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Meet the Staff


Linda Charlton

Music Assistant
Email: piano@tumcfl.org
Linda Charlton is a professional pianist based in Lake County, where she is also a part-time reporter/photographer. She is currently the principal pianist with the Imperial Symphony Orchestra in Lakeland, where she has also played French horn. She is considered a collaborative pianist, with extensive experience accompanying and playing chamber music. She is frequently seen at the University of Central Florida, typically playing piano with advanced students, and also has a long track record as pianist / musical director in community theater, with the bulk of her shows being at the Melon Patch Players Theatre in Leesburg. She holds a master of music degree in performance on classical piano from the University of Miami.

Alaine Gorman

Director of Youth Ministries and Children’s Coordinator
Email: youth@tumcfl.org
Alaine Gorman grew up within the Tuskawilla United Methodist Church community. She received her Bachelor’s in Business and Information Management (B.I.M.) from Seminole State College. For the last three years she has been volunteering with TUMC’s Youth Ministry and, in August 2017, took on a leadership role, alongside her parents, Deb and Bill Gorman, with TUMC’s Children’s Ministry. She has previously worked with adults with special needs and as a counselor / corrections officer within a juvenile facility in Pennsylvania. In her spare time, Alaine enjoys going to Disney with her nieces, Emma and Hope, whom she helps raise with her sister, Debby.

Melissa Martin

Office Administrator
Email: office@tumcfl.org
Melissa Martin and her family have been members of Tuskawilla United Methodist Church for four years after being warmly welcomed and embraced in December 2015. Melissa is a litigation paralegal with her background in probate, collections, family law, personal injury, and foreclosure/debt defense. Melissa holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University with double majors in Political Science and Social Sciences. Melissa is married to Miguel Martin who serves as the Chair of the Trustees and they have two happy daughters (Emily, 6 and Evelyn, 16 months). Both Melissa and her husband Miguel grew up in the area attending Red Bug Elementary School, Tuskawilla Middle School and Lake Howell High School where they met in band. Melissa has volunteered for a number of events including vacation bible school and also serves on the TUMC’s Marketing and Communications Committee. In her spare time, Melissa enjoys cooking, shopping, gardening, and carting her girls off to gymnastics practice.

Ty Riddle

Director of Traditional Worship
Email: music@tumcfl.org
Mr. Riddle holds a Masters in Sacred Music from SMU, a BA in Vocal Music Ed. from USF and a Post-Bac. in Elementary Ed. from UCF. He has served as Director of Music Ministries in St. Petersburg, Tampa, Dallas, Denver, Jacksonville and Orlando as well as taught elementary music and regular classroom throughout Florida. He is married to the Rev. Dr. Barbara Williams Riddle, the founding pastor of TUMC. They have served together and he has taught or directed music. He and Barbara have two sons (Jamie & Robbie) two daughters-in-love (Julie & Kathleen) and six grandsons (Benjamin, Cameron, Sheppard, Brennan, Jack & Parker) ages 5–16. The Riddles retired in 2009, and moved to Longwood, FL to be close to their sons and their families.

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