Alicia was raised in the northern Virginia area until the age of twelve, then lived in Hampton Roads, Virginia, until she was twenty. She moved to Johnson City, Tennessee, in 2006 to pursue a bachelor’s degree at East Tennessee State University, where she majored in education and minored in theater. After attending ETSU, Alicia worked for Citibank full time. But she found herself being called to serve in children’s and youth ministries, so she volunteered and saw it was a great fit. Alicia accepted a paid position at First Christian Church of Johnson City, Tennessee, as the nursery and elementary ministries director in March 2011. In July of 2012 her family decided to permanently relocate to Florida so they could enjoy Florida beaches and weather!
After moving to Tampa in 2012, Alicia served on staff at Hyde Park United Methodist Church as the Assistant Director of Children’s Ministries from August 2012 until October 2014. She then served at Palma Ceia United Methodist Church as the Director of Children’s Ministries until August 2015. She joined the staff at St. Andrew’s on October 1, 2015. Alicia also works part time teaching art lessons for Totally Art of South Tampa. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, painting, spending time with her children, Fred Noah (age five) and Natalie (age nine), visiting the beach, attending Zumba classes, and more. Alicia’s favorite verse is Zephaniah 3:17 “The Lord your God is with you; his power gives you victory. The Lord will take delight in you, and in his love he will give you new life. He will sing and be joyful over you”.Email Alicia Schmid