Our Pastors

Clearwater Community of Christ is led by a team of 5 pastors. 
Executive Ministries are led by Heather Dixon.  Heather was ordained to the office of Elder in 2003.  In the past, she pastored the Clearwater congregation for 7 years.  She joined the church when she was 21, and it was one of the best decisions she has ever made.  She is concerned about justice and equality for all people, and strongly believes every person is a person of worth.  In her leisure, she loves to read and spend time with her family.  She has been married to her husband David for 15 years and has 3 beautiful children - Maxwell (9), Lexa (6), and Evelyn (6).
Educational Ministries are led by David Dixon.  David has been a participant within the Community of Christ his entire life.  He was ordained to the office of Deacon in 1999, and the office of Priest in 2007.  In his leisure, he enjoys electronics and spending time with his family in the park.  He has been married to his wife Heather for 15 years and has 3 beautiful children - Maxwell, Lexa, and Evelyn.
Invitational Ministries are led by Mark Dixon.  Mark was ordained to the office of Elder in 1996.  He has served as music director in the past for the Orange, California congregation and currently for Clearwater.  Mark has been a counselor to the pastor and is currently serving as financial officer for the Clearwater congregation.  Mark loves his partner, Peter Smith, and they reside in Odessa, Florida.  Mark enjoys the practice of medicine, playing the piano, woodworking, and his dedicated service to Christ.
Worship Ministries are led by Peter Smith.  Peter was ordained to the office of Elder in 2003, and has also served as pastor in the Mt. Pleasant, MI Community of Christ in 2004-2005 and 2007-2008.  Peter has a great love of the outdoors, and spends his free time gardening, bicycling, and walking.  He enjoys playing the piano, and appreciates almost every kind of music.  Peter and his partner, Mark Dixon, live in Odessa, FL, and are dedicated in their service to this congregation.
Pastoral Care Ministries are led by Bonnie Britton.  Bonnie was ordained to the office of Priest in 1998, and to the office of Elder in 2012.  She previously served as a counselor to the pastor for several years.  She has served the church in the areas of Pastoral Care, Missionary, and Worship.  In addition, Bonnie has been a leader of youth and of women.  She previously owned a children’s learning center, presently works as a nanny, and is concerned with children’s rights and their welfare.  Her leisure time is spent enjoying the outdoors, snorkeling, and spending time with friends and family.