Lyle Truitt

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Rev. Lyle Truitt, Pastor

Following the retirement of our previous pastor, Rev. Truitt came to Living Waters in November 2016 as our Interim Pastor.  He is a second career pastor and graduated from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, South Carolina, where he earned a Masters of Theology Degree.  He has served congregations in Florida since 2000, retiring from his last church in January 2016.

Pastor Truitt is originally from Linton, Indiana and, due to his father’s occupation, the family moved several times, and eventually to Wyoming.  Rev. Truitt earned his B.A. degree in Political Science at the University of Wyoming.  While in college, he met his future wife, Loni. The Truitts celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary earlier this year.

After they married, they lived in the Denver area for their first 14 years together.  His work took them to Washington D.C. and later to Florida.  It was in Coral Springs that God called him to ordained ministry.

Pastor Truitt brings a fresh approach to worship and to his messages which engage, energize and inspire.  He is a blessing to Living Waters and to all who worship with us.

One of Pastor Truitt’s favorite Bible passages is 2 Corinthians 5: 17-18

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come.  All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation.”

Administrative Assistant

Kris Dines

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Kris joined the Living Waters staff in September 2007.  She handles all the administrative responsibilities required for running the office, coordinates church activities, posts information on the web site, maintains the church records, and assists Pastor with special projects.  Her expertise and “can do” attitude enable her to accomplish just about anything that comes her way.

Originally from New Jersey, Kris’s family moved to Florida while she was in high school.  She went back north to attend West Virginia Northern Community College and graduated with an AA degree in Computer Information Processing.  Kris remained in the area for many years and worked in the offices of several businesses.  She and her husband, Gary, moved to Florida in 2004 and started their own landscaping business.

In addition to being the Administrative Assistant for the church, Kris also works as a Teacher’s Assistant for the Living Waters Preschool.

Away from work, Kris volunteers for various projects including the Community Dinners held at the church.  She also enjoys spending time with her family and visiting her grandchildren in Ohio.


Director of Music/Pianist

Judy Johnson

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Judy has been the pianist at Living Waters since 2002.  Always active in worship planning, she now works closely with the Pastor in creating meaningful and engaging worship and leads the Sunday Servants teams. 

Judy is a native of Northwest Iowa and graduated from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with a BA in English and German.  She taught English in the Grand Rapids area for six years and then moved into the business world.  She held management positions in Corporate Communications, Marketing and Advertising in Michigan and Indiana before relocating to Florida in 1999.  Although she retired from working full-time in 2009, Judy does free-lance business and promotional writing and enjoys doing voice-over work.

When she’s not practicing music or writing, Judy enjoys reading, travel, and playing with her cat who sometimes joins her at the piano.


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