Church Staff

Pastor Joe Glymph
Pastor |

Pastor Joe came to Prince of Peace in July, 1999 from Charleston, SC, where he served St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church for 5 years. Prior to that time he was a student at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, SC from 1990 to 1994. Being a part of a wave of 2nd career clergy, Pastor Joe worked as an attorney for a construction/engineering firm before entering seminary. “I considered parish ministry as a possibility at different times when I was younger, but I always thought `if that’s what God wants me to do, then God will work that out.’ Well, God did.” With their daughter now away at college, Pr. Joe and his wife, Dianne, are the only caretakers of an energetic yellow lab and a senior “emergency back-up dog”—a corgi mix.

adamPastor Adam Buff
Pastor |

Pastor Adam joined the staff in 2016 after graduating from the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg, PA. He is originally from Raleigh, NC and attended the University of North Carolina where he received degrees in economics and teaching. Following a couple of years as a youth director in Chapel Hill, Pastor Adam headed off to seminary. Among other roles, Pastor Adam works with the education, children, and youth ministries here at Prince of Peace. Pastor Adam is happy to share both his life and his vocation with his wife Jennifer Potter Buff who is a pastor at Harvest United Methodist Church in Bradenton, FL.

img_0767Pastor Ann Schmidt
Pastor |

Pastor Ann serves as a part time visitation pastor. She works primarily on Wednesdays and is an active part of the congregation. She brings a wealth of experience from years serving as both a parish pastor and a hospital chaplain.

Jane Corcoran
Parish Nurse |

Jane Corcoran R.N. has served for over 30 years at Prince of Peace during which she has been committed to the healing ministry of the church. Jane serves as health counselor, health educator, a referral source for more than 60 homebound and those recovering from surgeries and treatments. She equips folks to serve and is a developer of support groups. She acts as liaison and advocate for those who need community resources and services. Jane facilitates the Samaritan Caregivers – those lay folks who minister to the homebound and the Eucharistic Ministers who take communion to all in need of the sacrament. She shares a role in facilitating workshops, and serves on the board of Lutheran Residence, Inc. and the Task Group of Ruth’s Promise, the church’s Community Care Center. “The Parish Nurse Ministry becomes a concrete way in which to live out the call to preach, teach and heal.”

Shawn Thomas
Parish Musician |

Shawn has significant experience in many aspects of church music leadership with adults, youth and children. He also has sung with various choral groups, including the small ensemble, Florida Pro Musica, which has performed here at PoP in our Art For Faith’s Sake series.

Shawn is a graduate of the University of West Florida majoring in History and Organ Performance. After receiving his Master’s Degree in Organ Performance from the University of Florida, Shawn has been pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts – Church Music from the University of Kansas. He will receive that degree in December of this year.


Faye Belskey
Coordinator of Discipleship Ministries |

Probably one of the first members you will meet as you visit Prince of Peace is Faye Belskey! Faye’s position at Prince of Peace is as broad at her title indicates. Some of her gifts for ministry include discerning the gifts of others and helping them to use those talents within the life of this congregation. Faye works with the many volunteers who keep the ministry of Prince of Peace vital and growing – providing them with resources and support. She also coordinates our Wednesday night dinners, as well as other receptions and events. In addition, Faye has been charged with oversight of our growing small group ministry. She and her husband of 46 years, volunteer in the community of Largo, and in our larger Lutheran body. They are the proud parents of four grown children and the grandparents of five.

Kaye BrownKaye Brown
Communications Specialist |

Kaye works closely with the rest of the staff and the congregation in managing and producing all forms of communication both within and outside the congregation. From bulletins to newsletters, email, our website and other creative avenues, Kaye is our go-to person for getting news to us. Kaye’s background in marketing and the development and design of client publications makes her a strong addition to our staff, for which we thank God. Kaye is a passionate visionary who loves to help people and organizations draw directional road maps that lead to fulfillment of passionate purpose. A native of Charleston, SC, Kaye loves architecture, history, culture, and coffee!

bernadetteBernadette Pitt
Parish Secretary|

Bernadette is our new Parish Secretary. She recently moved from South Florida where she worked with several nonprofit organizations. Her professional background includes executive and administrative assistance, project coordination, and event planning. Bernadette is currently working on her Business Administration degree. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering and the outdoors.