Pastoral Associate & Director of Youth Ministries
Malissa was born and raised in Tampa, Florida where she also met her husband Rick Garcia. Malissa and Ricky have been married for seven years and have two daughters together (Amelia and Julia). She has been the Director of Youth and Family Ministries at PCPH since the fall of 2011, and has thoroughly enjoyed her time at PCPH thus far. Malissa is also in her third year of seminary at Dubuque Theological Seminary as she pursues her Master in Divinity while under the care of Tampa Bay Presbytery as a candidate. Malissa enjoys going to the beach, fishing, and spending time with her family.
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." - Philippians 4:6-7
Director of Music
Yohance was born in Orlando, Florida and has been the Music Director at PCPH since 2015. He attended Stetson University where he double majored in vocal performance and music education. Currently he is the Music Department Chair at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, Florida as well as a private music studio owner. Yohance enjoys classical music (particularly renaissance and before), chess, martial arts, and traveling. His favorite quote is: “Some believe it is only great power that can hold evil in check. I have found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary people that keep darkness at bay. Acts of kindness and love.” - Gandalf the Grey
"Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord." - Psalm 150:6
Growing Tree Director
Cathy was born in St. Petersburg, Florida some time ago, and was raised in Ft. Lauderdale. She is a graduate and die-hard fan of Florida State University. She and her husband have been married for thirty-five years and they have two sons. Both of her sons graduated from The Growing Tree preschool where Cathy has been the Director since 1995. Cathy loves football, kids, and her family. (In that order she says.)
"I can do all this through him who gives me strength" - Philippians 4:13
Director of Children's Ministry
Huiran was born in Largo and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida. She lived in Columbus, Ohio for four years, but returned to Florida in 2004. Huiran has been serving as the Children’s Ministry Director since 2017. She and her husband have been married for nine years and have three rambunctious children together. Huiran is currently a senior at St. Petersburg College pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Educational Studies, with plans to pursue a master’s degree in Christian Education. She loves taking pictures of her kids, cooking (but not cleaning up), crafts, and going to Busch Gardens with her family.
"Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it." - Proverbs 22:6
Musaab was born in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and moved to the USA in 2001. He was raised in Palm Harbor and currently lives in East Lake. Musaab graduated from Palm Harbor University High School in 2016 and is currently pursuing a B.S in Health Sciences at the University of South Florida-Tampa. When he’s not in school, Musaab likes to go on scenic runs, watch his Florida sports teams (Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Orlando Magic) and is a huge photography enthusiast.
"Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong." - 1 Corinthians 16:13