CREW children's ministry director

Meet Rachel Godin!

Rachel Godin is a 4th generation Tampa native, and a child at heart!  She attended Flagler College in
St. Augustine, Florida, where she received her degree in Elementary Education.  She was a 5th grade teacher in Hillsborough County for five years, before finding her true calling as the Children’s Ministry Director at First Pres Tampa. 

She was married in 2007 to Walker, an Alabama-born southern gentleman, and together they have an amazing 11-year-old named Charlotte.  Rachel also has a passion for music- with a singing background in choral music, musical theatre and opera!  In her spare time, you can find Rachel at a music festival with her family, seeing a Broadway show with her daughter, or camping in a state park!  

Her favorite bible verse is Zephaniah 3:17, “For the LORD your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.”  She is grateful to call First Pres Tampa her home, and aspires to grow the faith of every child who enters our doors.

First pres children's ministry assistant

Meet Charli Mason!

Charli was born and raised in Tampa and has her degree in Early Childhood Education. She also has expierence with and a heart for special needs children. She has been working on staff in Children's Ministry at First Pres for 10 years. 

She is married to Nick and they have 4 children, CJ, Carlee, Cayden, and Nicholas. Charli enjoys spending time with her family and close friends, crafting and going to the beach. Fun fact: Charli loves Converse shoes! 

Her go to Bible verse is Phil 4:13. “For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.”

Charli has a heart for little children to have fun, feel safe, and know that they are loved by Jesus.
She can't wait to welcome your children on Sunday mornings!