Trustees for SGIUMC.

Lay Leader

Mason Bean is the Lay Leader for SGIUMC.

Administrative Assistant and Webmaster

Nikki Lindsey is the Administrative Assistant and Webmaster for SGIUMC. Originally from the mountains of Northeast Tennessee, Nikki enjoys living the coastal life with her family and two dogs.