Rev. Jeff St. Clair
Jeff is currently serving as an associate pastor of Mandarin United Methodist Church and as a church planter for the Longleaf @ 210 Initiative in St. Johns. As Associate Pastor, Jeff primarily relates to the 11:00 AM contemporary worship (Connection) in the Family Life Center as well as pastoral care. Jeff is the pastor of Longleaf @ 210, Mandarin’s strategic initiative to share faith along County Road 210 through community events, small groups and Fresh Expressions.
Before Mandarin, Jeff served as Lead Pastor of Christ Community United Methodist Church in Butler, PA. Jeff is an Ordained Elder in The Florida Annual Conference where he currently serves on the Northeast District Committee on Ordained Ministry and The Conference Fresh Expressions Steering Committee.
Jeff received his Bachelor of Science in Education from California University of Pennsylvania with a dual certification in Special Education/Elementary Education. Jeff accepted the call to ministry in his second year of teaching school. He then continued his studies at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, where he received his Master of Divinity. Jeff was named a Lewis Fellow at Wesley Theological Seminary.
Jeff has a strong faith in Jesus Christ and desires for people of all ages to enter into a joy-filled relationship with Christ. Jeff truly enjoys preaching, teaching and sharing ways to grow the family of God closer to the Lord and to each other through missions, serving, worship and outreach. God laid on Jeff’s heart to begin a Fresh Expression in 2016, “Kayaking with Jeff,” a form of church that meets on the waterways of Northeast Florida. This Fresh Expression is spawning new kayaking Fresh Expressions with JaxPaddleSports, owned by Alex Gallaher.
The St. Clair family consists of Jeff’s wife Jennifer, a Medical Review Nurse (RN) for Florida Blue and their three children: Aaron, 19 year old son; Alayna, 17 year old daughter; and Abby, 14 year old daughter. Jeff enjoys kayaking and coaching and playing softball. Jeff is honored, as he says, to serve and lead the people of Mandarin United Methodist Church and Longleaf @ 210.