Hi, I’m Michelle Premuto. I am the new Director of Operations here at Jupiter First Church. I recently moved to West Palm Beach from Holiday, Florida where I spent the last 36 years of my life. I presently live on a horse ranch in the Acreages with my dastardly dachshund, God’s Little Hallelujah “Halle”. Halle was the 2019 Super Senior champion of the Florida Wiener Dog Derby.
I am a Florida native, born in St. Petersburg, Florida and am the last daughter of four girls with my baby brother following me by 18 months! We moved to a tiny town called Warm Mineral Springs (Sarasota County) as a child. I graduated as Salutatorian of the Class of 1980 from Venice High School and then went on to Stetson University in DeLand, Florida.
I graduated from Stetson in 1984 with my bachelor degree in Business Administration and a major in Finance and Accounting. My accounting and administration experiences began in the medical and legal fields where I have held the following positions: Controller, Director of Material Management, Director of Information Services, Senior Accountant and Firm Business Administrator. In 2011, I moved into non-profit business when I accepted the position of Business Administrator of First United Methodist Church of Clearwater. From there, I went on to be the Finance Manager of Palm Harbor United Methodist Church where I managed the business ministry of the church.
In addition, I am the sole proprietor for a small tax and accounting business operating under the fictitious name, Angel Tax Services. I have run this as a “side” business since 1995. I provide tax preparation services to 200 businesses and individuals. I also provide accounting counsel and bookkeeping services for small businesses.
Prior to moving, I attended St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Tarpon Springs. I have been a member there since 1996. As a member of St. Tim’s, I have sat on the executive board in various officer positions since 2000. I am presently the Treasurer there (my term will end in January). In addition, I am the Treasurer for the Gulf Coast Conference of the Florida Bahamas Synod of the ELCA. I enjoy participating in intergenerational events and singing in the choir. I have taught Sunday School for children and adults and I am presently facilitating a Women’s Study through the Bible on Zoom.
I love to knit and crochet. I especially enjoy making blankets for friends’ babies and grandbabies. My favorite food is sushi (I understand I am in good company with that one with staff). I am so excited to be here at Jupiter First Church. I thank God for placing me in such a warm and loving church! I am looking forward to getting to know you all and worshiping and being in fellowship together!